Soll has had a few different trainers in the last three years and until October 2012 was trained by Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins. At that point he moved to the yard of Jo Hughes before being moved again in October 2014 to David Pipe.
Soll is a very decent horse and much fancied particularly since this season he’s had two runs with two wins under Pipe, both of which were in February 2015 at Exeter and Newbury.
The marathon test should be right up his street as he has stamina in abundance
He ran in the 2013 Grand National under jockey Mark Grant and was theoretically 7lb well in at the weights carrying 10-00 when he went off at 33/1.
Grant did a fantastic job with him and got him home in 7th place which earned connections £6,630 for their part and as he was only 8 years old it wasn’t a surprise that he got another entry for the 2014 Grand National.
Unfortunately he was weighted very low and as such was positioned very far down the list of entries and after three rounds of scratchings still did not make the line-up and instead was run in the Topham Chase in 2014.
While still not initially making the cut for the Grand National 2015, his positioning on the list of entries is much better and a starting place is very likely to be on the cards.
He will carry a little more than in 2013 but nothing that will seriously worry Pipe or his connections and odds have tumbled since his win at Newbury on February 28th.
He is also entered at Cheltenham and for the Midlands Grand National and as a horse that doesn’t need require a lot of resting time between races, we could see him at all three.