Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Set for the Big One

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Get Set for the Big One

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REACH for the scissors and get your workmates to cough up - it's Grand National time!

The Aintree showpiece is traditionally a time where places of work all over the country hold a sweepstake - so once again the Gazette has provided you with a sweepstake kit.

Timmy Murphy will partner Comply Or Die in the big race.

He had the choice between riding The Package or last year's runner-up - both of whom are from the David Pipe yard - but has elected to stay loyal to the 2008 winner.

Ingleby Barwick-based Graham Lee, also a former Grand National winner, will ride The Package.

David Johnson, who owns both horses, said: "Graham will ride The Package and he was very pleased with him the other day.

''I think they've both got big chances, but it's a very tough race and every horse in the race has a chance.'' Comply Or Die has only been seen twice since finishing second behind Mon Mome 12 months ago.

He is due to shoulder 11st 5lb in this year's renewal of the world's greatest steeplechase. …

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