Blaklion heads 90 remaining entries for the Randox Health Grand National with Coltherd keen on Captain Redbeard

Ante-post joint-favourite Blaklion headlines 90 entries going forward for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 – the 171st running – following yesterday’s first scratchings’ deadline. Staged over four and a quarter miles and 30 fences, the Randox Health Grand National is the world’s richest and greatest chase – the culmination of Aintree’s famous three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival. Last year’s fourth Blaklion (11st 6lb), one of five entries going forward for dual Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, looked as good…

Clear Skies heads 10 runners for Betway Winter Derby

Irish challenger Clear Skies faces nine rivals as she bids to become the first filly or mare to win the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park this Saturday, February 24. The 10-furlong Polytrack contest is one of the highlights of the All-Weather Championships and a Fast-Track Qualifier for the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic over the same course and distance on All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30. Carrying the familiar colours of J P McManus, Clear Skies (Ryan Moore) has won five of her…

Henderson and Skelton keen for Randox Health Grand National glory at Aintree

  Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson wants to land an elusive first £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. Britain’s four-time champion Jump trainer has yet to win the four and a quarter-mile contest, having filled the runner-up position with Zongalero (1979) and The Tsarevich (1987). Henderson has three entries in this year’s renewal headed by Gold Present (11st), a 20/1 chance with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. The eight-year-old has landed competitive handicaps at Newbury and Ascot…

Blaklion heads 105 entries for the Randox Health Grand National

      Ante-post favourite Blaklion headlines 105 excellent entries for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 – the 171st running – details of which are revealed today. Staged over four and a quarter miles and 30 fences, the Randox Health Grand National is the world’s richest and greatest chase – the highlight of Aintree’s famous three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival. Last year’s fourth Blaklion, one of six entries for dual Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, looked as good as ever…

Seeyouatmidnight aiming to become third Scottish-trained winner of £1-mllion Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 14

The 2018 Randox Health Grand National, worth £1-million and staged over four and quarter miles at Aintree on Saturday, April 14, closes for entries at noon on Tuesday, January 30. One For Arthur emulated Rubstic (1979) to become only the second Scottish-trained winner of the world’s greatest chase in 2017 and Berwickshire handler Sandy Thomson is aiming to repeat the feat this year with stable star Seeyouatmidnight, who is owned by his wife Quona. Seeyouatmidnight enjoyed an excellent 2016 over fences, taking the scalps of current…

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