Yala Enki Lands Taunton Feature and Could Head to Aintree

The Portman Cup was run at Taunton on Saturday and the winner Yala Enki could well be primed for a tilt at the Grand National following what was an impressive win. The 3m4f test was enough for the 10-year-old, but as we have seen in the past,…

Five Incredible Horses To Watch This Season

For a lot of racing fans, you either prefer National Hunt or Flat racing. It's not that one is better than the other, it tends to just be personal preference. But for those who take an interest in both, there are some true superstars galloping…

Little Bruce Takes North Yorkshire National, Could He Be Aintree Bound?

Little Bruce, trained by Phil Kirby, produced a very nice staying performance to land the North Yorkshire Grand National in style at Catterick on Thursday. This horse went one better than in 2019 when he finished second in the race behind Sharp…

Can I Just Know Get Back On Track Before The 2020 Grand National?

A quick look at the form figures of I Just Know from this season would see that the horse has finished last of 10 and then has been pulled up twice. Clearly not a great start to proceedings. However, he has had legitimate excuses on all three…
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Sue Smith

On April 6th 2013, race horse trainer Sue Smith, became only the third female in history to train the winner of the Grand National when 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claimed the Aintree spectacular, with National debut jockey Ryan Mania on board. A…

48 Still In The Running For Coral Welsh National

It's time for the Coral Welsh National to round off Christmas as we sit back, relax and enjoy what should be a very festive period of racing. From the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day, we move to Chepstow for the Welsh National on December…

Could Native River be Grand National Bound in April?

We saw the return of Native River last weekend, winning the Many Clouds Chase at Aintree in very good style. He won well but was given a much easier task when his main market rival Might Bite unseated rider Nico de Boinville. The horse is a…

The Becher Chase 2019

On the eve of Aintree’s second-biggest fixture of the season it’s well worth taking a careful look through the runners in both the Becher Chase 2019 and the Grand Sefton Chase to see if we can garner any pointers towards the 2020 Grand National…

Sharp Response Throws Hat into Grand National Ring

The Sue Smith trained Sharp Response took a huge step forward last week and looked every bit like a Grand National 2020 contender. The horse went to Haydock and ran very well and even though he didn’t win connections must be delighted with…