Anybody familiar with day television in the UK will know who Jeremy Kyle is. But did you know that he also has a lively Grand National contender on his hands? Yes, Jeremy Kyle co-owns Glen Rocco with Ged Mason and David Stevens. Eight-year-old Glen Rocco is trained by Nick Gifford and is certainly on form. […]

No horse has done it since Red Rum. Winning back-to-back Grand Nationals has proved to be almost impossible. And that’s exactly what jockey Davy Russell says about the 2018 winner, Tiger Roll. Trained by Gordon Elliott, the win was by the smallest of margins when a photo finish was needed to determine the winner in […]

If there is a trainer who knows a thing or two about the North Yorkshire Grand National it is Sue Smith. She has won the race for the past four years, including the 2019 renewal. Yesterday she won it with Sharp Response. This is clearly a race she targets with a nice horse. Plus those […]

Racing is a 12-month sport so there will always be subscription services for racing tips. There are just a few blank days over Christmas but other than that there are virtually no breaks. The jumps season goes from April to the following April and there are just two small breaks during the summer. As a […]

A new Grand National contender emerged over the Christmas period. Elegant Escape won the Welsh National at Chepstow to throw his hat into the ring. He is only six right now, so will be seven by the time we reach the feature even in April. And that means we could see him in the race […]

The Coral Welsh National 2018 takes place today, December 27th. The list of runners has officially been declared and 20 will take their chances at Chepstow at 2.50pm. You can watch it live on ITV4! Top weight, and wearing No.1, is Ballyoptic. Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, he’s a popular chaser who finished second in the […]

The Coral Welsh Grand National will take place on Thursday 27th December 2018 at Chepstow Racecourse. The last National of the year, this is one of the biggest races on the Christmas calendar. With still over a week to go, there are currently 59 potential runners vying for one of only 20 places at the […]

Sizing Tennessee firmly put himself in the Grand National picture. Trained by Colin Tizzard, on December 1st, he had a hugely impressive win in the Ladbres Chase. The ten-year-old put up a career-best performance at Newbury. He out-jumped his rivals and left them trailing, winning one of the biggest early season handicaps. And he did […]

The 2018 Becher Chase entries have been whittled down with 18 still in contention. The race, which is run over the same Grand National fences, is always a big attraction. Plenty of trainers and connections see it as a way of testing their horses stamina over the course. Also a handicapped race, the top weight […]

The Sue Smith trained Vintage Clouds came back on his seasonal reappearance at Haydock last Saturday. He quickly advertised his Grand National claims by winning the staying handicap chase by half a length. But than that, he ran over a trip that was shorter than he needs. Plus he had to make the running […]

The list of all the horses that are going to compete is nearly out and excitement is building up. The Grand National 2019 is fast approaching so it is normal that racing fans are all talking about the same thing; who could win the Grand National next year? The National is an annual festival and […]

The Philip Hobbs trained Rock The Kasbah won a staying handicap very nicely at Cheltenham last weekend. The trainer now believes that he can develop into a Grand National horse this season. Rock The Kasbah has long since loed to be a good staying chaser. With attentions now turned to the National there’s plenty of […]