|John Quinn||Miss Nina Carberry||140|
|Has long been considered an ideal sort for the National but was beaten nearly 40 lengths in race last year when he took time to warm to his task. Previous Festival winner and although there others with more obvious claims not one to dismiss out of hand.|
Trainer John Quinn, Jockey Nina Carberry, other grey horse, number 35, lady jockey
Bet onÂ Character BuildingÂ with Ladbrokes 33/1
Character Building is trained in Yorkshire by Irishman John Quinn. He will be ridden by top Irish ammeter, and lady jockey Nina Carberry who is more than capable and potentially the first female winner of the Grand National. Whether it will be this year or not is open to debate.
Character Building is very good horse but he has been well backed on several occasions in big races, including previous runnings of the Grand National but has failed to deliver. That said he pulled off a big win at the 2009 Cheltenham Festival, but inconsistency is a fair word to describe this grey.
He is one of two greys in the 2011 Grand National, the other being Silver by Nature, who according to the market has stronger claims. Now 11 years of age you would think this was his last appearance in the Grand National and with regular rider Dougie Costello unfortunately sustaining an injury before the Cheltenham Festival John Quinn has booked Nina Carberry to ride. It would be a huge story were Character Building the to win the Grand National, the first lady jockey ever to win the world’s greatest steeplechase. Stranger things have happened and certainly this is one that has decent each way claims.