Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

'Stronger' Seabass for AintreeHeadlines
Seabass

Connections of Seabass believe he will be a "stronger horse" when he has a second crack at the John Smith's Grand National in April.

Pat Glynn, who bought the stayer as a foal and heads the Gunners Syndicate that owns the 10-year-old, feels he is physically tougher than last season, when he was third behind Neptune Collonges in the Aintree showpiece.

Seabass, trained by Ted Walsh, has also had a lighter campaign than last term and was having just his second run of the winter when third to Roi Du Mee in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

"We're very happy with him, he's 100%. That was his last run before Aintree," said Glynn.

"He's a year older and a stronger horse this year. He had five runs before he went to Aintree last year and he's just had two this year.

"We've just got the one big target, but you do need a bit of luck at Aintree. Last year we thought he peaked a bit too soon, but he did run a good race.

"It's a pity the race wasn't in February when he was in top form, because he'd run in November, December and January as well as February."

The trainer's daughter Katie Walsh became the first female jockey to be placed in the National when riding Seabass last year.

She could again be in the plate this time, although her brother Ruby will have first choice and he has other possible mounts, including On His Own and Prince De Beauchene for trainer Willie Mullins.

Glynn added: "We don't know (about) the jockey yet. Ruby has first choice, as Ted always says. Katie rode him last year and she knows the horse. We'll be happy either way."

1 July 2015

Mecca's takes Thirsk honours
Dods waits on Angel decision
Soumillon takes Certain ride
Muir keeps faith with Baz
Lynam ponders dual July raid
Mile on Spear radar
September aim for Tryster
Cup aim for Arab
Geraghty targets weekend return
Time out for Hannon aces
Close encounter excites Doyle
Pendleton swaps saddles at Newbury
Island to drop in grade
Latharnach given Goodwood aim
More Stewart woe for Lynam
Time makes all the right moves
Canadian dream for Odeliz
Ground to dictate plans for Ribbons
Walsh remembers 'heavyweight' Kauto
Queen possible for Godolphin debut
Intilaaq in line for return
McCoy salutes 'amazing' Kauto
Nicholls leads Kauto tributes
Star put down after paddock fall

30 June 2015

Towcester chief facing BHA charges
Down Royal proud to have seen Kauto
Nicholls leads Kauto tributes
Sad end for super Star
Doyle keen on Beau chance
Pontefract firsts for Hannon
Horn long odds-on for Eclipse
Frustration continues for Tudhope
Globetrotting Glance retired
Package heads for retirement
Falmouth caution for Integral
Stars on Leger course
Chase set for drop in class
Vintage option for Sails

29 June 2015

France for Force
Karpino King George plans on hold
Firecrown out for compensation
Prat possible for Estidhkaar
Lowther in Lady's sights
Bay bypasses Eclipse date
Beach life suits red-hot Heffernan
Forever foxes sprint rivals
Diamond sparkles in Pretty Polly
Treve too good at Saint-Cloud
Aquam impresses on debut
Pilot leaves rivals toiling
Kodi has Jean Prat option
Aeolus given French targets
Ervedya to face her elders

28 June 2015

Aquam impresses on debut
Aktabantay in Jean Prat mix
Believe seeking redemption
'Positive' signs for Creighton
Law ready to Rock at the Curragh
Jack's the lad for Curragh glory
Hughes reveals training ambition
O'Neill continues in fine form
Cliffs on track in Railway
Nicholls' Debt takes Celebration
Fab four for Doyle
Byron back with a bang
Quest for Plate ends in victory
Aeolus in Chipchase surprise

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015