Grand National 2014: Runners confirmed for the big race at Aintree on Saturday

Auroras Encore (left) and Ryan Mania on the way to winning the 2013 Grand National. Pic: John Grossick, courtesy of Aintree

Auroras Encore (left) and Ryan Mania on the way to winning the 2013 Grand National. Pic: John Grossick, courtesy of Aintree

By Simon Jackson

The Grand National field of 40 runners has been confirmed and there is little to separate the market leaders as Teaforthree continues to head the betting.

The 10-year-old was third in last year’s National and leads the way at 8-1 from 12-1 shots Long Run and Monbeg Dude. Double Seven and Tidal Bay are next best at 14-1 and Betfred spokesmen Andrew Griffiths expects prices to tighten at the top of the market.

“Despite Teaforthree leading the way at 8/1, it’s becoming ever more congested at the front of the market,” Griffiths admitted.

“Double Seven inevitably collapsed once AP McCoy was confirmed to ride, whilst Burton Port, Long Run and The Package are also being backed.”

The Crabbie’s Grand National

Class 1, Grade 3, £1,000,000 Total Prize Fund. 4.15pm, Aintree, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Four miles, three and a half furlongs.

Form                Horse  Age/Wgt  Owner Trainer/Jockey

1) 21-1532  TIDAL BAY (IRE)   13-11-10  Andrea & Graham Wylie Paul Nicholls/Sam Twiston-Davies

2) 32-54U1  LONG RUN (FR) c/p  9-11-09  Robert Waley-Cohen   Nicky Henderson/Mr Sam Waley-Cohen

3) 606034  HUNT BALL (IRE)   9-11-07  Atlantic Equine   Nicky Henderson/Andrew Tinkler

4) 01-1310  TRIOLO D’ALENE (FR) 7-11-06  Sandy & Caroline Orr   Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty

5) 1113-22  ROCKY CREEK (IRE)  8-11-05  The Johnson & Stewart Families Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily

6) 5-F405P QUITO DE LA ROQUE (FR) c/p 10-11-01 Gigginstown House Stud Colm Murphy IRE/Brian O’Connell

7) U-03U0F  COLBERT STATION (IRE) t 10-11-00  J P McManus  Ted Walsh IRE/Mark Walsh

8) 2P52-U4  WALKON (FR) c/p   9-11-00  McNeill Family    Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson

9) 0P-1111  BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 10-10-13  The Brushmakers   Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson

10) 06-52P0  WAYWARD PRINCE t  10-10-13  John & Hilary Parrott  Hilary Parrott/Jack Doyle 

11) 503112   MR MOONSHINE (IRE) 10-10-12 Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont & David van der Hoeven Sue Smith/Ryan Mania

12) 203-020  TEAFORTHREE (IRE)   10-10-12   Conyers, O’Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman Rebecca Curtis/Nick Scholfield

13) 10-501U  ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) bl t 10-10-11  Scotch Piper Syndicate  Donald McCain/Henry Brooke

14) 111116  DOUBLE SEVEN (IRE) t c/p  8-10-11  J P McManus    Martin Brassil IRE/ A P McCoy

15) 11-1PRP  BATTLE GROUP c/p   9-10-10  Jolly Boys Outing   Johnny Farrelly/Brendan Powell

16) 5-05103  BUCKERS BRIDGE (IRE)  8-10-10  Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Henry de Bromhead IRE/Andrew Lynch

17) PP-5014  LION NA BEARNAI (IRE)  12-10-10  The Lock Syndicate  Tom Gibney IRE/Davy Russell

18) 12-3004  PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR) 11-10-10  Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE/Paul Townend

19) 3P-3415  MONBEG DUDE (IRE)  9-10-09  Oydunow   Michael Scudamore/Paul Carberry

20) 0211-23  BIG SHU (IRE) t 9-10-08 Hugh Duffy/Richard Robinson/Caroline Woods Peter Maher IRE/Peter Buchanan                     

21) 500P02  BURTON PORT (IRE) t c/p  10-10-08  Trevor Hemmings   Jonjo O’Neill/Brian Harding

22) 124-050  OUR FATHER (IRE) bl  8-10-08  The Ives & Johnson Families David Pipe/Denis O’Regan

23) 41-3315  MOUNTAINOUS (IRE)  9-10-07  Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter Richard Lee/Jamie Moore

24) 4UP-261 THE RAINBOW HUNTER 10-10-07 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership Kim Bailey/Aidan Coleman

25) P-1262F  VINTAGE STAR (IRE)  8-10-07  Trevor Hemmings   Sue Smith/Brian Hughes

26) 400-1P4  CHANCE DU ROY (FR) c/p 10-10-06  Daphne Du Pre   Philip Hobbs/Tom O’Brien

27) 12P-426  HAWKES POINT    9-10-06  Graham Roach   Paul Nicholls/Ryan Mahon

28) 441103  KRUZHLININ (GER)   7-10-06 Paul & Clare Rooney   Donald McCain/Wilson Renwick

29) 5F2013  PINEAU DE RE (FR)   11-10-06  J A Provan  Dr Richard Newland/Leighton Aspell

30) R03/3-U1 GOLAN WAY     10-10-05 W R B Racing 58   Tim Vaughan/Michael Byrne 

31) 25010U  TWIRLING MAGNET (IRE) t c/p 8-10-05 Gay Smith  Jonjo O’Neill/Richie McLernon

32) 302-FU0  VESPER BELL (IRE)   8-10-05  Susannah Ricci   Willie Mullins IRE/Mikey Fogarty

33) 4/14PP-3  THE PACKAGE t c/p  11-10-04  The Johnson Family   David Pipe/Tom Scudamore

34) 11-P0P3  RAZ DE MAREE (FR) v  9-10-03  James Swan   Dessie Hughes IRE/Davy Condon

35) 114P-01  ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE) c/p 9-10-03 Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners David O’Meara/Jake Greenall

36) 220/-6P0  SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) c/p 10-10-03  Liam Breslin    Nicky Henderson/David Bass

37) 6R3-51P  ALVARADO (IRE)    9-10-02  William & Angela Rucker Fergal O’Brien/Paul Moloney

38) 433-000  LAST TIME D’ALBAIN (FR)  10-10-02  Fontstown Syndicate   Liam Cusack IRE/Robbie Colgan

39) F3P465  ONE IN A MILAN (IRE) v 9-10-02  Paul Langford     Evan Williams/Adam Wedge

40) 4406-50  SWING BILL (FR)    13-10-01  Halewood International Ltd  David Pipe/Conor O’Farrell

The four reserves will be utilised in the order below if there are any non-runners by 9am tomorrow

R1) P1-2502  GOONYELLA (IRE)    7-10-01  Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Jim Dreaper IRE/Paddy Brennan

R2) 10-5405  SOLL       9-10-00  Derrick Mossop   Jo Hughes/Mark Grant

R3) 2301P1  NIGHT IN MILAN (IRE) bl 8-9-13   Richard Collins   Keith Reveley/-

R4) 121114  MINELLA FOR VALUE (IRE)  8-9-13   Maxilead Limited   John Butler/- 

Crabbie’s Grand National – Betfred bet: 8 Teaforthree, 12 Long Run, Monbeg Dude, 14 Double Seven, Tidal Bay, 16 Burton Port, 20 Pineau De Re, Prince De Beauchene, Rocky Creek, The Package, Triolo d’Alene, 25 Balthazar King, Big Shu, Lion Na Bearnai, 33 Alvarado, Chance Du Roy, Colbert Station, Hawkes Point, Mr Moonshine, Shakalakaboomboom, The Rainbow Hunter,  40 Across The Bay, Mountainous, Our Father, Vintage Star, 50 Battle Group, Buckers Bridge, Last Time d’Albain, Quito De La Roque, Raz De Maree, Rose Of The Moon, Vesper Bell, Walkon, 66 Golan Way, Hunt Ball, Kruzhlinin, One In A Milan, Swing Bill, Twirling Magnet, Wayward Prince.

25 Goonyella (Res 1), 40 Soll (Res 2), 33 Night In Milan (Res 3), 66 Minella For Value (Res 4)

Read Horse Talk with Simon Jackson each day at London24 for the latest horse racing news.


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