I remember Hill of Slane about 20 or more years ago. A real good horse does anyone know what happened to him.
I do remember Andy Turnells ride on him when he beat the sh*t out of him up the hill at Cheltenham How that horse found anything after that race was a miracle. Im sorry to say that that was pityful to watch and in my book was a shame to the sport.
I remember Hill of Slane running in the National one year in the mid-80s, ridden by Steve Smith-Eccles I think. He stood off at least a stride too soon at Becher’s and met the fence coming down. There probably are fences at Aintree where you can get away with that, but not Becher’s, not even now. I’m sure he was fine after that, but I don’t remember much else about him.