Ballycasey (11st 12lb) and Alelchi Inois (11st 9lb) head the weights for the £120,000 G3 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (4.05pm) on Ladies’ Day, Friday 7th April, at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National. They are trained by Ireland’s champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins, who saddled Its Time For A Win to victory in the 2 mile, five furlong handicap chase over the Grand National fences in 2002. The seven Mullins’ contenders in the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase also feature valuable Leopardstown handicap chase runner-up The Crafty Butcher (10st 4lb) and G2 JT McNamara National Hunt Chase third Haymount (10st 13lb). Both Alelchi Inois and The Crafty...Read More
Author: Sarah Elsley
Grand National 2017: “All systems go” for The Young Master ahead of the Randox Health Grand National
The Young Master (Neil Mulholland) is all set for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National, staged at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 8th April, 2017. The Randox Health Grand National, which has 78 entries going forward, is run over 4 miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences. The maximum permitted field is 40. The Young Master enjoyed the finest moment of his career so far when the short-head winner of the valuable G3 bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown Park in April, 2016. The eight-year-old was last seen out when a staying-on sixth, beaten 21 lengths, in the G3 Ultima...Read More
DECLARED RUNNERS: THE GRAND NATIONAL AT AINTREE RACECOURSE IS A GRADE THREE HANDICAP CHASE, WITH A £1,000,000 TOTAL PRIZE FUND. The race will start at 5.15pm on Saturday 8th April, 2017. It is four miles, two and a half furlongs (4m 2f 74yds) long. This table will be regularly updated. Number Horse Age Weight Trainer Jockey 1 Vieux Lion Rouge 8 10-11 D. Pipe T. Scudamore 2 Definitely Red 8 10-11 B. Ellison D. Cook 3 One for Arthur 8 10-10 L. Russell D. Fox 4 Cause of Causes 9 10-12 G. Elliott 5 The Last Samuri 9 11-09 K....Read More
Grand National Running Order: The majority of the following races are being televised on ITV throughout the day. Grand Opening Day – 6th April 2017 1.40pm • The Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1) • 2m 4f • £100,000 2.20pm • The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) • 2m 1f • 1£100,000 2.50pm • The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase (Grade 1) • 3m 1f • £150,000 3.25pm • The Betway Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) • 2m 4f • £200,000 4.05pm • The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase (Class 2) • 2m 5f • £40,000 4.40pm •...Read More
Aintree Grand National Guide 2017 Aintree Grand National Guide 2017: It’s one of the greatest steeplechases in the world and this year’s Randox Health Grand National is run at Aintree on Saturday 8th April: it’s a spectacle that never fails to get hearts racing as fast as the horses’. This guide is being regularly updated, so keep checking back for more Grand updates! What’s On Grand National 2017: Running Order Grand National Top 40 Runners Top News “All systems go” for The Young Master ahead of the Randox Health Grand National Mullins duo head weights for Randox Health Topham Chase...Read More
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