Massini’s Maguire
Saint Are

We are set to have three runners over the National fences this week, with Massini’s Maguire in the Topham on Friday, while Golan Way and Saint Are will hopefully both take their chance in the Grand National on Saturday!

Though well held on both his starts this year since his return from a long absence, the veteran Massini’s Maguire has shown plenty of enthusiasm and, having travelled well throughout, he just looked to struggle to get home over 3m5f at Taunton last time.  Conditions will be very different at Aintree on Friday, but he has schooled well at home this week and I am looking forward to seeing him run.
In Saturday’s big race, we have both Golan Way and Saint Are, though the latter requires six to come out in order to get a run.  Michael Byrne will ride the former, with Dougie Costello likely to resume his partnership with Saint Are, the pair having finished 9th in last year’s renewal. 
Golan Way
Golan Way has been in great form at home since his wide margin win in a hunter chase on his second outing for us and though Saint Are has not been at his best on his last two outings, he has always reserved his best form for the Grand National meeting, having won the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle in 2011 and the Listed handicap chase on Grand National day in 2012. 


OLBG Charity Bet

OLBG, sponsors of the Mares’ Road to Cheltenham, has kindly given Tim Vaughan Racing a £100 Charity Bet on the Grand National – a fantastic way to raise much needed funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund.  This is a great gesture by OLBG, so please have a look at www.grand-national-guide.co.uk.
We have kept loyal to Richard Johnson who rides for our yard as often as possible and placed £50 each way on Balthazar King – let’s hope he can get in the first 4 and raise some money for the IJF.