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Grand National News | Weather, scratchings and trainer update

Grand National News – As De Mee and Go Conquer Scratched Ten days out from the race, Grand National news is dominated by shock scratchings. For the 2018 Grand National, the Paul Nicholls-trained As De Mee has unfortunately been ruled out of the Grand National with a leg injury. The 8 year-old had been around […]

Elliott Expecting Three Runners In The Grand National

The Gordon Elliott Grand National bid is in motion. The leading Irish trainer looks likely to run three in the Randox Health Grand National (April 14th) with Tiger Roll, Ucello Conti and Bless The Wings. Davy Russell is expected to get the leg-up on the well-supported Tiger Roll, who is around 10/1* and co-favourite in […]

Bowen Bags National Ride on Shantou Flyer

With the 2018 Grand National only 10 days away, jockeys are starting to head up the news. Ruby Walsh landed the Aintree Grand National back in 2000 on his first ever ride in the race, so up-and-coming young Grand National jockey – JAMES BOWEN – will know it’s possible. At just 17 years-old James Bowen […]

Frost to become the First Winning Female Grand National Jockey?

Despite 16 female jockeys previous trying – we are yet to see a female Grand National Jockey win the world’s most famous steeplechase. Over the years we’ve seen several female trainers of the Grand National – Jenny Pitman, Venetia Williams and, of course, Lucinda Russell, who handled last year’s winner – One For Arthur. But, […]

Blaklion has Wind-Op ahead of Second Grand National Bid

Blaklion, who is popular in the betting for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National, has recently been on the operating table to have wind surgery. Last year’s National fourth was last seen running well back in second in the Haydock National Trial – beaten some 54 lengths by Yala Enki – which promoted connections to […]

73 Hold Their Ground For 2018 Aintree Grand National | News

The latest forfeit stage is at the top of 2018 Aintree Grand National News. Yesterday, Tuesday 20th March 2018 saw the 105 runners being whittled down to 73. With the race being run on Saturday 14th April, we are still just over 3 weeks away, when the field will come down to the maximum 40 […]

Grand National Odds – Update

The bookmakers have now had a few weeks to react to Blaklion’s defeat in the Haydock Grand National Trial – so, has the betting market changed much? This Grand National Betting Odds Update could get you closer to picking the Grand National Winner! See our Ante-post betting outlook for the Grand National  Blaklion – Grand […]

Haydock Grand National Trial Reaction – Yala Enki beats Blaklion

Therefore, the result of Grand National Trial at Haydock always has to be taken with a pinch of salt. But with the current Grand National favourite – Blaklion – running in the February 17, 2018 race, how did his performance impact the betting? Despite having ‘Grand National Trial’ in it’s race title, February’s Haydock race […]

2018 Grand National Handicap Weights Revealed

The 2018 Grand National Handicap weights were revealed on Tuesday 13th February – but what does this actually mean? With 105 horses entered to run in the 2018 Grand National, and with the race being a handicap, then each horse has to be allotted a weight for it to carry. A handicap race means that […]
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