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On His Own

On His Own

Recent run confirmed well being. If stays on feet will contest the finish

cappa bleu

Cappa Bleu

Some good pieces of form and 4th in national last year so definitely one for the shortlist


Colbert Station

Stamina proven and well weighted, will have every chance if there at the end

imperial commander

Imperial Commander

Previous Gold Cup winner and 2nd in Argento chase suggest he retains ability



Has the class, stamina and jumping ability to cause an upset at Aintree if in the right frame of mind

wyck hill

Wyck Hill

Big race winner at Ascot, 2013 purchase by J P Mcmanus for go at winning National

saint are

Saint Are

Loves Aintree and open to improvement. Respectable chance of an upset

balthazar king

Balthazar King

Given good ground there is every reason to suggest he could play a major part

across the bay

Across The Bay

Front runner who revels in the mud. Beat leading fancy Cappa Bleu in November. Dont dismiss.



Lost by a nose last year, likely to be further away at the finish this time

prince de beauchene

Prince De Beauchene

Well fancied, recent hurdle performances suggest will be there or thereabouts



Heavily backed for welsh national when finishing 2nd, poor form latest though.

join together

Join Together

2nd in Beecher Chase and stays all day. If its a test of stamina could come out on top



Probably missed his chance last year. More weight and better field. Place at best.


Chicago Grey

Well weighted and heavily backed antepost. Has chances but odds to small now



A useful performer in the mud who given the right conditions is worthy of consideration



Plenty to like about this individual but may not have enough in this company

bostons angel

Bostons Angel

Decent run latest but unlikely to repeat that showing here.

Always Waining

Always Waining

4 time course winner who tackles the big fences for the first time. Age may get the better of him.

tofino bay

Tofino Bay

First season novice chaser who has shown some decent form. Trends suggest has work cut out here.

viking blond

Viking Blond

Front runner who will relish the fences, poor form of late though

big fella thanks

Big Fella Thanks

Solid national performer, but age likely to get the better of him



Won the national in 2011, 6th last year. Weighted for another decent run.

lost glory

Lost Glory

In good form this season but needs good ground to see the best of him

roberto goldback

Roberto Goldback

Won good race at Ascot so has potential for an upset. Poor form since a negative

lion na bearnai

Lion Na Bearnai

Won Irish Grand National in 2012 at long odds. Will be long odds again for unlikely upset

harry the viking

Harry The Viking

Not the easiest horse to deal with, has staying power and weighted well

swing bill

Swing Bill

Will likely complete again but less likely to win than before as a 12 year old



Class horse 3 years ago but not much of a force nowadays. Scratch this one.



Recent return from long layoff promising. Hard to make to strong a case though

weird al

Weird Al

Some top class form, given right conditons could be a contender

what a friend

What A Friend

Most famous for being owned by Alex Ferguson. Has some form but unreliable.

poker de sivola

Poker De Sivola

Loves marathon distances so bit of a surprise did not run well at Aintree last time out



Injury prone but top class on its day. A lot taken on trust if backing this one

oscar time

Oscar Time

2nd in 2011, highly unlikely to be that close to the winner at the finish this year

the rainbow hunter

The Rainbow Hunter

Did not like ground in recent run, needs to improve again



Not appeared since falling here last year. Unlikely to feature

quel esprit

Quel Esprit

Weight, jumping and absence all negatives but undoubted potential

bob lingo

Bob Lingo

Group one winner this season who has disappointed since. Very little hope.

quiscover fontaine

Quiscover Fontaine

50/1 for this race last year when falling and will be even bigger than this. Unlikely

auroras encore

Auroras Encore

Just beaten in 2012 Scottish National. Each way chances at best in this one.



Not completed twice before, poor form this season easily dismissed

rare bob

Rare Bob

Bought down in last years race, needs to improve massively to win



Outsider in the race last year and no reason to think any different this