Giles Cross wins Grand National trial at Haydock

For the first time in ten years, the favourite has won the Grand National Trial. Giles Cross, a 4-1 shot, beat Welsh National winner Le Beau Bai into third place with an excellent outing that saw his Grand National odds reduced to 20/1.

Neptune Collonges was held back into second place as Giles Cross put in a strong performance. However, jockey Denis O’Regan said that despite the favourable weight allocated to him already for the Aintree outing, he may not run:

“I would love to ride him at the National”, said Regan, “but it depends whether the ground would suit him.”

Last year’s National Winner, Ballabriggs, meanwhile, has been allocated 11st9lb for the 2012 National, effectively putting him out of the running.

published: 19th February 2012 by Free Bet Bookmaker


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