2014 Grand National Form Guide

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With the countdown to the 2014 Grand National steeplechase underway, we take a look at the form and prospects of the 40 horses entered into the year’s biggest race.

Performance indicator
Contender: weight, ground, distance and form all suggest a strong performance.
Outside chance: good horse, but out of form or not suited to conditions, distance or weight.
Unlikely: not suited to one or more of course, distance, handicap or conditions. Poor form.

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1 Tidal Bay
Form: 1-1532 Trainer: Paul Nicholls Jockey: Sam Twiston Davies Weight: 11-10
2008 Arkle Challenge Trophy winner Tidal Bay is the highest rated horse in the 2014 Grand National field, and will also carry top weight into the race if he competes. In the last couple of years he’s been racing over both fences and hurdles, and has achieved modest success in both formats. A 3rd place in the 2013 Welsh National is the closest he’s come to winning over anything approaching Grand National distance. But with that win achieved on heavy turf and carrying 2lbs more than he’ll carry on Grand National day he’s in with an outside chance.
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2 Long Run
Form: 2-54U1 Trainer: Nicky Henderson Jockey: Mr S Waley Cohen Weight: 11-9
2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Long Run, isn’t the horse he was when he won the Cheltenham showpiece. He’s also not got much in terms of staying credentials over long distance races, with 27 furlongs the furthest he’s had to run. He’ll be carrying 11-9, which is well within his range, but he’s not accustomed to big fields or the handicaps and is unlikely to find the National to his liking.
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3 Hunt Ball
Form: 686934 Trainer: Nicky Henderson Jockey: Andrew Tinkler Weight: 11-7
Hunt Ball’s never quite lived up to the hype since winning the Pulteney Land Investments Novices Chase at Cheltenham back in 2012. Trained for middle distance races, he’s never won over a distance greater than 21 furlongs and has never run over a distance greater than 25. A decent quality horse who won’t have problems with his weight, but not running in his preferred range.
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4 Triolo D’Alene
Form: 1-1310 Trainer: Nicky Henderson Jockey: Barry Geraghty Weight: 11-6
Forget about his 10th place in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month. Trio D’Alene has shown what he’s capable of in the handicaps by winning the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November. He’ll be carrying 5lbs more in the National, and will be asked to travel an extra 11 furlongs. However, he’s also going to have Barry Geraghty onboard, and we like his chances of finding a place in the Grand National.
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5 Rocky Creek
Form: 113-22 Trainer: Paul Nicholls Jockey: Noel Fehily Weight: 11-5
Rocky Creek’s done most of his racing over 3 miles, but have never been pushed further than 25 furlongs. He’s a reliable stayer over this distance, and has never finished outside the places when starting over timber. How he’ll handle an extra 11 furlongs remains to be seen, but his preference for softer ground suggests he won’t like the combination of fast turf and extra distance.
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6 Quito De La Roque
Form: F475P Trainer: CA Murphy Jockey: Brian O’Connell Weight: 11-1
Quito De La Roque has a few things going for him at the 2014 Grand National. For a start he’s won at Aintree before, winning the Mildmay Novices Chase at the 2011 Aintree Festival – the first of two wins he’d achieve over 25 furlongs. He’s also travelled bigger distances, finishing 5th in a 28 furlong Grand National trial at Punchestown in February. That result doesn’t mean too much as he was travelling on softer turf than he likes and he’ll have a couple pounds less onboard when he runs in the Grand National. A quality stayer who knows Aintree, he’s an outside contender.
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7 Colbert Station
Form: 03U0F Trainer: TM Walsh Jockey: Mark Walsh Weight: 11-0
Colbert Station was a fancied horse in last year’s Grand National after winning two stayer’s races ahead of his trip to Aintree. He didn’t like the extra weight he had to carry, and unseated his rider during the race. He’ll be carrying comparable weight at the Grand National this time round, but the biggest obstacle facing him is his preference for heavier ground. He could conceivably improve this time round, but has little that makes him stand out above the other 2014 Grand National entries
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8 Walkon
Form: P52-U4 Trainer: Alan King Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson Weight: 11-0
Walkon is having his second go at a national since pulling up in the 2012 Scottish National. He’s done very little to suggest that he’s an out and out stayer, with only one of his career victories achieved over a distance greater than 17 furlongs, and that victory achieved over 20. While he’s a good horse over suitable distances, and came an impressive second in a handicap at the Aintree Festival last year carrying comparable weight, he looks like he’d be fortunate to finish the 2014 Grand National.
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9 Balthazar King
Form: P-1111 Trainer: Phillip Hobbs Jockey: Richard Johnson Weight: 10-13
Balthazar King can stake a pretty impressive claim to being a Grand National contender. He’s on a run of four wins, including consecutive wins over 31 furlongs – with the last of these being the 2014 Glenfarclas Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. He’ll have no problems at all with the weight he’ll carry in the National, and also runs at his best on good turf. He also has an established partnership with Richard Johnson that will stand him in good stead in the race. His results suggest that the four extra furlongs in the Grand National may be outside his comfort zone, but remains one of the picks of the field.
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10 Wayward Prince
Form: 6-52P7 Trainer: Hilary Parrott Jockey: Jack Doyle Weight: 10-13
Wayward Prince was a winner at Aintree in 2012 when he won over 25 furlongs – the fifth time in his career he’d won over that distance. While he’s a strong horse over 3 miles and a furlong, he’s been less convincing when asked to travel further, and has not placed in any of his races over distances greater than this. He looks like he’ll handle his weight for the Grand National without any problems, and will also like the ground. Unfortunately the distance will be a mile too far for his liking.
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11 Mr Moonshine
Form: 573112 Trainer: Sue Smith Jockey: Ryan Mania Weight: 10-12
Mr Moonshine put in a handy performance at Aintree in December when finishing 3rd in the Becher Chase. His previous trips to Aintree weren’t as successful and he pulled up in the 2013 Grand National when carrying 10-5. He’ll be handed 10-12 for the 2014 Grand National – 8lbs more then he carried in the Becher Chase – which is going to affect his performance. He’s got some form going for him, and could run himself into the mix if other things go his way in the race – but would be expected to place at best.
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12 Teaforthree
Form: 03-928 Trainer: Rebecca Curtis Jockey: Nick Schofield Weight: 10-12
The betting markets are firmly behind Teaforthree for the 2014 Grand National. He was third in the Grand National in 2013 when carrying 11-3, and with only 10-12 onboard for the renewal there’s a strong feeling he could go a few places better and win it. He’s got some impressive staying credentials, having won the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup over 32 furlongs at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival. That said, some doubts surface when reviewing his recent form as he’s had two poor races since December, along with a second place. His popularity amongst punters makes sense, and he looks a decent option for a place, but he’d need to be at his best to take the win in the 2014 Grand National.
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13 Across The Bay
Form: 0-581U Trainer: Donald McCain Jockey: Henry Brooke Weight: 10-11
Across The Bay has more than earned his stayer stripes, with five victories over 24 furlongs or more. His last win was at Haydock over 28 furlongs, carrying almost a stone more than he’ll have to carry in the Grand National. That said he’s got a pronounced preference for heavier ground, and has never won on good ground – although he’s placed a few times at Aintree. Overall he’s an entry worth closer consideration, and would offer really good value on the places with a price of up to 50/1 at some bookies.
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14 Double Seven
Form: 111116 Trainer: Martin Brassill Jockey: Tony McCoy Weight: 10-11
This Irish raider has been in sparkling form this season, taking three consecutive wins before letting his connections down at Leopardstown last time out. He’s an all-terrain horse whose won on various ground conditions, but has little experience in races over 25 furlongs with a single win over this distance. He’s never been raced further than this and will also be racing outside of Ireland for the first time. Those two factors combined should put a dampener on his chances, but he’s certainly not out of it entirely and has the potential to surprise on Grand National day.
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15 Battle Group
Form: 1-1PRP Trainer: John Farrelly Jockey: Brendan Powell Weight: 10-10
Battlegroup has the distinction of having won two races in the space of three days at the 2013 Aintree Festival. Both those races saw him carry 10-9 to victory over 25 furlongs and win by 10 or more lengths. While those results impressed, and his weight was close to the 10-10 he’s expected to carry in the Grand National, he’s not had a happy time of things this season where he’s failed to finish a race in three starts. If he picks up some form he’ll be in with a chance at the 2014 Grand National, but that’s a fairly big ‘if’ given what he’s shown us this season.
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16 Bucker’s Bridge
Form: 05103 Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: AE Lynch Weight: 10-10
Bucker’s Bridge secured his place in the 2014 Grand National with a place in a 25 furlong run at Fairyhouse in February. He’s had a couple of good runs over 20 furlongs, but has raced just once over 25. he looks like he could improve on faster ground, and the 10-10 he’s likely to carry in the Grand National is the lowest weight he’s ever had to carry, so he’s not a complete write-off. However, he’s not done enough to suggest he deserves backing in the 2014 Grand National.
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17 Lion Na Bearnai
Form: P-5714 Trainer: Thomas Gibney Jockey: Davy Russell Weight: 10-10
Lion Na Bearnai is one of the few proven long distance stayers in the Grand National field. He’s best known for taking the Irish Grand National in 2012 after starting at 33/1. He was sent to Ayr for the Scottish Grand National in 2013 but pulled up in that race, and has since been run over less exacting distances. He’ll be carrying 10-10 in the 2014 Grand National, which is 5lbs more than he carried when winning the Irish National. He’s versatile when it comes to ground and the weight he’s carrying should be in his range, so he’s worth a gamble if you prefer putting your money on proven stayers.
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18 Prince Du Beauchene
Form: 2-3094 Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Paul Townend Weight: 10-10
Prince De Beauchene has put in some useful performances during his career, including wins over 25 furlongs in Ireland’s Grade 2 Bobbyjo Chase and the 2011 John Smith’s Handicap Chase at the Aintree Festival. He’s better over soft ground, but has won over firmer turf. The major doubt about this entry is his lack of experience over distances greater than 25 furlongs, as he’s never run further. That said, he’s gas left in the tank when winning over 25 furlongs previously and can’t be discounted given that his 10-10 Grand National handicap is well within his comfort zone.
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19 Monbeg Dude
Form: P-3415 Trainer: Michael Scudamore Jockey: Paul Carberry Weight: 10-9
Monbeg Dude has been aimed at the 2014 Grand National after winning the Welsh National in 2013. He’s more than proven himself as a true stayer with wins over 30, 28 and 26 furlongs. After his connections experimented with him in the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup (he pulled up) he’s been sent back to the handicap chases with the odd hurdles race. He’s weighted somewhat below his preferred handicap for the 2014 Grand National, but will benefit from running on ground he likes. He’s also previously beaten Grand National favourite, Teaforthree, in a stayer’s race, which means he needs a close look if you’re considering putting money on the favourite in the Grand National.
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20 Big Shu
Form: 211-23 Trainer: Peter Maher Jockey: Peter Buchanan Weight: 10-8
Based on his form at Cheltenham the last couple of seasons, you can’t afford to ignore Big Shu. He won the 31 furlong Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase in 2013 carrying 10-5, and finished 3rd this season when asked to carry 11-9. In between those results he scored in a 33 furlong handicap at Punchestown, underscoring his Grand National credentials. He seems to have been groomed for a run in the Grand National, and this powerful horse won’t be too concerned with the 10-8 he’ll carry at Aintree. Definitely one to put in your portfolio as a genuine contender for the 2014 Grand National title.
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21 Burton Port
Form:509P82 Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill Jockey: Brian Harding Weight: 10-8
Burton Port was shaping up as a handy stayer in the 2009-10 season, but hasn’t won a race since then. He was tried in a couple of graded races without much luck and was then returned to the handicaps, where he’s shown reasonable form when raced at lower handicaps. He’s reaching the end of his career, and a stayer’s distance may suit him better at this age. While his weight for the Grand National is well within his ability, he’ll need to dig deep to make an impression on this race.
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22 Our Father
Form: 24-759 Trainer: David Pipe Jockey: Conor O’Farrell Weight: 10-8
A 9th place finish in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup in March isn’t the best advertisement for Our Father’s prospects, but you can expect better from him in the 2014 Grand National when he travels with almost a stone less onboard. He’s no stranger to marathon distances, finishing 5th in a Grand National trial at Haydock in February. His recent results have pushed his weight for the Grand National closer to where he likes it, and all told sighs are we can expect an improvement and a good run at Aintree on the 5th of April. Not a thoroughly convincing candidate, but has some merit if you’re looking for each-way or place value.
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23 Mountainous
Form: 1-3315 Trainer: Richard Lee Jockey: Jamie Moore Weight: 10-7
Connections of Mountainous have clearly had the Grand National on their agenda in recent months. After a good 2013 where he turned out some good results over 3 mile races, Mountainours has been sent to two long distance races, winning over 30 furlongs at Chepstown in December before taking a 5th place over 28 furlongs at Ffos Las in February. He was carrying close on 2 stone more in that race, but has dropped down to a much more comfortable 10-7 for the Grand National. While some factors recommend him, his lack of wins over faster ground is a worry as he’s won all his races over heavy/soft ground. If he takes to the Aintree turf he could have an impact, but if he doesn’t we don’t see him passing the finishing post.
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24 The Rainbow Hunter
Form: UP-261 Trainer: Kim Bailey Jockey: Aidan Coleman Weight: 10-7
The Rainbow Hunter’s connections seem convinced their horse will deliver at the Nationals, but he seems to have other plans. He was an entry in the 2013 Grand National, where he unseated his rider, and was sent to Sandown to run over 30 furlongs a few weeks later where he was pulled up. He’ll be carrying almost the same weight for the 2014 Grand national as he did for the 2013 edition, but doesn’t look to have the profile of a true stayer. He won over 24 furlongs last time out, so he has some form. We’d expect him to be amongst the pack leaders for the first half of the Grand National, but to fade for the last 2 miles.
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25 Vintage Star
Form: 1262F Trainer: Sue Smith Jockey: Brian Hughes Weight: 10-7
A fall at the Cheltenham Festival has given Vintage Star a chance to compete in the 2014 Grand National with a comfortable 10-7. While weight won’t be an issue for him in the Grand National, distance could be. He’s run over a distance further than 26 furlongs just once – finishing 6th in a field of 20 in the Welsh National. He was carrying just 10-2 in that race, which suggests an improvement at Aintree is unlikely, although the heavy ground at Chepstow may have an impact. Overall, better suited to 3 miles and looks like he could run out of gas when asked to stay 4 miles at Aintree.
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26 Chance Du Roy
Form: 98-1P4 Trainer: Philip Hobbs Jockey: Tom O’Brien Weight: 10-6
The Becher Handicap Chase is one of the most useful trial races for the Grand National, which makes 2013 Becher Chase winner, Chance Du Roy worth a close look. He won that race over 26 furlongs carrying 10-6 – the same weight he’ll have onboard at Aintree on April 5th. His record suggests that he improves the further he’s asked to stay, and that he’s also taken a liking to Aintree, taking a win and a place from his three races at the track. While firm ground isn’t his favourite surface, he’s done enough on faster ground to suggest it won’t be a major obstacle in the Grand National. He looks overpriced in the betting markets with some bookies offering up to 40/1 on Phillip Hobbs’ entry.
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27 Hawkes Point
Form: 2P-426 Trainer: Paul Nicholls Jockey: Ryan Mahon Weight: 10-6
Hawke’s Point is Paul Nicholls’ second best chance in the 2014 Grand National. He finished 2nd in the Welsh National back in December, losing the 30 furlong race by just a head. He then went on to a 6th place finish at Haydock in his next race – a result that has dropped his weight for the Grand National below the mark he carried in the Welsh National. While there’s no question he’s a genuine stayer and should finish the Grand National, he has an apparent preference for softer ground that won’t combine well with the tough fences at Aintree. If he handles the fences without falling he should be in the mix over the final half mile of the 2014 Grand National.
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28 Kruzhlinin
Form: 441173 Trainer: Donald McCain Jockey: Wilson Renwick Weight: 10-6
Kruzhlinin qualified for the Grand National by placing in a 25 furlong race at Aintree in 2013. He’s put in some strong performances over 24 furlongs and seems to be able to deliver the goods under a wide range of weights, but his career results suggest he was bred and trained for races in the 20-24 furlong range. This together with his lack of experience over races longer than 25 furlongs don’t bode well for his prospects at the Grand National.
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29 Pineau De Re
Form: 5F2713 Trainer: Dr Richard Newland Jockey: Leighton Aspell Weight: 10-6
A 23 length win in the 2013 Ulster Grand National stands out on Pinea De Re’s record. He won the 28 furlong race by 23 lengths, and has carried that form into the new season with a win and two places from his six starts over both fences and hurdles. His last race was the Pertemps Final Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, where he finished 3rd. The move back to fences will be an adjustment, but he’ll be comfortable with what he has to carry in the 2014 Grand National and can’t be ignored with a previous win in a major stayer’s race.
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30 Golan Way
Form: 3/3-U1 Trainer: Tim Vaughan Jockey: Michael Byrne Weight: 10-5
Golan Way brings some handy form to the 2014 Grand National, with a win over 26 furlongs last time out. He took that race by 14 lengths which suggests he could stay on for the 36 furlongs of the National without too many problems. He’s a consistent horse who has finished in the places six times in his ten starts over fences, and he’s also not troubled by variable ground conditions and seems to be able to handle a wide range of weights. Like any horse in the field who has not run 30 furlongs or more, he could go either way in the National, but he’s a decent looking outsider option considering he’ll have just 10-5 onboard.
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31 Twirling Magnet
Form: 25017U Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill Jockey: Richie McLernon Weight: 10-5
Twirling Magnet was raced under 3 miles for the early part of his career before being pushed up to stayers races. He’s a decent enough stayer – with one win over 25 furlongs – but has never run over a distance greater than 26 furlongs. He likes good ground and the weight he’ll carry is not going to be a problem for him, so he can’t be ruled out as a possibility.
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32 Vesper Bell
Form: 72-FU9 Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: MP Fogarty Weight: 10-5
Vesper Bell is a talented Irish stayer, with a respectable record over timber. Some poor form this season has dropped his weight below 11 stone for the Grand National, which should stand him in good stead as he’s achieved a 2nd place over 30 furlongs within the last season while carrying 11-4. What could do him, though, is the faster ground at Aintree. He’s won all his races on soft or heavy turf, and produced some of his poorest displays on faster ground.
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33 The Package
Form: 14PP-3 Trainer: David Pipe Jockey: Tom Scudamore Weight: 10-4
The Package will be competing in the Grand National for the second time in 2014. He ran in the race in 2010 and unseated his rider after starting the race aomngst the favourites. He’s one of the only horses in the field who is exlusively raced over distances of 3 miles or more. The ground conditions at Aintree will suit him and the 10-4 he’ll have onboard is within his comfort range. He’s also in reasonable form, finishing 3rd in the Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival. He’s got the profile of the sort of horse that can surprise at the Grand National and is worthy each-way option.
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34 Raz De Maree
Form: F3P465 Trainer: Evan Williams Jockey: Davy Condon Weight: 10-3
Raz De Maree’s done most of his running over distances around 3 miles or greater, with his best result coming in a 28 furlong handicap at Cork in 2012. While he’s certainly a handy stayer, he’s not been tested over longer distances and has a definite preference for soft to yielding turf conditions. He’s previously won carrying close to what he’ll have onboard on Saturday, and so he’s by no means a write-off but could be done in by faster ground.
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35 Rose Of The Moon
Form: 14P-01 Trainer: David O’Meara Jockey: Jake Greenall Weight: 10-3
Rose Of The Moon recently had an opportunity to show what he could do in longer handicaps when he raced in the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival. He pulled up in that race, suggesting that the 27 furlongs he won over at Sedgefield in December 2012 may be his distance limit. He’ll carry 10-3 in the Grand National, which should be within his range, but otherwise looks unlikely to surprise.
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36 Shakalakaboomboom
Form: 29/6P0 Trainer: Nicky Henderson Jockey: David Bass Weight: 10-3
Shakalakaboomboom is taking his second trip to the Grand National in 2014 after finishing 9th in the race in 2012. That year he started the races as a joint favourite after a period of strong form, but ultimately lost out to Neptunes Collonges. He’ll be travelling considerably lighter this year round, having shed 9lbs on his 2012 weight after a series of poor results. The drop in weight should favour him, but with a poor run of form leading up to this race he’s a distant outsider for the upset.
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37 Alvarado
Form: R3-51P Trainer: Fergal O’Brien Jockey: Paul Moloney Weight: 10-2
A win over 28 furlongs last November makes Alvarado worth a closer look for the 2014 Grand National. He handled a big step up in distance without any problems, and will carry just 2lbs more in the Grand National. thanks to a poor performance at Cheltenham last time out. With no prior runs over distances greater than 3.5 miles, forecasting who he’ll handly an extra mile is tough. That said, you could do worse if you’re looking to back a set of outsiders each-way.
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38 Last Time D’Albain
Form: 33-009 Trainer: Liam P. Cusack Jockey: Robin Colgan Weight: 10-2
Last Time D’Albain has little going for him in the Grand National. He’s never won over a distance greater than 20 furlongs, has a clear preferenace for heavy turf and last won a race in October 2012. The only result which casts him in a favourable light is his 3rd place in the Topham Chase at Aintree in 2013. However, that race was much closer to his preferred distance, and his preferred weight.
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39 One In Milan
Form: F3P465 Trainer: Evan Williams Jockey: Adam Wedge Weight: 10-2
One In Milan is as much of an outsider as you’re likely to find in the Grand National. He seems most comfortable over 3 miles, and likes heavy turf. Neither of these factors will be present in the Grand National, and virtually the only thing that recommends him is that he managed a 4th placed finish in the 2013 Welsh National. However, that was on the heavy ground he favours, and with good to soft ground on offer at Aintree, we don’t see him making an impact.
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40 Swing Bill
Form: 406-50 Trainer: David Pipe Jockey: Conor O’Farrell Weight: 10-1
Swing Bill is an interesting contender and late entry to the 2014 Grand National final field. He finished 6th in the race in 2013 after starting at 80/1, and carried 10-8 on that occasion. He’ll be carrying 10-1 on Saturday, which means there’s room for improvement. His biggest issue is his age – at 13 he’s well past his best and while experience counts he’s probably too long in the tooth to win this. With a strong race he’s in with a chance of a top five finish, but won’t deliver an upset.
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05 April 2014 - Aintree - 16:15
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