Another horse, jockey and trainer will write their name on this history book this afternoon when the 174th Grand National is held in Aintree.
Rachael Blackmore made history as the first female jockey to win the race when he teamed up with the Minella Times 12 months ago to win. And the pair came back to protect their crown.
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Grand National 2022 Runner by Runner Guide
1) Minella Times (Henry de Bromhead)
I made the history of Rachael Blackmore last year, but he has only run twice since then and it didn’t work. It’s hard to see him pulling off a repeat.
2) Delta Work (Gordon Elliott)
When he defeated two national heroes in Cheltenham, he was welcomed as a new Tiger Roll by the connection. At best, multiple Grade 1 winners with a new life lease can become major players.
4) Now (Ted Walsh)
For the little trainer, Ted Walsh has a great record in the race, which could have been added to his success if he hadn’t stopped 12 months ago. The weights are high now, but it looks like it will work.
5) Run Wild Fred (Gordon Elliott)
A beginner in the second season who won the super-competitive Troy Town early in the season. His campaign was built around the National Hunt Chase, where he was second, but this may be a retrofit.
6) Lostintranslation (Colin Tizzard)
Unfortunately, despite winning Ascot in November, it has recently appeared in the shadow of his predecessor. If your handicap has another chance and you also have a stamina reservation, it will be £ 7 lower.
7) Bramumble (Willy Marines)
It’s dangerous to cancel a runner from this yard, but this 11-year-old is a surprising winner. But with the Hennessy Cogna Trophy third at the beginning of the season, it’s not entirely hopeless.
8) Burrows Saint (Willie Marines)
After a long journey, it seems that he failed in stamina for the fourth time last year. A good trainer feels more restrained and able to ride this time, but was hit quite a bit last time.
9) Mount Aida (Gordon Elliott)
Last year’s Cheltenham winner, she seemed to be doing well until she ran a fairly dull race at the festival. She needs to bounce.
10) Longhouse Poet (Martin Brassil)
It came from the wise garden that won this so far and looked like a real player after winning Thyestes when fully supported. The beaten favorite in the last hurdle probably lacks six fence-through experiences.
11) Fiddlerontheroof (Colin Tizzard)
A high-class beginner last season, he finished second in Cheltenham’s Brown Advisory. He remained in good shape this quarter and finished second in the Hennessy Cogna Trophy. If he stays, the trip should be successful.
12) Two gold (Kim Bailey)
He won a big pot in Lingfield, a real money spinner for connections, and finished second in grade 1 at the last time-out. I’ve won over 3 miles, but I’m not looking for a mile on this trip.
13) Santini (Polygan Dolly)
Nicky Henderson’s Gold Cup was once the second. Although not at that level now, stamina is his specialty and has corresponding disabilities.
14) Samkuro (Gordon Elliott)
During the Cheltenham Festival, he was once praised for coming second by connection, as seen when running and being beaten at the Down Royal Racecourse, but unfortunately he was in the shadow of his former self. I am.
15) Escariaten (Gordon Elliott)
In last season’s National Hunt Chase, he was third behind two Grade 1 winners, and his entire campaign focuses on this. Just caught by Any Second Now to beat Bobbyjo Chase, he seemed to have a good claim.
16) Good Boy Bobby (Nigel Twiston Davis)
This season, he was reinvented as a stay chaser torn a little at his youth. Nonetheless, this is still 10 furlongs further away than he has ever done and could stretch him.
18) Coco Beach (Gordon Elliott)
Last season I won the Thiestes Chase and Grade 2 beginner races, but this season it wasn’t the same. Although not completely fired, he is another person who needs to recover from a disappointing run at Bobbyjo and prefers softer ground.
19) De Rasher Counter (Emma Lavelle)
An interesting candidate running from the same mark that won the 2019 Ladbrokes Trophy. Since then, he has only run four times and has been promised a start in February at Denman Chase for the first time in 16 months. It should leave him a spot-on for a big day, and he could run well at a price if he took him to the truck.
20) Kildisart (Ben Pauling)
He was beaten by Ultima at the 2020 festival, but missed much of the previous semester due to an injury. Inadequate travel in Newbury caught my eye on being late with another person who might reward one-way support when returning 462 days away from the truck. I did.
21) Discorama (Paul Nolan)
It finished 7th 12 months ago and has only been run twice since then. Recently, I’ve been reducing the length with a condition chase at the Fairy House. This year it was £ 1 lower and I could get the prize again if I had the chance.
22) Top Ville Ben (Phil Kirby)
He fell over the fence on his first outing at Becher Chase in December, but seemed to enjoy the experience so far. He can give a bold view from the front on a long road, but there may be a lack of gear on dry ground.
23) Enjoy D’Allen (Ciaran Murphy)
In the last 12 months, it has seemed an ideal national candidate to finish third in both Irish Grand National at Fairy House and Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown. Principal owner JP McManus has surprised him since his great efforts over the hurdles at the Dublin Racing Festival. He is definitely a major candidate.
24) Anniversary Fly (Tony Martin)
He finished 4th in 2018 and 5th in 2019, both of which took part in the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the previous start. However, he was raised in last year’s renewal, so if he manages to win his fourth attempt at the age of 12, he will be quite surprised.
25) Dingodor (Sandy Thomson)
A slightly beaten favorite at last year’s Scottish Grand National, it has been raced modestly this season. The finish in 3rd place in the rehearsal chase in Newcastle gives hope, but he didn’t run in Kelso last time either. Stamina may certainly plug in if others cry enough.
26) Freewheelin Dylan (Dermot McLoughlin)
It was a big shock when I won 150-1 at the Irish Grand National last year. I finished in 4th place in Punch’s Town, but I couldn’t finish it in the last few starts. Perhaps returning to better ground, the country’s fence will rekindle the fire, but it will take a big leap.
27) Class Conti (Willy Marines)
He was the last of the 15 finishers last year and hasn’t done anything since he suggested that he could improve his efforts at the age of 10.
28) Noble Yeats (Emmett Marines)
After finishing second in Wetherby’s Tauton in February after the prestigious beginner Ahoisener, Robert Wayley Cohen bought it as a domestic candidate. The owner’s son, Sam Weiley Cohen, gave the first spin to a seven-year-old kid in Ultima, Cheltenham, finishing in the middle. To participate, you will need a fence to illuminate him.
29) Mighty Thunder (Lucinda Russell)
I won the Scottish Grand National last year, but I was raised the last two times. It’s a useful racing weight if he can bounce off and take him to the fence, but it’s hard to get hooked on his recent efforts.
30) Cloth Cap (Jonjo O’Neill)
He was suffering from breathing problems after the anger of last year’s renewal arose. He had wind surgery in the off-season, but as long as he continued to finish the race weakly, it didn’t seem to have the desired effect and it’s not what you want to see in the Grand National.
31) Snow Leopardess (Charlie Longsdon)
A remarkable mare returning from a foal’s birth looks better than ever. At the age of 10, she’s three out of three this season, including a national fence win at the thrilling Becher Chase, and since then she’s naturally been well-known in the market.
32) Agusta Gold (Willy Marines)
Last year, I was the winner of a third grade at a mare-only company, but since joining the current trainer, I’ve been struggling to be tested in a big handicap chase. It’s hard to see her playing an important role.
34) Deise Aba (Philip Hobbs)
Deserves to win the race that finished second in three of the four outings this season-struck the neck, nose and head respectively. Somewhat interesting about his first attempt to cross the national fence.
35) Braklion (Dan Skeleton)
It’s been five years since this brilliant veteran finished fourth in the 2017 Grand National. He was defeated in 2018 and finished in 6th place 12 months ago. He took full advantage of his depression to win twice in Haydock’s mud earlier this season, but could be pulled up in the Grand National Trial and struggle at the age of 13.
36) Poker Party (Henry Devromhead)
Eliminating horses from this yard is dangerous, but he has shown nothing to suggest that he can be involved at this level this season.
37) Obligation to die (Gordon Elliott)
When he landed on the Grand National Trial in Punch’s Town in February, he recorded his first victory in more than four years, and as a result, became obsessed with Ultima in Cheltenham. He wasn’t ashamed to finish in 6th place, but obviously he needs more.
38) Domaine De L’Isle (Sean Curran)
He finished fourth here in Becher Chase in December, but it would be a big shock if he improved the results when he came back.
39) Lightning Surf (Emaravel)
He successfully stepped up to over three miles in a classic chase at Warwick in January and backed it up with a runner-up finish from a £ 10 higher mark at Newcastle’s Eider-only the Scottish National Heroine WinMyWings afterwards. It turned out to be too strong. Officially a 4-pound well-in, it’s certainly not without a place to claim to be lightweight.
40) Fortescue (Henry Daly)
Steady progress has been made this season, with his latest appearance at Fiddleron Serof at Ascot Racecourse. He looks like a particularly healthy jumper and is officially rated four pounds higher than his Grand National Mark. Another person who was able to exceed his odds.
41) Commodore (Venice Williams)
I made a spring heel display when it was seen predominantly from the front in Cheltenham in December. He is now 9 pounds higher, and he has been able to show up well on the long road, but some others are preferred.
42) School Boy Hours (Noel Mead)
There were some people running through this well behind him, who won the grand prize at Leopardstown on Christmas. But after making a bad mistake, it was pulled up in Cheltenham, so it’s not an ideal preparation.
43) Romain De Gymnastics (David Pipe)
I had a lot of connections with Paul Nicholls and Dan Skelton. Last time raised at Midlands National, 3 miles stayed very little and don’t worry a little with 4.
Additional reporting by PA.