Grand National 2010 Sires: Who Should We Look For?

With the Grand National 2010 just over a week away I thought it might be a good idea to have a look at some selections from a different perspective so I’ve had a quick look at which sires have been most successful win and place in the Grand National in the last ten years.

I have to admit this is not an area I know much about so perhaps I could open up the info to our knowledgeable blog users and they could inform any new readers if there are sires with Grand National Runners we should be looking out for.

In the past ten years four sires seem to stand out for win and place purposes:

Supreme Leader
Un Desperado

Montelimar and Roselier are not represented this year but Supreme Leader is represented in 2010 by a number of leading fancies. He has been responsible for two placed horses in the last ten years – former Welsh National winner Supreme Glory and 2002 runner-up Whats Up Boys. His progeny running this year include

Arbor Supreme
Can’t Buy Time
Whinstone Boy

Un Desperado also managed to get two different horses placed in that time in Philson Run and Nil Desperandum. He is represented in Grand National 2010 by Maljimar.

One other sire to look out for could be Old Vic. Sire of 2008 winner and Grand National 2010 runner Comply Or Die. Old Vic also has the following horses entered this year:

Black Apalachi
Vic Venturi
Don’t Push It
Chelsea Harbour
Mr Pointment

It would be great to have some input on sires this year that could be successful and generally which sires are the best to look out for in these long distance chases.

Thanks a lot

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4 Responses to Grand National 2010 Sires: Who Should We Look For?

  1. Neil S says:

    Old Vic, has had comply or die who is going there again along with half brothers Vic venturi and black apalachi.

    Busted is a good pedigree to come from unless presenting is your sire. Can’t explain this but notice how his offspring seem to fade after 3 1/2 miles.

  2. Maureen says:

    Is Kayf Tara an up and coming sire of stayers? I ask this because of The Package [who also has Ardross on his dams side].

  3. Neil S says:

    Told yer OLD VIC, but I was not on the horse.

  4. Pablo says:


    Would I be correct in thinking that you are looking at similarities in “influences” among winners of GN and other long distance chases?

    Recent(ish) influences that I would pay particular attention to include (in no order & not including recent GN sires):

    Le Bavard
    Wild Risk (Vimy)

    And I am not a fan of Strong Gale

    Any more to add and how far back do you look in a pedigree?