Given the number of Grand National tips for Rambling Minster on this site last year I think it’s only right that we start up a page for him for Grand National 2010 even if his participation is in some doubt.
Keith Reveley’s eleven year old won twice in 08/09, including the prestigious Blue Square Gold Cup and it was this race that catapulted him towards the head of the market for the 2009 Grand National.
He looked to be the form horse of the race, with proven stamina and form on a variety of grounds – everything looked set for a very big run. Sadly, this was not to be and a combination of some mistakes and being hampered ended with him being pulled up at the eighteenth fence.
He returned to his yard with a few cuts and bruises but his trainer did not seem to be offering these as excuses and he is quoted on the Racing Post website as that he is “not sure about the National” for this horse in 2010.
Apparently the horse’s jockey, James Reveley, also made some comments to the BBC that the horse hated the experience – can any of our contributors confirm if they heard or read this?
Rambling Minster’s Grand National Odds are currently 40/1, although only a few high street firms are quoting odds for the horse.
Can you see Rambling Minster running in the Grand National 2010? If not, where would you aim the horse and is he still well enough handicapped to win another big race?