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Henderson remains one of the leading forces in the training ranks of national hunt racing and has held a trainer’s licence for 41 years. Despite this, Grand National success has eluded him and he is much well known for his list of Champion hurdlers, including the great See You Then and recently Buveur […]

I spend quite a lot of time loing at the news, potential runners and ante-post odds for the Grand National 2020. So I found it interesting when Burrows Saint was added to the betting market. Especially as he went in as the second favourite, behind Tiger Roll, on odds of 20/1 with Paddy Power. Burrows […]

The battle between Champion Trainer Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott has been on since Elliott started to make a real name for himself in the 2015-16 season. That year the championship honours went to Mullins who won it by a landslide and ended up with total earnings of €4.4m against Elliott’s €2.5m. One year later […]

One horse that didn’t up in the 2018 Grand National, but could appear in 2019 is the Willie Mullins trained Bellshill. There is no doubting that Bellshill is a seriously talented horse and one that has the class to run in the Grand National. He is a grade one winner across three discips, national […]

Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has never won an Irish Grand National but with a whopping 13 of his runners declared from the 30 entries for the 2018 renewal, he’s definitely playing a numbers game to finally win one. I’ll save you the trouble of googling that percentage and tell you that it’s a staggering 43% […]

The Boylesports Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday 2nd April at 5pm and with €500,000K up for grabs, it’s set to be a hotly contested race and at the latest forfeit stage there are still 55 potential runners in contention with only 30 places available at the starting . Among those who […]

In September 2017, Total Recall was moved from Sandra Hughes’ yard, following her retirement, to Willie Mullins and it would seem that Mullins knows he has a potential Grand National winner on his hands! Owned by Slaneyville Syndicate, Total Recall is the 9 year old who bagged the Ladbres Trophy Chase at Newbury on December […]