Grey Horsesby Darren Brett
Many statisticians have been suggesting for years that punters avoid grey horses in the Grand National as they have a poor record and then in 2012 Neptune Collonges becomes the first grey to win since 1961!
2014 Grey Grand National Runners
The grey runners for the 2014 Grand National are not yet confirmed but they could include -
No big surprise that this one is a grey but he could run a big race for grey horse supporters. Trained by a Grand National winning trainer in Gordon Elliott and proven form at four miles has to give this horse great credentials for the 2014 Grand National.
Bet on Chicago Grey
now at 40-1
and get a £100 Free Bet
Recent Grey Grand National Runners
Obviously greys had not fared too well until the victory of Neptune Collonges in 2012 but there have been very few runners relative to the field sizes and many of the grey runners have been completely unfancied anyway.
|YEAR||NUMBER OF GREY RUNNERS||BEST GREY PLACING|
|2009||1||Did not complete|
|2007||2||Did not complete|
|2006||1||Did not complete|
2012 Grey Grand National Runners
Four greys made the line up in 2012 with Chicago Grey
seemingly the most fancied. Gordon Elliot's 20/1 shot only made it as far as the fifth fence where he was unlucky to be brought down.
So it was left to the gallant Neptune Collonges to restore the faith of grey horse punters who had been waiting since 1961 for a grey winner of the Grand National. There were emotional scenes after the race as his owner John Hales reported that his maginificent win in the National would be Neptune's last ever race.
There were other two grey competitors in 2012; Swing Bill, trained by David Pipe and Alfa Beat from the yard of Shark Hanlon.
Alfa Beat failed to get round but Swing Bill did complete the course and finished a gallant tenth.
Two other grey horses have won the Grand National before Neptune Collonges, the most recent being in 1961 when Nicolaus Silver was victorious.
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