With the Grand National 2019 scheduled to take place in just over two weeks, on April 6th, all eyes are on the potential runner list. The second declaration stage has passed and 16 horses have been withdrawn. Three didn’t qualify. They are Woods Well, Ned Stark and Van Gogh Du Granit. That means from […]

Aintree Racecourse announced new safety measures this week. Any rider who has not ridden over the Grand National fences than twice at a Grand National Festival will be required to take part in an official course walk with a recognised BHA Jockey Coach. The Professional Jockeys Association also confirmed its support for the decision. […]

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What a difference a week makes. A win in the Glenfarclas propelled Tiger Roll to the brink of history and so his odds have now been slashed to as low as 5/1 for the 2019 Grand National. While it’s easy to overlo almost every other potential Grand National runner in favour of Tiger Roll, there […]

The historic Grand National is one of most hotly anticipated race days of the year. Not to mention one of the biggest betting events of the calendar. In fact, the Grand National is one of the biggest races in the world, with £250 million spent on bets in 2018. But how much do you know […]

From a 2019 Grand National perspective, the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival was always going to be very telling. A race that attracted over 100 entries, the Ultima was eventually whittled down to just 24. Thirteen of those are also entered into the National. Having been talked up A LOT by connections, Give […]

The 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, has had a tough time of it recently. Following his first piece of post-race work, in 2017, he was deemed to be suffering from disrupted fibres in his right fore superficial flexor tendon. As a result, he was he was out for the remainder the 2017/2018 season. […]

With the Cheltenham Festival literally days away, we are eagerly awaiting the performances of many potential Grand National runners. Not least of which is Tiger Roll. While the Glenfarclas Chase is undoubtedly a mammoth test of stamina for any runner, rarely have horse racing fans been so eager to watch it. Other than the Gold […]

Owner Philip Reynolds is better known for his Gold Cup fancy Presenting Percy. But he also owns Mall Dini, who is also a leading Aintree Grand National hope. The nine-year-old, who has been allotted 10st 4lb in the handicap, is no stranger to success on this side of the Irish Sea. The Pat Kelly-trained gelding […]

The first scratching stage for the 2019 Aintree Grand National was yesterday, February 26th. We now know that only 12 of the original 112 entries have been withdrawn. Most of the big names are still in and that means very little change to the betting market. Tiger Roll is still the favourite with Rathvinden, Elegant […]

There are less than six weeks to go until the Grand National. We are now at the stage where many horses are being seen on the racecourse, putting together the final touches of their preparation. Last Sunday we saw Tiger Roll make a reappearance in a Grade Two hurdle race at Navan racecourse. And what […]

As I go through the list of entries for the 2019 Grand National, it is difficult to just gloss over Ms Parfois. She had such an amazing season last year. So, I have been wondering if the mare could genuinely contend this year. On the face of it, Ms Parfois is ticking a lot of […]