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…

Saint Are set for another Randox Health Grand National challenge

Saint Are (Tom George), who finished a fine second to Many Clouds in the 2015 Randox Health Grand National, is all set for his fourth challenge at the world’s greatest chase, which takes place at Aintree on Saturday, April 8.   Run over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences, the famous handicap chase offers total prize money of £1 million and is by far the richest Jump race staged outside of Japan.   11-year-old Saint Are ran his best race of the…

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