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2008 Grand National

Pre race Information



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Runners and form for 2008 Grand National.

Hedgehunter: W P Mullins 12 11-12
Past winner of the race. If on top form could run well but does not look like the winner.
Max winning distance - 4m5f
Winning Going - G/S to Hvy

Hi Cloy: M.Hourigan: 11 11-12
Smart type but seems better over 2m4f and has huge weight to carry.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Gd to Hvy

Knowhere: N.A.Twiston-Davies 10 11-11
Fell last year but is having a good season. Could run well.
Max winning distance - 3m2f
Winning Going - Gd to soft

Mr. Pointment: P F Nicholls 9 11-11
Won Becher chase over these fences. Should run well but has too much weight to win but could have place claims
Max winning distance - 3m2f
Winning Going - Gd to soft

Ollie Magern: N.A.Twiston-Davies: 10 11-11
Another with good form but big weight is off-putting unless ground is quick.
Max winning distance - 3m2f
Winning Going - Gd/fm to soft

Turko: P.F.Nicholls: 6 11-10
Classy chaser in the making but 6 year olds have a terrible record in race.
Lots of weight. Unlikely winner.
Max winning distance - 3m1f
Winning Going - Gd to soft

Madison Du Berlais: D.E.Pipe: 7 11-9
Big weight at a distance that looks too far. Unlikely winner.
Max winning distance - 2m4f
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Simon: J L Spearing: 9 11-7
Fell last year when going as well as any and better than most.
Good chance of getting into a place and could just be one of the few winners in recent times to carry over 11st
Max winning distance - 3m1f
Winning Going - Gd/sft to hvy

Opera Mundi: P.F.Nicholls: 6 11-6
Good horse, but 6 year olds don't win this race, especially off this weight.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Iron Man: P.Bowen: 7 11-5
Good horse but has unseated rider and fell on this course.
Max winning distance - 2m7f
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Fundamentalist: N.A.Twiston-Davies: 10 11-4
Decent recent performances but looks short of this distance over fences.
Max winning distance - 3m1f (Hurdle)
Winning Going - Gd/frm to gd/Sft

Butler's Cabin. : Jonjo OīNeill: 8 11-3
Irish National winner looks to be spot on for this race. Got everything in his favor including the champion jockey. Could go close today.
Max winning distance - 3m1f (Hurdle)
Winning Going - Gd/frm to gd/Sft

Slim Pickings: T J Taaffe: 9 11-3
Third last year after making mistake at last. Laid out for race and must be respected, unless ground dries out significantly.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - soft to hvy

Chelsea Harbour: Thomas Mullins 8 11-2
Good Irish contender, Laid out for race. Should be respected.
Max winning distance - 3m 4f
Winning Going - soft to hvy

Vodka Bleu: D.E.Pipe: 9 11-2
Good horse from good stable. Likes good ground or firmer. Not without a chance.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Gd/Firm to Soft

L'Ami: F.Doumen: 9 11-1
Trained by the best France by the best NH Trainer over there. 10th last year. Could improve on that.
Max winning distance - 3m 1f
Winning Going - Gd/soft to soft

Snowy Morning: W P Mullins: 8 11-1
Progressive Chaser laid out for race. Could be an Irish dark horse.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Bewleys Berry: J Howard Johnson: 10 11-00
Unlucky to fall last year. A good horse from a stable in form. Respectable chance.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Contraband: Paul Murphy: 10 11-0
No chance
Max winning distance - 2m
Winning Going - fm to gd/sft

Mckelvey: P Bowen: 9 11-00
Second Last year and could well go one better. Broke down last year if back to fitness he will take all the beating.
Max winning distance - 3m 9f
Winning Going - Gd to heavy

Joaaci: D.E.Pipe: 8 10-13
Pulled up in Scottish national last year. Must improve considerably to win this.
Max winning distance - 3m 4f
Winning Going - Gd to heavy

Point Barrow: P Hughes: 10 10-12
Irish national winner who fell at 1st last year. Out of form this season.
Max winning distance - 3m 5f
Winning Going - Gd to heavy

Cornish Rebel: Mrs L.Williams: 11 10-12
Pulled up here in 2006 and has also pulled up in Scottish National. Looks to have plenty on his plate here.
Max winning distance - 3m 3f
Winning Going - Gd to heavy

D'Argent: A King: 11 10-11
Good horse but inconsistent. On his best form he would have a good chance.
Max winning distance - 3m 5f
Winning Going - Gd to heavy

No Full: Eoin Doyle: 7 10-11
A winner of two from 25 races both in soft ground at around two and a half miles.
Only 7 years. Would be a surprise winner.
Max winning distance - 2m 4f
Winning Going - soft to heavy

Baily Breeze: M.F.Morris: 9 10-11
Irish Raider looks to have it all to do.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - GD/Firm to heavy

Bob Hall: Jonjo O'Neill: 7 10-11
Young horse who prefers shorter distances. Looks to have little chance.
Max winning distance - 2m 5f
Winning Going - Good to heavy

Cloudy Lane: D McCain Jnr: 8 10-10
Good young chaser in form. Good weight. Could go close. Favorites chance.
Max winning distance - 3m 2f
Winning Going - Good to heavy

King Johns Castle: A.L.T.Moore 9 10-10
Another Irish raider who prefers shorter distances. Has it all to do.
Max winning distance - 2m 3f
Winning Going - Gd/Soft to Soft

Mon Mome: Venetia Williams 8 10-10
Good long distance chaser. One of the dark horses. Could go close.
Max winning distance - 3m 2f
Winning Going - Gd/Soft to hvy

Cornish Sett: P.F.Nicholls: 9 10-10
Nice Chaser, would have to improve to take part in the finish.
Max winning distance - 3m 2f
Winning Going - Gd/firm to soft

Naunton Brook: N.A. Twiston-Davies: 9 10-10
Pulled up last year. Looses interest when behind. If up with the pace could run well. Another dark horse.
Max winning distance - 4m
Winning Going - Gd to soft

Tumbling Dice. T.J.Taffe : 9 10-10
Irish horse who prefers shorter distances. Would be a shock winner.
Max winning distance - 2m 4f
Winning Going - Gd/soft to Hvy

Backbeat : J.H.Johnson 11 10-9
Reasonable chaser who would have to improve.
Max winning distance - 3m 1f
Winning Going - Gd to Gd/Soft

Comply or Die: D.E.Pipe 9 10-10
Eider Chase winner who has all the credentials. Looks like the winner.
Max winning distance - 4m 1f
Winning Going - Gd/firm to Gd/Soft

Idle Talk : McCain Jnr 9 10-10
Reasonable chaser will need to improve to take part in finish.
Max winning distance - 3m 2f
Winning Going - Gd to Soft

Kelami: F Doumen 10 10-8
Two previous runs were BD and pulled up. This does not reflect his chance as he is a better horse than this suggests. May not be good enough however.
Max winning distance - 3m 1f
Winning Going - Gd to Soft

Milan Deux Mille: D.E.Pipe 6 10-8
Likes course but too young and nothing to suggest he stays.
Max winning distance - 3m 1f
Winning Going - Gd to Soft

Nadover: C.J.Mann 7 10-8
Progressive. But prefers shorter distances and too young.
Max winning distance - 2m 4f
Winning Going - Gd to hvy

Black Apalachi : D.T.Hughes : 9 10-08
Reasonable Irish raider but does not look good enough for this race.
Max winning distance - 3m
Winning Going - Soft

Horses below this line may not get a run in the race.

Philson Run: Nick Williams: 12 10-7
Great run last year for 4th place could run into a place again.
Max winning distance - 4m 2f
Winning Going - Good to Hvy

Dun Doire: A J Martin: 9 10-6
Good Chaser but poor run in this last year and poor Becher run over same fences in 2006 suggests he does not like this course.
Max winning distance - 3m 2f
Winning Going - Good to Hvy

Ardaghey : N.A.Twiston-Davies. 9 10-07
Reasonable chaser but would have to show considerable improvement to take part in finish.
Max winning distance - 3m 1f
Winning Going - Good to Hvy

Joes Edge: Ferdy Murphy: 11 10-6
Co-favorite last year and past Scottish national winner.
Could be a live outsider.
Max winning distance - 4m 1f
Winning Going - Good to Soft

Just some other facts for you ..........................


Runners who have never fell in their career: -
4 Mr Pointment
6 Turko
12 Butlerīs Cabin
19 Contraband
24 No Full
26 Bob Hall
39 Black Apalachi
44 In The High Grass (possible non-runner)
45 Ossmoses (possible non-runner)
Horses with the highest run to win ratio
Snowy Morning
Cloudy Lane
Mr Pointment
Comply Or Die
Opera Mundi
Vodka Bleu
Knowhere
58Dun Doire
Turko
Ollie Magern
50.00%
47.37%
41.67%
36.84%
36.36%
34.38%
33.33%
32.14%
31.82%
30.77%
Snowy Morning is exceptional to win 50 of all his races.


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