Owned by Gigginstown Stud, or Michael O’Leary in other words, Magnanimity is one of the horses lucky enough to benefit from the scratchings process as prior to the second round he hadn’t actually made the cut into top 40 to start the race.
But with a place now secured and a 4lbs rise in the weights, he will run off 10-07 in the 2013 Grand National. He’s a decent horse having had 16 chase starts but he has only won two of them although four second place finishes does bump up his stats.
Trained by Ireland’s Dessie Hughes, he’s only 9 years old which bodes well for the National and with only two career pull-ups and no falls his jumping is consistent and dependable. One major issue however was that one of those pull-ups did come in last years Irish Grand National.
This is reflected in his record that indicates that stamina may be an issue for him as statistically he doesn’t tend to be able to go the distance in anything over three miles and has only once been placed at that level and has never won in anything beyond 2m5f.
Taking into account that he also appears to like the ground on the heavier side and we start to see a pattern emerge that does not bode well for his treck around the Aintree fences, that is unless Dessie Hughes knows something we don’t!
Magnanimity was withdrawn from the 2013 Grand National at the five day declaration stage due to the fact that connections opted to run him in the Irish Grand National on April 1st 2013 instead.