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Fri, 13th Apr 2012
Grand National Betting At Freebetting.co.uk Standard Open NH Flat Race, 2m 1f
9 Runners (4YO to 6YO) (Class 6) Total Prize Fund - £2100

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Grouse Lodge (IRE) (131J)
6 b g Well Chosen - Arctic Jane (IRE) (Dayeem (USA))
7-21 Mr Roger O'byrne


Henry Brooke (3)
D McCain Jnr

Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with David A Kiely in Ireland.

2 Irish By Name (IRE)
6 ch g Definite Article - Rosies All The Way (Robellino (USA))
  Mr John Wade


Mr John Dawson (7)
J Wade

Half-brother to Immediate Response, won three times over hurdles at 2m and 2m 6f and in NH flat race at 2m.

3 Logical Approach (IRE) (48J)
5 b g Tikkanen (USA) - Anntella (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
R8 Mr A J Duffield


Tony Kelly (7)
D Thompson

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Scarlet Fire when eighth of 11 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Newcastle over 2m (good to soft) in February.

4 Lord Aratan (GER) (31J)
5 b g Tiger Hill (IRE) - Luce (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
0 Mr K Hunter


E Whillans (3)
J K Hunter

Half-brother to King Of Arnor, won three times at 1m 4f and 1m 6f. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Gonow when 11th of 12 on his racecourse debut over this course and distance (good) last month.

5 Willy C (GB) (27J)
6 b g Zamindar (USA) - Rosa Canina (Bustino)
50 Mr M F Spence


Jonathan England (7)
Mrs S J Smith

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Midnight Oscar when 11th of 16 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Uttoxeter over 2m (good to soft) last month.

6 Yippee Kiyay (IRE) (32J)
6 b g Heron Island (IRE) - Winter Utopia (IRE) (Magical Strike (USA))
4-43 Mrs Kristene Hunter


A O'Keeffe
Jennie Candlish

Placed in a NH flat race from two starts. Third of 14 behind Spirit Of Shankly beaten 11l at 16-1 on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race at Stratford over 2m (good) last month.

7 Indian Voyage (IRE) (19J)
4 b g Indian Haven - Voyage Of Dreams (USA) (Riverman (USA))
542 Mr David Carr


Mr J A Richardson (7)
D Carr

Placed in a NH flat race from three starts. Beaten 3l by Green Flag when second of 15 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a maiden NH flat race at Hexham over 2m (good) last month.

8 Lukie (GB)
4 ch g Revoque (IRE) - Subtle Blush (Nashwan (USA))
  Vanessa Frith & Stuart Barker


Lucy Alexander (5)
P D Niven

Half-brother to Ashkelon, won twice at 6f and 1m.

9 Backstage Lady (GB) (21J)
4 gr f Act One - Second Affair (IRE) (Pursuit Of Love)
02 Miss S E Hall


Adam Nicol (7)
Miss S E Hall

Placed in a NH flat race from two starts. Beaten 3/4l by Forward Flight when second of 5 at 40-1 on her latest outing in a NH flat race over this course and distance (good to firm) last month.

Race Verdict

Donald McCain saddled the winner of this race 12 months ago and appears to have another big chance with GROUSE LODGE. Sporting the same colours that have been worn to winning effect by Sydney Paget on a number of occasions this season, he impressed when winning a point-to-point contest at Ballindenisk in December and is sure to know his job first time under Rules. Backstage Lady and Yippee Kiyay look best of those with NH form.

Selection: Grouse Lodge        Danger: Backstage Lady        Alternative: Yippee Kiyay
* 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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