The King George VI Chase is the main event to be run on Boxing Day. It is often viewed as the premier trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup around ten weeks later. Run over three miles, there are usually around eighteen fences to be jumped on Kempton’s right-handed track. First run in 1937, there have […]
The Welsh Grand National is one of the most demanding Grand Nationals owing to the fact that it is often cold and wet with the added complexities of frost or snow. Conditions are not for the faint at heart as they are generally unforgiving and unrelenting over the three mile and six-furlong trip. The race, […]
Run over the same fences as the National at Aintree Racecourse, this is a race that really excites National hunt fans. Often seen as a preview to the big race, this is where punters get to see some of the Grand National hopefuls in action. For 2022 the race will take place on Saturday, December […]
Winning the Grand National is the pinnacle of any jockey’s career. Even in retirement, when asked about their greatest victories, Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, and AP McCoy all stated that winning the Grand National was their greatest achievement. And it’s easy to see why. A notoriously difficult race to even complete, winning it instantly propels […]
The 2022 Grand National is scheduled to take place on Saturday 9th April 2022 and so today, the six-day declaration stage took place. The biggest surprise was that trainer Henry De Bromhead withdrew Chris’s Dream, who has become the default top-weighted horse when the Conflated, Galvin and Melon were withdrawn on March 22nd. With Chris’s […]
How time flies. One minute we’re eagerly awaiting the entries for the Grand National 2022 and the next Cheltenham has been and gone and we’re at the second scratching stage. Normally, this is one of the least exciting stages. Trainers and connections tend to wait until closer to the time to see if their horses […]
The 2022 Grand National doesn’t take place until April 9th, but already the antepost betting market is heating up with punters looking to get the ultimate value in their bet. Of course, only the current top 40 are guaranteed to be running at this stage with the final declarations only made a week a couple […]
In what almost seems like history repeating itself, Tiger Roll has been withdrawn at the first scratching stage of the proceedings for the 2022 Grand National. Exactly the same as last year. From 107 official entries, which ended up being 106 by the time the weights were announced, 14 potential runners have been withdrawn. That […]
The weights for the 2022 Randox Grand National were announced on Tuesday at a ceremony in Liverpool to celebrate the world’s greatest steeplechase, which will be run again this year for a total prize fund of £1 million. Forty horses will line up at Aintree on Saturday 9th April to tackle the 30 fences and […]
The 2022 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a doubleheader for trainer Gordon Elliott who finds two of his entries on top weight. Both the Irish Gold Cup winner, Conflated and the Savills Chase winner, Galvin have been handed 11-10 by the BHA Handicapper for the 2022 Grand National which will take […]
The Grand National entries for 2022 were released on Tuesday and naturally punters begin in earnest to go through the list of names with a fine-tooth comb, looking for their early ante-post fancies. Venetia Williams trained Mon Mome to win the 2009 renewal of the Grand National and I seriously believe she has the ammunition […]
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