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Update = 31/03/08
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More form previews Here


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Update = 30/03/08
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Okay with things now getting serious over the national go over to Pre Race to get latest on form updates!


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Update = 14/02/08
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Well the weights have now been released and the full list is below: -

1     Beef Or Salmon     Michael Hourigan     12   11-12
2     Celestial Gold     D E Pipe     10   11-10
3     Turpin Green     N G Richards     9   11-10
4     Hedgehunter     W P Mullins     12   11-9
5     Hi Cloy     Michael Hourigan     11   11-9
6     Knowhere     N A Twiston-Davies     10   11-8
7     Mr Pointment     P F Nicholls     9   11-8
8     Ollie Magern     N A Twiston-Davies     10   11-8
9     Forget The Past     M J P O婿rien     10   11-7
10     Monkerhostin     P J Hobbs     11   11-7
11     Turko     P F Nicholls     6   11-7
12     Foreman     C F Swan     10   11-6
13     Madison Du Berlais     D E Pipe     7   11-6
14     Rule Supreme     W P Mullins     12   11-5
15     Billyvoddan     H D Daly     9   11-4
16     Joe Lively     C L Tizzard     9   11-4
17     Knight Legend     Mrs John Harrington     9   11-4
18     Simon     J L Spearing     9   11-4
19     Opera Mundi     P F Nicholls     6   11-3
20     Ungaro     K G Reveley     9   11-3
21     Iron Man     P Bowen     7   11-2
22     Thisthatandtother     P F Nicholls     12   11-2
23     Dream Alliance     P J Hobbs     7   11-1
24     Fundamentalist     N A Twiston-Davies     10   11-1
25     Butler愀 Cabin     Jonjo O就eill     8   11-0
26     Slim Pickings     T J Taaffe     9   11-0
27     Chelsea Harbour     Thomas Mullins     8   10-13
28     Vodka Bleu     D E Pipe     9   10-13
29     L媚mi     F Doumen     9   10-12
30     Snowy Morning     W P Mullins     8   10-12
31     Alexander Taipan     W P Mullins     8   10-11
32     Bewleys Berry     J Howard Johnson     10   10-11
33     Contraband     Paul Murphy     10   10-11
34     Dom D嵌rgeval     D E Pipe     8   10-11
35     Mckelvey     P Bowen     9   10-11
36     Roman Ark     J M Jefferson     10   10-11
37     Joaaci     D E Pipe     8   10-10
38     Point Barrow     P Hughes     10   10-10
39     Sir Rembrandt     V R A Dartnall     12   10-10
40     Cornish Rebel     Mrs L Williamson     11   10-9
41     D媚rgent     A King     11   10-9
42     No Full     Eoin Doyle     7   10-9
43     Baily Breeze     M F Morris     9   10-8
44     Bob Hall     Jonjo O就eill     7   10-8
45     Cloudy Lane     D McCain Jnr     8   10-8
46     King Johns Castle     A L T Moore     9   10-8
47     Mon Mome     Miss Venetia Williams     8   10-8
48     Nine De Sivola     Ferdy Murphy     7   10-8
49     Always Waining     P Bowen     7   10-7
50     Cornish Sett     P F Nicholls     9   10-7
51     Naunton Brook     N A Twiston-Davies     9   10-7
52     Over The Creek     D E Pipe     9   10-7
53     Parsons Legacy     P J Hobbs     10   10-7
54     Patsy Hall     A J Martin     8   10-7
55     Royal Auclair     P F Nicholls     11   10-7
56     Royal County Star     A J Martin     9   10-7
57     Tumbling Dice     T J Taaffe     9   10-7
58     Backbeat     J Howard Johnson     11   10-6
59     Comply Or Die     D E Pipe     9   10-6
60     Idle Talk     D McCain Jnr     9   10-6
61     Kelami     F Doumen     10   10-6
62     Milan Deux Mille     D E Pipe     6   10-6
63     Nadover     C J Mann     7   10-6
64     Black Apalachi     D T Hughes     9   10-5
65     Character Building     J J Quinn     8   10-5
66     Homer Wells     W P Mullins     10   10-5
67     Patman Du Charmil     N A Twiston-Davies     6   10-5
68     Philson Run     Nick Williams     12   10-5
69     Ursumman     Niall Madden     9   10-5
70     Ardaghey     N A Twiston-Davies     9   10-4
71     Baron Windrush     N A Twiston-Davies     10   10-4
72     Boychuk     P J Hobbs     7   10-4
73     Dun Doire     A J Martin     9   10-4
74     Joes Edge     Ferdy Murphy     11   10-4
75     Kilbeggan Blade     T R George     9   10-4
76     Cool Running     C Roche     8   10-3
77     Drombeag     Jonjo O就eill     10   10-3
78     Dunbrody Millar     P Bowen     10   10-3
79     In The High Grass     T J Taaffe     7   10-3
80     Longshanks     K C Bailey     11   10-3
81     Ossmoses     D M Forster     11   10-3
82     Le Duc     P F Nicholls     9   10-2
83     Livingstonebramble     W P Mullins     12   10-2
84     Merdeka     T J Taaffe     8   10-2
85     Nirvana Du Bourg     Miss Venetia Williams     7   10-2
86     Pak Jack     R T Phillips     8   10-2
87     Theatre Knight     J Howard Johnson     10   10-2
88     Tom Sayers     P J Hobbs     10   10-2
89     Ballycassidy     P Bowen     12   10-1
90     Blue Splash     P Bowen     8   10-1
91     Bob Bob Bobbin     C L Tizzard     9   10-1
92     Captain Corelli     P J Hobbs     11   10-1
93     Eric愀 Charm     O Sherwood     10   10-1
94     Hear The Echo     M F Morris     7   10-1
95     Irish Raptor     N A Twiston-Davies     9   10-1
96     Loulou Nivernais     N J Hawke     9   10-1
97     Newbay Prop     A J Martin     9   10-1
98     Risk Accessor     Jonjo O就eill     13   10-1
99     Bannister Lane     D McCain Jnr     8   10-0
100     Glenfinn Captain     T J Taaffe     9   10-0
101     Lampion Du Bost     J S Goldie     9   10-0
102     Lankawi     P Bowen     6   10-0
103     Majadal     M Scudamore     10   10-0
104     Tommy Spar     P Bowen     8   10-0
105     Whispered Secret     D E Pipe     9   10-0
106     Ballyfoy     T R George     7   9-13
107     Innox     Jonjo O就eill     12   9-13
108     Sweet Diversion     Evan Williams     9   9-13
109     Take The Stand     P Bowen     12   9-13
110     You愉e Special     Ferdy Murphy     11   9-13
111     Bothar Na     W P Mullins     9   9-12
112     Fustrien Du Paon     R Chotard     12   9-12
113     Leading Man     Ferdy Murphy     8   9-12
114     Nitrat     F Doumen     7   9-12
115     Noir Et Vert     Ferdy Murphy     7   9-12
116     Oodachee     C F Swan     9   9-12
117     Preacher Boy     R J Hodges     9   9-12
118     Azulejo     M Scudamore     10   9-11
119     Flintoff     Miss Venetia Williams     7   9-11
120     Flying Enterprise     Evan Williams     8   9-11
121     Irish Wolf     P Bowen     8   9-11
122     St Matthew     Mrs S J Smith     10   9-11
123     Brooklyn Breeze     L Lungo     11   9-10
124     Not Left Yet     D E Pipe     7   9-10
125     Our Armageddon     R C Guest     11   9-10
126     Pass Me By     Miss Venetia Williams     9   9-10
127     Burntoakboy     Dr R D P Newland     10   9-9
128     Native Jack     P J Rothwell     14   9-9
129     Sea Diva     D T Hughes     8   9-9
130     Oscar India     Henry De Bromhead     9   9-8
131     Maletton     Evan Williams     8   9-7
132     Royal Rosa     J Howard Johnson     9   9-7
133     The Outlier     Miss Venetia Williams     10   9-7
134     Beantown     Sean Aherne     10   9-5
135     Model Son     P A Blockley     10   9-5
136     Sixo     D E Pipe     11   9-5
137     Another Rum     J R Weymes     10   9-3
138     Mcevoy     Evan Williams     8   9-3
139     Bosham Mill     B G Powell     10   9-2
140     Silver Jack     M Todhunter     10   9-2
141     Victory Gunner     C Roberts     10   9-2
142     Final Act     John Joseph Murphy     12   9-1
143     Mr Ed     P Bowen     10   9-1
144     Juful Tennis     F-M Cottin     11   9-0
145     Henry愀 Pride     Mrs A M Thorpe     8   8-12
146     Toulouse-Lautrec     T R George     12   8-12
147     Secretofshambhala     Thomas Mullins     9   8-11
148     Wonderkid     A J Martin     8   8-11
149     Bengo     B De Haan     8   8-9
150     Gardasee     K J Burke    
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Update = 31/01/08
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Well here we are the first declared list of runners in the 2008 Grand National.
There has been a great entry this year with 150 horses being entered.
Most of the expected names are here with McKelvey 2nd last year, Slim Pickings 3rd and Philson Run 4th.
Silver Birch last teats winner is out with injury so he is missing from the list.

Here is The full declared runner list, note that the numbers are not the race card numbers, and a maximum of 40 will run in the race. 1   Alexander Taipan   W P Mullins  
2   Always Waining   P Bowen  
3   Another Rum   J R Weymes  
4   Ardaghey   N A Twiston-Davies  
5   Azulejo   M Scudamore  
6   Backbeat   J Howard Johnson  
7   Baily Breeze   M F Morris  
8   Ballycassidy   P Bowen  
9   Ballyfoy   T R George  
10   Bannister Lane   D McCain Jnr  
11   Baron Windrush   N A Twiston-Davies  
12   Beantown   Sean Aherne  
13   Beef Or Salmon   Michael Hourigan  
14   Bengo   B De Haan  
15   Bewleys Berry   J Howard Johnson  
16   Billyvoddan   H D Daly  
17   Black Apalachi   D T Hughes  
18   Blue Splash   P Bowen  
19   Bob Bob Bobbin   C L Tizzard  
20   Bob Hall   Jonjo O就eill  
21   Bosham Mill   B G Powell  
22   Bothar Na   W P Mullins  
23   Boychuk   P J Hobbs  
24   Brooklyn Breeze   L Lungo  
25   Burntoakboy   Dr R D P Newland  
26   Butler愀 Cabin   Jonjo O就eill  
27   Captain Corelli   P J Hobbs  
28   Celestial Gold   D E Pipe  
29   Character Building   J J Quinn  
30   Chelsea Harbour   Thomas Mullins  
31   Cloudy Lane   D McCain Jnr  
32   Comply Or Die   D E Pipe  
33   Contraband   Paul Murphy  
34   Cool Running   C Roche  
35   Cornish Rebel   Mrs L Williamson  
36   Cornish Sett   P F Nicholls  
37   D媚rgent   A King  
38   Dom D嵌rgeval   D E Pipe  
39   Dream Alliance   P J Hobbs  
40   Drombeag   Jonjo O就eill  
41   Dun Doire   A J Martin  
42   Dunbrody Millar   P Bowen  
43   Eric愀 Charm   O Sherwood  
44   Final Act   John Joseph Murphy  
45   Flintoff   Miss Venetia Williams  
46   Flying Enterprise   Evan Williams  
47   Foreman   C F Swan  
48   Forget The Past   M J P O婿rien  
49   Fundamentalist   N A Twiston-Davies  
50   Fustrien Du Paon   R Chotard  
51   Gardasee   K J Burke  
52   Glenfinn Captain   T J Taaffe  
53   Hear The Echo   M F Morris  
54   Hedgehunter   W P Mullins  
55   Henry愀 Pride   Mrs A M Thorpe  
56   Hi Cloy   Michael Hourigan  
57   Homer Wells   W P Mullins  
58   Idle Talk   D McCain Jnr  
59   In The High Grass   T J Taaffe  
60   Innox   Jonjo O就eill  
61   Irish Raptor   N A Twiston-Davies  
62   Irish Wolf   P Bowen  
63   Iron Man   P Bowen  
64   Joaaci   D E Pipe  
65   Joe Lively   C L Tizzard  
66   Joes Edge   Ferdy Murphy  
67   Juful Tennis   F-M Cottin  
68   Kelami   F Doumen  
69   Kilbeggan Blade   T R George  
70   King Johns Castle   A L T Moore  
71   Knight Legend   Mrs John Harrington  
72   Knowhere   N A Twiston-Davies  
73   L媚mi   F Doumen  
74   Lampion Du Bost   J S Goldie  
75   Lankawi   P Bowen  
76   Le Duc   P F Nicholls  
77   Leading Man   Ferdy Murphy  
78   Livingstonebramble   W P Mullins  
79   Longshanks   K C Bailey  
80   Loulou Nivernais   N J Hawke  
81   Madison Du Berlais   D E Pipe  
82   Majadal   R Chotard  
83   Maletton   Evan Williams  
84   Mcevoy   Evan Williams  
85   Mckelvey   P Bowen  
86   Merdeka   T J Taaffe  
87   Milan Deux Mille   D E Pipe  
88   Model Son   P A Blockley  
89   Mon Mome   Miss Venetia Williams  
90   Monkerhostin   P J Hobbs  
91   Mr Ed   P Bowen  
92   Mr Pointment   P F Nicholls  
93   Nadover   C J Mann  
94   Native Jack   P J Rothwell  
95   Naunton Brook   N A Twiston-Davies  
96   Newbay Prop   A J Martin  
97   Nine De Sivola   Ferdy Murphy  
98   Nirvana Du Bourg   Miss Venetia Williams  
99   Nitrat   F Doumen  
100   No Full   Eoin Doyle  
101   Noir Et Vert   Ferdy Murphy  
102   Not Left Yet   D E Pipe  
103   Ollie Magern   N A Twiston-Davies  
104   Oodachee   C F Swan  
105   Opera Mundi   P F Nicholls  
106   Oscar India   Henry De Bromhead  
107   Ossmoses   D M Forster  
108   Our Armageddon   R C Guest  
109   Over The Creek   D E Pipe  
110   Pak Jack   R T Phillips  
111   Parsons Legacy   P J Hobbs  
112   Pass Me By   Miss Venetia Williams  
113   Patman Du Charmil   N A Twiston-Davies  
114   Patsy Hall   A J Martin  
115   Philson Run   Nick Williams  
116   Point Barrow   P Hughes  
117   Preacher Boy   R J Hodges  
118   Risk Accessor   Jonjo O就eill  
119   Roman Ark   J M Jefferson  
120   Royal Auclair   P F Nicholls  
121   Royal County Star   A J Martin  
122   Royal Rosa   J Howard Johnson  
123   Rule Supreme   W P Mullins  
124   Sea Diva   D T Hughes  
125   Secretofshambhala   Thomas Mullins  
126   Silver Jack   M Todhunter  
127   Simon   J L Spearing  
128   Sir Rembrandt   V R A Dartnall  
129   Sixo   D E Pipe  
130   Slim Pickings   T J Taaffe  
131   Snowy Morning   W P Mullins  
132   St Matthew   Mrs S J Smith  
133   Sweet Diversion   P F Nicholls  
134   Take The Stand   P Bowen  
135   The Outlier   Miss Venetia Williams  
136   Theatre Knight   J Howard Johnson  
137   Thisthatandtother   P F Nicholls  
138   Tom Sayers   P J Hobbs  
139   Tommy Spar   P Bowen  
140   Toulouse-Lautrec   T R George  
141   Tumbling Dice   T J Taaffe  
142   Turko   P F Nicholls  
143   Turpin Green   N G Richards  
144   Ungaro   K G Reveley  
145   Ursumman   Niall Madden  
146   Victory Gunner   C Roberts  
147   Vodka Bleu   D E Pipe  
148   Whispered Secret   D E Pipe  
149   Wonderkid   A J Martin  
150   You Special   Ferdy Murphy  



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Update = 12/12/08
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Well Here we are December and the runners for The Grand National are a long way off from being announced, however that doesn't put off the long range anti-post prices from being published.
I can't recommend that you place any bets yet unless you are really "in the know" but I thought just as a bit of fun I would publish the prices of the possible runners as advertised today: -

2008 Grand National Prices: -

Mr Pointment11/1
Butler's Cabin14/1
Bewleys Berry14/1
Mckelvey20/1 Slim Pickings20/1
Hot Weld20/1
Simon22/1 Point Barrow25/1
Joes Edge25/1
Hedgehunter25/1
Numbersixvalverde25/1
Character Building25/1
Mattock Ranger25/1
Royal Country Star25/1
Monkerhostin33/1
Longshanks33/1 Billyvoddan33/1
Liberthine33/1
State Of Play33/1
Halcon Genelardais33/1
Nine De Sivola33/1
Ramblingminster33/1
Neptune Collonges33/1
Zabenz33/1
Dunbrody Millar33/1
Comply Or Die33/1
Turpin Green33/1
Ollie Magern33/1
Dom D'Orgeval33/1
New Alco33/1
Sir Rembrandt33/1
I Hear Thunder33/1
Cornish Sett33/1
Lampion Du Bost33/1
Kilbeggan Blade33/1
Philson Run40/1
Dun Doire40/1
Parsons Legacy40/1
Irish Raptor40/1 Cane Brake40/1
Hear The Echo40/1
Leading Man40/1
Eurotrek50/1
L'Ami50/1
Bothar Na50/1
Idle Talk50/1
Church Island50/1
Mon Mome50/1
Ballycassidy50/1
Le Volfoni50/1
Milan Deux Mile50/1
Our Ben50/1
Jack High
50/1 Ballistraw50/1
King Killone50/1
Bannister Lane50/1
Preacherboy66/1
My Will66/1
Puntal100/1











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