The recent Rowland Meyrick third, Lake View Lad, will have another crack at this year’s Grand National according to his Fife-based trainer, Nick Alexander. The Trevor Hemmings-owned grey was pulled up in the 2019 renewal of the race but excuses can be made for a below-par performance that day. After the Wetherby race Alexander said: […]

After a curious number of years being held at the other end of the country in London, the Grand National weights lunch finally came back to Liverpool last year. And the great news is that it will held once again in 2020 in the heart of the city. Liverpool‘s St George’s Hall has been chosen […]

We saw a fantastic round of jumping from Definitly Red to land the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase last Saturday at Wetherby. It was a great display, showing the horse is as good as ever ahead of the upcoming season. The race was decimated throughout the week, with some big names pulling out. This was […]

Following a stint in the Cheltenham Gold Cup where he finished in sixth place behind the winner Native River, it has now been declared that Definitly Red will not run in the 2018 Grand National. Trainer Brian Ellison has taken Definitly Red out of the Grand National at Aintree on April 14th and instead plans […]

If there was one horse this weekend that laid serious claims to both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National 2018, it was Definitly Red. Following his hard-fought eight-length success at Cheltenham’s only Gold Cup trial on Saturday, he now has every chance of not just running, but seriously contending for both. With odds […]

He was tipped for great things in the 2017 Grand National but Definitly Red didn’t manage to fulfil his potential over the Aintree fences and was subsequently pulled up at fence nine, by jockey Danny Cook, when his saddled slipped. A few months on and the direction for Brian Ellison‘s charge has changed dramatically and […]