2014 Grand National guide to all the runners

GrandNational

Name Age My Rating / odds
Tidal Bay 13 At 13 years old would be a popular winner. Top weight for a reason and dont give up early on this one as often swoops late.

****
14/1

Long Run 9 Former Gold Cup winner. Jockey has good record around Aintree. Will either love or loathe this challenge. Not for me.

***
12/1

Hunt Ball 9 Checkered history including ill fated time in the States but very capable if somewhat quirky

***
50/1

Roi Du Mee 9 First or second in 18 of his 36 races and won over £250,000 but last two runs dont bode well.

Non runner

Triolo D’Alene 7 Henessey winner. Slightly disappointing in Gold Cup when had breathing problems. Only 7 so still improving

****
20/1

Rocky Creek 8 Trainer very sweet on this one having trained winner in 2012. Second in the Hennessey and one for the short list.

****
16/1

Quito De La Roque 10 Was highly regarded a couple of years ago. No worthwhile recent form to suggest he’ll win this.

**
40/1

Colbert Station 10 Unseated AP McCoy when fancied last year. Chance may have gone.

**
33/1

Walkon 9 Trainer coming into form at just right time and has touch of class but would like to have shown more last time. 2nd over these fences twelve months ago in the Topham but this is 12 furlongs longer.

***
50/1

Balthazar King 10 Ran very well for a long way last time before fading. In good form winning at Cheltenham Festival but hard to see improving on last year.

***
20/1

Wayward Prince 10 Talented but not consistent. Might be the type to take to this but 2nd at Wetherby is best this season.

***
66/1

 

Mr Moonshine 10 Faded last year but in better form this season and trained by Sue Smith who won with Auroras Encore last year.

***
50/1

 

TeaForThree 10 Looked the winner last year coming to the last before finishing 3rd. Could be placed again but there may be others who have improved more.

***
8/1

 

Across The Bay 10 Led for along way last year. May repeat but stamina will probaly run out again,

**
40/1

 

Double Seven 8 Won 5 in a row in Ireland before having a break until a pipe opener at Leopardstown recently. Interesting.

*****
14/1

 

Battle Group 9 Very quirky. Could refuse at first or run a blinder. On balance I would avoid.

**
50/1

 

Buckers Bridge 8 Unproven at this sort of distance.

**
66/1

 

Lion Na Bearnai 12 Irish National winner in 2012 but pulled up in Scottish equivalent in 2013 and probably not as good as he was though won beating 4 rivals in February.

***
33/1

 

Prince De Beauchene 11 Could this be 3rd time lucky having being fancied in previous years?

***
20/1

 

Monbeg Dude 9 Rugby and royal connections will make this a very popular winner. Big chance. Trained by Michael Scudamore whose grand father rode the winner Oxo in 1955. Theres always a story about the winner!

****
12/1

Big Shu 9 Ran well at Cheltenham and probably one of Irelands best chances

***
25/1

Burton Point 10 Has some top class form but not recently

**
20/1

Our Father 8 Only raced 12 times and is obviously not easy. Has ability but comes with risks.

***
40/1

Mountainous 9 Welsh National winner in December in heavy ground. Place prospects.

***
40/1

The Rainbow Hunter 10 Departed at 8th last year. Not without a chance at decent odds.

**
33/1

Vintage Star 8 Trained by Sue Smith and has a good chance on best form and is probably approaching peak. However prone to jumping errors which is a worry round here.

***
40/1

Chance Du Roy 10 Has form over these fences but not over this sort of distance and is a hard ride and had a tough rave at Cheltenham.

**
33/1

Hawkes Point 9 Ran well when second in Welsh National and should be at his prime if ground is soft.

***
33/1

Kruzhlinin 7 Has form to go close and trained by Ginger “Red Rum” McCain’s son Donald. Only 7 so could improve.

***
66/1

Pineau De Re 11 Been in good form and eye catching fast finishing 3rd at Cheltenham last time

***
20/1

Golan Way 10 Won at Warwick earlier this month in only second run in 15 months. Has refused in the past. Will this be his kind of race?

**
66/1

Twirling Magnet 8 Won at Cheltenham earlier this season. This is much tougher.

**
50/1

Vesper Bell 8 Fell at the first over these fences in December but if that was a blip then other form gives him every chance.

****
50/1

The Package 11 Unseated rider here back in 2010. Difficult to train but finished 3rd after absence of 12 months at Cheltenham recently.

***
20/1

Raz De Maree 9 3rd of 5 last time. Hard to fancy

**
66/1

Rose of The Moon 9 Won at Wetherby in January but this is a big ask.

**
50/1

Shakalakaboomboom 10 Ninth when joint favoutite in two years ago. Others preferred now.

**
25/1

Alvarado 9 Won grade one race at Cheltenham in Novemebr but risen 10Ibs since.

**

40/1

Last Time D’Albain 10 3rd in Topham here last April. Shown little since

**
50/1

Lost Glory 9 Shown nothing this season

Non runner

50/1

One In A Milan 9 Nothing to recommend him other than trained by National specialist Ewan Williams when it comes to getting horses placed.

**

Goonyella 7 8th in Welsh National. Still only 7 but others preferred.

**

Goulanes 8 Non Runner

**

Swing Bill 13 Ran well for a long way last year before fading but at 13 wont be getting any better.

**
66/1

Soll 9 Often touted as a National sort. Form this season doesnt inspire confidence

Non runner

Minella For Value 8 Not run since October and doesnt look good enough

non runner

Night In Milan 8 One a decent race at Doncaster last time and looks sure to make a bold show

non runner

Tranquil Sea 12 6th in the Topham in 2013 and will probably get round.

**

Alfie Sherrin 11 3rd in Irish National in 2012 but patch form since. Place prospects if on a going day.

Non runner

 

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