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Midlands Grand National Open Handicap Chase: Head Back to the Thatch at Uttoxeter

Midlands Grand National Open Handicap Chase: Head Back to the Thatch at Uttoxeter

3.35 Uttoxeter 20 runners go to post on Saturday for the 4 mile, 1½ furlong Midlands Grand National worth £150,000 and with 24 fences to jump on soft ground this is going to be a massive test for the maximum field. With £84,000 to the winner this race stands up as every bit as important to trainers of staying horses as this week’s Cheltenham Festival was and therefore it is a typically competitive heat.  We have picked our six against…

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Midlands Grand National: Beast From The East Not To Deny Western Climate

Midlands Grand National: Beast From The East Not To Deny Western Climate

So long as Uttoxeter passes a morning inspection, Saturday will bring about the Midlands Grand National and it’ll be fascinating to see some more of our Aintree contenders in action in what will be extremely testing conditions. Here are the main contenders along with a précis of their chances. Back To The Thatch Proven in the conditions having been full of running and well in contention in the Eider Chase (4 miles, heavy) when falling at the 16th fence last…

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