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Paul Nicholls: Owner of 1992 winner Party Politics buys Le Mercurey

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Patricia Thompson, the owner of 1992 Grand National winner Party Politics, has purchased Le Mercurey, one of five runners in this year's race for Paul Nicholls. The Betfair Ambassador has the lowdown...

"Mrs Thompson has been an owner here for some time and has done well with Boa Island this season. She was looking for a Grand National contender with solid form and Le Mercurey fits the bill."

Le Mercurey has been bought by Patricia Thompson and will run in her colours in the Grand National on Saturday week.

Mrs Thompson - wife of trainer David - has been an owner here for some time and has done well with Boa Island this season. She was looking for a Grand National contender with solid form and Le Mercurey fits the bill.

Mrs Thompson bought Party Politics a few days before he won the race in 1992 and I'm hoping she strikes lucky again.

Le Mercurey has run really well several times this season including when narrowly beaten by Many Clouds at Aintree last December.

He was ridden there by Sean Bowen who keeps the mount as Sam Twiston-Davies has chosen another of mine Saphir Du Rheu, who finished a close fifth in the Gold Cup earlier this month.

All five of my National entries are in great form at home and they will all be suited by goodish ground on to day.


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