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Grand National Day 2022 (Aintree)

When the accreditation man doesn’t like you or something like that? Who knows? I really hope you’ve all still enjoyed my blog and twitter content in what have been challenging circumstances these last few days.

Today’s Aintree fancies:

1.45 Aint- Dans Le Vent & Third Wind (e/w).

2.25 Aint- Nells Son & Colonel Mustard (e/w).

3.00 Aint- Edwardstone (win).

3.35 Aint- Flooring Porter (win).

4.15 Aint- Empire Steel & Sam Brown (e/w).

5.15 Aint- Burrows Saint, Commodore & Discorama (e/w).

6.20 Aint- Henri The Second (e/w).

 

Aintree Festival 2022 (Thurs)

Today’s Aintree fancies:

1.45 Aintree- please click this link

2.20 Aintree- please click this link

2.55 Aintree- please click this link

3.30 Aintree- please click this link

4.05 Aintree- please click this link

4.40 Aintree- please click this link

5.15 Aintree- please click this link

Grand National Weights 2022

Pic: Scott Heavey

Aintree / Saturday 9 April 2022  

5.15pm / Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Class 1) (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

4m 2f 74y / 7YO+ / £1,000,000

FOUR MILES ABOUT TWO AND A HALF FURLONGS (4m 2f 74yds)
(Over the Grand National Course)

Enter by noon, February 1st and pay £825 stake
Scratch by noon on March 1st or pay £825
Scratch by noon on March 22nd or pay £825
Confirm by noon on April 4th and pay £1275
Declare by 10.00 a.m. April 7th
Weights published on February 15th

HORSE                       AGE/WGT RATING OWNER                                              TRAINER

1 Conflated (IRE)        8-11-10             167       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

2 Galvin (IRE)             8-11-10             167       Ronnie Bartlett                                   Gordon Elliott IRE

3 Melon (GB)              10-11-06           163       Marie Donnelly                                   Willie Mullins IRE

4 Chris’s Dream (IRE) 10-11-05           162       Robcour                                              Henry de Bromhead IRE

5 Franco de Port (FR) 7-11-04           161       Bruton Street V                                  Willie Mullins IRE

6 Minella Times (IRE) 9-11-04            161       J P McManus                                      Henry de Bromhead IRE

7 Tiger Roll (IRE)        12-11-04           161       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

8 Chantry House (IRE) 8-11-03          160      J P McManus                                      Nicky Henderson

9 Delta Work (FR)     9-11-03            160      Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

10 Any Second Now (IRE) 10-11-02   159       J P McManus                                      Ted Walsh IRE

 

11 Easysland (FR)        8-11-02            159       J P McManus                                      Jonjo O’Neill

12 Run Wild Fred (IRE) 8-11-02          158       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

13 Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 9-11-00     157       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

14 Brahma Bull (IRE)  11-11 00            157       Susannah Ricci                                   Willie Mullins IRE

15 Lostintranslation (IRE) 10-11-00    157       Taylor & O’Dwyer                              Colin Tizzard

16 Assemble (GB)       8-10-13            156       Gigginstown House Stud                   Joseph O’Brien IRE

17 Burrows Saint (FR) 9-10-13           156       Susannah Ricci                                   Willie Mullins IRE

18 Mount Ida (IRE)     8-10-13            156       KTDA Racing                                      Gordon Elliott IRE

19 Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 8-10-12     155       Taylor, Burley & O’Dwyer                  Colin Tizzard

20 Longhouse Poet (IRE) 8-10-12     155       Sean & Bernardine Mulryan               Martin Brassil

 

21 Two For Gold (IRE) 9-10-11           154       May We Never Be Found Out Partnership 2 Kim Bailey

22 Eklat de Rire (FR) 8-10-10            153       Mr P Davies                                        Henry de Bromhead IRE

23 Santini (GB)           10-10-10          153       Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes         Polly Gundry

24 Chatham Street Lad (IRE) 10-10-09 152  Mr V Healy                                          Michael Winters IRE

25 Escaria Ten (FR)   8-10-09           152       McNeill Family                                    Gordon Elliott IRE

26 Farclas (FR)          8-10-09           152       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

27 Off You Go (IRE)   9-10-09           152       J P McManus                                      Charles Byrnes IRE

28 Ontheropes (IRE)  8-10-09           152       Cheveley Park Stud                           Willie Mullins IRE

29 Samcro (IRE)        10-10-09         152       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

30 Itchy Feet (FR)     8-10-08           151        Kate & Andrew Brooks                      Olly Murphy

 

31 Windsor Avenue (IRE) 10-10-08   151        Phil & Julie Martin                               Brian Ellison

32 Coko Beach (FR)  7-10-07           150      Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

33 Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 9-10-07   150      Simon Munir & Isaac Souede             Nigel Twiston-Davies

34 Lord du Mesnil (FR) 9-10-07        150      Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith            Richard Hobson

35 Caribean Boy (FR) 8-10-06          149      Simon Munir & Isaac Souede             Nicky Henderson

36 Court Maid (IRE)   9-10-06           149      Rory Larkin                                         Tom Mullins IRE

37 De Rasher Counter (GB) 10-10-06 149    Makin’ Bacon Partnership                  Emma Lavelle

38 Sam Brown (GB)   10-10 06          149      T C Frost                                            Anthony Honeyball

39 Anibale Fly (FR)    12-10-05          148      J P McManus                                      Tony Martin IRE

40 Braeside (IRE)       8-10-05           148      KTDA Racing                                      Gordon Elliott IRE

 

41 Dingo Dollar (IRE)  10-10-05          148      M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Sandy Thomson

42 Discorama (FR)     9-10-05           148      Andrew Gemmell/Thomas Friel        Paul Nolan IRE

43 Enjoy d’Allen (FR) 8-10-05           148      Railway View Stud Partnership            Ciaran Murphy IRE

44 Highland Hunter (IRE) 9-10-05    148      Thomas Barr                                       Paul Nicholls

45 Kildisart (IRE)        10-10-05          148      Simon Munir & Isaac Souede             Ben Pauling

46 Top Ville Ben (IRE) 10-10-05        148      Harbour Rose Partnership                 Philip Kirby

47 Class Conti (FR)    10-10-04         147       Simon Munir/Isaac Souede               Willie Mullins IRE

48 Cloth Cap (IRE)    10-10-04         147       Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings  Jonjo O’Neill

49 El Presente (GB)   9-10-04           147       Davies Pilkington Yarborough Brooke Kim Bailey

50 Freewheelin Dylan (IRE) 10-10-04 147     Sheila Mangan                                    Dermot McLoughlin IRE

 

51 Jett (IRE)                11-10-04           147       Robert Waley-Cohen                         Robert Waley-Cohen

52 Mighty Thunder (GB) 9-10-04      147       Allson Sparkle Ltd                              Lucinda Russell

53 Noble Yeats (IRE) 7-10-04           147       Robert Waley-Cohen                         Emmet Mullins IRE

54 Agusta Gold (IRE) 9-10-03           146      Dr S P Fitzgerald                                Willie Mullins IRE

55 Cloudy Glen (IRE) 9-10-03           146      Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings            Venetia Williams

56 Phoenix Way (IRE) 9-10 03          146      J P McManus                                      Harry Fry

57 Snow Leopardess (GB) 10-10-03 146      Andrew Fox-Pitt                                Charlie Longsdon

58 Blaklion (GB)         13-10-02          145       Darren & Annaley Yates                    Dan Skelton

59 Deise Aba (IRE)     9-10-02           145       Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings  Philip Hobbs

60 Kalooki (GER)       8-10 02           145       Andrew Cohen                                   Philip Hobbs

 

61 Milan Native (IRE)  9-10-02           145       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

62 Poker Party (FR)   10-10-02          145       Robcour                                              Henry de Bromhead

63 Death Duty (IRE)  11-10-01            144      Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

64 Domaine de L’Isle (FR) 9-10-01    144      12 Oaks Racing and Ian Hutchins      Sean Curran

65 Go Another One (IRE) 10-10-       144      Caroline Ahearn                                 John McConnell IRE

66 The Big Dog (IRE) 9-10-01            144      Damien Kelly/Colin Kelly                   Peter Fahey IRE

67 Eclair Surf (FR)     8-10-00           143       Dominic Burke & Tim Syder              Emma Lavelle

68 Fortescue (GB)     8-10-00           143       T F F Nixon                                         Henry Daly

69 Commodore (FR) 10-9 -13           142       Mrs C Watson & Mrs S Graham            Venetia Williams

70 Romain de Senam (FR) 10-9 13    142       Judith Wilson                                      David Pipe

 

71 School Boy Hours (IRE) 9-9-13     142       J P McManus                                      Noel Meade IRE

72 Back On The Lash (GB) 8-9-12     141       M Boothright                                      Martin Keighley

73 Elegant Escape (IRE) 10-9-11        140      John Romans                                      Colin Tizzard

74 Full Back (FR)       7-9-11               140      Ashley Head                                       Gary Moore

75 Mister Fogpatches (IRE) 8-9-11    140      J B Fahy                                              Pat Fahy IRE

76 Roi Mage (FR)       10-9-11             140      Douglas Pryde                                    Patrick Griffin IRE

77 Scoir Mear (IRE)    12-9-11             140      J P McManus                                      Tom Mullins IR3

78 Smoking Gun (IRE) 9-9-11             140      Barnard, Courtney, Madden, Gin & GGee’s Gordon Elliott IRE

79 Uisce Beatha (IRE) 9-9-11             140      The Has Been’s                                   Sophie Leech

80 Kauto Riko (FR)    11-9-10             139       Mr and Mrs J. Dale and Partners       Tom Gretton

 

81 Mac Tottie (GB)     9-9-10             139       Steve & Jackie Fleetham                   Peter Bowen

82 Discordantly (IRE) 8-9-09            138       The Odd Fellows Partnership            Jessica Harrington IRE

83 Hill Sixteen (GB)    9-9-09            138       J Fyffe & S Townshend                      Sandy Thomson

84 Kapcorse (FR)      9-9-09            138       J P McManus                                      Paul Nicholls

85 Plan of Attack (IRE) 9-9-09         138       A Halsall                                              Henry de Bromhead IRE

86 Potters Corner (IRE) 12-9-09       138       All Stars Sports, Davies & Racehorse Club Christian Williams

87 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 8-9-09      138       William & Angela Rucker                   Evan Williams

88 Defi Bleu (FR)       9-9-08            137       Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

89 Definite Plan (IRE) 10-9-08           137       James Reilly                                        Gordon Elliott IRE

90 Mister Whitaker (IRE) 10-9-08    137       Tim Leslie                                            Donald McCain

 

91 Mortal (IRE)           10-9-08           137       Mr A. Dunlop                                      Gordon Elliott IRE

92 Robin des Foret (IRE) 12-9-08     137       The 119 Partnership                            John McConnell IRE

93 Achille (FR)           12-9-06           135       Vida Bingham                                     Venetia Williams

94 Eurobot (GB)        8-9-06            135       Gigginstown House Stud                   Noel Meade IRE

95 Larry (GB)             9-9-06            135       Galloping On The South Downs Partnership     Gary Moore

96 Pink Eyed Pedro (GB) 11-9-06     135       David Brace                                        David Brace

97 The Two Amigos (GB) 10-9-05    134       Bradley Partnership                           Nicky Martin

98 The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 9-9-03   132       The Ginge Army                                 Nigel Twiston-Davies

99 Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 12-9-01   130      Gigginstown House Stud                   Gordon Elliott IRE

100 Didero Vallis (FR) 9-9-01            130      Normans, Ramsay, Tufnell & Bishop            Venetia Williams

 

101 Gwencily Berbas (FR) 11-9-01      130      Aidan Ryan                                         David Pipe

102 Jerrysback (IRE)  10-9-01            130      J P McManus                                      Philip Hobbs

103 Stones And Roses (IRE) 8-9-01  130      P Reilly/C Reilly                                  Willie Mullins IRE

104 Via Dolorosa (FR)10-8-10           125       Judith Wilson                                      David Pipe

Ayr (Tues)

You would have thought that after a two year hiatus (2020 – no race, 2021 – behind closed doors), today’s big Grand National weights reveal in Liverpool would have been heralded with a fanfare, but far from it, it’s arrived on a whimper. This saddens me.

This season we’ve hardly heard a peep about the National weights and their predicted outcome. We haven’t even had the traditional Tiger Roll pantomime – aka The O’Leary’s versus The Handicapper, and old Tiger has an entry so why the lack of buzz stories around him? 

After decades of personally supporting my favourite race in the world, it’s disappointing that at this particular juncture, there doesn’t yet appear to be the usual humph and energy behind April’s race. I’m excited, but others are less so. Whether this is down to sponsor embarrassment, Cheltenham lethargy or something else, I really don’t know but I sincerely hope today’s weights lunch venue – the “Titanic Hotel”, isn’t an omen for the future. 

Nowadays it appears that when ITV Racing aren’t leading the narrative, everything else goes a little subdued on the reporting front. I’m pretty sure the channel will pick up the mantle again after Cheltenham and inject some life back into the Aintree build-up.

On a more upbeat note, I will, as per usual, be penning and filing my own Grand National weights reaction to one or two outlets this afternoon including this one “CLICK HERE”

Today’s Ayr fancies:

1.20 Ayr- Gine Sacre & Your Place (e/w).

1.55 Ayr- Geordies Dream (e/w).

2.30 Ayr- Caboy (e/w).

3.05 Ayr- Ardera Cross (e/w).

3.40 Ayr- Green Vault (win).

4.15 Ayr- Destiny Is All (win).

4.50 Ayr- Tika Too & It’s A Midnight (e/w).

 

Becher Chase Day 2021 (Aintree)

2012 Hello Bud

Today’s Aintree fancies:

11.15 Aint- Richmond Lake (win).

11.45 Aint- Return Fire & Dynali (e/w).

12.20 Aint- Elimay (win).

12.55 Aint- Clan Legend & Five Star Getaway (e/w).

1.30 Aint- Addosh (e/w).

2.05 Aint- Wishing And Hoping (e/w).

2.40 Aint- Achille & Didero Vallis (e/w).

3.15 Aint- Aurora Thunder & Kateson (e/w).

Aintree (Grand Sefton Day 2021)

Pic: Scott Heavey

Today’s Aintree fancies:

12.33 Aint- Tigerbythetail (e/w).

1.08 Aint- Deise Aba & Aquila Sky (e/w).

1.40 Aint- Onchan (e/w).

2.15 Aint- Click here.

2.50 Aint- Sao (e/w).

3.20 Aint- Click here.

3.55 Aint- Idem (e/w).

 

 

Old Roan Chase Meeting 2021 (Aintree)

Today’s Aintree selections:

1.50 Aint- The Grand Visir (win).

2.25 Aint- Captain Chaos (e/w).

3.00 Aint- Nuts Well (win).

3.35 Aint- Picanha & Douglas Calling (e/w).

4.10 Aint- Boreham Bill (e/w).

4.45 Aint- Follow The Bear (e/w).

5.20 Aint- Switch Partner & Good Luck Charm (e/w).

 

Aintree (Friday)

Today’s Aintree fancies:

5.45 Aint- Cousin Oscar (win).

6.15 Aint- Koi Dodville (win).

6.50 Aint- Empire De Maulde (e/w).

7.25 Aint- Cotton End (e/w).

7.55 Aint- Duke Of Navan (win).

8.30 Aint- Catchmeifyoucan (win).

9.00 Aint- Presentandcounting (win).

National 2021 (Aintree)

Today’s Aintree fancies:

1.45 Aint- Come On Teddy & Whirling Dervish (e/w).

2.25 Aint- Dreal Deal (e/w).

3.00 Aint- Shishkin (win)

3.35 Aint- Roksana (e/w).

4.15 Aint- Cloudy Glen & Fagan (e/w).

5.15 Aint- Discorama, Burrows Saint & Takingrisks (e/w).

6.20 Aint- Mot A Mot & Stage Star (e/w).

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Aintree Festival 2021 (Thurs)

Pic: Geoff Davies

All the selections and the reasons behind them are on the link above but for those that are short on time…

Today’s Aintree fancies:

1.45 Aint- The Shunter (win).

2.20 Aint- Fiveandtwenty (e/w).

2.50 Aint- Waiting Patiently (win).

3.25 Aint- Jason The Militant & Millers Bank (e/w).

4.05 Aint- Billaway (win) & small e/w Ucello Conti.

4.40 Aint- Ain’t My Fault & Moon Over Germany (e/w).

5.15 Aint- Eileendover (win).