The annual Grand National Meeting at Aintree approaches this Thursday, Friday and Saturday the 4th to 6th April. This meeting is huge and means so much to the Merseyside area in terms of tourism and pride in still staging this spectacular meeting including its ‘crown jewel’ the Grand National.
Over the year I have found this meeting one to be very wary of because horses who have run at the Cheltenham Festival do not always show their form at Aintree as they did at Cheltenham because of the hard race they had at the Cheltenham Festival. These horses may have not given their trainers signs that they had not recovered from Cheltenham or the owners and trainer were just being ridiculously greedy and foolish in running their horses again. I think there are some horses who can run and win at both meetings but a lot more that are not capable of doing so. The big tragedy I remember was in 1979 when the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner named Alperton was killed in the Grand National… what the heck was he doing there anyway I ask? My answer was ‘greedy’ owners, trainer etc. In 2012 the Gold Cup winner Synchronised was also killed in the National… in my opinion that horse should not have even been there after his Cheltenham victory.
I look very carefully at horses that have run at Cheltenham and tend to avoid those running longer chase races who had a hardship race at Cheltenham. The Champion Hurdle and horses who were close in that race have to do it in the Aintree Hurdle but over two and a half miles and who is to say they will do that trip after Cheltenham. So be very careful folks… Aintree is a spectacle to watch but you need to be wary and switched on to the meeting and its runners. There are several other meetings occurring on the days of Aintree so they may be worth considering.
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