THE 2012 JOHN SMITH'S GRAND NATIONAL
Class 1, Grade 3, £975,000 total prize fund. 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 14, 2012, four miles and four furlongs.
Form Horse Age/Weight Owner Trainer/Probable Jockey
1)13-P0311 SYNCHRONISED (IRE) 9-11-10 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill/A P McCoy
2)11/1121-4 BALLABRIGGS (IRE) 11-11-09 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain/Jason...
Robbie Power believes Killyglen could be a better horse in this year's John Smith's Grand National than he was 12 months ago.
On that occasion he fell four out when travelling strongly and the rider, who won the Aintree showpiece aboard Silver Birch, feels he has plenty in his favour.
"He was going very well last year and just left his hind legs in the fourth-las...
The first four in the Daily Mirror Chase at Down Royal on St. Patrick's Day are still in the line up for the Aintree Grand National on Saturday 14th April.
The locally trained Killyglen, winner of the Down Royal Feature is as low as 14/1 for the world's greatest steeplechase with Saddlers Storm, In Compliance and Psycho also in the running.
Watch this space for furthe...
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The fact that Synchronised remains a possible Grand National runner may have been the big talking point at the latest declaration stage, but the fact that Killyglen has made the field for Aintree could be a bigger story come the end of the race next month.
Some 18 horses were withdrawn from the Aintree marathon at the latest point, meaning that just 59 horses are still fighting fo...
Killyglen kept alive his John Smith's Grand National hopes at Down Royal with a first win for nearly three years.
Stuart Crawford's charge held fellow Aintree entry Saddlers Storm to register a welcome victory in the Daily Mirror Chase.
Saddlers Storm made a good fist of attempting to make all of the running, and Killyglen had to work hard to get the better of that rival.
1.35 Maiden Hurdle.
Time to Work disappointed last time at Navan when back at short odds. The soft ground may have counted against him on that occasion, and he is sure to be more effective on this sounder surface.
Dangers will include Corr Point (flat rating 71), Gentle Paddy and Hawk Flight. The latter may give the favourite most to do. He has a hurdle rating of 114 and his experience m...
1.35pm The Daily Mirror Maiden Hurdle - 2m , Race Value: €7,500
Back To Balloo- C.A.McBratney
Bally Wall -I. R. Ferguson
Bowmore Rock -Lindsay Woods
Brecan Boy -Kodiac (GB) Peter Casey
Bright Light City -D. T. Hughes
Cat's On Broadway (USA)- Cormac Flannery
Cause Of Causes (USA) -Gordon Elliott
Celestial Prospect (AUS) -D.P.Ke...
The traditional pre-Cheltenham work draws plenty of attention to Leopardstown's card on Sunday, and this year, the concluding Killiney (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race will ensure that nobody leaves before the bumper.
Fickle Fortune made an impressive debut at Down Royal on February 1st and Noel Meade has also made an entry for Ned Buntline, an encouraging second over the course and distance towards the...