All the news from Grand National Thursday 2018

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE GRAND NATIONAL THURSDAY, APRIL 12   EARLY GOING NEWS ON GRAND NATIONAL THURSDAY   The going for the first day of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival, Grand National Thursday, April 12, remains:   Mildmay Course – Good to Soft, Soft in places Hurdle Course – Good to Soft, Soft Stands’ side Grand National Course – Soft   There was 1.5mm of rain overnight.   All rails are on the outer line, adding the following…

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…

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