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Fri, 13th Apr 2012
17:05
Grand National Best Odds At FreeBetting.co.uk Handicap Hurdle, 2m 1f
8 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £3900

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

1 Suprise Vendor (IRE) (316F, 11J)
6 ch g Fath (USA) - Dispol Jazz (Alhijaz)
41FP91 Mr S Coltherd

11-12  
107

9/4
Gary Rutherford (5)
W Coltherd

He has won four hurdle races from 2m to 2m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to heavy. A winner at 40-1 in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Endeavor by 1l. Has won 3 times this season.

2 Lawgiver (IRE) (2880F, 14J)
11 b g Definite Article - Marylou Whitney (USA) (Fappiano (USA))
44P523 Mr R W Fife
Blinkers

11-10  
105

4/1
B Toomey (3)
Mrs Marjorie Fife

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 6f on good to soft and soft ground, but last win was over two years ago. Third of 9 behind Peedeeque beaten 21l at 20-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 6f (good) last month.

3 Highland Love (GB) (188F, 14J)
7 b g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Diabaig (Precocious)
5/30-P00 John & Susan Robertson

11-0  
95

20/1
R McGrath
Jedd O'Keeffe

Placed in a hurdle race from seven NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Hi Dancer when last of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m (good) last month.

4 Stanley Bridge (GB) (636F, 22J)
5 b g Avonbridge - Antonia's Folly (Music Boy)
135115 The Early Doors Partnership

10-12  
93

5/1
Lucy Alexander (5)
F P Murtagh

He has won three hurdle races from 2m to 2m 1f on good to soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 6-1 behind Dartford Warbler when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month. Has won 3 times this season.

5 Copt Hill (GB) (562F, 29J)
4 b g Avonbridge - Lalique (IRE) (Lahib (USA))
509 Mr H Conlon

10-8  
95

14/1
Henry Brooke (3)
Miss Tracy Waggott

Yet to place in three starts over hurdles. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Hidden when 9th of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hexham over 2m (good) last month.

6 Letterpress (IRE) (706J)
8 b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Empress Of Light (Emperor Jones (USA))
4197/P- Mr John Wade

10-3  
84

16/1
Mr John Dawson (7)
J Wade

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on heavy ground, but that win was over three years ago. Pulled up 3 out when 20-1 at Hexham over 3m (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Flying Doctor in May '10 on his latest outing. Having his first run for a new stable today.

7 King Of Thorns (IRE) (22J)
5 b g Close Conflict (USA) - Rolled Thistle (IRE) (Carlingford Castle)
0-0P66 Mrs Mary Hatfield & Mrs Susan Kramer

10-1  
82

10/1
F Keniry
G M Moore

Unplaced in all five starts. Well beaten at 18-1 behind Dartford Warbler when sixth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Carlisle over 2m 1f (good to soft) last month.

8 Benluna (IRE) (262J)
8 b g Bob's Return (IRE) - Roseland (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
8-P82P5 Mr A C Whillans Mr K Creighton

10-0  
81

7/2
E Whillans (3)
A C Whillans

Placed in a hurdle race from 12 starts. Finished 12l behind Present Your Case when fifth of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a selling hurdle race at Perth over 2m 4f (good to firm) in July last year.

Race Verdict

It could pay to side with the in-form SUPRISE VENDOR. There didn't appear to be any fluke about his 40-1 success at Kelso last time and, due to go up 4lb in the near future, he ought to be taking full advantage. Benluna has definite claims from the opposite end of the weights, but it's Lawgiver who rates the biggest threat following placed efforts at Hexham and Wetherby. Stanley Bridge has a few questions to answer after his lacklustre Carlisle performance.

Selection: Suprise Vendor        Danger: Lawgiver        Alternative: Benluna
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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