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Picking a winner for the Grand National is no easy feat, and many people turn to what some of the nation’s best pundits have to say. Ahead of Saturday’s big race here are some Grand National insider tips on the most talked about horses.
Grand National Insider Tipster Predictions Summary
The Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world. Attracting a huge field of forty runners, not only do the horses need to last the marathon four mile trip, but they also need to jump 28 of the biggest National Hunt fences around.
First run back in 1839, some of the very best trainers, jockeys and horses have won this race, etching them into sporting folklore. This year the race is awash with top quality horses but in reality any of the forty horses that completes this year’s lineup has a chance of winning.
These are the latest Grand National insider tips to consider 48 hours ahead of the race starting:
- Telegraph Sport: Capodanno – 18/1
- Keith Melrose (Racing Post): Le Milos 12/1
- myracing.com: Eva’s Oskar – 40/1
- Tom Lunn (Talksport): Gaillard Du Mesnil – 12/1
- Kevin Blake (Betfair): Galvin – 20/1
Favourite Corach Rambler tipped for Grand National glory by racing legend
Heading into this year’s race, legendary jockey Ruby Walsh believes that the Lucinda Russell trained Corach Rambler could be the horse to be on. Everyone tends to look to jockeys and trainers for Grand National insider tips.
The pre-race favourite, he is a lightly raced horse, who will just be having his fourth start in the last two years but he brings in fantastic form. A winner at the past two previous Cheltenham Festivals, the nature of both his victories have suggested that he should be able to handle the step up in distance. Whilst he has never run this far, he has tasted success at the course on his one and only run and looks to be the worthy favourite.
Delta Work “bang there again” according to Mick Fitzgerald
As is often the case at the very biggest British racing festivals, Irish trained horses will be in with a real chance. Gordon Elliot is one of Ireland’s most famous trainers and has won this great race numerous times – most recently with the legendary Tiger Roll.
In Delta Work he looks to have a superb chance of adding to his Grand National haul. Sky Sports Racing pundit Mick Fitzgerald believes that success in the cross country race at the Cheltenham Festival does translate itself well to the Grand National and Delta Work will be wanting to prove that theory correct.
A former Grade 1 winner in his pomp, he heads to Aintree fresh off the back of a narrow success in the cross country and will be wanting to better his third place finish in last year’s race.
With course and race form in the book he could be the one to back.
Noble Yeats: Repeat win on the cards?
Irish trained horses have won this contest since 2017 and Noble Yeats will be wanting to repeat the heroics of Tiger Roll and become only the third horse since 1973 to win this race for two years running.
A shock 50-1 winner this time 12 months ago, he has been lightly raced since and should arrive raring to go. Those looking to oppose him will point to his last performance at the Cheltenham Festival where he ran poorly to finish fourth in the Grand Annual. Clearly at home at the track and the distance, he should be a horse that gives you a run for your money and last year’s winning jockey Sam Waley-Cohen believes he could have what it takes to create history.
Pundits leaning towards a Mullins-trained Grand National winner
Willie Mullins has long been the main man when it comes to jumps racing. The leading trainer at the last two Cheltenham Festivals, you have to go all the way back to 2005 for when Mullins last tasted success in this race.
This year, pundits believe he has two leading fancies with both Mr Incredible and Gaillard Du Mesnil both being considered as live contenders. Many Grand National insider tips suggest that Mullins has a great chance of scoring a win in this year’s race.
Mr Incredible has long been aimed at this race and ran well back in January in the Wigley Group Classic which was contested just shy of four miles. Whilst his last run at Cheltenham doesn’t inspire, backers know that any Mullins horse is likely to arrive right at the top of his game and according to top amateur jockey Jamie Codd, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him play a leading part in proceedings.
Sky Sports racing presenter Alex Hammond believes that Gaillard Du Mesnil is the classier of the Mullins horses, and unlike Mr Incredible, he heads to Aintree having tasted success at the Cheltenham Festival just a month ago. A winner in the past at Grade 1 level, he will be one of the classiest horses in the race and looks to have a fantastic chance of ending Mullins’s long Grand National drought.
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