Give Me A Copper Grand National Wins
Give Me A Copper has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
Give Me A Copper was trained by Paul Nicholls for the majority of his career. Early on, he made a real impression at the start, both in Ireland and the UK, and he would also go on to run in a number of top races in the main part of his career.
Foaled in 2010, the horse ran a total of 19 times under rules and would win on five occasions. His biggest win came in handicap company, and although he did run in graded company a little, he was unable to really make his mark higher up the racing ladder.
The 2021 Grand National would be his only appearance in that race, but he was unable to complete the course. After being tailed off for some time, jockey Sean Bowen decided to pull the horse up at the 29th fence, taking him out of the contest.
|Fence 29 - Pulled Up
Give Me A Copper’s Early Years
The horse began his racing career with Donal Coffey in Ireland. He would run twice and win them both in quite impressive fashion. First of all, he won a point-to-point race, winning that by eight lengths in May 2015, and that was followed up by a win in a national hunt flat race in March 2016, winning that by six and a half lengths.
The switch to Paul Nicholls would come next, and in his first race in the UK, Give Me A Copper won a maiden hurdle race by 14 lengths, a win that would send him straight into Grade Two company afterwards, though he wasn’t quite able to compete.
Further novice hurdle win would come before he went novice chasing, unseating his rider on debut but putting everything right on his second start to record a nice success at Kempton. After this, he would be highly tried as a youngster, including a trip to Cheltenham to run in the Ultima Handicap Chase.
Give Me A Copper’s Big Race Wins
Give Me A Copper was only able to win one race that could be described as a big win, and the victory came in November 2019. He won at a course local to his trainer, Paul Nicholls, which was Wincanton, lifting the listed Silver Trophy handicap, one of the biggest races run at the course.
It was a narrow margin of victory, he won the race by a neck, and doing it off a mark of 142 set him up to run in other big handicaps afterwards, though those all went without success.