Grand National Runners: New Entries Announced
It is always good to keep up with the Grand National Runners and see the lineup. The excitement before the big Grand National festival can always be felt. Get to know the favourite horses before the Grand National and be sure to bet on the winning horse. Below we take a look at the Grand National 2018 runners lineup.
Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
The 2016 RSA winner looked set to add jump racing’s ultimate prize to his extensive CV last year, with jockey Noel Fehily at the helm. But despite a fabulous start to proceedings, the 9-year-old Bay Gelding only managed only a fourth-place finish. Now with a year’s more experience, the impressive runner could be in the frame as a hot favourite in 2018. He shaped extremely well when finishing second in the Charlie Hall and his recent Becher Chase victory over the National fences undoubtedly makes him the one to watch at Aintree this year.
Trainer: Brian Ellison
The renowned Angel of the North has recently been touted as a serious contender for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, but trainer Brian Ellison knows all too well that the 9-year-old Chestnut Gelding has unfinished business at Aintree, after seeing his saddle slip in last year’s steeplechase. In spite of this, he has certainly flourished this season, winning two Grade 2s which includes Saturday’s Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham, subsequently earning him a place in the Gold Cup field in March. Ellison has already indicated that both Cheltenham and Aintree are on the agenda.
Trainer: Willie Mullins
The impressive runner was considered well handicapped for the Ladbrokes Trophy in 2017 and so it proved when he snatched victory at the eleventh hour from favourite, Whisper. Due to face the gruelling hurdles at Leopardstown on Sunday, he certainly has plenty to offer at the Aintree highlight in April, and if successful, would add some much-needed gloss to what has been a difficult campaign for Willie Mullins so far.
Trainer: Nicky Henderson
The majestic son of Presenting has always been held in high regard at Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows stable, but the undeniable feeling that everything is falling into place this season appears wholly justified after comfortable wins at both Ascot and Newbury. Despite going well over the National fences in the Topham Chase last year, the contest ended in disappointment for the 8-year-old Brown Gelding, who fell late on; Henderson retains faith in the otherwise sound jumper, however, and is confident of claiming his first National this year.
Trainer: Sandy Thomson
Could there be successive Scottish strikes in the Grand National? Only time will tell, but connections of Seeyouatmidnight have long considered the 10-year-old a worthy challenger for the world’s most prestigious jumps race. Having been off since March, however, it will take some serious training to emulate the success of Lucinda Russell’s One For Arthur. The good news is that the 10-year-old Bay Gelding has now fully recovered from a persistent ligament problem and is being aimed at a February return before Aintree.
The same excitement will no doubt be felt again for Grand National 2019. Will any of these Grand National runners from 2018 be back again? We hope so! Keep up with the latest Grand National News and share our excitement for the highly anticipated Randox Health Grand National in 2019. Who do you think will ne 2019 Grand National runners, any bets on yet?
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