Grand National 2023: Lifetime Ambition Profile
Lifetime Ambition is an eight-year-old trained by Jessica Harrington and is set to line up in the 2023 Grand National at Aintree on Saturday 15th April. We profile the Irish raider, who is set for a first crack at the Grand National and take a look at his form, pedigree and stats ahead of the world's greatest steeplechase...
Trainer: Jessica Harrington
Chase Runs: 11
Chase Wins: 2
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Jessica Harrington's Lifetime Ambition was a smart novice chaser last season and he finished the campaign with a fine second placed finish behind Capodanno in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival. Looking to kick on this season, the eight-year-old was always earmarked for the Grand National this season, and has been prominent in the Grand National Odds since finishing a creditable fourth in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree back in November.
Taking to the unique jumping test of Aintree's National fences, Lifetime Ambition travelled extremely well for a long way before failing to quicken in the closing stages, but that experience is sure to stand him in good stead for a crack at the Grand National on April 15. Next seen carrying top weight in the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan, Harrington's raider yet again put in a bold bid for glory, but was just edged out by The Big Dog in the closing stages as he had to settle for second place.
Handed a tough task of trying to live with subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Galopin Des Champs in the John Durkan at Punchestown, Lifetime Ambition finished a very creditable third on his third start of the season, while he was fourth behind the classy Fakir D'Oudairies in Grade 2 company on his penultimate start.
A spin over hurdles on his last outing saw him finish third, but that race would've been used to keep him ticking over before a crack at Aintree, and while others could be more popular in the Grand National Tips list he has shown he can jump round Aintree's National course and has been plying his trade at a high level, so has to be respected for a trainer looking for a first Grand National win.
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Lifetime Ambition's Pedigree
Dam's Sire: Mansonnien
Lifetime Ambition's Analysis
- Fine fourth in Grand Sefton to show he excels over National fences
- Classy runner-up in the Troytown
- Smooth traveller
- Possible stamina doubts
- Has failed to get his head in front this season
Frequently Asked Questions About Lifetime Ambition
Has Lifetime Ambition run in the Grand National before?
No, Lifetime Ambition is set for his first run in the Grand National in 2023.
How many times has Lifetime Ambition won a race?
Lifetime Ambition has won four of his 22 career starts under Rules.
Who is the trainer of Lifetime Ambition?
The trainer of Lifetime Ambition is Jessica Harrington, who is one of the premier trainers in Irish National Hunt horse racing.
Who is the owner of Lifetime Ambition?
The owners of Lifetime Ambition are Linda Mulcahy and Mary Wolridge.