I remember the astounded look on Bob’s face a couple of years back when we discovered Sussex even had its own Grand National! Last year it was a classic with Vinnie Lewis pulling through to take the honours.
This year it is a tricky encounter. The big form horse who definitely stays is The Two Amigo’s and he is rightfully favourite. However he is carrying 12lb more than last time winning at Exeter and this potentially opens up possibilities.
The two i’m focusing on are Big Meadow and Cailin du Brizais. Big Meadow has chased home the Two Amigo’s over this distance and reopposes a 17L defeat carrying almost a whole stone less weight.
While Calin du Brizais has a string of consistent seconds and thirds over long distances and is certainly the unknown quantity of the race.
With Richard johnson booked I think Big Meadow can make the most of the weights swing and beat Cailin du Brizais and The Two Amigo’s.