totesport.com Grand National Trial at Haydock 2011

The totesport.com Grand National Trial worth £75,000.00 will be run this Saturday over 3 miles 4 furlongs at Haydock Park. The race was won last year by Silver by Nature who is looking for back to back wins.  He has disappointed twice this season as has Carruthers (pictured) who will be without his regular partner Mattie Bachelor for the first time in four years. Carruthers is not entered in the Aintree Grand National but still holds an entry in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Last year he finished fourth in the Gold Cup, some 30 lengths behind Imperial Commander at level weights. In this handicap company, on going he likes, he could run a big race.  West End Rocker is likely to go off  favouite after two impressive performances already this season. If he wins this he will become a strong fancy for the Aintree Grand National on the 9th April 2011.

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