The Grand National at Aintree is the most famous steeplechase in the world. Millions will tune into the race next month, including many people from the Isle of Wight.
Run over bigger obstacles and across the marathon trip of four miles and two and a half furlongs, the Grand National is such a unique contest which is engrained into British sporting culture.
If you are planning to have a bet on the 2020 race this year, these tips will hopefully help.
Tiger Roll – 5/1 Favourite
Those who watched either the 2018 or 2019 running of the Grand National will be familiar with Tiger Roll. The 5/1 favourite has won the last two renewals of the race at Aintree and is going for an unprecedented third straight success.
Trained by Gordon Elliott in Ireland, Tiger Roll really enjoys it over the National fences. At the age of 10, he may not be done just yet. He should be considered as the one they all have to beat once again.
Just like 12 months ago, Tiger Roll will feature in the Cross Country Chase before Aintree where he has Cheltenham Festival betting odds of evens for that race. If he is able to succeed in the Grand National a month later, he will get a fantastic reception by the capacity crowd at Aintree on 4th April.
Walk In The Mill – 14/1
The Grand National course is like no other in National Hunt racing and many horses just don’t take to it. That can’t be said about Walk In The Mill. He has been successful twice over those bigger fences in the Becher Handicap Chase.
Robert Walford’s stable star scored at Aintree back in December over the distance of 3m2f. His trainer believes the horse could be better over a much longer trip which is a big endorsement towards his chances in the Grand National.
The 10-year-old is 14/1 in the ante-post market. He was fourth in the race in 2019 and he has a great chance of bettering that position on his second attempt.
Magic Of Light – 16/1
Magic Of Light was two-and-three-quarter lengths behind Tiger Roll in second place in the 2019 Grand National in what was a fantastic performance at odds of 66/1. The nine-year-old mare will return next month bidding to go one place better this time around.
Jessica Harrington’s runner has had an excellent season with two wins from her four outings. The pick of those victories came at Ascot in a Grade Two event for mares where she prevailed in comfortable fashion.
The Irish horse has just 1lb more on her back than she had in 2019, which gives her a great chance off the weights. She has also arguably improved since then so represents great value at 16/1 in the betting.
Good luck with your bets on the race. Hopefully you will be cheering home the winner this year.