Organisedconfusion is perhaps best known for winning the Irish Grand National in 2011 with his trainer’s niece aboard. The Irish gelding took a big step up for the race, but went off at not terribly long odds of 12-1. However, Organisedconfusion seemed to relish the added distance and, in spite of a frenetic pace, held on.
Deal Done took the early lead, but began to tire in the final fences. Nina Carberry, Arthur Moore’s niece, moved Organisedconfusion into position and took over the lead. The bay gelding was the first six year old to win the race since 1973, when Tartan Ace won it. Arthur Moore, his trainer, had previously won the race in 1971 as a jockey on King’s Sprite and then again as the trainer of Feathered Gale in 1996.
Moore said later that they were somewhat worried about his chances because of his younger age, but then added that he had a “great engine” and a “fantastic temperament.” Not long after the race, bookmakers installed Organisedconfusion as a general 20-1 shot to win the Grand National at Aintree the following year. Moore also confirmed that they were planning to point the gelding in that direction.
Organisedconfusion began his career in 2009 with three starts, but finished dismally, including a fall in one race. He came back in 2010 for a five-race campaign and got his first win in his second start.
2011 proved to be a better year for the gelding with two wins out of six starts, including his celebrated win in the Irish Grand National. He also managed three thirds and a place. His 2012 start has been less than ideal however, with a fall in the Leopardstown Handicap Chase on January 28 and a fifth place at Gowran Park on March 10th 2012.