London, UK (PRWEB) April 4, 2006
In keeping with Jumpingjockey.com's policy of providing free advice for big events, fans of the most popular horse race in the UK, the Grand National at Aintree, will receive free tips and advice once again from the jumpingjockey.com team (http://www.jumpingjockey.com).
JumpingJockey.com launched its on-line advisory service in January 2006 to provide forecasts for UK horse racing, they provide tips for winners, losers (or lay bets), horses to monitor and races not to get too involved in, an approach used by professional gamblers and bookies alike.
Tim Mehmet, director of JumpingJockey.com, comments: “We always advise our subscribers that the big events should be enjoyed rather than treated as a money making opportunity which is why we provide the tips freely, the big events are very competitive and the racing is always fierce which makes them very exciting.”
JumpingJockey.com's analysts believe that given how well the Irish horses performed at the Cheltenham Festival this year, it's likely that they will continue to dominate. If they are right, this will reduce the number of options to several horses when trying to pick a winner, its at this point the arguments start and the form book is thrown out of the window such is the passion the Grand National evokes in everyone up and down the country and around the world.
They also add that the top jockey's currently riding over fences are pretty much all Irish, it may pay to follow them also, Tim Mehmet adds, “if a top Irish jockey is riding a top Irish horse, they should definitely be on your short-list.”
Below are comments from the jumpingjockey.com team ahead of the big race about some of the contenders and jockeys;
On last years Grand National winner Hedgehunter; “Hedgehunter who is to be ridden by Ruby Walsh is possibly the first horse since Red Rum capable of winning back to back victories, he came close to winning the Gold Cup this year and looked like he could easily run another mile, all of which bodes well for the Grand National. The only negative appears to be the weight he must carry and this could swing it in Clan Royals favour. Since Best Mate died last year we have been looking for a new hero to support, another Desert Orchid and Red Rum, it will be interesting to see if Hedgehunter can now really dig deep and deliver to become a superstar, if he can, we'd love to then see him target Cheltenham next year rather than the national and take on Kicking King and War Of Attrition at next years gold cup."
On the jockey factor; “From a jockey's perspective, AP McCoy the champion jockey must be respected, if his horse Clan Royal is fit and willing, you would not want any other jockey on board to bring it home and finish the job ahead of Hedgehunter, its not enough to have the best horse on the day, you need a top jockey to deliver and Tony can and does deliver, it is with good reason that those who bet against AP McCoy fear the wrath of their bank manager.”
Other interesting horses and stories to lookout for; “Inca Trail, the younger brother to the great 'Best Mate' and three time gold cup winner is now with the legendary Ginger McCain who gave us Red Rum's treble at Aintree. Inca Trail is a classy horse who came from the in form stables run by Paul Nicholls and is now with an Aintree specialist thanks to his new owner at the cost of a mere 110,000 guineas, make no mistake, this one is being groomed for Grand national success. In a twist to this story, the trainer Paul Nicholls really wants the Grand National on his CV and is fielding some seven horses, he's also won the services of Paddy Brennan in a public tug of war with Ginger so it would be ironic to say the least if Inca Trail were to win or finish ahead of Paul's horses. If this were not interesting enough, Ruby Walsh, the number one rider at the Paul Nicholls camp decided to go with Hedgehunter and the Mullins camp this year which might be seen as an indicator to the chances of the Paul Nicholls power house.”
JumpingJockey.com's tips for the Grand National and the rest of the Aintree race card will be published on the day of the race at http://www.jumpingjockey.com/freetips.php or visitors to the website can sign up to receive the tips for free via email.
Notes to Editors
Jumping Jockey launched in January 2006. Its main activity is to provide a tipping service for UK horse racing and European Football/Soccer leagues.