Donít Push it fancied by connections to repeat National success
The John Smithís Aintree Grand National is approaching fast and connections are putting the final touches to the preparations of their horses. At this point assessments are made about the chances of success and strategy is considered.
One of the teams that have provide more successful than most at this time of year have been the connections of Donít Push It. The horse carried Tony McCoy to National success last year and the team are in bullish mood over the chances of a repeat performance.
Those assessing the latest betting guide note how Donít Push It finished down the field in tenth place in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham festival but produced a promising run throughout the race.
Connections feel that the conditions are much more suitable at Aintree and that the horse is ahead of the preparations that led to victory last year. Punters should certainly take note.
In other news, Midnight Chase, a popular bet amongst ante-post punters for an each way place, has been ruled out of a run in the National by his trainer, Neil Mulholland.
The horse produced a strong performance in the Cheltenham God Cup to finish in fifth place and was not disgraced with his challenge against Long Run, Denman, Kauto Star or Imperial Commander.
In fact, with the old Cup run in a record time, Midnight Chase put in a cracking effort to finish down by just 19 lengths at the end.
Connections had originally planned to take the horse to the National but now
expect to challenge for the Aintree Totesport Trophy. The intention is then
to make a serious challenge for the National next year if the horse
continues to progress and he will certainly be one to watch carefully.