10-year trends for the Scottish Grand National

Key trends for the Scottish Grand National with 10-year data for trainers, age, weight, Official Ratings, SPs and Form Pointers Sunday 18 April Ayr 3.35: Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+)...

Basking in the feel good factor

Mike Deasy on a history making Grand National win, the Sun hitting the stupid button, the Times abandoning balanced journalism to attack Denise Coates, signing a great sponsorship deal and a trophy missing the...

The Richard Johnson Fact File

Four-times champion jump jockey Richard Johnson has announced his retirement from the race riding with immediate effect Johnson broke the news at Newton Abbot and said: “After nearly 30 years in the saddle, the...

Owners Association continues to draw flak

Mike Deasy on more scrutiny for the Racehorse Owners Association, prize money should be just that, the Post’s deft signing and the Doncaster triangle Not for the first time, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)...

Paul Nicholls’ eye-catching Aintree entries

Paul Nicholls on his eye-catching entries in Aintree’s Topham Trophy and Foxhunters’ Chase Paul Nicholls hopes to continue his fine record at Aintree’s Randox Grand National Festival and has three contenders for this year’s...

Irish eyes were smiling

Gary McKenzie looks back on the Cheltenham Festival 2021 and picks out his highlights  I am biased but oddnce again the Cheltenham Festival delivered. In spades. There is always drama. There are always brilliant...

The Irish question

After a bit of an absence, explained below, Mike Deasy’s Of Course column returns to look at Ireland’s Festival dominance, Rachel Blackmore’s outstanding performance, healthy TV viewing figures and the lingering odour from last...

Grand National 2021: the weights

Tiger Roll has been allotted 11st 9lb as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of the immortal Red Rum (successful in 1973, 1974 and 1977) and become the second triple winner of the...

Grand National entries unveiled

The entries have been unveiled for the 2021 Randox Grand National on Saturday 10 April The latest two renewals of the world’s greatest chase in 2018 and 2019 have been landed by the mighty...