|J Motherway||Andrew J McNamara||140|
|Winner of last seasonâ€™s Irish National and bidding to become the first mare to win the race since Nickel Coin in 1951; below par so far this term but this looks to have been the objective all year and if she takes to the fences the 60 year wait could be over.Â Â Â Â Â|
Trainer James Motherway
jockey Andrew McNamara
other number 30, Irish trained, yellow and green colours
Bet on TheÂ Bluesea CrackerÂ with Ladbrokes 20/1
Bluesea Cracker will carry the same colours as last year’s winner Don’t Push It. Trained in Ireland the horse has been purchased by legendary gambler JP McManus and will now run in his colours. Bluesea Cracker gets in here with a low weight, only 10 stone four on his back.
Bluesea Cracker won the Irish Grand National in 2010 a race which has a good record of producing Aintree winners. She is a nine-year-old mare who has plenty of stamina, jumps well and certainly were she to win here she would be retired to the paddocks with a view to foaling future Grand National winners. Bluesea Cracker has been very well supported in the lead up to this race, much of it probably a consequence of the high-profile sale to high-profile connections.
The ground will not be a problem and the jockey is an excellent pilot. Will this be another for Ireland? There are others with stronger claims that you can never write off a horse in this ownership particularly if well backed in the market.