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Grand National: Triolo D’Alene a decent bet from Market Rasen racecourse chief executive Pip Kirkby

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: April 04, 2014

Triolo D'Alene is among Pip Kirkby's picks for the Grand National

Triolo D'Alene is among Pip Kirkby's picks for the Grand National

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The Grand National gets under way at 4.15pm at Aintree on Saturday.

Tidal Bay is the favourite with the bookies, with odds of 14-1 on Friday morning.

However, how about a horse with a bit of Lincolnshire pedigree?

The chief executive of Market Rasen race course, Pip Kirkby has highlighted three horses which have raced at the course in their careers.

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Pip’s picks

Triolo D’Alene - Stabled with champion jumps trainer Nicky Henderson, he was runner-up at Market Rasen in a steeple chase on his third start in Britain two years ago. Current odds – about 20-1.

Hunt Ball. Another horse trained by Nicky Henderson. He made his racecourse debut at Market Rasen in a National Hunt flat race five years ago. Current odds – about 66-1.

That is Vintage Star - Trained by Sue Smith who sent out last year’s Grand National winner Auroras Encore - which won a handicap hurdle at Market Rasen two years ago. He’s a 40-1 chance at Aintree.


Grand National 2014 racecard (Age/Wgt Owner Trainer/Jockey):

1 -TIDAL BAY (IRE) 13-11-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Paul Nicholls/Sam Twiston-Davies

2 - LONG RUN (FR) c/p 9-11-09 Robert Waley-Cohen Nicky Henderson/Mr Sam Waley-Cohen

3 - HUNT BALL (IRE) 9-11-07 Atlantic Equine Nicky Henderson/Andrew Tinkler

4 - TRIOLO D'ALENE (FR) 7-11-06 Sandy & Caroline Orr Nicky Henderson/Barry Geraghty

5 - ROCKY CREEK (IRE) 8-11-05 The Johnson & Stewart Families Paul Nicholls/Noel Fehily

6 - QUITO DE LA ROQUE (FR) c/p 10-11-01 Gigginstown House Stud Colm Murphy IRE/Brian O’Connell

7 - OLBERT STATION (IRE) t 10-11-00 J P McManus Ted Walsh IRE/Mark Walsh

8 - WALKON (FR) c/p 9-11-00 McNeill Family Alan King/Wayne Hutchinson

9 - BALTHAZAR KING (IRE) 10-10-13 The Brushmakers Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson

10 - WAYWARD PRINCE t 10-10-13 John & Hilary Parrott Hilary Parrott/Jack Doyle

11 - MR MOONSHINE (IRE) 10-10-12 Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont & David van der Hoeven Sue Smith/Ryan Mania

12 - TEAFORTHREE (IRE) 10-10-12 Conyers, O'Reilly, Roddis, Zeffman Rebecca Curtis/Nick Scholfield

13 - ACROSS THE BAY (IRE) bl t 10-10-11 Scotch Piper Syndicate Donald McCain/Henry Brooke

14 - DOUBLE SEVEN (IRE) t c/p 8-10-11 J P McManus Martin Brassil IRE/ A P McCoy

15 - BATTLE GROUP c/p 9-10-10 Jolly Boys Outing Johnny Farrelly/Brendan Powell

16 - BUCKERS BRIDGE (IRE) 8-10-10 Ann & Alan Potts Partnership Henry de Bromhead IRE/Andrew Lynch

17 - LION NA BEARNAI (IRE) 12-10-10 The Lock Syndicate Tom Gibney IRE/Davy Russell

18 - PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE (FR) 11-10-10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE/Paul Townend

19 - MONBEG DUDE (IRE) 9-10-09 Oydunow Michael Scudamore/Paul Carberry

20 - BIG SHU (IRE) t 9-10-08 Hugh Duffy/Richard Robinson/Caroline Woods Peter Maher IRE/Peter Buchanan

21 - BURTON PORT (IRE) t c/p 10-10-08 Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O'Neill/Brian Harding

22 - OUR FATHER (IRE) bl 8-10-08 The Ives & Johnson Families David Pipe/Denis O’Regan

23 - MOUNTAINOUS (IRE) 9-10-07 Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter Richard Lee/Jamie Moore

24 - THE RAINBOW HUNTER 10-10-07 May We Never Be Found Out Partnership Kim Bailey/Aidan Coleman

25 - VINTAGE STAR (IRE) 8-10-07 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith/Brian Hughes

26 - CHANCE DU ROY (FR) c/p 10-10-06 Daphne Du Pre Philip Hobbs/Tom O’Brien

27 - HAWKES POINT 9-10-06 Graham Roach Paul Nicholls/Ryan Mahon

28 - KRUZHLININ (GER) 7-10-06 Paul & Clare Rooney Donald McCain/Wilson Renwick

29 - PINEAU DE RE (FR) 11-10-06 J A Provan Dr Richard Newland/Leighton Aspell

30 - GOLAN WAY 10-10-05 W R B Racing 58 Tim Vaughan/Michael Byrne

31 - TWIRLING MAGNET (IRE) t c/p 8-10-05 Gay Smith Jonjo O'Neill/Richie McLernon

32 - VESPER BELL (IRE) 8-10-05 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE/Mikey Fogarty

33 - THE PACKAGE t c/p 11-10-04 The Johnson Family David Pipe/Tom Scudamore

34 - RAZ DE MAREE (FR) v 9-10-03 James Swan Dessie Hughes IRE/Davy Condon

35 - ROSE OF THE MOON (IRE) c/p 9-10-03 Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners David O'Meara/Jake Greenall

36 - SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM (IRE) c/p 10-10-03 Liam Breslin Nicky Henderson/David Bass

37 - ALVARADO (IRE) 9-10-02 William & Angela Rucker Fergal O'Brien/Paul Moloney

38 - LAST TIME D'ALBAIN (FR) 10-10-02 Fontstown Syndicate Liam Cusack IRE/Robbie Colgan

39 - ONE IN A MILAN (IRE) v 9-10-02 Paul Langford Evan Williams/Adam Wedge

40 - SWING BILL (FR) 13-10-01 Halewood International Ltd David Pipe/Conor O’Farrell

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