Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood has entered a horse in this year’s Grand National, the guitarist one of many celebrity owners hoping for success in the famous steeplechase, which include Jeremy Kyle and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 71-year-old rocker owns Sandymount Duke which is stabled with Jessica Harrington. This will be his first ever entry in the Grand National and is one of 112 entries which have been aimed at the showpiece event at this year’s Aintree festival.
Wood has long had an interest in horse racing but this is certainly no Beast of Burden with this particular runner winning 10 of its 30 outings to date and currently priced at 66/1 to win the big race at Aintree on April 6th.
Clearly there is a big chance that Sandymount Duke won’t make the grade and it may prove to be one of many Wild Horses falling by the wayside as the 112 entries are whittled down to just 40 in due course.
Jeremy Kyle is and Sir Alex Ferguson are part-owners in Give Me A Copper, trained by Paul Nicholls and out of action since 2017. Nevertheless this runner has won five of seven outings and will be looking to make up for lost time ahead of this year’s Grand National, the bookmakers having it chalked-in at an ante post price of 50/1.