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 […]

Now that the dust has settled on the Grand National weights and people have had the chance to absorb and digest the handicap in full, it is time to pick out one or two interesting outsiders and longshots for the April showpiece. Seeyouatmidnight (33/1) Since Aintree adjusted some of their fences on the Grand National […]

The weights for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National have been officially revealed by the BHA Handicapper Phil Smith and it’s Brian Ellison’s Definitly Red who will lead the pack on top weight of 11-10. Though he ran but pulled up in the 2017 event, Definitely Red has been on fantastic form this season notching […]

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 is one of the UK’s most successful horse trainers, having won the Trainer Championship a staggering four times but one thing is still missing from Nicky Henderson’s list of triumphs and that is a Grand National win. Despite 58 Cheltenham Festival wins and notching up in excess of £8.5m in earnings over the last […]