La Vaticane Betting
La Vaticane is an eight-year-old trained by David Pipe, and is set to run in the 2017 Grand National at Aintree on April 8. Last seen being pulled up in the Kim Muir at last month's Cheltenham Festival, the Pond House grey will be hoping to improve on that effort in the Merseyside marathon.
- 16th March 2017 - Cheltenham - Kim Muir Handicap Chase - 3m 2f - PU
- 24th January 2017 - Leicester - Charnwood Forest Mares' Chase - 2m 6f 151y - 5th
- 29th December 2016 - Doncaster - Sheffield Greyhounds Handicap Chase - 2m 7f 214y - 1st
- 3rd December 2016 - Aintree - Grand Sefton Handicap Chase - 2m 5f 19y - 5th
- 3rd November 2016 - Market Rasen - Bud Booth Mares' Chase - 2m 7f 191y - 2nd
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VERDICT: Fifth in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree earlier in the season, La Vaticane was well beaten at Cheltenham last month, and it's hard to see him playing any primary role in the 2017 Grand National.