73 possible runners remain in 2014 Aintree Grand National

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Updated: March 19, 2014
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There is just over a fortnight to go until the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National and the sense of anticipation rises today with the unveiling of the latest list of possible runners for the Aintree spectacular on Saturday, April 5.

A total of 73 horses go forward for the world’s greatest chase, which takes place over 30 fences and four miles, three and a half furlongs. There were 57 horses left in at this stage last year.

 

The current 10/1 favourite with Betfred, official betting partner of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, is Teaforthree (Rebecca Curtis), who finished an excellent third in the 2013 renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National and warmed up in good style when eighth in last week’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.

 

Another horse to have run in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup is Triolo D’Alene (20/1), bidding to give reigning champion trainer Nicky Henderson a first Crabbie’s Grand National success. The seven-year-old was 10th at Cheltenham and is already a winner at Aintree, having taken the 2013 Topham Chase over the Grand National fences. Henderson still has the 2011 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and dual King George VI Chase winner Long Run (20/1) engaged as well as Hunt Ball (66/1) andShakalakaboomboom (33/1).

 

The Cheltenham Gold Cup form could also be represented by Katenko (33/1), who came home 11th at Prestbury Park. He is trained by Venetia Williams, who famously sent out the 100/1 shot Mon Mome to victory in 2009.

 

A winner from the Cheltenham Festival who could attempt to double up in the Crabbie’s Grand National is Cross Country Chase scorer Balthazar King (33/1,Philip Hobbs)

 

Tidal Bay (16/1 Paul Nicholls) bypassed Cheltenham and continues to head the weights on 11st 10lb. Last seen out when runner-up in the Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown, Ireland, on February 9, he will be attempting to become the first 13-year-old to succeed since Sergeant Murphy in 1923. Other possible starters for Nicholls, victorious in 2012 with Neptune Collonges, are Rocky Creek (25/1), Hawkes Point(33/1) and There’s No Panic (40/1).

 

Jonjo O’Neill, successful in 2010 with Don’t Push It, also has six remaining contenders to choose from including the 2012 runner-up Sunnyhillboy (33/1) as well as Burton Port(33/1), Twirling Magnet (50/1), Lost Glory (66/1), Alfie Sherrin (33/1) and Storm Survivor (66/1).

 

There are five representatives going forward from the Pond House stable of David Pipe, who sent out Comply Or Die to victory in 2008. They include The Package (50/1), a good third in a competitive handicap chase at Cheltenham last week and recent Midlands Grand National victor Goulanes (40/1). Pipe could also run Swing Bill (66/1), sixth last year and owned by race sponsor Halewood International, as well as Our Father (40/1) and Standing Ovation (40/1).

 

A total of 17 Irish-trained contenders go forward including Prince De Beauchene(33/1) and Vesper Bell (50/1) from the stable of Ireland’s champion trainer Willie Mullins, successful in 2005 with Hedgehunter. Ted Walsh, handler of 2000 scorer Papillon, has left in Colbert Station (25/1), while the progressive Double Seven (33/1) hails from the stable of Martin Brassil, triumphant in 2006 with Numbersixvalverde.

 

It is 55 years since Michael Scudamore captured the Crabbie’s Grand National aboard Oxo and his trainer grandson, also Michael, has a live contender in Monbeg Dude(20/1), the 2012 Welsh National hero.

 

The surname McCain is synonymous with the Crabbie’s Grand National and Donald McCain has two entries left in - Across The Bay (40/1) and Kruzhlinin (50/1).

 

Godsmejudge (25/1 Alan King) won last year’s Scottish Grand National, while TheRainbow Hunter (33/1) won the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster in January and represents the Kim Bailey yard, victorious in 1990 with Mr Frisk.

 

The next scratchings stage for the Crabbie’s Grand National at the six-day stage onMonday, March 31. The maximum field size is 40, plus four reserves.

 

For further information, please contact:-

 

Nigel Payne, Aintree Racecourse’s Press Officer:

07768 025265

nigel@earthsummit.demon.co.uk

 

Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager:

07884 655990

grant.rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

There are 73 horses going forward for the Crabbie’s Grand National, run at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 5, 2014, after today’s scratching opportunity, as against 57 left at this stage last year.

 

The Crabbie’s Grand National, worth £1 million for the first time, has a maximum field of 40.

 

The Crabbie’s Grand National

Class 1, Grade 3, £1,000,000 Total Prize Fund. 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Four miles, three and a half furlongs. For seven-year-olds and upwards which, up to and including March 17, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase of three miles or more and which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 9. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and includingFebruary 9 would merit a minimum rating of 120. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 9. At the Handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. No penalties after publication of the weights. Entries closed January 28, entries revealed January 29 (115 entries). Weights revealed Tuesday, February 11 (114 remain). First scratchings’ deadline February 25 (100 remained). Second scratchings’ deadline March 18 (73 remain). Five-day confirmation stage March 31. Final declaration stage 10.00am, April 3. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including the racing of Monday, March 17.

 

Form    Horse      Age/Wgt  Owner       Trainer

1) 121-1532  TIDAL BAY (IRE)   13-11-10  Andrea & Graham Wylie   Paul Nicholls

2) 132-54U1  LONG RUN (FR)   9-11-09  Robert Waley-Cohen    Nicky Henderson

3) 13-606034 HUNT BALL (IRE)   9-11-07  Atlantic Equine     Nicky Henderson

4) -F21P20P  ROI DU MEE (FR)   9-11-06  Gigginstown House Stud   Gordon Elliott IRE

5) 301-1310  TRIOLO D’ALENE (FR) 7-11-06  Sandy & Caroline Orr    Nicky Henderson

6) 1113-22  ROCKY CREEK (IRE) 8-11-05  The Johnson & Stewart Families  Paul Nicholls

7) 211-F4430  KATENKO (FR)   8-11-04  Andrew Brooks     Venetia Williams

8) /F1115-U  BOG WARRIOR (IRE) 10-11-02 Gigginstown House Stud Tony Martin IRE

9) 2U11-11  MOSSEY JOE (IRE)  11-11-01  Barry Connell      Enda Bolger IRE

10) 45-F405P  QUITO DE LA ROQUE (FR) 10-11-01 Gigginstown House Stud  Colm Murphy IRE

 

11) 1U-03U0F COLBERT STATION (IRE) 10-11-00 J P McManus      Ted Walsh IRE

12) 22P52-U4 WALKON (FR)   9-11-00  McNeill Family      Alan King

13) 20P-1111 BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 10-10-13 The Brushmakers     Philip Hobbs

14) P06-52P0 WAYWARD PRINCE 10-10-13  John & Mrs Hilary Parrott   Hilary Parrott

15) -4503112   MR MOONSHINE (IRE) 10-10-12 Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont & David van der Hoeven Sue Smith

16) 6203-020 TEAFORTHREE (IRE) 10-10-12  Conyers, O’Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman Rebecca Curtis

17) 10-501U  ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) 10-10-11 Scotch Piper Syndicate   Donald McCain

18) F111116  DOUBLE SEVEN (IRE) 8-10-11  J P McManus      Martin Brassil IRE

19) 2131-5PP GODSMEJUDGE (IRE) 8-10-11  Favourites Racing     Alan King

20) 11-1PRP  BATTLE GROUP   9-10-10  Jolly Boys Outing     Johnny Farrelly

 

21) 5-05103  BUCKERS BRIDGE (IRE) 8-10-10 Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Henry de Bromhead IRE

22) 1/PP-5014 LION NA BEARNAI (IRE) 12-10-10 The Lock Syndicate    Tom Gibney IRE

23) 12-3004  PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR) 11-10-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie  Willie Mullins IRE

24) 13P-3415 MONBEG DUDE (IRE) 9-10-09  Oydunow             Michael Scudamore

25) 2/5PU-01 SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE) 11-10-09 J P McManus      Jonjo O’Neill

26) 1/F0211-23 BIG SHU (IRE)  9-10-08  H Duffy/R J Robinson/Miss C M Woods   Peter Maher IRE

27) 2/-500P02 BURTON PORT (IRE) 10-10-08  Trevor Hemmings     Jonjo O’Neill

28) 0P/124-050 OUR FATHER (IRE) 8-10-08  The Ives & Johnson Families  David Pipe

29) 241-3315 MOUNTAINOUS (IRE) 9-10-07  Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter Richard Lee

30) 4UP-261  THE RAINBOW HUNTER 10-10-07 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership Kim Bailey

 

31) 2P-1262F VINTAGE STAR (IRE) 8-10-07  Trevor Hemmings     Sue Smith

32) 0400-1P4 CHANCE DU ROY (FR) 10-10-06  Miss I D Du Pre     Philip Hobbs

33) 12P-426  HAWKES POINT   9-10-06  Graham Roach     Paul Nicholls

34) 2-441103 KRUZHLININ (GER) 7-10-06 Paul & Clare Rooney    Donald McCain

35) 35F2013  PINEAU DE RE (FR) 11-10-06  J A Provan             Dr Richard Newland

36) 1R03/3-U1 GOLAN WAY   10-10-05  W R B Racing 58     Tim Vaughan

37) 125010U TWIRLING MAGNET (IRE) 8-10-05 Gay Smith      Jonjo O’Neill

38) 302-FU0  VESPER BELL (IRE) 8-10-05  Susannah Ricci     Willie Mullins IRE

39) 612-00P5 SAME DIFFERENCE (IRE) 8-10-04 Mrs R Vaughan         Nigel Twiston-Davies

40) 5/4/14PP-3 THE PACKAGE   11-10-04  The Johnson Family     David Pipe

 

41) 15211-P0P3 RAZ DE MAREE (FR) 9-10-03  Dessie Hughes            Dessie Hughes IRE

42)114P-01 ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE) 9-10-03  Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners David O’Meara

43) /11220/-6P0 SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) 10-10-03 Liam Breslin    Nicky Henderson

44) 6R3-51P  ALVARADO (IRE)   9-10-02  William & Angela Rucker   Fergal O’Brien

45) 51433-00 LAST TIME D’ALBAIN (FR) 10-10-02 Fontstown Syndicate    Liam Cusack IRE

46) 1P-130PP LOST GLORY (NZ)  9-10-02  J P McManus      Jonjo O’Neill

47) 23-F3P465 ONE IN A MILAN (IRE) 9-10-02 Paul Langford      Evan Williams

48) P1-2502  GOONYELLA (IRE)  7-10-01  Ann & Alan Potts Partnership     Jim Dreaper IRE

49) 1162-0P1 GOULANES (IRE)   8-10-01  Roger Brookhouse     David Pipe

50) 14406-50 SWING BILL (FR)  13-10-01  Halewood International Ltd   David Pipe

 

51) B/0010-5405 SOLL     9-10-00  Derrick Mossop     Jo Hughes

52) 121114  MINELLA FOR VALUE (IRE) 8-9-13 Maxilead Limited     John Butler

53) 1-2301P1 NIGHT IN MILAN (IRE) 8-9-13   Richard Collins     Keith Reveley

54) 3000-04P SAINT ARE (FR)   8-9-13   David Fox       Tim Vaughan

55) 22/0-P50P OUT NOW (IRE)   10-9-12  Dermot Cox/Nelius Hayes    Edward O’Grady IRE

56) 2-50231P TRANQUIL SEA (IRE) 12-9-12  No Dramas Partnership 1   Warren Greatrex

57) 13/304-40 ALFIE SHERRIN   11-9-11  J P McManus      Jonjo O’Neill

58) 1P0-3326 COURT BY SURPRISE (IRE) 9-9-11 Nick Mustoe      Emma Lavelle

59) 2B6-P51P THERE’S NO PANIC (IRE) 9-9-11  The Stewart Family    Paul Nicholls

60) 6050F-030 QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR) 10-9-10 J P McManus     Enda Bolger IRE

 

61) F1111006 STANDING OVATION (IRE) 7-9-10 The Bravo Partnership   David Pipe

62) 03-00P16 WYCK HILL (IRE)   10-9-10 J P McManus      David Bridgwater

63) -3341201 BAILE ANRAI (IRE)  10-9-09 Massive       Dan Skelton

64) 2110F0 GULLIBLE GORDON (IRE) 11-9-09 Karen Bowen      Peter Bowen

65) PP/4-P050 QUINZ (FR)     10-9-09 Andrew Cohen     Philip Hobbs

66) 0-P53252 ANY CURRENCY (IRE)  11-9-06 Cash Is King      Martin Keighley

67) 6-5U024P SIR DU BEARN (FR)  8-9-06  Mickey Bowen      Peter Bowen

68) F-0465430 SOLIX (FR)     8-9-06  Paul Vogt       Ian Williams

69) 3313F652 STORM SURVIVOR (IRE) 8-9-06  J P McManus      Jonjo O’Neill

70) 013444  VICTRIX GALE (IRE)  8-9-06  Badgers Syndicate     Tony Martin IRE

 

71) 004-26P35 TOUR DES CHAMPS (FR) 7-9-04  Raymond Mould         Nigel Twiston-Davies

72) 4-22112F MERLIN’S WISH    9-9-02  Miss R Toppin      Martin Keighley

73) 1213003  SERGEANT PINK (IRE)  8-8-11  Andrew Sayer      Dianne Sayer

 

73 entries remain after March 18 scratching deadline

17 Irish-trained

 

THE FOLLOWING 27 HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED: ON HIS OWN (IRE), BOSTON BOB (IRE), SEABASS (IRE), KAUTO STONE (FR), CANTLOW (IRE), TONER D’OUDAIRIES (FR), CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE)CAPE TRIBULATION, MASSINI’S MAGUIRE (IRE), QUANTITATIVEEASING (IRE), JUNIOR, SIRE COLLONGES (FR), MON PARRAIN (FR), HOME FARM (IRE), PETE THE FEAT (IRE), MART LANE (IRE), WELL REFRESHED, TATENEN (FR), PANDORAMA (IRE), ROMANESCO (FR), UNDERTHEBOARDWALK (IRE), WRONG TURN (IRE), REAL MILAN (IRE), BOB FORD (IRE), LIVING NEXT DOOR (IRE), WHODOYOUTHINK (IRE) & TARQUINIUS (FR)

Betting from Boylesorts.com Previous Odds
Teaforthree

20/1, 16/1, 12/1 10/1

Tidal Bay

20/1, 16/1, 20/1 16/1

Monbeg Dude

25/1, 20/1, 25/1 20/1

Colbert Station

33/1, 25/1 20/1

Burton Port

50/1, 33/1 20/1

Long Run

25/1 20/1

Triolo D’alene

25/1, 20/1, 16/1 20/1

Prince De Beauchene

33/1 25/1

Godsmejudge

33/1 25/1

Shakalakaboomboom

33/1, 25/1, 33/1 25/1

Alfie Sherrin

  25/1

Rocky Creek

25/1, 20/1 25/1

Wyck Hill

40/1 25/1

Hawkes Point

  25/1

Double Seven

20/1 25/1

Sunnyhillboy

  25/1

Alvarado

  33/1

Mountainous

25/1 33/1

Mossey Joe

  33/1

Same Difference

  33/1

Our Father

  33/1

Big Shu

  33/1

Balthazar King

  33/1

Vintage Star

  33/1

Across The Bay

  33/1

The Rainbow Hunter

  33/1

Pineau De Re

50/1 33/1

Rose Of The Moon

  33/1

Raz De Maree

  33/1

Lion Na Bearnai

50/1 33/1

Goulanes

50/1 33/1

Katenko

25/1 33/1

Chance Du Roy

25/1 33/1

Battle Group

33/1, 25/1 33/1

Soll

  33/1

Walkon

  40/1

There’s No Panic

  40/1

Vesper Bell

  40/1

Standing Ovation

  40/1

Hunt Ball

  40/1

Mr Moonshine

  40/1

Buckers Bridge

  40/1

Last Time D’albain

  50/1

The Package

  50/1

Swing Bill

  50/1

Saint Are

40/1 50/1

Tranquil Sea

100/1 50/1

Night In Milan

66/1 50/1

Baile Anrai

  50/1

Victrix Gale

  50/1

Wayward Prince

  50/1

Kruzhlinin

  50/1

Twirling Magnet

  50/1

Court By Surprise

  50/1

Bog Warrior

40/1, 40/1 50/1

Roi Du Mee

33/1 50/1

Golan Way

  50/1

Goonyella

  50/1

Quito De La Roque

  66/1

Sir Du Bearn

  66/1

Minella For Value

  66/1

Solix

  66/1

Any Currency

  66/1

One In A Milan

  66/1

Out Now

  66/1

Quiscover Fontaine

  66/1

Gullible Gordon

  66/1

Storm Survivor

  66/1

Lost Glory

  66/1

Tour Des Champs

  100/1

Sergeant Pink

  100/1

Quinz

  100/1

Merlins Wish

  100/1

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