Quinz, Grand National Horse


19 0-1131 Quinz
Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson 144
Racing Post Chase winner but nagging doubt that he is a better horse going right-handed. The last 7-y-o to win the race was Bogskar back in 1940 and connections appear to have had their hand forced as the horse will never have 10-8 in a handicap again.

Trainer- Philip Hobbs, Jockey – Richard Johnson, Other- English Trained, Blue Silks, Number 19

Bet on Quinz with Ladbrokes 16/1

The stable doesn’t have a very good record in the Grand National despite being one of the leading National Hunt yards. Quinz is only a 7 year-old and still a novice which makes the Grand National a tough test for such an experienced horse. That said if he has the ability then he gets in here off a decent weight.

Only Tony McCoy has ridden more winners, ever, than Richard Johnson, so Quinz backers have a very good jockey in the saddle. However, to win the Grand National you need a horse that is an excellent jumper, Quinz is improving but has had problems over fences in the past. There is no stiffer test than the Aintree Grand National fences, one mistake and it is race over.

Quinz won the 2011 Racing Post Chase which is why he is so strongly fancied for the Grand National. He jumped well and galloped, stamina looks assured. He will be very fit and ready for the Grand National, but this is a massive step up in class and Quinz I would suggest is a horse that will be better seen in a year or two’s time in the Grand National.

The stable have only had one runner complete the Aintree course in the last ten years. Quinz has a chance, but there are others with stronger claims.

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