It’s big day for the yard today with the Randox Health Grand National upon us. We have a total of 16 runners on the final day of the Aintree Festival.
SIRE DU BERLAIS runs in the Gaskells Handicap Hurdle. . The Pertemps Network Handicap winner has been in great form at home since Cheltenham and are hoping for another good run from him here today. Jonjo O’ Neill takes the ride.
CHOSEN MATE runs in The Betway Mersey Novices Hurdle Race. He has been in great form since joining the yard and won well at Naas the last day. We’re hopeful of another big run from him today for his connections and Davy Russell takes the ride.
APPLES’S JADE runs in The Ryanair Stayers Hurdle Race. We have drawn a line through her Cheltenham run and she has been in good form at home since. Hopefully she can rekindle her previous form today. Jack Kennedy rides.
In the Randox Health Grand National we run A TOI PHIL, BLESS THE WINGS, BLOW BY BLOW, DOUNIKOS, FOLSOM BLUE, GENERAL PRINCIPLE, JURY DUTY,MALA BEACH MONBEG NOTORIOUS, NOBLE ENDEAVOR and TIGER ROLL. It would be a massive achievement for Tiger Roll to win back to back Grand Nationals and he has been in flying form after his win in Cheltenham. Many of our horses in this years National have great chances including Jury Duty who the American Grand National, General Principle who won last years Irish Grand National and Dounikos who won the National Trial at Punchestown back in February.
Our final two runners of the meeting are in the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle. CHIEF JUSTICE came out of his Cheltenham run well and we are hoping he can run into the placings today under Jamie Codd. KUIPER BELT did not disgrace himself in Downpatrick last time out but he wears blinkers for the first time today to sharpen him up. Donagh Meyler is on board.