My Tips For The Irish Grand National 2016!



Today’s the day!

The 2016 Irish Grand National takes place today at Fairyhouse Racecourse in Co. Meath with 29 runners going to post for the big race. Below I have compiled my five tips for glory. Good luck everyone! 🙂

Baie Des Iles

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The trip will suit Baie Des Iles. A really strong horse with a really good chance of success today.

Folsom Blue


Folsom Blue is a horse I’ve always liked. Quite underrated but hard-working and has a definite chance in this race.

Thunder And Roses


You can’t really pass last year’s winner and if this horse did the double it wouldn’t shock me.


Kilford Navan 12

This horse has a good chance. There is definite potential of Kilford coming close to glory or possibly even winning the race.

Raz de Maree

Raz De Maree

This horse has always been a good horse and I still believe there’s a lot of talent still present. Raz de Maree could make a winning return today.




My Top Tips For The Aintree National 2014!

So one of the annual horse racing events of the year is almost upon us – yes that’s right, the English Grand National! I have been obsessed over the past few days trying to pick the winner and have compiled my list of my top five tips. Read my list below:

Balthazar King

The amazing Balthazar King has excellent form with a string of wins behind his name including a recent cross-country win at Cheltenham. Cross-country races seem more his bag but I think he is a very talented horse who should not be ruled out here.

Price: 20/1

Jockey: Richard Johnson

Trainer: Philip Hobbs

Owner/s: The Brushmakers


Raz De Maree

Previous Cork and Munster National winner Raz De Maree seems to be returning to form with a recent 3rd at Down Royal following some weak results and any horse from the Dessie Hughes yard should never be ignored lightly.

Price: 50/1

Jockey: Davy Condon

Trainer: Dessie Hughes

Owner/s: James J Swan


Hawkes Point

The Welsh National runner-up is one that could fly to victory!

Price: 33/1

Jockey: Ryan Mahon

Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Owner/s: C G Roach


The Package

Recently coming 3rd at Cheltenham behind two excellent horses in Holywell and Ma Filleule who both stormed home in their races at Aintree this year. I had the latter backed so well done to both but especially Ma Filleule! If this form is anything to go by this horse is one to watch!

Price: 20/1

Jockey: Tom Scudamore

Trainer: David Pipe

Owner/s: The Johnson Family


Rose Of The Moon

This is a real outsider but it did have a recent good win. The other night I kept running my pen up and down the list of runners with my eyes closed and it kept landing on this North Lincolnshire horse. Yes, that is the main reason it was one of the horses I backed but hey it’s a lottery!

Price: 50/1

Jockey: Jake Greenall

Trainer: David O’ Meara

Owner/s: Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners


P.S. Good luck & don’t hate me if they lose! 🙂

Who are you backing in this year’s National? Comment below with your thoughts! 🙂