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Synchronised

Synchronised was the Jonjo O'Neill trained and JP McManus owned nine year old who looked like AP McCoy's best chance of winning a second Grand National. Known for being an incredibly strong chaser, Synchronised could dig deep and produce remarkable…

West End Rocker

Moving rapidly up the bookies odds, West End Rocker was looking like a real contender for the 2012 Grand National on April 14th. An Irish horse, trained by Alan King, he's was 10 years old at the time and in 2011 had been very generously handicapped…

History Making 2012 Grand National

We love a great Grand National story and what better in 2012 than Synchronised doing the double, defying history and becoming the first horse to bag the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National, in the same year, since Golden Miller in 1934. Despite…

Henderson Hopeful With One Entry

Fresh off the back of unparalleled success at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, things are looking fantastic for trainer Nicky Henderson so I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss his one and only 2012 Grand National runner, Shakalakaboomboom (it's easier…

Seabass Decision Days Away

Of all of the decisions that Ruby Walsh has ever had to make, I can only imagine that this year's Grand National will be the biggest. Does he ride Seabass for his father and trainer, Ted Walsh, or not? It seems straightforward, Seabass has…

National Fairytale For Pete

The fantastic thing about the Grand National is that you don't have to be a millionaire to own a winning horse, or a Champion trainer to enter one or the world's greatest jockey to ride one. In fact, this race is always about the work horse,…

Bay Preps Traditionally

Trainers have all sorts of ways of prepping their horses for the Grand National. Some like their horses tobe very fresh and don't run them for months beforehand. Others like to shake the cobwebs off and run them frequently. Some trainers opt…

Tharawaat

All the focus may have been on Chicago Grey but Gordon Elliott had also entered Tharawaat who was also guaranteed a spot in the final 40. Owned by Gigginstown House Stud (Michael O'Leary), Tharawaat was just seven years old at the time and was…

Synchronised Sparkles

Things are looking great for 2012 Grand National hopeful Synchronised who is bidding to become only the second horse in history to do the double of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in the same year. [Racecard Synchronised] Though…