Grand National 2016 Fact Files
Crabbie's Grand National

Houblon Des Obeaux

Venetia Williams was left questioning why it took her so long to put cheekpieces on Houblon Des Obeaux after he blitzed the field in the Denman Chase on February 13.

Houblon Des Obeaux
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After a disappointing season up to that point, it was refreshing to see the former Hennessy runner-up get his head in front for the first time in over two years.

He stays the trip, but will have to avoid any jumping errors that could halt his momentum.

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