Saturday, 8 April 2017

Grand National - Cause of Causes will carry my hopes but Wonderful Charm a good outsider for Katie Walsh

I like the profile of Cause of Causes - an Irish National winning horse trained by Irish super trainer Gordon Elliott.
The top weight The Last Samuri is not big and has top weight but he loves the course, came second last year and will get into a rhythm and should again finish in the top four.
Highland Lodge is another to have won and been second on his last two visits to Aintree in the Becher Chase, loves the place and having not run since December is coming here fresh and yet trained to the minute. If you want an outsider then Wonderful Charm has also had the benefit of light season and finished like a steam train in the Foxhunters. His confidence is high and he could be the surprise package of the Paul Nicholls five.
If you want to see what the National is really like watch this video of Many Clouds winning. I was lucky to get to know the old boy several times at Oliver Sherwood's in Lambourn - see the picture of us below
This video of his win is amazing !!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAVok2bNDWs

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