Entries by Captain Becher

Sulekha Varma Named Aintree Clerk

For the first time in the course’s history, a woman has been named Clerk Of Aintree Racecourse. That means that Sulekha Varma will also be the first woman to be in charge of the Grand National. Anybody has studiously followed the Grand National over the years may be familiar with Andrew Tulloch who has been […]

Vintage Clouds Aimed At Grand National 2020

On the run up to last season’s Grand National, there was a lot of buzz about the Sue Smith trained Vintage Clouds. As one of the few grey’s to even get an entry, he garnered a lot of fans very quickly. And for good reason. He ticked a lot of boxes including a reasonable weight […]

Statistically, Female Jockeys Offer Better Value

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen a noticeable increase in the number of female jockeys taking to the jumps. It hasn’t always been an easy road, but certainly, the last couple of seasons have seen female jockeys on better rides with more opportunities. Even better is that, statistically, if you […]


Picking Winners and Avoiding Losers

If I could pick winning horses with regularity, I wouldn’t be writing this guide on ‘How to pick winning horses’. I’d be sipping champagne on the deck of my yacht and deciding whether to set sail for Martinique or Monaco! Let no one fool you; picking winners isn’t that easy. But keep reading as I […]

History Of Favourites In The Grand National

For the first time, in a very long time, there is a Grand National favourite on odds as short as 7/2 to win the race. Tiger Roll is the phenomenal horse that is just a couple of weeks away from doing the nearly impossible – winning back-to-back Grand Nationals. But even with his seasonal success […]