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Don't Push It

Age: 12

Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill

Notable Race Wins:-

Aintree Grand National: 2010

Don't Push It will always be remembered for being the horse that handed multiple champion jockey AP McCoy his first ever winner in the Aintree Grand National as he stormed to a five length success in the 2010 showpiece.

However, he showed it wasn't a flash in the pan as he returned to the scene 12 months later and ran a gargantuan race to finish third behind Ballabriggs and Oscar Time in a thrilling contest to show he is one to watch for the 2012 event.

Proven stamina is an ideal trait of selecting the winner of the 4m 4f conetst and with Don't Push It he has already proved that the marathon distance is well within his radar and trainer Jonjo O'Neill could send him to Merseyside for the third year running to contest the great race.

Usually kept over hurdles in between the Grand National to keep his handicap mark, the 11-year-old has been seen contesting the Pertemps Final at the last two Cheltenham Festival meetings to get rid of all the cobwebs in time for his annual April assignment in Liverpool.

Even though he is certainly in the twilight of his career, Don't Push It will still be towards the head of the ante-post markets of the Grand National with his proven form in the contest.

If Jonjo O'Neill can get him firing on all cylinders come April then he is definitely one to keep on the right side of in the Grand National, but will have to no doubt deal with some of the up-and-coming stars as well as reigning champion Ballabriggs from Donald McCain's yard.

Potential Races for 2011/2012 Season


Form for 2011/2012 Season

  • 12/11/11 - Jardine Lloyd Thompson Handicap Hurdle - Cheltenham (6th of 19 - SP 14/1) - Jonjo O'Neill would have been buoyed with Don't Push It's return to the track as he finished a creditable 6th place in an ultra-competitive Listed handicap hurdle contest at Cheltenham.  Never looking like troubling the front few he managed to stay on well through beaten horses to secure sixth place as he embarks on another Grand National campaign.


RETIRED - After a hugely successful career which will see his name go down in history as the horse that handed AP McCoy his first Grand National win, the 12-year-old was finally retired in January 2012 by trainer Jonjo O'Neill.


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