All the latest news ahead of the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National

The order of elimination for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 6, was decided this morning (Tuesday, April 2) following the publication of the new British Horseracing Authority’s handicap ratings. A maximum of 40 runners can take part in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday.   Poker De Sivola, trained by Ferdy Murphy in Yorkshire, moves into the last automatic position of 40, jumping ahead of Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Major Malarkey. They are both currently weighted on 9st 13lb in the…

Commander heads 49 left in John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree

The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander heads the weights for the John Smith’s Grand National following today’s five-day confirmation stage at which 49 horses were left in ahead of the 166th running of the world’s most famous chase on Saturday.   A total of eight horses were taken out of the Aintree marathon and, as expected, the trio of Prince De Beauchene, Wyck Hill and Beshabar have been scratched along with Bob Lingo, TofinoBay, Lion De Bearnai, Bostons Angel and Magnanimity, a runner…

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