Grand National Runners 2015

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Runner
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Shutthefrontdoor

Shutthefrontdoor    Form: 2461-1    (T: Jonjo O'Neill / J: A P McCoy)    Age: 8    Weight: 11st 2lbs

Likely favourite who will give A P McCoy his last run in the race. Winner of the Irish Grand National last year and impressive on one start this season.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Shutthefrontdoor
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Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek    Form: 25-2P1    (T: P Nicholls / J: S Twiston-Davies)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st 3lbs

5th at the first attempt in last year's race and 9lbs 'well in' based on February's Betbright Chase win last time at Kempton. Serious player.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Rocky Creek
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Balthazar King

Balthazar King    Form: 12-F11    (T: P Hobbs / J: R Johnson)    Age: 11    Weight: 11st 2lbs

Twice a Cheltenham Festival winner and second here last season. Off the same mark as 12 months ago, a good jumper who stays all day.  -  Bet Now

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Balthazar King
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The Druids Nephew

The Druids Nephew    Form: -12751    (T: N Mulholland / J: A Coleman)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Improving 8yo who is 10lbs 'well in' based on his win in the Festival Handicap at Cheltenham last month. Definite claims needs a new pilot after injury to Barry Geraghty.  -  £50 Free Bet

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The Druids Nephew
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Cause Of Causes

Cause Of Causes    Form: 20-751    (T: G Elliott / J: P Carberry)    Age: 7    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Another Cheltenham Festival winner, who took the 4 miler last month. Trainer won this with Silver Birch in 2009. Well beat in last year's Irish National  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Cause Of Causes
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First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant    Form: -24683    (T: M Morris / J: Ms N Carberry)    Age: 10    Weight: 11st 3lbs

Grade 1 winner including here in 2013 Bowl. Really gone off the boil this season and plummeting down the ratings as a result.  -  Bet Now

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First Lieutenant
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Soll

Soll    Form: 50-P11    (T: D Pipe / J: T Scudamore)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 2lbs

7lbs 'well in' at the handicap thanks to win at Newbury last time out. 7th in this race two years ago and will benefit from a bit of cut in the ground.  -  Bet Now

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Soll
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Godsmejudge

Godsmejudge    Form: 23-P50    (T: A King / J: W Hutchinson)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 8lbs

2013 Scottish Grand National winner and 2nd in that race last season after missing Aintree. Some disappointing runs this year, may be too one paced.  -  Bet Now

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Godsmejudge
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Al Co

Al Co    Form: 1-0P33    (T: P Bowen / J: D O' Regan)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Winner of the Scottish Grand National last season. Pulled up in the Becher Chase in December and will come on for good Spring ground. Trained by Aintree specialist.  -  6 Places

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Al Co
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Alvarado

Alvarado    Form: 51P4-5    (T: Fergal O'Brien / J: P Moloney)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 3lbs

Fourth in the race last year with just one run this season and set to carry just a pound more than 12 months ago. Lively each way chances again.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Alvarado
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Night In Milan

Night In Milan    Form: -40233    (T: K Reveley / J: J Reveley)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Consistent stayer who won the Grimthorpe in 2013. 3rd in defence of that race this season and looks to have solid each way claims.  -  Bet Now

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Night In Milan
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Royale Knight

Royale Knight    Form: 3-4132    (T: Dr R Newland / J: B Powell)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 2lbs

Saddled by last year's winning trainer. Was a winner of the Durham National earlier in the season and gets in as bottom weight.  -  Bet Now

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Royale Knight
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Saint Are

Saint Are    Form: F-3331    (T: T George / J: P Brennan)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 6lbs

A good record at the track but a faller in the race that precedes the National last year. 3rd in the Becher Chase this season and good winner last time out.  -  Bet Now

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Saint Are
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Spring Heeled

Spring Heeled    Form: 015-44    (T: J Culloty / J: N Schofield)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 12lbs

Winner of the Kim Muir at last year's Cheltenham Festival. A Spring horse who looks to have decent each way claims if the ground comes up good.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Spring Heeled
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Ballycasey

Ballycasey    Form: -2173P    (T: W Mullins / J: R Walsh)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 13lbs

Connections have struggled to find the right trip for him, perhaps the National is the answer. Willie Mullins' only runner in the race, Ruby Walsh rides.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Ballycasey
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Court By Surprise

Court By Surprise    Form: 265-11    (T: Miss E Lavelle / J: R McLernon)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 3lbs

Winner on both starts this season. Arrives fresh having not been seen on a racecourse since November. Trainer bidding to be only 4th woman winner.  -  6 Places

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Court By Surprise
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Many Clouds

Many Clouds    Form: 4-1116    (T: O Sherwood / J: L Aspell)    Age: 8    Weight: 11st 9lbs

Hennessy Gold Cup winner who was sixth in the Gold Cup last month. Classy animal who loves his jumping but just might prefer some cut in the ground.  -  Bet Now

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Many Clouds
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Oscar Time

Oscar Time    Form: 111U14    (T: R Waley-Cohen / J: S Waley-Cohen)    Age: 14    Weight: 10st 5lbs

Old timer who loves Aintree. Injury ravaged career but 2nd in the 2011 race and 4th in 2013. Winner here in December over the National fences and each way claims despite age.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Oscar Time
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Pineau De Re

Pineau De Re    Form: 1-0P80    (T: Dr R Newland / J: D Jacob)    Age: 12    Weight: 11st

Winner of the race 12 months ago but 8lbs worst off at the weights for this year's race. Has been campaigned all season over hurdles to protect mark.  -  6 Places

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Pineau De Re
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Unioniste

Unioniste    Form: 38-613    (T: P Nicholls / J: N Fehily)    Age: 7    Weight: 11st 6lbs

Grey 7yo who has some course form winning twice here in three visits. Beaten 10l last time to subsequent Gold Cup winner, would prefer cut in the ground.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Unioniste
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Chance Du Roy

Chance Du Roy    Form: P46-55    (T: P Hobbs / J: T O'Brien)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 4lbs

6th in last year's race and 5th here in the Becher Chase in December, a race he won in 2013. Softer ground would be preferable but knows his way around here.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Chance Du Roy
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Lord Windermere

Lord Windermere    Form: 1-373P    (T: J Culloty / J: B O'Connell)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st 10lbs

Top weight and winner of last season's Gold Cup. Not shown that form this season and pulled up in the Gold Cup last month!  -  Bet Now

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Lord Windermere
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Monbeg Dude

Monbeg Dude    Form: -24430    (T: M Scudamore / J: L Treadwell)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 7lbs

Consistent sort who won the 2013 Welsh Grand National. Seventh in the race last year when a couple of pounds higher in the handicap.  -  Bet Now

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Monbeg Dude
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Mon Parrain

Mon Parrain    Form: 1-P015    (T: P Nicholls / J: S Bowen)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 11lbs

11th in the Becher this season but followed that up with career best at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. 5th in the Grimthorpe last time.  -  6 Places

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Mon Parrain
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Rebel Rebellion

Rebel Rebellion    Form: 454121    (T: P Nicholls / J: R Mahon)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 12lbs

Decent Aintree form in the book and a couple of useful wins this season. Something to prove over this trip but has won over the big fences before.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Rebel Rebellion
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Across The Bay

Across The Bay    Form: 0-800B    (T: D McCain / J: H Brooke)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Making 3rd appearance in the race and completed on both starts. Unlucky last year when brought to a virtual standstill by loose horse when leading a circuit out.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Across The Bay
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Owega Star

Owega Star    Form: 3-8256    (T: P Fahey / J: R Power)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 3lbs

Irish Raider. Won two of his ten chase starts, but none outside of novice company. 2nd in the Troytown at Navan last November.  -  Bet Now

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Owega Star
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Portrait King

Portrait King    Form: 8P1292    (T: M Phelan / J: D Condon)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 3lbs

10yo grey trained in Ireland. Came second in Punchestown's Grand National Trial earlier in the season and also won the 2012 Eider. Near the bottom of the weights.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Portrait King
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Super Duty

Super Duty    Form: /P2-67    (T: I Williams / J: W Kennedy)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Useful novice before long injury lay off. Well beaten last time in the Grimthorpe but a reliable jumper who doesn't have many miles on the clock.  -  Bet Now

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Super Duty
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Dolatulo

Dolatulo    Form: 028180    (T: W Greatrex / J: D Costello)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 11lbs

Grade 3 winner at Wetherby on Boxing Day and completed over these fences in the Grand Sefton in December. Stable enjoying a fantastic season.  -  6 Places

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Dolatulo
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The Rainbow Hunter

The Rainbow Hunter    Form: 261U-P    (T: K Bailey / J: D Bass)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 7lbs

Unseated Aiden Coleman in the race last year. Just the one race this season pulling up in the BetBright Chase at Kempton in February.  -  Bet Now

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The Rainbow Hunter
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Wyck Hill

Wyck Hill    Form: P16-2F    (T: D Bridgwater / J: T Cannon)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Lightly raced 11yo, has some decent form in the book including the 2014 Eider Chase over 4m1f. A faller last time out when under pressure.  -  6 Places

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Wyck Hill
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Rubi Light

Rubi Light    Form: 545211    (T: R A Hennessy / J: A Lynch)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Been cutting his cloth typically over two and a half miles and also holds entry in the Topham. Grade 1 level winner but plenty of question marks over trip.  -  Bet Now

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Rubi Light
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Bob Ford

Bob Ford    Form: 120P1P    (T: Miss R Curtis / J: P Townend)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Won the West Wales National well over three and a half miles before pulling up last time in the Midlands Grand National. Will want the rain to come.  -  6 Places

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Bob Ford
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Corrin Wood

Corrin Wood    Form: 10-33P    (T: D McCain / J: D Casey)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 7lbs

Some useful novice form but has struggled this season, pulling up in the Peter Marsh last time out. Trainer knows how to win a National a positive.  -  £50 Free Bet

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Corrin Wood
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Ely Brown

Ely Brown    Form: 0115-P    (T: C Longsdon / J: B Hughes)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 2lbs

Some decent course form in the book over hurdles. Won a Grade 2 Novice Chase over 3m last season but not an ideal preparation this year.  -  Bet Now

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Ely Brown
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Gas Line Boy

Gas Line Boy    Form: -P11P4    (T: P Hobbs / J: J Best)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Winner over 3m5f in November before subsequent Welsh National winner reversed form at Chepstow. 4th in Haydock's Grand National trial last time.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Gas Line Boy
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River Choice

River Choice    Form: U58P14    (T: R Chotard / J: D Cottin)    Age: 12    Weight: 10st 3lbs

A rare French Raider. Plenty of experience in homeland but first visit to the UK. No discernible form to speak of over three miles and most racing done on soft/heavy ground.  -  £50 Free Bet

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River Choice
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Tranquil Sea

Tranquil Sea    Form: 31P0-5    (T: W Greatrex / J: G Sheehan)    Age: 13    Weight: 10st 5lbs

Question marks over trip but has completed over these fences before. Grade 1 winning form from way back in Ireland, plus Paddy Power Gold Cup in 2009.  -  £20 Matched Bet

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Tranquil Sea

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Every year there are hundreds of Grand National runners entered into the Grand National and only the very best rated horses actually get to take part on the day as the Grand National runners field is limited to forty and as such hundreds are balloted out of the race.

The Grand National is a handicap and what this means is that based on previous form of the horses they are meant to all finish in a dead heat. This never happens especially over this gruelling four and a half mile course and having to jump some of the thirty biggest fences you will ever see.