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Aintree Grand National 2012
Thu, Apr 12th, 2012

The 2012 Aintree Grand National is scheduled to take place on Saturday 14th April 2012. A maximum field of 40 are set to run with 4 reserves in postion should there be an late withdrawls.

The Gold Cup winning horse Synchronised is in the field. Only one horse, the legendary Golden Miller, has achieved the Cheltenham Gold Cup - Aintree Grand National double. With Champion Jockey Tony McCoy in the saddle, Synchronised is likely to be a popular day of the race bet. David Pipe trained Junior , last years winner Ballabriggs, Evan William's Cappa Bleu and Gordon Elliot's Chicago Grey all near the top of the market. Ruby Walsh has opted to ride the Thyestes Winner, On His Own. Willie Mullins broke the news on his website announcing "After some pleasing work on the gallops this week, Ruby has decided to ride On His Own in the Grand National." This cleared the way for sister Katie Walsh to ride Seabass. Ruby writing in his Irish Examiner column explained his choice :

I'm well aware there has been much speculation of late regarding what I will ride in next Saturday's Grand National at Aintree, but this morning I can reveal it will be Willie Mullins' On His Own. Willie wanted me to ride for him, Paul Nicholls was anxious I go with Neptune Collonges and, of course, there was also my father's Seabass to consider. But I had to be very professional about this and just wouldn't feel comfortable not riding for either Willie Or Paul. I harbour doubts about Seabass getting four and a half miles in any case, but I'm sure he will give my sister, Katie, a terrific spin. Likewise, I'm concerned about On His Own travelling left-handed, because I think his form is better going the other way, but am prepared to take a chance on that. You couldn't fail to be impressed by the manner in which On His Own won the Thyestes at Gowran Park in January and that race is sometimes a good test for Aintree. Neptune Collonges is probably well handicapped at this stage, but my worry is that he lacks the tactical speed required for such a test.

Other notable bookings saw Wayne Hutchinson booked for West End Rocker on At The Races, and Donald McCain revealed in his betfair column that Weird Al runs and will be ridden by Timmy Murphy. Davy Russell has been booked to ride the Kerry National winner Alfa Beat. He was free to ride this horse as he not ridden at weight below 10st 8lbs in the past twelve months and the remaining Gigginstown stud entry Tharwaat has been allocated 10st 4lbs. Paddy Brennan had originally been booked for Vic Venturi but has now been confirmed for the mud loving market mover Giles Cross.

We have final horses and jockeys for the 2012 Grand National:

NO.

FORM

HORSE

AGE

WGT

TRAINER

JOCKEY

OR

1

P7311

Synchronised29

9

11-10

Jonjo O´Neill

AP McCoy

161

2

1121-4

Ballabriggs42

11

11-09

Donald McCain

Jason Maguire

160

3

8P-13P

Weird Al29

9

11-08

Donald McCain

Timmy Murphy

159

4

F-8511

Calgary Bay77

9

11-07

Henrietta Knight

Dominic Elsworth

157

5

6-P422

Neptune Collonges56

11

11-06

Paul Nicholls

Daryl Jacob

157

6

6741UP

Alfa Beat49

8

11-05

John Joseph Hanlon

Davy Russell

156

7

35-23

Planet Of Sound49

10

11-05

Philip Hobbs

Richard Johnson

156

8

U022/2

Black Apalachi49

13

11-03

D T Hughes

Denis O'Regan

154

9

U34-1F

Deep Purple49

11

11-03

Evan Williams

Jamie Moore

154

10

321-82

Junior42

9

11-02

David Pipe

Tom Scudamore

153

11

U3732

Chicago Grey56

9

10-13

Gordon Elliott

Paul Carberry

150

12

70-715

Tatenen56

8

10-13

Richard Rowe

Andrew Thornton

150

13

37112

According To Pete42

11

10-12

Malcolm Jefferson

Harry Haynes

149

14

11111

Seabass48

9

10-12

T M Walsh

Katie Walsh

149

15

7-1122

Shakalakaboomboom34

8

10-12

Nicky Henderson

Barry Geraghty

149

16

1PB-P1

West End Rocker133

10

10-12

Alan King

Wayne Hutchinson

149

17

4P1-B1

On His Own79

8

10-12

W P Mullins

Ruby Walsh

148

18

13-1PP

Always Right56

10

10-10

John Wade

James Reveley

147

19

2P/133

Cappa Bleu56

10

10-10

Evan Williams

Paul Moloney

147

20

345053

Rare Bob34

10

10-09

D T Hughes

Bryan Cooper

146

21

52PP0

Mon Mome32

12

10-08

Venetia Williams

Aidan Coleman

145

22

133F5

Organisedconfusion35

7

10-08

A L T Moore

Nina Carberry

145

23

6-B439

The Midnight Club29

11

10-08

W P Mullins

Paul Townend

145

24

51423

Treacle62

11

10-08

T J Taaffe

Andrew Lynch

145

25

P2F-60

Arbor Supreme122

10

10-07

Jonjo O´Neill

Mark Walsh

144

26

37P91

Sunnyhillboy30

9

10-05

Jonjo O´Neill

Richie McLernon

142

27

30341

Killyglen28

10

10-04

S R B Crawford

Robbie Power

141

28

F-4910

Quiscover Fontaine77

8

10-04

W P Mullins

David Casey

141

29

P13077

Tharawaat49

7

10-04

Gordon Elliott

Brian O'Connell

141

30

63F22

Becauseicouldntsee30

9

10-03

N F Glynn

Davy Condon

140

31

4P3/4-

State Of Play371

12

10-03

Evan Williams

Noel Fehily

140

32

313P20

Swing Bill30

11

10-03

David Pipe

Conor O'Farrell

140

33

26611

Postmaster17

10

10-02

Tim Vaughan

139

34

22-121

Giles Cross56

10

10-01

Victor Dartnall

Paddy Brennan

138

39

5U654

Hello Bud42

14

10-00

Nigel Twiston-Davies

S Twiston-Davies

137

37

1U0-P3

In Compliance28

12

10-00

D T Hughes

Niall Madden

137

35

17P-16

Midnight Haze32

10

10-00

Kim Bailey

Sean Quinlan

137

36

B-2110

Vic Venturi62

12

10-00

D T Hughes

Harry Skelton

137

38

143P5

Viking Blond56

7

10-00

Nigel Twiston-Davies

Brian Hughes

137

40

315045

Neptune Equester42

9

10-00

Brian Ellison

Felix De Giles

132

R1

2-3P47

Any Currency77

9

10-00

Martin Keighley

A Cawley

131

R2

292658

Our Island31

7

10-00

Tim Vaughan

130

R3

P/FP33

Abbeybraney42

11

10-00

George Bewley

Ryan Mania

128

R4

341064

Smoking Aces34

8

10-00

T J Taaffe

128

 

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