Back On The Lash Grand National Wins
Back On The Lash has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
It’s probably fair to say that a name like Back On The Lash is always going to make this horse a popular choice when people are looking for named horses to back, in races like the Grand National. The Martin Keighley runner attracted support in the 2023 Grand National, his debut in the race, for exactly that reason, though after being up with the leaders for part of the race, was eventually pulled up at fence 26.
Foaled in 2014, prior to running in the Grand National, Back On The Lash showed his ability to run in races with a slightly different tone as he was successful on the cross-country course at Cheltenham. He won two handicaps on that course, which tests stamina but also jumping ability and various other quirks, such is the make up of it.
|2023||Fence 27 - Pulled Up||-||10-2||Adam Wedge||Martin Keighley|
Back On The Lash’s Early Years
Back On The Lash hit the ground running when making his racecourse debut in May 2018. He ran in a national hunt flat race at Ludlow, which he won, recording a winning distance of two and a half lengths.
In October of the same year, he made his hurdles debut, finishing third, before going better and winning, again at Ludlow, on his second hurdles start. After that win in a novice race, he would move on to handicaps but had three further runs that season and failed to win any of them.
The following year, he remained over hurdles and won his seasonal reappearance at Exeter before going up in grade to contest some nice handicap hurdle races throughout the season. He would end the season on a high, winning a competitive, big field handicap at Cheltenham by three and a quarter lengths.
Back On The Lash’s Big Race Wins
So far in his career, Back On The Lash hasn’t won anything that would be considered a big race, but he has won three times, all at Cheltenham, in races that would be described as being a little better than average.
Two of those came in cross-country handicap races, while the other was the handicap hurdle success he had during his early years. All three races had big fields and good prize money, despite the fact they would fall short of being a big race, but it still shows the kind of level this horse can perform at, putting in good performances against top handicappers.