Tatenen was a French nine year old from the Richard Rowe yard who made his first appearance at the Grand National in 2012. He went off at 100/1 and didn’t make it around the course successfully however, and instead unseated his rider Andrew Thornton at the Canal Turn on the first circuit.
From 24 chase starts, Tatenen had won four, come second twice and third three times. He had three run outs since the 2012 National and they were at Cheltenham in December 2012 in the Paul Stewart Handicap Chase when he finished 6th from 14 runners, at Ascot on February 16th 2013 when he finished seventh to Vino Griego and most recently at Cheltenham when he finished 6th in the Grand Annual Chase.
A solid horse, he has run at Aintree four times, winning one of them, Ascot five times and Cheltenham eleven times and no doubt, given that he prefers Gd-sft or Soft ground, trainer Rowe was hoping for a lot of rain to give his charge the best chance of making an impact.
In 2013 he went off at 100/1 with jockey Andrew Thronton on board but couldn’t quite get again and despite another entry for the 2014 Grand National he was subsequently withdrawn at the second scratchings stage on March 18th 2014.