Trevor Hemmings, the renowned owner is preparing to assault the Grand National relying on Cloth Cap in hopes to achieve the record posed in Merseyside.
With last year’s Grand National having to be cancelled due to the early stages of covid-19 pandemic, the organizers have come prepared for this year’s event starting on April 8, and lasting until Saturday, April 10. The main race will be held on the last day, and for now the hopes of Trevor Hemmings are focused on the nine year old Ayr Scottish National 2019 third runner and winner in two different races.
Cloth Cap Shows Promise For This Year’s Grand National
Cloth Cap was a saddler that hasn’t seen so many races, but in recent times he has turned up to be a really good staying chaser with gradual improvements seen over the recent years. He was supposed to join the Grand National last year, but the event was cancelled due to pandemic.
In 2019, he ensured the third place in three miles and seven furlongs, while achieving the first place in three miles and two furlongs in Scotland. During the last run for Newbury’s Ladbrokes Trophy, Cloth Cap has managed to outrun a winner of 10-length. With this, Cloth Cap earned mark 136 which should be sufficient for Cloth Cap to appear at GN this year.
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Following O’Neil Who Is Great at Predicting the Grand National
This was to be expected, since the trainer of Cloth Cap is the well renowned O’Neill, the one that believed in ‘Don’t Push It’ to win in 2010. O’Neil reclaimed numerous times this year as in the last that Cloth Cap is a fine contender for this year’s throne. The horse fits with all characteristics and history, however, O’Neil did claim that the only thing to worry about is the ground being softer than expected, given the wet winter this year.
Given the fact that the horse has proven over and over again, there are all evident arguments one should put hopes in it. However, the state of the ground is rather important, and if the softness crosses a certain threshold, Cloth Cap’s performance won’t be at its best, unfortunately.
Pre Grand National Race
With the confirmed plans for Cloth Cap to have another race before GN, there will be an opportunity to see and prove how its progress is going. The details of the eventual race will be announced subsequently. The trainer also confirmed there will be intense training to prepare Cloth Cap for the race in April.
As for Hemmings, he is well known in the GN circles with huge success in his history. Since 2005, Hemmings has seen his horses winning the Grand National three times, with Hedgehunter winning in 2005, Ballabriggs in 2011, and Many Clouds in 2015, with the success of Leighton Aspell to achieve back-to-back, first since Brian Fletcher in ’73 and ’74.