Becauseicouldntsee, Grand National Horse


20 212-42 Becauseicouldntsee
N F Glynn D N Russell 144
Finished runner up in last year’s NH Chase over 4m at Cheltenham and improved again to finish 2nd in valuable Leopardstown handicap behind Majestic Concorde over Xmas; connections still deliberating whether the race will come a year too soon.

Trainer Noel Glynn, jockey Davy Russell ,other number 20, Irish trained runner, white silks

Bet on The Becauseicouldntsee with Ladbrokes 20/1

Yet another Irish trained runner but this one looks to have plenty to do to win the Grand National, still only an eight-year-old. That said he does have stamina as we saw at Cheltenham last year when he finished runner-up over 4 miles. He has only 10 stone 8lb to carry which could be a fairly decent handicap mark. He also finished second in a big chase in Ireland behind Majestic Concord. One wonders though if this horse is always the bridesmaid and never the bride! That said finishing second in the Grand National that big prices, when backed each way still gives a healthy return.

Daily Russell is an excellent pilot and is very good tactically. Jumping is the big issue. He has only run in seven chases in his career and this one is possibly one for the future rather than today, however as we know this is the Grand National and anything can happen!

Probably want to overlook this year, others with stronger claims.

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