Bonus Blog – Grand National

So as tomorrow is the UK’s grand national the crew have drawn names out of the hat (a cowboy hat for effect). Due to a lack of money on Elinca the winnings will be a special pudding, space in the freezer for your water bottle and a tot of rum. Toilet cleaning penalties for if your horse is shot or throws its rider.

Here are the horse that have been drawn and their odds! If noone wins, the whole crew will need a suitable forfeit…suggestions welcome!

Teaforthree: (Alice) 8-1: Finished an excellent third in last year’s Grand National

Monbeg dude: (Jon) 12-1: Winner of the Welsh National last season and has improved his jumping since then

Tidal Bay: (Andy) 14-1: Despite being a teenager, Tidal Bay is still performing at a very high level and is one of the the major players here

Burton Port: (Sarah) 18-1:Has been well supported and hails from a stable who know how to win this race

Prince de Beauchene: (Emma) 20-1: Has been well fancied for the last two Grand Nationals but injury has intervened

Pineau de re: (Cliggy) 22-1: Showed his wellbeing when finishing third at the recent Cheltenham Festival

Big Shu: (Rachel) 25-1: This top cross country horse could be suited to a race like the Grand National

Chance du Roy: (Sari) 33-1: Won over these fences in December when taking the Becher Chase.

Lion Na Bearnai: (Raffe) 33-1: Previous Irish National winner and contenders from that race have a good record here

Mr Moonshine: (Nick) 33-1: Same connections as last year’s winner

Shakalakaboomboom: (Andy) 33-1: Up there for a long way when finishing 9th in this race the year before last.

Rainbow hunter: (James) 33-1: Progressive handicapper from a former Grand National winning stable. Interesting outsider.

Colbert Station: (Alice) 40-1: Fell in last years race, will hope for better luck in 2014.

Hawkes Point:
(Raffe) 40-1: Runner up to Mountainous in this year’s Welsh National

Mountainous: (Nick) 40-1: Won the Welsh National earlier this year

Quito de la roque: (Sarah) 40-1: Has won at the highest level and should appreciate this greater test of stamina

Across the bay: (Sari) 50-1: Went well for a long way in last years race.

Battle group: (Bob) 50-1: Can be tempremental but very talented if he decides to play ball

Raz de Maree: (Clare) 50-1: Trainer has gone close in this race before

Rose of the moon: (Emma) 50-1: Very interesting outsider. Looks to have been crying out for a return to a test of stamina

Vesper bell: (Clare) 50-1: Definitely capable of winning a big race but needs to brush up his jumping

Vintage star: (Bob) 50-1: Consistent young chaser; could still be improving

Buckers Bridge: (Rachel) 66-1: Hasn’t quite fulfilled his early promise but could improve now that he’s stepped up in distance

Our father: (Jon) 66-1: Lightly raced gelding who can go well fresh

Wayward Prince: (Lynda) 66-1: Inconsistent but retains plenty of ability and often runs well when unexpected

One in Milan: (Lynda) 80-1: Has plenty of stamina but might need soft ground to show his best

Twirling magnet: (Cliggy) 80-1: Will love the ground

Golan way: (James) 100-1: Won very easily on latest start


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1 Response to Bonus Blog – Grand National

  1. Jim Boyce says:

    Looks like Cliggy gets first prize in the sweepstake, Pineau De Re finished first at 25-1

    James’s horse Golan Way is still running

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