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Corach Rambler Horse - Age, weight, trainer, owner, race record and form

Read the latest Corach Rambler Horse Racing profile, including race record, form, news, age, weight, owner, trainer, results and prize money.

The 10-year-old is a dual Cheltenham Festival winner and an Aintree Grand National hero, with the defence of that Merseyside crown now firmly on the horizon.

He heads back to Merseyside in cracking order after another big effort in the Cotswolds and, seemingly, with a fine chance of joining Tiger Roll as the only two horses since Red Rum to retain the Grand National.

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Corach Rambler Owners

After five starts in Irish point-to-points, the last of which ended in victory at Monksgrange in September 2020, Corach Rambler was subsequently sold for £17,000 at the Goffs November Sales, with Lucinda Russell acquiring his services.

The Kinross-based handler sold one share back to breeder Paul Hillis and advertised a further six shares online, all of whom paid a share of £3,000 before forming the successful syndicate called The Ramblers.

The owners, who are dotted around the globe from Australia to Edinburgh, plan to team up again but, so far, Corach Rambler remains their only horse in training.

Corach Rambler Trainer

Lucinda Russell enjoyed success as an eventer, showjumper and point-to-point trainer before taking out her licence in 1995, with her first winner, Fiveleigh Builds, coming in a handicap chase at Perth in September that year.

Together with partner and assistant trainer, eight-time champion National Hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, Russell has gone on to saddle over 950 winners.

Russell, based at Arlay House Stables, near Kinross, Perth, in Scotland, enjoyed a career-best in 2022/23 as she saddled 71 winners and she is on course to smash that tally this season.

The 57-year-old trained her first Grade One winner in April 2021 when Ahoy Senor won the Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree and that has been a successful meeting for her in recent years.

Ahoy Senor and Apple Away have since added two more Grade 1 prizes at the Merseyside venue, while she has trained two Grand National winners, with Corach Rambler's 2023 success following in the footsteps of One For Arthur in 2017 – just the second and third Scottish-trained winners of the world's most iconic steeplechase respectively.

Corach Rambler Age

The son of Jeremy turned 10 at the start of the year, although he remains lightly-raced for a horse of his age, having had only 16 starts under rules.

Given the success he has tasted, however, it seems unlikely that last season's Grand National hero will race much beyond 11 as connections will be keen for him to have a long, happy retirement.

Corach Rambler Official Rating

Corach Rambler won last season's Grand National off a mark of 146, but he had been well in at the weights having also triumphed off that rating in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

He now has an official rating of 162 after his latest effort in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and, with the Aintree weights locked in before that run, he once more finds himself 3lb 'well in' ahead of his return to the Grand National.

Corach Rambler Next Race

After finishing a more than honourable third behind Galopin Des Champs and Gerri Colombe in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, all roads once more lead to Aintree for Corach Rambler.

He's going to run in the Grand National off a mark of 159, some 13lb higher than when he won last spring, but that latest Grade 1 showing certainly gives rise to the idea it could be within his reach to do it again.

Only Tiger Roll in 2018 and 2019 has managed a repeat Grand National success since the days of Red Rum in the 1970s, and Corach Rambler is currently the favourite to match that feat on 13th April.

Corach Rambler Record

Corach Rambler took until the fifth time of asking to win a point-to-point but he has been transformed since joining Russell under rules, winning seven of his 16 starts.

The son of Jeremy won two of his three novice hurdles before being sent novice chasing in September 2021, winning on his second start off a mark of 127.

The larger obstacles proved to be the making of him and Corach Rambler tasted victory at successive Cheltenham Festivals, winning the ultra-competitive Ultima Handicap Chase in 2022 and 2023, before following up with victory in the most famous steeplechase of them all, the Grand National, last spring.

This season has been a slow-burner for the 10-year-old, who finished fifth of six on his seasonal return in the Edinburgh Gin Chase at Kelso in October, being beaten 23 lengths by Elvis Mail.

However, Corach Rambler took a step forward to finish third behind Royal Pagaille and Bravemansgame in the Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock in November and he is bound for Aintree again off the back of that superb third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, which would have delighted his connections no end.

Corach Rambler Prize Money 

Corach Rambler's career earnings under Rules currently stands at £776,459, with the bulk of that coming across his 13 chase starts. He pocketed a £500,000 payday for winning the Grand National in 2023.

Corach Rambler News

After Cheltenham, Russell made no qualms of suggesting that Corach Rambler had run the best race of his life to finish third in the Gold Cup but the trainer is confident there is more to come, issuing a reminder the plan was always to peak at Aintree in April.

Going from Cheltenham in March to Aintree the following month has not been a barrier before and Russell has high hopes of winning the Merseyside marathon for a third time in her career.

"He probably ran the best race [in the Gold Cup] he's ever run, he's done really well. Up in that company, against that class of horse, he's definitely exceeded my expectation of him," she told the Racing Post.

"It's exactly what we wanted. We're going to do exactly what we did last year, the only benefit is the extra week, which gives us a bit more breathing space."

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