GRAND NATIONAL, ARTICLE VII

THE IRISH CONNECTION

 

EITHER WE IN BRITAIN LIKE IT OR NOT, THE IRISH CONNECTIONS HAVE GOT IT RIGHT, THEY DELIVER AND THEY COME ON TOP WHEN IT COMES TO BIG MEETINGS. CHELTENHAM IS ONE SUCH VENUE, THE CLASSICS IS ANOTHER.

THE GRAND NATIONAL HAS ESCAPED THEM FOR SOME YEARS NOW BUT DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THAT. THE TWO TRAINERS WHO DOMINATE IRISH JUMP RACING ARE REPRESENTED BY A GOOD NUMBER OF HORSES WITH GREAT CHANCES OF WINNING.

ANIBALE FLYER - GREAT CHANCE IF HE STAYS. WE DOUBT THAT VERY MUCH!!

VALSEUR LIDO - NOT MUCH OF A CHANCE

TOTAL RECALL TRAINED BY W. MULLINS AND CURRENT FAVOURITE. HAS A GOOD CHANCE BUT WILL HE STAY?

ALFA DES OBEAUX -  WE DOUBT HE IS GOOD ENOUGH

CARLINGFORD LOUGH- NOT GOOD ENOUGH IN OUR BOOKS

TIGER ROLL - ELLIOT TRAINER, WON THE LONG DISTANCE CHELTENHAM COUNTRY RACE AND HE CAN WIN THIS ONE TOO IF HE STAYS. THE SAME ROUTE AS CAUSE OF CAUSES LAST YEAR, WHO FINISHED FOURTH IN THE GRAND NATIONAL

RATHVINGEN- W. MULLINS WON WELL A LOW LEVER LONG DISTANCE AND HE CAN BE A FORCE HERE TOO.

ACAPELLA BOURGOIS- W. MULLINS UNKNOWN QUANTITY BUT HE MIGHT BE THE DARK HORSE IN THE RACE

PLEASANT COMPANY- W.MULLINS HE WAS NOT DISGRACED FIRST TIME ROUND HERE. HAS A CHANCE

UCELLO CONTY -ELLIOT DOUBT HIS ABILITY AT THIS LEVEL

RAZ DE MAREE- HE NEEDS IT VERY HEAVY WHICH SEEMS UNLIKLEY,OTHERWISE NO CHANCE!

BAIE DES ILES- NEVER DISMISS AN IRISH HORSE. CHANCES

LORD WINDERMERE - FINISH LAST YEAR, HE KNOWS THE COURSE, WILL FINISH AGAIN BUT WHERE??

CAPTAIN REDBEARD - SEEMINGLY WITH NO CHANCE

BLESS THE WINGS- ELLIOT, NOT WITHOUT A CHANCE IN SPITE HIS LAST SHOW, WHEN HE WAS PULLED UP

IN SHORT THESE ARE THE HORSES THAT MIGHT RUN IN THE NATIONAL. WHICH ONES ARE THE LIKELY WINNERS DEPENDS AS ALWAYS ON THE ABILITY OF THE HORSE, THE TRAINER AND PAST FORM.

WE SUGGEST PICK THE ELLIOT AND MULLINS HORSES AND DECIDE WHICH IS THE BEST ONE!!

THE TEAM

 

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