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2010 Grand National Results

The John Smiths 2010 Grand National threw up some incredible results, least of which was that Tony McCoy finally won the race on his 15th attempt!. With only 14 finishers, it's interesting to see where the rest of field ended up. It may even…

King Johns Castle

Runner up to Comply or Die in the 2008 Grand National, trainer Arthur Moore has set about preparing his eleven year old for another crack at the whip in the upcoming Aintree steeplechase. While he was 20/1 for the 2009 race and Comply or…

Can't Buy Time

Given that he is owned by JP McManus and trained by Jonjo O'Neill, Can't Buy Time was seen as a formidable opponent on a racecourse. However these are not the only credentials that held Can't Buy Time in good stead for the 2010 John Smiths Grand…

Niche Market

Niche Market's chances at the Grand National are steadily improving and according to trainer Bob Buckler, he is a model horse for the race. His performance in the Newbury Aon Chase in 2009, where he came second to Tricky Trickster, encouraged…

Dont Push It

Don't Push It is a smart novice chaser, who in the 2006-07 season lost by just three quarters of a length to Denman in the Jim Brown Memorial Chase at Cheltenham. He proved a frustrating bet for punters following his promising beginnings,…
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Mon Mome

Mon Mome (Our Kid) became the first 100-1 shot to win the Grand National since Foinavon's lucky win at the Aintree course in 1967, when a loose horse caused a pile up at a fence and left Foinavon with a clear run to the finishing line. In…

Comply Or Die

Comply or Die is the thoroughbred racehorse which won the 2008 Grand National and finished second in the 2009 race. On 5th April 2008 The 7-1 joint favourite Comply Or Die won four lengths ahead of King Johns Castle (20-1), ridden by Paul Carberry,…

Numbersixvalverde

Numbersixvalverde (named after the owners villa in Portugal) won the Grand National at his first attempt in 2006, Numersixvalverde also won the Irish Grand National in 2005 when still a novice. The 2006 Grand National is widely regarded as…

Hedgehunter

Hedgehunter's early career in hurdles didn't produce much in the way of success, recording just 1 win in 15 races. It wasn't until he switched to chasing that the horses natural ability was discovered. He seemed particular suited to chases over…