Grand Nationwide 2022: Pinstickers’ information to Aintree runners & riders


Date: Saturday, 9 April Venue: Aintree Racecourse Time: 17:15 BST
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Runners, riders, trainers and kind – all the important thing particulars that you must know for Saturday’s massive race at Aintree.

Word: Odds appropriate at time of publication.

(Racecard quantity, horse, coach, jockey, current kind, age, weight carried [ie 11st 10lb is top weight]. Type: F – Fell, P – Pulled up, U – Unseated rider Word: Approximate odds)

Verdict: The shape has been boosted and Eclair Surf can take benefit after sneaking into the underside of the sphere. College Boy Hours acquired in even later and can also be value consideration.

1 Eclair Surf 2 Take pleasure in D’allen 3 Freewheelin Dylan 4 Loss of life Responsibility

1. MINELLA TIMES

Coach: Henry de Bromhead (IRE) Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

Type: 221-FP Age: 9 Weight: 11-10

Historic victory final yr as trailblazing jockey turned first feminine rider to win the Grand Nationwide. Triumphed by six and a half lengths however has to hold 21lb extra in weight this time. Fell and pulled up in two races since, though coach feels he’s coming again to kind. Solely Tiger Roll has secured consecutive victories since Pink Rum within the Seventies.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 14-1

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2. DELTA WORK

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Jack Kennedy

Type: 3-4661 Age: 9 Weight: 11-09

Denied stablemate Tiger Roll a fairytale farewell at Cheltenham when successful Cross Nation Chase final month. That will have been exhausting work in heavy floor. Took the Irish Gold Cup and was fifth within the Cheltenham Gold Cup two years in the past. Main contender for coach who has gained the race 3 times – with Silver Birch (2007) and Tiger Roll (2018 and 2019).

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 10-1

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3. SCHOOL BOY HOURS

Coach: Noel Meade IRE Jockey: Sean Flanagan

Type: 43-61P Age: 9 Weight: 10-05

Pulled up at Cheltenham final month, however beforehand gained the Paddy Energy Chase at Leopardstown, albeit third-placed Take pleasure in D’Allen is relatively higher weighted right here. A son of Presenting, who sired the 2011 winner Ballabriggs. Owned by two-time Nationwide winner JP McManus, whose choice to withdraw Easysland and Phoenix Means helped this one make the ultimate reduce. Jockey, a certified pilot, is flying himself over from Eire.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 20-1

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4 ANY SECOND NOW

Coach: Ted Walsh (IRE) Jockey: Mark Walsh

Type: 13-961 Age: 10 Weight: 11-07

Ran a cracker to complete third final yr after being badly hampered, although carries extra weight this time. Marketed his well-being when edging out Escaria Ten within the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February. Coach landed the Nationwide in 2000 with Papillon, beneath his son Ruby, and was third with Seabass ridden by his daughter Katie 10 years in the past. Jockey this time isn’t any relation.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 10-1

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5. RUN WILD FRED

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Davy Russell

Type: 2-2122 Age: 8 Weight: 11-07

Has a contact of ‘seconditis’ – ending runner-up in six of his previous seven begins together with the 2021 Irish Nationwide and final month’s Nationwide Hunt Chase at Cheltenham. One among a number of hopes for a coach looking for a record-equalling fourth victory within the massive race at Aintree. He missed final yr’s assembly whereas serving a suspension after being pictured sat on a lifeless horse.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 20-1

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6. LOSTINTRANSLATION

Coach: Colin Tizzard Jockey: Harry Cobden

Type: P-15P8 Age: 10 Weight: 11-06

Gifted however inconsistent lately and must translate the type of 2019-20, when successful the Betfair Chase and ending third within the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Coach, who additionally saddles Fiddlerontheroof, bidding for a swansong success earlier than handing over reins of his stables to son Joe. Victory can be an emotional one for the household after Joe’s sister Kim Gingell died aged 43 from most cancers two years in the past.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 50-1

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7. BRAHMA BULL

Coach: Willie Mullins (IRE) Jockey: Brian Hayes

Type: 2333PU Age: 11 Weight: 11-06

Champion Irish coach gained the race in 2005 with Hedgehunter, however this doesn’t look the obvious of his prospects although would profit if the bottom dries out. Completed down the sphere in final yr’s Irish Nationwide when stamina could have been a difficulty. Carries the distinctive pink and inexperienced silks of former banker Wealthy Ricci and spouse Susannah.

Ranking: 4/10 Odds: 66-1

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8. BURROWS SAINT

Coach: Willie Mullins (IRE) Jockey: Paul Townend

Type: 24-323 Age: 9 Weight: 11-05

Final yr’s choice on this information, the 2019 Irish Nationwide winner travelled effectively for a great distance earlier than fading into fourth. Fear is the petrol could run out once more, and was disappointing when a well-beaten favorite behind Any Second Now and Escaria Ten on his final run. Steady led the best way with a report 10 of the 28 winners finally month’s Cheltenham Competition.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 20-1

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9. MOUNT IDA

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Denis O’Regan

Type: 13-117 Age: 8 Weight: 11-05

Eight years to the day after she was born, bids to turn out to be first mare to triumph since Nickel Coin in 1951. Might it’s a birthday to actually rejoice? Has gained 4 of eight begins over fences together with extraordinary victory within the 2021 Kim Muir at Cheltenham when coming from final to first. Jumped right-handed when again on the monitor final month and it will not be a bit of cake to remain straight.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 20-1

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10. LONGHOUSE POET

Coach: Martin Brassil (IRE) Jockey: Darragh O’Keeffe

Type: 31-717 Age: 8 Weight: 11-04

Coach looking for second win, 16 years after Numbersixvalverde triumphed. Gained the Thyestes Chase, like his predecessor, when he had a number of of his Aintree rivals trailing behind. Leaping and distance shouldn’t be an issue, appears to be at his greatest on tender floor. Talked about by the official handicapper as a horse with potential room for enchancment when the weights have been introduced for the race in February.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 16-1

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11. FIDDLERONTHEROOF

Coach: Colin Tizzard Jockey: Brendan Powell

Type: 23-122 Age: 8 Weight: 11-04

If I have been a wealthy man, I would be taking a second have a look at this one. Solely out of the primary three as soon as in 18 races. Runner-up on previous two runs at Newbury and Ascot when it regarded as if this longer journey would possibly go well with. Coach, in his last season earlier than son Joe takes over, resisted the temptation to go for the Cheltenham Gold Cup final month. In case you questioned, the horse’s title has 16 letters – the utmost allowed is eighteen.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 20-1

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12. TWO FOR GOLD

Coach: Kim Bailey Jockey: David Bass

Type: 3U-112 Age: 9 Weight: 11-03

Homeowners embrace ITV racing presenter Oli Bell. Described by coach as a unusual particular person (that is the horse). He landed the large race when Mr Frisk set a report time in 1990. Two For Gold, who has gained 10 of 19 begins, might be at his greatest on tender floor. Must be sharper than when lacking the break after two false begins in final yr’s Topham Chase over the Nationwide fences, the place he later unseated his rider.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 40-1

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13. SANTINI

Coach: Polly Gundry Jockey: Nick Scholfield

Type: 3P-428 Age: 10 Weight: 11-01

Got here near successful Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2020 when overwhelmed a neck by Al Boum Picture, though pulled up and eighth in that race since. Harshly described as a “boat” in some quarters for supposed lack of velocity, however stamina assured. Transferred from Nicky Henderson in December to Polly Gundry’s small yard in Devon by owner-breeders Richard and Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes within the hopes a change of surroundings would possibly spark enchancment.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 40-1

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14. SAMCRO

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Sean Bowen

Type: 602803 Age: 10 Weight: 11-01

A two-time winner on the Cheltenham Competition who can’t be utterly discounted regardless of the suspicion his greatest days could also be behind him. Had some sinus issues, which now look like rectified. The space of greater than 4 miles will probably be a check – was pulled up on two of his three newest tries over three miles or extra. One among a number of runners for Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Home Stud.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 66-1

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15. ESCARIA TEN

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Adrian Heskin

Type: 23P-82 Age: 8 Weight: 11-01

Went down by the shortest distance attainable, a nostril, to Any Second Now within the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse final day trip. Proprietor Max McNeill, a Blackburn Rovers supporter, says his prep couldn’t have gone a lot better. Not overwhelmed by far when third behind high-quality winner Galvin in Cheltenham’s Nationwide Hunt Chase final season however was then pulled up after tiring in latter levels of Irish Nationwide.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 10-1

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16. GOOD BOY BOBBY

Coach: Nigel Twiston-Davies Jockey: Daryl Jacob

Type: -31217 Age: 9 Weight: 10-13

Had Lord Du Mesnil and High Ville Ben behind when successful the Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby in December, though they’re higher suited by the weights right here. In all probability protected to low cost final run when seventh at Kempton however does must show stamina. Coach has gained the Nationwide twice – with Earth Summit (1998) and Bindaree (2002).

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 40-1

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17. ROMAIN DE SENAM

Coach: David Pipe Jockey: Philip Armson

Type: B143-P Age: 10 Weight: 10-05

Was declared to run in Friday’s shorter Topham Handicap Chase earlier than Lord Du Mesnil’s withdrawal allowed him into the Grand Nationwide discipline. Coach gained the large race in 2008 courtesy of Comply Or Die, and his father Martin triumphed 14 years earlier with Miinnehoma, owned by comic Freddie Starr. Pulled up on solely begin this season and joke will probably be on me if he triumphs as doesn’t stand out as the obvious candidate.

Ranking: 5/10 Odds: 66-1

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18. COKO BEACH

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

Type: 46P644 Age: 7 Weight: 10-13

Coach’s runners aren’t usually dismissed evenly, even when the secure has dipped beneath its normal strike charge in current weeks. Defeat of stablemate Run Wild Fred when successful the Thyestes Chase final yr reads effectively. The concern right here could possibly be the longer journey, with the gray operating out of gasoline when seventh in final yr’s Irish Nationwide.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 40-1

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19. DE RASHER COUNTER

Coach: Emma Lavelle Jockey: Adam Wedge

Type: 4P/2-4 Age: 10 Weight: 10-12

Winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy, previously the Hennessy, in 2019. Owned by the Makin’ Bacon Partnership – members together with Andrew Gemmell, who has been blind since beginning – will probably be egging on the 10-year-old. Reportedly working effectively at house however must be again in prime kind to streak house, with a lot on his plate after returning in February from a 489-day break following a leg harm.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 40-1

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20. KILDISART

Coach: Ben Pauling Jockey: James Bowen

Type: 2/37-4 Age: 10 Weight: 10-11

Fancied to function by a few of the shrewder racing pundits. Final win was on the Aintree assembly three years in the past and has run effectively in defeat, together with when simply overwhelmed within the Ultima Chase finally yr’s Cheltenham Competition. Jockey gained the Welsh Nationwide aged 16 with Raz De Maree in 2018, when he was too younger to have a driving licence.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 33-1

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21. DISCORAMA

Coach: Paul Nolan (IRE) Jockey: Bryan Cooper

Type: 257-52 Age: 9 Weight: 10-11

Ran effectively in final yr’s race earlier than tiring to complete seventh. Positioned 3 times on the Cheltenham Competition for homeowners Tom Friel and Andrew Gemmell. Friel is landlord of a pub in Plaistow, east London, that may be a widespread venue for West Ham followers. He first met Gemmell when the Hammers fan popped in for a pint.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 33-1

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22. TOP VILLE BEN

Coach: Philip Kirby Jockey: Tommy Dowson

Type: P5F312 Age: 10 Weight: 10-11

As soon as seen as a attainable Cheltenham Gold Cup contender, he has not fairly lived as much as these expectations and was off for 456 days after an harm setback earlier than returning a yr in the past. Prep for this has seen two respectable runs over hurdles, together with a win at Lingfield on his penultimate begin. Fell on his first outing over the Nationwide fences in December’s Becher Chase.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 50-1

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23. ENJOY D’ALLEN

Coach: Ciaran Murphy (IRE) Jockey: Conor Orr

Type: 23-735 Age: 8 Weight: 10-11

Been practising his leaping over an Aintree-style fence constructed by his coach, a former carpenter. Believes he ticks a lot of the packing containers to nail this problem and inspired JP McManus to purchase him earlier this yr. One of many extra doubtless contenders, he was third within the Irish Grand Nationwide final yr behind Freewheelin Dylan and Run Wild Fred.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 14-1

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24. ANIBALE FLY

Coach: Tony Martin (IRE) Jockey: TBC

Type: -39098 Age: 12 Weight: 10-11

Possible that his greatest days are behind him though CV boasts a second and third place within the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Additionally completed fifth and fourth within the Nationwide, however flopped within the 2021 operating and his final win got here again in December 2017. With some bookmakers paying out on six locations or extra, may conceivably be an each-way proposition.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 33-1

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25. DINGO DOLLAR

Coach: Sandy Thomson Jockey: Ryan Mania

Type: 12-435 Age: 10 Weight: 10-11

Runner-up within the 2021 Scottish Nationwide for a Scottish coach and could possibly be helped if the bottom dries out. Third within the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle this season earlier than disappointing at Kelso. Jockey gained Nationwide on 66-1 shot Auroras Encore in 2013 and stop racing after weight points earlier than returning three years in the past.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 50-1

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26. FREEWHEELIN DYLAN

Coach: Dermot McLoughlin (IRE) Jockey: Ricky Doyle

Type: 1-46UP Age: 10 Weight: 10-10

Gained final yr’s Irish Grand Nationwide and paid out a couple of bob because the longest-priced winner – at odds of 150-1. Disappointing since, together with his coach saying he dislikes tender winter floor: “When spring comes round he’s a unique horse altogether.” So may do with situations drying out. The reply, my pal, could also be blowing within the wind.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 50-1

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27. CLASS CONTI

Coach: Willie Mullins (IRE) Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

Type: 40-P90 Age: 10 Weight: 10-10

Accomplished the course final yr, albeit in fifteenth place and 129 lengths behind the winner after being hampered. One other contender operating within the ‘double inexperienced’ silks of Isaac Souede and Simon Munir. Their retained rider has opted to companion Good Boy Bobby, who’s educated by the daddy of the jockey of Class Conti, a half-brother to two-time King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti. Congratulations in the event you’re nonetheless with me!

Ranking: 5/10 Odds: 66-1

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28. NOBLE YEATS

Coach: Emmet Mullins (IRE) Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen

Type: 469P29 Age: 7 Weight: 10-10

Proprietor Robert Waley-Cohen purchased the horse in February for son Sam to experience. The beginner jockey, a winner six instances in different races over the Nationwide fences and second and fourth within the massive race itself, has introduced he’ll retire afterwards. Might he bow out with a victory? Horse is a son of Yeats, who gained the Gold Cup at Ascot 4 instances on the flat, however there was no seven-year-old Grand Nationwide winner since Bogskar in 1940.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 25-1

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29. MIGHTY THUNDER

Coach: Lucinda Russell Jockey: Derek Fox

Type: 21-4PP Age: 9 Weight: 10-10

Gained over a marathon journey earlier than, in final season’s Scottish Nationwide for his Scottish coach, who triumphed at Aintree with One For Arthur in 2017. Will lightning strike twice? Type this season, although, not so mighty and had a respiration operation after being pulled up twice, together with within the Welsh Nationwide when he appeared to wrestle on the tender floor.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 33-1

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30. CLOTH CAP

Coach: Jonjo O’Neill Jockey: Tom Scudamore

Type: P-46R3 Age: 10 Weight: 10-10

Despatched off because the 11-2 favorite for final yr’s Nationwide after convincing wins at Newbury and Kelso, and was going effectively earlier than being pulled up after struggling respiration difficulties. Had an operation to assist that and can be an element if again to his greatest, though nothing to shout about in 4 runs this season. Named by late proprietor Trevor Hemmings – who additionally owned Preston North Finish FC – after his favorite headwear.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 25-1

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31. SNOW LEOPARDESS

Coach: Charlie Longsdon Jockey: Aidan Coleman

Type: 46-111 Age: 10 Weight: 10-09

Could be first mare for 71 years, and solely fourth gray horse, to win. Off the monitor for 794 days after a leg harm and gave beginning to the filly Pink Panda earlier than returning to racing in 2019. Gained Becher Chase over massive Aintree fences earlier in season and first ‘mum’ on report to run within the Nationwide. Might this be the mom of all victories for owner-breeder Marietta Fox-Pitt, the mom of Olympic equestrian rider William?

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 18-1

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32. AGUSTA GOLD

Coach: Willie Mullins (IRE) Jockey: Danny Mullins

Type: 0-8PP2 Age: 9 Weight: 10-09

Whereas lacking a ‘u’, you would possibly suppose this might be an appropriately named winner on the weekend of golf’s Masters at Augusta. Has completed second 5 instances in a dropping streak of 12 races. Revered coach has gained the Nationwide as soon as – with Hedgehunter in 2005 – and seems to have a greater likelihood of including to that with Burrows Saint. Jockey rides for his uncle.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 66-1

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33. COMMODORE

Coach: Venetia Williams Jockey: Charlie Deutsch

Type: 2U9P-1 Age 10 Weight: 10-05

It was straightforward like Sunday morning as Commodore zoomed to a 15-length win on his final run at Cheltenham in December. Narrowly overwhelmed by the well-touted fellow gray Snow Leopardess in 2020 and higher off on the weights right here after sneaking into the line-up on Friday as a alternative for Phoenix Means. Coach, who gained with 100-1 shot Mon Mome in 2009, tends to do effectively with horses on tender floor.

Ranking: 7/10 Odds: 33-1

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34. DEISE ABA

Coach: Philip Hobbs Jockey: Tom O’Brien

Type: P-22P2 Age: 9 Weight: 10-08

Thrives at Sandown, the place his report reads first, first, second, second. Completed runner-up 3 times this season – overwhelmed by a neck, a nostril and a head. Coach has come shut twice, however but to win Nationwide from 30 runners. One other contender within the colors of the late Trevor Hemmings, who gained the race 3 times – with Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011) and Many Clouds (2015).

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 66-1

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35. BLAKLION

Coach: Dan Skelton Jockey: Harry Skelton

Type: 6-511P Age: 13 Weight: 10-08

Nicely-fancied 5 years in the past when 8-1 favorite earlier than ending fourth for then coach Nigel Twiston-Davies. Introduced down on the first a yr later, however a creditable sixth in 2021. Has accomplished 4 instances over the fences – a complete of 102 jumps. Gained twice at Haydock earlier in marketing campaign, although the final 13-year-old to land the Nationwide was Sergeant Murphy in 1923.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 50-1

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36. POKER PARTY

Coach: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: Robbie Energy

Type: 43/00P Age: 10 Weight: 10-08

Solely assured a run on Monday when homeowners Robcour withdrew their potential prime weight Chris’s Dream. Not proven an ideal hand to this point this season and folded on the Cheltenham Competition in March after some sketchy leaping. Coach did deal a few aces within the Nationwide final yr with Balko Des Flos a 100-1 runner-up to stablemate Minella Instances.

Ranking: 5/10 Odds: 66-1

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37. DEATH DUTY

Coach: Gordon Elliott (IRE) Jockey: Jordan Gainford

Type: 6-5716 Age: 11 Weight: 10-07

Described by coach as having a ‘pretty weight’ when the handicapper’s marks have been introduced in February. Ensured he was assured a run on Tuesday by sending Battleoverdoyen to Friday’s Topham Chase as an alternative. Seventh in Thyestes Chase, earlier than successful over additional in Grand Nationwide Trial at Punchestown. Solely sixth, although, at Cheltenham final month.

Ranking: 8/10 Odds: 40-1

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38. DOMAINE DE L’ISLE

Coach: Sean Curran Jockey: Harry Bannister

Type: 1-P420 Age: 9 Weight: 10-07

Has by no means fallen, however leaping continues to be a priority. Was not fluent when ending fourth within the Becher Chase at Aintree, 22 lengths behind winner Snow Leopardess. By no means troubled the leaders in Eider Chase final day trip. Coach did win the Scottish Grand Nationwide with a 66-1 shot in 2008 and it requires one other leap of religion for him to repeat the trick right here.

Ranking: 5/10 Odds: 100-1

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39. ECLAIR SURF

Coach: Emma Lavelle Jockey: Tom Bellamy

Type: 8-F312 Age: 8 Weight: 10-06

Traditional Chase winner, whose overwhelmed rivals included Corach Rambler and Gericault Roque, subsequently 1-2 within the Ultima at Cheltenham. Type given one other enhance within the Scottish Nationwide when Win My Wings, who beat him by just below two lengths within the Eider Chase, bolted up. Coach, additionally runs De Rasher Counter and is seeking to be the fourth girl to saddle the winner in 14 years.

Ranking: 9/10 Odds: 12-1

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40. FORTESCUE

Coach: Henry Daly Jockey: Hugh Nugent

Type: -37231 Age: 8 Weight: 10-06

A strong jumper, suited by tender floor. Made regular progress this season, culminating with a victory over Fiddlerontheroof at Ascot on his newest look, though runner-up on higher phrases right here. Shropshire-based coach gambled on simply making the reduce when withdrawing from the Scottish Grand Nationwide final weekend. Jockey is the grandson of gelding’s proprietor and breeder Tim Nixon.

Ranking: 6/10 Odds: 66-1

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