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Goonyella set to return to Aintree for the Grand National

April 11th, 2016

Jim Dreaper is already plotting a return raid to Aintree for mudlark Goonyella following his admirable effort in defeat in the Crabbie's Grand National.

Goonyella set for Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree

November 25th, 2015

Goonyella is on course to have another crack at the Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday week following his encouraging return to action at Cork.

Scottish National potential target for Goonyella

March 17th, 2015

Jim Dreaper has identified the Scottish Grand National as a possible option for Goonyella should he fail to make the cut for the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.

Aintree aim again for Goonyella

November 18th, 2014

Goonyella, first reserve in last season's Crabbie's Grand National, has the Aintree marathon as his long-term objective in 2015.

Goonyella is to have his first start of the year at Clonmel

February 17th, 2014

Crabbie's Grand National entry Goonyella is to have his first start of the year in Thursday's Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel.

Los Amigos has Irish National aim

January 28th, 2014

The Irish Grand National is a potential long-term target for Los Amigos following his excellent run in defeat in last week's Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park.

Goonyella aimed by Jim Dreaper at Grand National glory

January 9th, 2014

Jim Dreaper is to prepare Goonyella for a crack at the Crabbie's Grand National while believing his young staying chaser had a valid excuse for a below-par run at Chepstow.

Leading Welsh National fancy Goonyella heading to Chepstow

December 22nd, 2013

Jim Dreaper is keeping his fingers crossed Goonyella settles into his new surroundings well as he prepares for a five-night stay at Chepstow ahead of the Coral Welsh Grand National.

Cheltenham doubt for Dreaper star

January 26th, 2011

Royal De La Thinte is far from guaranteed to run at the Cheltenham Festival reports trainer Jim Dreaper.

Pere set for Aintree

November 17th, 2010

Jim Dreaper's Notre Pere will attempt to defy the steadier of 11st 12lb in Sunday afternoon's Becher Chase at Aintree.

Thurles return for Pere

November 3rd, 2010

Notre Pere will make his return to action in the Thurles Chase on Thursday afternoon, and Jim Dreaper has his fingers crossed.