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2013 Grand National Guide

The 2013 Grand National will take place at 4:15pm on Saturday 6th April 2013.

Runners

The 40 runners are as follows:

Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer/Jockey
IMPERIAL COMMANDER (IRE) 12-11-10 Our Friends in the North Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies
WHAT A FRIEND 10-11-09 Ged Mason & Sir Alex Ferguson Paul Nicholls/Sam Thomas
WEIRD AL (IRE) 10-11-08 Brannon Dick Holden Donald McCain/Timmy Murphy
QUEL ESPRIT (FR) 9-11-07 Red Barn Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE/-
BIG FELLA THANKS 11-11-06 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George/Denis O’Regan
SEABASS (IRE) 10-11-06 Gunners Syndicate Ted Walsh IRE/Ms Katie Walsh
ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE) 11-11-06 Simon Munir Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty
SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE) 10-11-04 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill/Richie McLernon
BALLABRIGGS (IRE) 12-11-04 Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain/Jason Maguire
TEAFORTHREE (IRE) 9-11-03 T437 Rebecca Curtis/Nick Scholfield
ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) 9-11-02 Scotch Piper Syndicate Donald McCain/Henry Brooke
JOIN TOGETHER (IRE) 8-11-02 Ian Fogg & Paul Barber Paul Nicholls/Daryl Jacob
COLBERT STATION (IRE) 9-11-01 J P McManus Ted Walsh IRE/A P McCoy
FORPADYDEPLASTERER (IRE) 11-11-00 Goat Racing Syndicate Thomas Cooper IRE/Andrew J McNamara
ON HIS OWN (IRE) 9-11-00 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE/Ruby Walsh
JONCOL (IRE) 10-10-13 Kay Browne Paul Nolan IRE/Robbie Power
BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 9-10-12 The Brushmakers Philip Hobb /Richard Johnson
CAPPA BLEU (IRE) 11-10-11 William & Angela Rucker Evan Williams/Paul Moloney
OSCAR TIME (IRE) 12-10-11 Robert Waley-Cohen/Sir Martin & Steve Broughton Martin Lynch IRE/Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
ALWAYS WAINING (IRE) 12-10-10 Peter & Linda Douglas Peter Bowen/Tom O’Brien
TATENEN (FR) 9-10-10 The Stewart Family Richard Rowe/Andrew Thornton
TREACLE (IRE) 12-10-09 Bjorn Nielsen Tom Taaffe IRE/Andrew Lynch
LOST GLORY (NZ) 8-10-08 J P McManus Jonjo O’Neill/Mark Walsh
SWING BILL (FR) 12-10-08 David Johnson David Pipe/Conor O’Farrell
SAINT ARE (FR) 7-10-08 David Fox Tim Vaughan/Dougie Costello
CHICAGO GREY (IRE) 10-10-07 John Earls Gordon Elliott IRE/Paul Carberry or Davy Condon
QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR) 9-10-07 J P McManus Willie Mullins IRE/ David Casey
RARE BOB (IRE) 11-10-06 D A Syndicate Dessie Hughes IRE/Bryan Cooper
THE RAINBOW HUNTER 9-10-06 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership Kim Bailey/Aidan Coleman
BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE) 10-10-06 Noel Glynn Noel Glynn IRE/Martin Ferris
HARRY THE VIKING 8-10-06 Sir Alex Ferguson, Ged Mason, Ron Wood & Peter Done Paul Nicholls /Ryan Mahon
MR MOONSHINE (IRE) 9-10-05 April Strang-Steel, Douglas Pryde & Jim Beaumont Sue Smith/Peter Buchanan
MUMBLES HEAD (IRE) 12-10-04 Patricia Thompson Peter Bowen/Jamie Moore
NINETIETH MINUTE (IRE) 10-10-03 Dermot Cox Tom Taaffe IRE/Niall Madden
AURORAS ENCORE (IRE) 11-10-03 Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont & David P van der Hoeven Sue Smith/Ryan Mania
TARQUINIUS (FR) 10-10-02 Richard Gilbert Gordon Elliott IRE/Wilson Renwick
ANY CURRENCY (IRE) 10-10-00 Cash Is King Martin Keighley/Ian Popham
MAJOR MALARKEY (IRE) 10-9-13 Baker, Dodd & Cooke Nigel Twiston-Davies/Tom Scudamore
SOLL 8-9-12 Derrick Mossop Jo Hughes/Mark Grant
VIKING BLOND (FR) 8-9-11 Caroline Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies/Adam Wedge

Choosing a Horse to Back

Greys: There are four greys running the 2013 Grand National; Quel Esprit, Swing Bill, Chicago Grey and Tarquinius.

Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson has connections with two runners including; Harry the Viking & What a Friend.

French-bred: Last year’s winner Neptune Collonges was the fifth to be bred in France, after Mon Mome (2009), Lutteur III (1909), Reugny (1874), Alcibiade (1865). Seven French-breds run this year: Quel Esprit, Quiscover Fontaine, Saint Are, Swing Bill, Tarquinius, Tatenen, and Viking Blond.

New Zealand-bred: There have been three New Zealand-bred winners, Moifaa (1904), Seagram (1991) and Lord Gyllene (1997). Lost Glory will try to join them this year.

The Bookies Choice

On the eve of the Big Race – Friday 5th April 2013 – the bookmakers rate the leading fancies as: On His Own (9/1), Seabass (10/1), Colbert Station (11/1), Cappa Bleu (11/1), Chicago Grey (15/1), Imperial Commander (16/1), Teaforthree (16/1), 20/1 bar.

The table below displays the live best available price on the field for Grand National 2013.

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One comment

  1. Josephine Kirk Scott

    My three tips for the big race, which I tweeted yesterday, are Seabass, for the first woman rider to win. Katie Walsh was third on this last year.
    Chicago Grey, who is in good form, and if Paul Carberry is fit enough to ride, should be thereabouts. Davey Condon is no bad sub, though!
    And finally, Rare Bob, who looks laid out for this one by Dessie Hughes. Bryan Cooper takes the reins.
    Good Luck from@JoChantry.

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