John Smith’s Grand National favourite Junior is likely to have his first run of the season at Newbury on Friday as he builds up to the greatest race of them all.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2012
West End Rocker was promoted to 14-1 favourite for the Grand National after demonstrating stamina in abundance when winning the Betfred Becher Chase at a rain-sodden Aintree.
Sat, 03 Dec, 2011
Ballabriggs was an emotional winner of the John Smith's Grand National for Donald McCain, son of Aintree legend Ginger McCain, the trainer of Red Rum.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2011
I HAVE had it in my head for a long time that The Midnight Club could be an ideal Grand National candidate and am obviously very much looking forward to riding him at Aintree this afternoon.
DERMOT WELD is to have his first Grand National runner for 16 years after confirming Majestic Concorde a definite starter in the John Smith’s-sponsored showpiece at Aintree on Saturday.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2011
RUBY Walsh insists the decision to ride The Midnight Club in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday week is not one he has taken lightly.
Wed, 30 Mar, 2011
Ruby Walsh has been confirmed as the rider of ante-post favourite The Midnight Club in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 9.
Sun, 27 Mar, 2011
LAST YEAR’S winner Don’t Push It heads 74 remaining entries for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 9.
Wed, 23 Mar, 2011
THERE was no fairytale return for me at Newbury yesterday when Don’t Turn Bach finished well behind in a handicap hurdle.
Sat, 05 Mar, 2011
Ruby Walsh will return to the saddle at Newbury on Friday.
Tue, 01 Mar, 2011
PAUL NICHOLLS has warned Denman’s opponents that the former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner is “full of enthusiasm” ahead of his bid for a record third victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
Tue, 23 Nov, 2010
Dual winner Denman heads 20 horses standing their ground in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday at the five-day stage.
Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
SAM Thomas will be reunited with Denman in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday week.
Sat, 20 Nov, 2010
Sam Thomas will be reunited with Denman in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday week.
Fri, 19 Nov, 2010
TONY MARTIN fears conditions at Fairyhouse may end up being too testing for Saddlers Storm in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National on Monday.
Sat, 03 Apr, 2010
Siegemaster heads a final field of 30 for the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2010
A New Story, the horse who broke the Enda Bolger stranglehold on the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, will be aimed at the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
Mon, 22 Mar, 2010
PAUL NICHOLLS has warned Denman should not be written off for the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup despite his lacklustre display in the Aon Chase earlier this month.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2010
Paul Nicholls has warned Denman should not be written off for the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup despite his lacklustre display in the Aon Chase earlier this month.
Wed, 24 Feb, 2010
HARRY Findlay is backing his own Big Fella Thanks rather than the gambled-on Tricky Trickster to provide champion trainer Paul Nicholls with a first win in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 10.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere head the weights on 11st 10lb for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 10.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2010
DENMAN was universally eased by the bookmakers for the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup after unshipping champion jockey Tony McCoy in the Aon Chase at Newbury on Saturday.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2010
Tony McCoy’s new association with Denman came to a premature end as the pair parted company at the third-last fence in the Aon Chase at Newbury.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2010
PAUL Nicholls believes today’s Aon Chase will leave Denman spot-on for his bid to regain the Gold Cup crown at Cheltenham next month.
THIS is my last column of the season and I have to put on record how much I have enjoyed working for the Examiner.
Sat, 02 May, 2009
THE Whitewater Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon looks one of the hardest races of the week to solve, but undaunted let’s nap Sesenta.
Rare Bob is set to bid for glory in the top three-mile chases next season following his victory in the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
Niche Market was handed a 33-1 quote from William Hill for next year’s Aintree Grand National after springing a surprise for Bob Buckler in the Powers Whiskey-sponsored Irish version at Fairyhouse.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2009
At Fairyhouse, Niche Market took The Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at 33/1.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2009
Notre Pere has been declared for Monday’s Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National, despite Jim Dreaper admitting to concerns about the ground being faster than ideal.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2009
WICHITA Lineman is on course to attempt to follow up his dramatic Cheltenham Festival victory in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National.
Thu, 09 Apr, 2009
Wichita Lineman is on course to attempt to follow up his dramatic Cheltenham Festival victory in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2009
Can’t Buy Time leads the charge for Jonjo O’Neill in the National Hunt Chase - a race the trainer has plundered four times in the last seven years.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2009
DENMAN will face six rivals at Kempton today including King George VI runner-up Albertas Run, whose connections are hoping the ground is not too testing.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2009
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