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Big Shu's To Fill For Maher

Trainer Peter Maher has spent his life surrounded by stallions that have gone on to produce winners of the Aintree spectacular such as Team Spirit, Foinavon and L'Escargot and his experience tells him that Big Shu is ready and more than able…

Peter Buchanan

The 2014 Crabbies Grand National will be the fifth time jockey Peter Buchanan has participated and this year he will be on the Peter Maher trained Big Shu. Primarily he rides for Lucinda Russell and he first rode in the National back in 2005…

Peter Maher

When asked his profession Peter Maher simply replied “horses”. The trainer admits he’s happy to turn his hand to “anything that turns a buck” - breaking horses, training for point-to-points and buying and selling. Maher has 10 horses…

Big Shu

Big Shu is a nine year old bay gelding from trainer Peter Maher who has a guaranteed spot in the 2014 Crabbies Grand national having been handed a weight of 10-08 by the BHA Handicapper. With 11 chase starts to his name, returning three…

Big Shu on course for Aintree

He may be as long as 33/1 ante-post for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National with many of the UK's leading bookmakers, but Big Shu could be the dark horse of this year's renewal if preparation plans go as well as hoped. The nine-year-old chaser…