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2018 Grand National Trainer Profiles

The running of the 2018 Grand National is just a few weeks away. The race takes place at the famous Aintree racecourse where the horses battle it out over 4 miles. The prize money on offer has now reached £1 million and the big purse is…

Will Twiston-Davies And Blaklion Rise To The Grand National Occasion?

Sam Twiston-Davies has been handed the challenge of riding Blaklion to victory in the Grand National. The bay gelding is considered the favourite for the event at Aintree, with 2017 champion One For Arthur sidelined due to injury. Nigel Twiston-Davies…

Blaklion Beaten In Grand National Trial

The 2018 Grand National ante-post favourite Blaklion suffered a set back in his prep run at Haydock on Saturday. Despite the sunshine at the course, the Grand National Trail was run on heavy ground and that, combined with the big weight Blaklion…

Withdrawals Continue As Vics Canvas Bows Out

The list of high-profile contenders who are missing out on this year's Grand National race continues to grow, as Vics Canvas becomes the latest ride to be withdrawn prior to the race. Last year's third-place finisher in the Aintree showcase…

Nigel Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies was born in May 1957 and rode as an amateur for six years for trainers which included Fred Winter, Kim Bailey, Richard Head and Fred Rimell. In 1981 he moved to the Cotswolds to begin his training, and in 1982 had his first…

Adam Wedge

Adam Wedge originates from Halesowen near Birmingham and rode in his first Grand National in 2013 on board the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Viking Blond. He started his career with a couple of rides on the flat for Richard Phillips before…

Same Difference

The only entry from Nigel Twiston-Davies this year, Same Difference is eight years old and fresh off the back of a fifth place finish in the Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. It was a much needed decent result as his form this season…

Becher Chase Attracts 43 Entries

December 7 2013 will see the Aintree fences back in action for the first time since the Grand National in April and the two Betfred-sponsored races that utilise them have received more than 40 entries apiece. Included in the potential line-up…

Viking Blond

Viking Blond was just seven years old when he had his first go at the national in 2012. He went off at 80/1 with Sam Twiston-Davies on board and barely made it to the first fence before he fell. Another year older, and hopefully a little…