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King Fontaine

Owned by Trevor Hemmings and currently trained by Malcolm Jefferson, having been trained by Paul Nicholls until 2009, this is a first Grand National entry for eight year old King Fontaine. With positive results so far this season, including…

Skippers Brig

27 Years ago trainer Gordon Richards won the Grand National with the very popular Hallo Dandy, ridden by Neale Doughty, and this year his son, Nicky Richards, is hoping to repeat the family success with Skippers Brig. A horse with some serious…

Surface To Air

A first on many levels for Surface To Air in the 2011 Grand National. Having never been entered before this was definitely new territory for the 10 year old, trained by Chris Bealby, also a first time trainer in the National. It was also a first…

State Of Play

State of Play ran all guns blazing to come fourth in the 2009 Grand National at Aintree, where he challenged for the lead at the second last and for a short while even looked like he could win it. …

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George is the Irish 11-year-old trained by James Moffat and owned by Maurice Chapman. Winner of the William Hill Chase at Cheltenham in March 2010, hopes are always high for this tough horse. The Grand National fancy was well-placed…

Walkon For Totesport Trophy

Alan King's horses are in good form at present but few of his horses can have given him more pleasure of late than seeing the classy Walkon very nearly defy a 22-month absence with a superb effort in defeat at Ascot on Saturday in the Grade…

Silver By Nature

No guessing where his name comes from, Silver By Nature is the 9 year old grey who was well handicapped at 10-12 and looks set to stir things up this year at the 2011 Grand National. Paired with jockey Peter Buchanan for the last two years,…

The Midnight Club

The Midnight Club was the then the Irish, 11 year old, trained by Willie Mullin's who was one of the ante-post favourites for the 2011 Grand National. With incredibly consistent form under his belt, The Midnight Club was one of the dark horses…

Merigo On Course For Aintree

It is nearly 32 years since Rubstic won the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree for Scotland, the John Leadbetter-trained ten-year-old scoring at odds of 25/1 under jockey Maurice Barnes, so some might say another Scottish winner would not…