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Balthazar King

In 2013 Balthazar King was one of three serious contenders for trainer Philip Hobbs and more importantly was the one most likely to give him the illusive Grand National win having had his best result back in 2002 with What’s Up Boys when…

Chance Du Roy

A surprise winner in the 2013 Becher Chase at Aintree, Chance Du Roy went off at 14/1 for trainer Philip Hobbs and was ridden by Tom O'Brien. A classy horse, who at 10-years-of age, has had some notable wins from his 22 chase starts,…

Richard Johnson

It used to be that AP McCoy was the greatest jockey to have never won the Aintree Grand National but he put paid to that title in 2010 when he won on Don't Push It after 15 attempts. These days the honour goes to Richard Johnson, a fantastic…

Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs, born in 1955, is the son of Tony Hobbs who had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. Unlike many trainers who went into the industry at a very young age, Hobbs opted to…

Tom O'Brien

Already a winner over the Aintree Grand National fences this season, Tom O'Brien is hoping to add the 2014 National to the Becher Chase he won back in December also on board Chance Du Roy. This will be the Irish jockey's 6th Grand National…

Grand National Option For Balthazar King

With four back-to-back wins under his belt, you would forgiven for thinking that the Philip Hobbs trained Balthazar King would be the ante-post for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National. For savvy punters, he's still available at 33/1 with Paddy…

Planet Of Sound

In late November of 2011, Planet Of Sound finished a hard-fought second to Carruthers in the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury. After the race, trainer Philip Hobbs said that the gelding might come right back to race at Cheltenham in December.…

Quinz

This ten year old French horse is owned by Andrew L Cohen and trained by Philip Hobbs and this will be his second attempt at the Grand National in three years having been pulled up in 2011 under jockey Richard Johnson and not getting an entry…