Entries unveiled for Aintree’s Randox Health Topham Chase and Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase

   Entries are revealed today for the two races over the Grand National fences on the first two days of the Randox Health Grand National Festival – the £40,000 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (Grand Opening Day, Thursday, April 6) and the £120,000 Grade Three Randox Health Topham Chase (Ladies Day, Friday, April 7).   Both contests take place over two miles and five furlongs, with 17 fences on the Grand National course scheduled to be jumped.   There are 61 entries for the Randox Health…

Randox Health Grand National latest – all the news and quotes from the Northern Media Lunch at Aintree

      Randox Health Grand National latest – all the news and quotes from the Northern Media Lunch at Aintree The 2017 Randox Health Grand National moves a step closer with the news today that 79 horses go forward for the world’s most famous race which is worth £1 million when staged at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 8 at Aintree. The David Pipe-trained Vieux Lion Rouge, one of the market leaders ever since the weights were unveiled on February 14, is the 10/1 favourite with Betway,…

O’Brien hoping his Candidate is Perfect for Randox Health Grand National

Gloucestershire-based trainer Fergal O’Brien has an excellent record in the Randox Health Grand National, having saddled Alvarado to finish fourth in the world’s greatest chase in both 2014 and 2015. Alvarado (9st 9lb) is entered once again this year in the £1-million Aintree spectacular on Saturday, April 8, but is unlikely to make the final field of 40 as he currently lies 87th in the handicap. However, O’Brien has a contender in the shape of Perfect Candidate (11st 4lb), a six-time winner over fences. The 10-year-old recorded…

National options for Regal Encore

Talented chaser Regal Encore is under consideration for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 8. Run over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences, the famous handicap chase is the highlight of the three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival, which gets underway on Thursday, April 6. Regal Encore (Anthony Honeyball) was just touched off by fellow Aintree contender Pleasant Company (Willie Mullins IRE) in a valuable handicap chase at the Punchestown Festival in April. Although the nine-year-old was pulled up in…

95 horses go forward for 2017 Randox Health Grand National

A total of 95 horses go forward for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National following the first scratchings’ deadline, details of which are revealed today. Staged at Aintree on Saturday, April 8, the famous handicap chase offers total prize money of £1 million and is by far the richest Jump race globally staged outside of Japan. It is run over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences. Heading the market at 10/1 with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand…

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