The second of Tim Vaughan’s horses that was still left in contention for the 2012 Grand National, Postmaster was most definitely the more likely of the two, the other was Our Island, to get a start on April 14th 2012. He made the top 40 following the withdrawal of a number of horses at the later declaration stages and lined up with the very experienced Dougie Costello on board.
Jockey: | Trainer: Tim Vaughan
The then 10 year old Postmaster, had been given 10-02 for the Grand National but with so many lower weighted horses still left, this could have gotten revised upwards which probably wouldn’t have been a problem for him as he has only run off that weight once in his career, back in April 2011.
Notching up two back-to-back wins, in Bangor on 19th August and again in Ludlow on 28th March 2012, his form was excellent having seemingly gotten over the minor blip he had last year in April when he fell and was pulled up within a week at two separate races.
Postmaster was an incredibly experienced horse, one of the most entered in 2012 with 21 flat starts, 35 all-weather starts, 17 hurdle starts and 24 chase starts in his career – count them – that’s 97 race starts in his career!
Unfortunately he was pulled up at Bechers Brook on the second circuit and did not complete the race and was not re-entered for the 2013 renewal.