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Those familiar with Vintage Clouds will be delighted to hear that the plan is to send him back to Aintree for the 2020 Grand National. One of the few grey horses to take part in 2019, hopes were high for the Sue Smith trained nine-year-old. Despite Tiger Roll being the clear favourite for the race, […]

Rocky’s Biggest Fight Yet Trainer Kim Bailey, who saddled Mr Frisk to win the 1990 Grand National, is plotting another path back to the Aintree showpiece, this time with his eight-year-old Rocky’s Treasure. Bailey, who recently trained The Last Samuri to finish second in the Grand National in 2016, is very excited about have another […]

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 more than that, he ran over a trip that was shorter than he needs. Plus he had to make the running […]

Usually far outnumbered in the Grand National, grey runners have a massive following with plenty of punters willing to back them simply because of their colour. Unfortunately, they don’t have the greatest record of winning the race with Neptune Collonges the last to reign victorious in 2012. In fact, other than the Paul Nicholls trained […]