Category Archives: Grand National 2008

Cheltenham and the Grand National 2008: Part Two

This is the second part of our look at runners in the 2008 Grand National and how they performed at the Cheltenham Festival: Over The Creek I’ve seen Over The Creek touted in a few places (including on this site) … Continue reading

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Latest Grand National Entries: 115 Still Engaged

The latest set of entries for the Aintree Grand National was relaeased today with a total of ten horses being withdrawn. They are: Celestial Gold, Monkerhostin, Rule Supreme, Joe Lively, Parsons Legacy, Boychuk, Kilbeggan Blade, Bob Bob Bobbin, Captain Corelli … Continue reading

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Cheltenham 2008 and The Grand National: Part One

A number of Grand National candidates ran last week at the Cheltenham Festival but did any of them enhance their Aintree chances with good performances? Ran at the Festival and The National – Cross them off? Only one Festival winner … Continue reading

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Are Cheltenham Cross Country races good preparation for the Grand National?

Silver Birch – The start of a trend? The victory of Silver Birch in last year’s Grand National inevitably makes form students go back through his form for ‘clues’ to see if the 2008 winner might take the same sort of … Continue reading

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Cloudy Lane now clear favourite for Grand National

Favourite Picture Not So Cloudy Cloudy Lane is as short 6/1 to win the Aintree Grand National following his third consecutive win of the season, this time in the highly valuable Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster. Donald McCain’s young chaser had … Continue reading

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Who’s the Daddy? The sires that produce Grand National winners

Breeding experts will tell you that the stamina comes from the sire. So surely, in a race where the most stamina is required, we should be able to learn something by looking at the sires of past national winners. Are … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Rule Out French Breds

Its been mentioned on several threads on this blog already that you should simply put a line through all French breds running in the Grand National. Why? Well the argument is that one hasn’t won since 1909. But I would … Continue reading

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Weights Looks Set To Rise As Beef Diverts To Fairyhouse

No Beef? Beef Or Salmon looks set to have his target changed from the Grand National to the Irish alternative at Fairyhouse after connections were disappointed at being allocated the welter burden of 11st 12lb. Michael Hourigan’s 12 year old would have … Continue reading

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How important is current form for the Grand National?

Last Saturday saw a large number of Grand National entrants having one of their last runs before the big race in April. Tear up your Ante-Post tickets? However, anyone holding an ante -post voucher for most of the horses sighted … Continue reading

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How To Narrow Down The GN Field

Thanks to all of you who have contributed to the GN Weights thread and suggested ideas as to how we can cut the runners down. Now that there are a few of us on the site I thought it would … Continue reading

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