After Tiger Roll’s success over hurdles on Sunday, the nine-year-old finds himself clear favourite in the ante post market for the big one in April but there’s some contenders at bigger prices that may have been overloed. Singlefarmpayment may struggle to get his head in front on a regular enough basis for some people’s liking […]

For the first time in than 40 years, the Grand National weights lunch was held outside of London. Instead, the great and the good of the horse racing world came together at the Cunard Building in Liverpool for some nice grub, a few drinks and the eagerly anticipated reveal of the 2019 Grand National […]

You would think that a race as prestigious as the Grand National 2019 would generate talk about the horses. However, following some of this year’s entries, all the chat has been about the owners. Now I’m not adverse to that, after all, I recently wrote about the possibility of Trevor Hemmings bagging a fourth win […]

There are few people who can genuinely claim to be life-long supporters of the Grand National. But Trevor Hemmings is definitely one of them. Yes, owners come and go and some often only get one shot at watching their horse go over the Aintree fences. But not only does Hemmings aim to have at least […]

The Cotswold Chase is designed for Gold Cup hopefuls to show they are worthy of lining up in the biggest race of the Cheltenham Festival in March. Going into the race, Elegant Escape was fancied to do that and bo his place as an outsider in the Gold Cup. Although what he may have actually […]

The 2019 Grand National has attracted a bumper entry of 112 horses – up from 104 in 2018 and includes a record 47 trained in Ireland. The previous highest number of Irish-trained entries was 40 just last year. Irish trainer Gordon Elliott will be attempting to land his third Grand National after Tiger Roll held […]

It’s that time of year when the excitement for the Grand National starts to build. With the 2019 entry dead just days away, trainers and owners are planning their route to Aintree. Among them is trainer Rebecca Curtis. She is hoping that Joe Farrell will make the cut when the weights are announced in February. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]