Grand National clues in Doncaster’s Grimthorpe Chase with Monbeg Dude and Godsmejudge in the line up

Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude and Scottish National victor Godsmejudge will clash in the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster tomorrow. Scudamore’s stayer Monbeg Dude is currently amongst the favourites for the Aintree feature at 16/1 with Hills and will look to add to his credentials by taking the three and a quarter mile chase.

In his way will be trainer Alan King’s Cheltenham Festival third who looks set to bounce back to his best. With yard’s horses running well, punters should give Godsmejudge a second look before his Grand National odds shorten from the 25/1 available with Ladbrokes.

Crockford’s Dead Cert – Red Devil Lads (Newbury 1.30)

The most highly regarded of horses, Red Devil Lads has shown plenty of raw potential in his starts so far. Now in handicap company, expect a bold show with AP McCoy booked to guide this certainty home to his first under rules win.

Crockford’s Whisper – Godsmejudge e/w (Doncaster 3.30)

Priced at 20/1 for the Grand National, King’s Scottish National winner will look to bounce back to form in the Grimthorpe Chase. The eight-year-old certainly has the form and potential to figure in the finish of this key Grand National trial.

Archer’s Selection – Stasio (Lingfield 5.10)

Archer would have not missed last season’s talk from the gallops about this horse. Back to good form Archer would have wanted to be up on Simcock’s horse.

Crockford’s Gambles around the courses on Saturday 1 March:

Doncaster – Turn Over Sivola (2.55), Monbeg Dude and Godsmejudge e/w (3.30) and Tistory (4.40)

Newbury – Red Devil Lads (1.30), Tullamore Dew (2.40), Shangani (3.50) and Sergeant Dick e/w (4.25)

Kelso – Opening Batsman (4.15) and Tartan Snow (5.25)

Lingfield – Spic N’Span e/w (1.10), Halljoy (2.50), Taajub and Ballista e/w (4.00), Castillo Del Diablo (4.35) and Stasio (5.10)

Navan – Taglietelle e/w (2.35), Touch Of Eden (3.45) and Becauseicouldntsee (4.20)


(Featured Photograph – Godsmejudge at Cheltenham by Stuart Rice)