Can you imagine my surprise when minutes after the 2021 Grand National weights were revealed yesterday, I discovered that Paddy Power had gone Non-Runner Money Back on the race? Never has a bookmaker gone out with this offer so quickly before. In fact, in previous years, it’s generally only a couple of weeks before the […]

The 2021 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a triple header as Bristol De Mai, Easysland, and Santini have all been handed top weight of 11-10. Putting them on a rating of 167, the trio head the 105 entries with Delta Work, Presenting Percy and Tiger Roll next in line, all on […]

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As we gear up for the 173rd renewal of the great race, which will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 10th 2021, it all starts with the entries. For 2021 that number is 106 and unsurprisingly, Tiger Roll heads the list. Having won the race in both 2018 and 2019, if he wins […]

It has been quite the week for announcements in horse racing. First came the surprising news that jockey David Mullins decided to call it a day. Then trainer Robert Walford announced that dual Becher Chase winner has also been retired. So what prompted the decisions? Given that David Mullins is just a young man at […]

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill has had his fair share of success in the Grand National. Winning the race for the first time in 2010 with Don’t Push It, he has always managed to saddle up some great prospects. And 2021 will be no different. This year his big hopeful looks likely to be Cloth Cap. Owned […]

The Welsh Grand National can be one of the most demanding Grand Nationals owing to the fact that it is often cold, wet and there are generally unforgiving and unrelenting conditions over the three mile and six furlong trip. The race, because of its place in the calendar, has frequently been abandoned due to adverse […]

The last Grand National of the year, or the first of the season, depending on which way you look at it and we’re off to Chepstow for the 2020 Coral Welsh National. The race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 27th December 2020 at 14.50pm. UK viewers can watch it live on iTV4. This […]

Every season we analyse the result of the Becher Chase and try and work out whether the winner of this early-season trail will come back next April and win the Grand National itself, but are we barking up the wrong tree completely? Well firstly no horse has ever returned to do the double in the […]

From the lows of canceling the Grand National back in April to the highs of seeing racing back again, we have finally made it to the Becher Chase. Run over the same fences as the National at Aintree Racecourse, this is a race that really excites National hunt fans. For 2020 the race will take […]

It was billed as an almighty clash between two of the best long distanced chasers. Tiger Roll and Easysland were going head-to-head again in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the November Cheltenham Festival. Odds were short on both but given Easysland’s triumphant win in the March race, he went off as the favourite on […]

It was only a few months ago when it looked like One For Arthur would make another bid for the Grand National. Hopes were high and connections were optimistic that the 11-year-old could put in another great race. But with all of the disruption in 2020, the race never happened and trainer Lucinda Russell was […]