Grand National Trainer Comments, Who's Hot & Who's Not

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JumpingJockey.com have compiled comments from the trainers regarding their runners in the John Smiths Grand National at Aintree indicating which trainers fancy their chances in the UK's biggest horse race.

The JumpingJockey.com team (http://www.jumpingjockey.com) are pulling out all the stops to help punters beat the bookie. The top tipsters have already provided valuable insight into the profile of the most likely winner based on stats (http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/3/emw514855.htm) from the previous fifteeen running of the Grand National. JumpingJockey.com have now added trainer comments to further help online sports betting fans and punters alike.

Trainer comments are usually a good sign as to the horses chance. The trainers generally know if they have a good chance or not and are reluctant to hype a horse due to strict regulations.

Racing has improved over the last few years thanks to the honesty of today's current crop of trainers, a much higher level of professionalism within the industry along with the extended coverage of horse racing by TV companies further enables punters to make more informed decisions. The net result is that trainers these days cannot mislead the general public and can be held accountable for what they say which is why trainers comments about their runners is now a valid variable when assessing a horse's chances.

The following horses, should they make the race have got very positive comments from their trainers for various reasons, be it going, weights and/or form:

Liberthine, Kelami, Longshanks, Kerstino Two, Silver Birch, Dun Doire,
Undeniable, Ross Comm, McKelvey

Below are compiled comments from all trainers about their runners in the Grand National; they have been categorised by jumpingjockey.com as negative, wait and see, positive and very positive.

Willie Mullins, generally negative about his horses due to the going or the weights. The only positive being Hedgehunter overcoming a knee injury.

Jonjo O'Neill, generally negative, the only real threat is Exotic Dancer and he's unlikely to run. Also worth noting that regular rider and champ AP McCoy is riding elsewhere.

Evan Williams, wait and see approach, for State Of Play.
Paul Nicholls, generally positive about his entries except of Le Duc.
Nicky Henderson, very positive for Liberthine, others are an unknown at this point with potentially good profiles for the Grand National.
Martin Brassil, Numbersixvalverde, not overly positive, is hoping for luck in running.
Francois Doumen, very positive on Kelami, secured AP McCoy on L'Ami. Not overly positive about the rest.
Charles Egerton, Graphic Approach positive, Gallant Approach less positive.
Tom George, generally positive, OK with the weights.
Alan King, positive for Kandjar D'Alleir, less positive about Tikram.
Ginger McCain, positive for Maurice, negative for Inca Trail.
Venetia Williams, generally positive for Outlier.
Nigel Twiston-Davies, positive for Naunton Brook, less so for the rest.
Phillip Hobbs, generally negative, a wait and see approach.
Kim Bailey, very positive for Lonshanks if he can get into the race.
David Pipe, Negative for all except Puntal which is a positive.
Charlie Longsden, very positive for Kerstino Two.
Robert Alner, Sir Rembrandt, less than positive due to weight.
Peter Bowen, very positive for McKelvey, positive Dunbroady Millar, Ballicassidy.
Gordon Elliot, very positive for Silver Birch
Michael Hourigan, generally positive if his runners can make it into the race,
Pat Hughes, negative for Point Barrow due to weight.
Howard Johnson, positive for Bewleys Berry.
Carl Llewellyn, positive for Without A Doubt.
Niall Madden, negative for Ursumman.
Tony Martin, very positive for Dun Doire.
Ned Mitchell, positive for Garvivonnian.
Sue Smith, very positive for Undeniable and Ross Comm.
Paul Webber, less than positive for Patricksnineteenth.

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, it will be free of charge for all.

Notes to Editors
Jumping Jockey launched in January 2006. Its main activity is to provide a tipping service for UK horse racing which include lay, back, market waket watch, favourite backers and value bets.

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