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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:

HorseAge/WgtOwnerTrainer/Jockey
IMPERIAL COMMANDER (IRE)12-11-10Our Friends in the NorthNigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies
WHAT A FRIEND10-11-09Ged Mason & Sir Alex FergusonPaul Nicholls/Sam Thomas
WEIRD AL (IRE)10-11-08Brannon Dick HoldenDonald McCain/Timmy Murphy
QUEL ESPRIT (FR)9-11-07Red Barn SyndicateWillie Mullins IRE/-
BIG FELLA THANKS11-11-06Crossed Fingers PartnershipTom George/Denis O’Regan
SEABASS (IRE)10-11-06Gunners SyndicateTed Walsh IRE/Ms Katie Walsh
ROBERTO GOLDBACK (IRE)11-11-06Simon MunirNicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty
SUNNYHILLBOY (IRE)10-11-04J P McManusJonjo O’Neill/Richie McLernon
BALLABRIGGS (IRE)12-11-04Trevor HemmingsDonald McCain/Jason Maguire
TEAFORTHREE (IRE)9-11-03T437Rebecca Curtis/Nick Scholfield
ACROSS THE BAY (IRE)9-11-02Scotch Piper SyndicateDonald McCain/Henry Brooke
JOIN TOGETHER (IRE)8-11-02Ian Fogg & Paul BarberPaul Nicholls/Daryl Jacob
COLBERT STATION (IRE)9-11-01J P McManusTed Walsh IRE/A P McCoy
FORPADYDEPLASTERER (IRE)11-11-00Goat Racing SyndicateThomas Cooper IRE/Andrew J McNamara
ON HIS OWN (IRE)9-11-00Andrea & GrahamWylie Willie Mullins IRE/Ruby Walsh
JONCOL (IRE)10-10-13Kay BrownePaul Nolan IRE/Robbie Power
BALTHAZAR KING (IRE)9-10-12The BrushmakersPhilip Hobb /Richard Johnson
CAPPA BLEU (IRE)11-10-11William & Angela RuckerEvan Williams/Paul Moloney
OSCAR TIME (IRE)12-10-11Robert Waley-Cohen/Sir Martin & Steve BroughtonMartin Lynch IRE/Mr Sam Waley-Cohen
ALWAYS WAINING (IRE)12-10-10Peter & Linda DouglasPeter Bowen/Tom O’Brien
TATENEN (FR)9-10-10The Stewart FamilyRichard Rowe/Andrew Thornton
TREACLE (IRE)12-10-09Bjorn NielsenTom Taaffe IRE/Andrew Lynch
LOST GLORY (NZ)8-10-08J P McManusJonjo O’Neill/Mark Walsh
SWING BILL (FR)12-10-08David JohnsonDavid Pipe/Conor O’Farrell
SAINT ARE (FR)7-10-08David FoxTim Vaughan/Dougie Costello
CHICAGO GREY (IRE)10-10-07John EarlsGordon Elliott IRE/Paul Carberry or Davy Condon
QUISCOVER FONTAINE (FR)9-10-07J P McManusWillie Mullins IRE/ David Casey
RARE BOB (IRE)11-10-06D A SyndicateDessie Hughes IRE/Bryan Cooper
THE RAINBOW HUNTER9-10-06May We Never Be Found Out PartnershipKim Bailey/Aidan Coleman
BECAUSEICOULDNTSEE (IRE)10-10-06Noel GlynnNoel Glynn IRE/Martin Ferris
HARRY THE VIKING8-10-06Sir Alex Ferguson, Ged Mason, Ron Wood & Peter DonePaul Nicholls /Ryan Mahon
MR MOONSHINE (IRE)9-10-05April Strang-Steel, Douglas Pryde & Jim BeaumontSue Smith/Peter Buchanan
MUMBLES HEAD (IRE)12-10-04Patricia ThompsonPeter Bowen/Jamie Moore
NINETIETH MINUTE (IRE)10-10-03Dermot CoxTom Taaffe IRE/Niall Madden
AURORAS ENCORE (IRE)11-10-03Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont & David P van der HoevenSue Smith/Ryan Mania
TARQUINIUS (FR)10-10-02Richard GilbertGordon Elliott IRE/Wilson Renwick
ANY CURRENCY (IRE)10-10-00Cash Is KingMartin Keighley/Ian Popham
MAJOR MALARKEY (IRE)10-9-13Baker, Dodd & Cooke NigelTwiston-Davies/Tom Scudamore
SOLL8-9-12Derrick MossopJo Hughes/Mark Grant
VIKING BLOND (FR)8-9-11Caroline MouldNigel 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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  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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