Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Horse Racing

Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson dreaming of Grand National glory with horse Give Me A Copper running in Aintree race

, Man Utd legend Sir Alex Ferguson dreaming of Grand National glory with horse Give Me A Copper running in Aintree race

SIR ALEX FERGUSON can celebrate another win in Liverpool this Saturday – thanks to his Grand National runner.

The Manchester United legend’s horse Give Me A Copper is set to run in the world’s most famous race.

Sir Alex could be cheering on a Grand National winner this Saturday

The horse, who Fergie co-owns with four others, has been targeted at the big one since 2019.

Give Me A Copper is currently a 50-1 shot for the 40-runner contest.

But anything can happen in the chaos and carnage that is certain to ensue, so don’t let some big odds put you off a flutter.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The horse is very lightly raced and was a big shout for last year’s renewal until coronavirus forced it to go virtual.

Give Me A Copper had won the prestigious Badger Beers Silver Trophy at Wincanton in November 2019.

Plans were in place for a huge run at Aintree in April 2020 until the pandemic put paid to that.

Since that win, the 11-year-old gelding has had wind surgery, a nice long 357-day break and a decent runner-up finish over three miles at Doncaster last December.

A dodgy round of jumping forced him to be pulled up on his last outing in January.

But you can be sure top trainer Paul Nicholls, who also co-owns the horse, has pulled out all the stops to have him firing on all cylinders for Aintree.

Ged Mason, who co-owns Give Me A Copper and Templegate fancy Clan Des Obeaux, recently spoke of how much Give Me A Copper means to him and Fergie.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said: “Sir Alex without question shares the same enthusiasm for going back – he loves jump racing and since leaving football management it’s been a big hobby of his.

“Give Me A Copper should get in the National and it would be great to have a runner.


“It’s one of the biggest worldwide jumps races so that will be a thrill.

“He’s always been a little bit tricky to train but Paul always gets the best out of his horses and hopefully he can work his magic with him.”

And you can be certain the celebrations will be wild should the horse win.

After he claimed the Badger Beers, Fergie, who was watching on the day said: “To get a win like this and the excitement at the end, you can’t beat it.

“I didn’t expect it, to be honest.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I was covered in coffee and then Paul’s trying to strangle me…”


Commercial content notice: Taking one of the bookmaker offers featured in this article may result in a payment to SE. 18+. T&Cs apply.

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler is someone who:

  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Never chase their losses
  • Doesn’t gamble if they’re upset, angry or depressed
  • Gamcare –
  • Gamble Aware –

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Formula 1

F1 Champ Max Verstappen's Le Mans Dream Max Verstappen, the reigning F1 champion, has expressed his desire to team up with a fellow driver...


Return to the Tee Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the golf course at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. This marked...


Model braves the cold in a steamy snowy shoot Apollonia Llewellyn, known for her sizzling social media posts, recently turned up the heat with...


Amir Khan and Mario Kindelan: From Rivals to Friends Amir Khan, the legendary British boxer, has made headlines once again with his incredible act...


The Crossover Match That Almost Happened In 2002, Lennox Lewis, the world heavyweight boxing champion, was offered a staggering £5 million by the WWE...


Boxer Jordan Gill fought back tears as he revealed his mental health battle before defeating Michael Conlan in an emotional victory. Gill, who recently...