So one of the annual horse racing events of the year is almost upon us – yes that’s right, the English Grand National! I have been obsessed over the past few days trying to pick the winner and have compiled my list of my top five tips. Read my list below:
The amazing Balthazar King has excellent form with a string of wins behind his name including a recent cross-country win at Cheltenham. Cross-country races seem more his bag but I think he is a very talented horse who should not be ruled out here.
Jockey: Richard Johnson
Trainer: Philip Hobbs
Owner/s: The Brushmakers
Raz De Maree
Previous Cork and Munster National winner Raz De Maree seems to be returning to form with a recent 3rd at Down Royal following some weak results and any horse from the Dessie Hughes yard should never be ignored lightly.
Jockey: Davy Condon
Trainer: Dessie Hughes
Owner/s: James J Swan
The Welsh National runner-up is one that could fly to victory!
Jockey: Ryan Mahon
Trainer: Paul Nicholls
Owner/s: C G Roach
Recently coming 3rd at Cheltenham behind two excellent horses in Holywell and Ma Filleule who both stormed home in their races at Aintree this year. I had the latter backed so well done to both but especially Ma Filleule! If this form is anything to go by this horse is one to watch!
Jockey: Tom Scudamore
Trainer: David Pipe
Owner/s: The Johnson Family
Rose Of The Moon
This is a real outsider but it did have a recent good win. The other night I kept running my pen up and down the list of runners with my eyes closed and it kept landing on this North Lincolnshire horse. Yes, that is the main reason it was one of the horses I backed but hey it’s a lottery!
Jockey: Jake Greenall
Trainer: David O’ Meara
Owner/s: Middleham Park Racing XXXIII & Partners
P.S. Good luck & don’t hate me if they lose! 🙂
Who are you backing in this year’s National? Comment below with your thoughts! 🙂