Tout Est Permis Grand National Wins
Tout Est Permis has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
Tout Est Permis has spent time with three different trainers during his career in the UK & Ireland, and another for his sole French run before moving across the sea. A winner at Grade Two level in his younger days, the horse would eventually go down the route of long-distance speciality races, such as cross country racing and the Grand National, in his later years.
Foaled in 2013, the grey was always a standout runner for his colour, and when he did run in the Grand National in 2021, that certainly made him stand out. However, he didn’t quite make it around the full race when running in the big one at Aintree, pulling up and being taken out of the race at the 29th fence, just two from home.
|2021||Fence 29 - Pulled Up||-||10-12||Sean Flanagan||Noel Meade|
Tout Est Permis Early Years
Tout Est Permis would have one run in France to kickstart his career, finishing second in a three-year-old hurdle race at Senonnes-Pouance in July 2016. That was enough to get him spotted, bought by Gigginstown Stud and sent to Mouse Morris for a career in Ireland.
He went hurdling straight away, and after three solid runs, he would get off the mark for the fourth time of asking in a maiden hurdle at Limerick. Chasing would come in the following season, and we didn’t have to wait too long for him to prove he was going to take it up a level or two when chasing.
A winner on chase debut at Gowran Park by six lengths in impressive fashion, he followed that up with a very good second in a Punchestown Grade Three. The debut chase win would be his only success that season and his final success under trainer Morris, but that isn’t to say he disappointed because he performed well in a number of good races without winning.
In October 2018, the horse would be moved from the Mouse Morris yard to the Noel Meade yard, staying in Ireland.
Tout Est Permis Big Race Wins
When he moved to the yard of Noel Meade, Tout Est Permis would go there and win his first three races for his new trainer. The second and third of those were both the biggest wins of his career and took his form to a new level, showing the move was a positive one.
First up, on his second start for Meade, Tout Est Permis would win the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan. A big race with a lot of prize money on offer, known to be one of the big early-season handicaps in Ireland, and this horse won well, recording a winning distance of almost five lengths.
Following up on that, he would then go to Thurles and win a Grade Two Chase, beating Sub Lieutenant by a short head in that race. Not a regular winner overall, but one that certainly found form under Noel Meade in the early part of that relationship, winning two big races and placing in a number of others.