Gilgamboa Betting

Gilgamboa is a former Grade 1-winning novice chaser who is set to take his chance in the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on April 9, and will be aiming to hand owner JP McManus more success in a race he won a few years ago with Don't Push It, while trainer Enda Bolger will be aiming to win the race for the first time.

Season Form:

  • 17th March 2016 - Cheltenham - Ryanair Chase - 2m, 5f - 5th
  • 6th February 2016 - Leopardstown - Irish Gold Cup - 3m - 5th
  • 27th December 2015 - Leopardstown - Paddy Power Chase - 3m - 4th
  • 6th December 2015 - Punchestown - John Durkan Memorial Chase - 2m, 4f - 3rd

Enda Bolger's Gilgamboa's career highlight came in Fairyhouse's Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase last season as he stormed to Grade 1 glory, but the eight-year-old has struggled to land a significant blow outside of the novice division, and all campaign he has been found wanting at the highest level.

He started the season with a creditable third-placed finish in the John Durkan Memorial Chase, before coming fourth in the Paddy Power Chase, but he continued to struggle over three miles when fifth in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, so connections elected to drop him back in trip at the Cheltenham Festival.

No match for Vautour in the Ryanair Chase, Gilgamboa could only finish fifth in that 2m 5f Grade 1 event, and question marks will certainly hover him about his stamina for the marathon distance of the Grand National, and off his current mark he may have it all to do on Merseyside in the world's greatest steeplechase.

2016 Grand National Selector Tool.

Form Horse Age OR Weight Trainer Jockey Apps Best Finish ODDS
21-3345 Gilgamboa 8 156 11-1 E Bolger R Power - - 66/1

VERDICT: A regular in Grade 1 company, Gilgamboa has been struggling to feature at the highest level all season, and with huge stamina doubts he is not going to be handing owner JP McManus more success in the Grand National.

Bet on Gilgamboa for the Grand National.

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