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Horse Racing profile: Lucinda Russell

Lucinda Russell is a dual a Grand National-winning trainer, with the Scottish handler enjoying a second victory in the Aintree showpiece.

One For Arthur was a hugely popular National winner for Russell in 2017 and she followed that up with victory in the 2023 race, as Corach Rambler triumphed at Aintree.

WhatGrand National 2024
WhereAintree Racecourse, Liverpool
When5:15PM, Saturday 13th April 2024
How to watchbet365 Sports Live Streaming, ITV & Racing TV
OddsCorach Rambler 6/1, Noble Yeats 8/1, Delta Work 12/1, Any Second Now 12/1, Longhouse Poet 14/1, Mr Incredible 14/1

Who is Lucinda Russell?

Lucinda Russell has enjoyed winners on racing's biggest stages, the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.

She has been a license-holder since 1995, operating from Arlary House Stables in Kinross near Edinburgh.

Side-by-side with her partner Peter Scudamore MBE, an eight-time champion jockey who rode 1,678 winners in a record-breaking career, they have formed a partnership that has produced the most successful racing yard in the history of Scottish jumps racing.

Who is Lucinda Russell's stable jockey?

Derek Fox is the principal rider for the Russell operation and was the man on board on both One For Arthur and Corach Rambler for their Grand National successes.

The Irishman, who turns 30 in May, is an experienced rider with lots of big-race knowhow on his CV.

This season, conditional rider Patrick Wadge has also shone brightly for the Russell stable, tallying 13 winners for the yard across the first three months of the year, as he advertises his considerable talent in the saddle.

Lucinda Russell's runners to watch

Corach Rambler has provided a stellar year for Russell in 2023, winning at the Cheltenham Festival and then following it up by claiming Grand National success.

The nine-year-old won the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Festival - beating Fastorslow by a neck - before landing Aintree victory as the 8/1f.

Another impressive horse in the Russell stable is Ahoy Senor, who won a Grade 2 contest at Cheltenham back in January.

He then fell in the Gold Cup - for which he is 25/1 to win in 2024 - when well positioned before finishing second in the Aintree Bowl Chase, beaten by 1 ½ lengths by Shishkin.

Having made the perfect start to his hurdles career with wins at Ayr in December and Wetherby in February, Bois Guillbert has shown plenty of promise.

The four-year-old finished third at Hexham in April but is a possible rising star for the yard and one to watch in 2024.

Giovinco was three out of three over hurdles in in 2023 and Haute Estime won at Warwick in a qualifier for the EBF Mares' Chase Series and could be Cheltenham-bound in 2024.

Elsewhere, One Mill Harbour made a winning start over fences at Newcastle in March and the lightly-raced gelding could be one to pick up a prize or two.

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How many winners has Lucinda Russell had in the Grand National?

Following victory for One For Arthur in 2017, Corach Rambler provided Lucinda Russell with a second Grand National win in six years.

The gelding won a Grade 3 race at Aintree back in 2021, showing a liking for the track, and saw his odds cut once the weights were revealed.

The nine-year-old was always in touch with the leaders and moved into third with two fences left to jump.

Corach Rambler went clear at the elbow and had enough in the tank to hold off a late challenge from Vanillier to win by 2¼ lengths.

How many winners has Lucinda Russell had in the Cheltenham Festival?

The Russell team have enjoyed three Cheltenham Festival wins.

Back in 2012 they landed the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, as Brindisi Breeze proved too strong for hot favourite Boston Bob in the hands of the late Campbell Gillies.

Corach Rambler has also trebled the yard's tally of Festival winners with successive scores in the Ultima Handicap Chase in 2022 & 2023.

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