Irish Grand National 2014 - Fairyhouse Ready For Easter Monday
The Irish Grand National looks wide open on Easter Monday with a number of horses being well backed at this stage. They include Suntiep who has shown some good form so far this season for trainer Willie Mullins, including being placed in the four miler at the Cheltenham Festival.
Another contender to consider in the betting is Home Farm who is expected to run well. Trained by Arthur Moore, Home Farm has been in solid form all season and as a strong stayer, he could be open to more improvement given the fact he is still only seven-years-old.
Irish Grand National History and Results
The very first winner of the Irish Grand National was Sir Robert Peel and its latest was Bluesea Cracker, but among its greatest winners have been horses such as the incomparable, Arkle in 1964, Flyingbolt in 1966, Rhyme 'N' Reason in 1985 and Desert Orchid in 1990. See here for a comprehensive list of Irish Grand National past winners going back over the last 20 years. Also well worth a read is our page on Irish Grand National legends, here we describe the outstanding performances of some of the horses who have left their mark on the race. Additionally there are pages dedicated to some of the top Irish Trainers and Ireland's leading jockeys.
2014 Irish Grand National Betting
Being the biggest steeplechase means of course that the race attracts considerable interest from both racing followers and racing punters and there are numerous betting options, some of them can be seen on Irish Grand National Free Bets, made available for this site this year, by one of the most popular bookmakers in the country, Paddy Power.
Our experts have also put together a number of pointers for the race and the results of these can be seen by clicking Irish Grand National tips. Here we like to give you some idea of who is likely to run well, stables in form, gallop reports and jockey bookings, plus we will have put together a page, the¬2014 Irish Grand national betting, that will keep you up to speed with market movers and drifters.
Irish Grand National Runners 2014
There is always a top class list of entries for the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse with around 30 runners generally going to post at the Easter highlight. We see some top class stayers in the Irish National and this year is expected to be no different with plenty of top class types set to take their chance. We often see some potential Aintree Grand National stars of the future run in the Irish equivalent as connections look to see if their horses are going to stay the trip on offer in the Irish National. The Irish Grand National Runners will be revealed at various stages with the final list of entries known 48 hours before the race. The crucial factor for punters to look at here is the weights that each horse is allocated and we will be keeping a close eye on that as the handicapper makes that all important decision.
Irish Grand National Tips
Like any big handicap race, the Irish Grand National is a tough for punters to pick over so the Irish Grand National Tips could prove invaluable for punters wanting to have a bet on the race. All of the race trends are available for punters which should help narrow down the field with the aim of finding a lucrative winner for the Fairyhouse marathon.
We will have our resident tipster Tom Lee from RTE and Channel 4 who will be deciphering the form book to try and find the winner for you in the 2014 Irish National, which takes place on April 21st.
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