At just seven years old, Home Farm comes from the Arthur Moore yard and although he hadn’t made the initial Grand National 40 runners, he would have undoubtedly gotten a place by the time the various scratchings and withdrawals had taken place.
He was handed 10-06 by the BHA Handicapper but with relatively little chase experience under his belt, just six starts, it would have been a tough ask to expect him to seriously contend for the Grand National, this year at least.
He finished third in the Irish Grand National in 2013, behind the winner Liberty Counsel and second place Away We Go, both of whom also got entries into the 2014 Crabbies Grand National.
He’s had two runs so far this season, the first at Naas where he finished third and the second at Leopardstown in the Paddy Power Chase, back in December, where he finished fifth.
He has never run in the UK, never won or even placed second beyond 2m5f, though he did come third at 3m5f, does his best work on yielding-soft ground and at seven the odds were pretty much stacked against him even and as such he was withdrawn at the second scratchings stage on March 18th 2014.