Grand National: Handicapper has his say on weights
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Grand National: Handicapper has his say on weights

British Horseracing Authority handicapper Martin Greenwood is looking forward to what he described as arguably the “highest-quality” Grand National in years after making Tiger Roll and stablemate Delta Work joint top-weights on 11st 10lb for the Aintree spectacular. The Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll has claimed the world-famous race in each of the past two seasons and… […]

Grand National: Trainers react to the weights
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Grand National: Trainers react to the weights

Trainer Gordon Elliott – Tiger Roll (11st 10lb), Delta Work (11st 10lb), Alpha Des Obeaux (10st 13lb), The Storyteller (10st 12lb), Jury Duty (10st 8lb), Champagne Classic (10st 6lb), Shattered Love (10st 6lb), Death Duty (10st 5lb), Dounikos (10st 5lb), Dallas Des Pictons (10st 1lb) Borice (10st), Moonbeg Notorious ( 9st 11lb), Ravenhill (9st 10lb), Roaring Bill (9st 10lb), Noble… […]

Grand National: Tiger Roll must saddle top weight
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Grand National: Tiger Roll must saddle top weight

Tiger Roll must shoulder a joint-top weight of 11st 10lb if he is to record a record-equalling third victory in the   Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on 4 April.  The mighty Red Rum is the only horse to have previously achieved three wins in the world’s most famous steeplechase, but his record came in non-consecutive… […]

Cheltenham Racing Irish Grand National preview: The expert view on the big race in Fairyhouse
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Cheltenham Racing Irish Grand National preview: The expert view on the big race in Fairyhouse

Racegoers, from left, Jamie Phipps, Barry Burroughs, Martin Fitzgerald and Ian Yates, from London, England, at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse in Ratoath, Co. Meath. Photo by Matt Browne/SportsfileSnow Falcon trainer Noel Meade. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile There’s plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two… […]