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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 05:11:26 am »
It's tomorrow!

https://grand-national-2018.co.uk/the-horses

I maybe like Vieux Lion Rouge (there is also a nice interview about him), for two reasons: has a nice name and looks pretty :P and also I Just Know for the same reasons.
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 09:03:56 am »
I haven’t had much time to look at the runners this year but I’ll be watching with interest.
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 06:06:26 pm »
I couldn't see Vieux Lion Rouge anywhere during the race. I Just Know was the early leader, but lost the rider. Seems like he ran along for the most part of the race. Tiger Roll, one of the favourites, won by a nose. One of the loose horses fell after a jump, tried to run but stopped. Seems like he was destroyed there, because horses were running around that place (and fence) on the second circuit.

The photo finish:

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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2018, 06:08:53 pm »
The horse was Saint Arr (I think I’ve spelt that right). Just been reported that he’s been taken to the racecourse stables for assessment so semi-positive news. All other horses and jockeys reported to be ok.
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2018, 10:14:45 am »
Tom George, trainer of Saint Are (correct spelling this time), has done well overnight and will be going back to the trainer’s stables in Gloucestershire today. Hopefully if he’s well enough to travel, that’s a good sign.
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2018, 06:43:26 pm »
Good news! It looked serious.

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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2018, 08:19:48 pm »
Yes it did. Nice photo of him on the trainer’s Twitter Page, safely home in his own stable :)
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14) - Tiger Roll & ...
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 08:51:00 am »
We have almost a full field - 13 horses - entered in Final Furlong's Grand National! Among them NCh. Gaudy Night, the 2019 winner and Steeplechase Horse of the year. If he wins, he will still need another stakes win to qualify for stud. I entered two homebred fillies - 4yo Tipping the Velvet, who seems to like long distance just like her dam. And 3yo Yay or Nay, much less experienced but she won a steeplechase just recently... and happened to be around :P the track is slow, just like it was during that previous race, so maybe that will help her if she likes mud.

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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14) - Tiger Roll & Gaudy Night
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2018, 01:46:38 pm »
Congratulations Lewis for Gaudy Night's win!

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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14) - Tiger Roll & Gaudy Night
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2018, 01:50:51 pm »
Congrats Lewis! I was quite proud of Papillon managing 3rd.
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Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14) - Tiger Roll & Gaudy Night
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2018, 07:02:09 pm »
Thanks.

His record in this race is 2019 (1st), 2020 (3rd), 2021 (4th) and 2022 (1st), so he seems to like this race. Hopefully, we'll be able to get him the last SW he needs to become Stud-Qualified, in which case he will go to Stud next year.

Not bad for a horse who's first ever win was in a $30,000 Claiming race, nearly four years ago, and we were lucky that he went unclaimed then. He was a $5,000 purchase from Cricket Hill as a yearling and is named after a horse that my family owned in Jamaica about 40 years ago.

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