Aintree has taken over our city and finally the big day is here.
The Random Grand National.
The world is watching.
Here are our tips for the 2019 Grand National.
5.15 Aintree: The Grand National
A Toi Phil EW
Monbeg Notorious EW
The big race is here and in truth it’s one to take your own view on as i’m not sure anyone can be confident on a selection in this! For me you’re best going with a few at big odds. Clearly Tiger Roll is the one to beat and i’d be shocked if he’s out of the places. He does have more weight than last year and was running on empty come the line, albeit in much heavier ground. I’d like to see him emulate Red Rum in winning back-to-back Nationals, but I can’t back him at his price I don’t think. Not that i’d put you off doing so!
I’ve gone for two other Elliot/Gigginstown horses. These connections are always worth keeping onside in staying chases, and it pays long term to keep a few of their un-fancied ones onside.
A Toi Phil.. both of these hit my stats profile for the race – the sort of horse that has done well in recent renewals, since they modified/re built the fences. He’s come back to form over hurdles recently and ran well at The Cheltenham Festival. Horses that ran over timber LTO have a decent record in this race and i’ve no doubt he has the class for this race. Whether he takes to the fences I don’t know, and whether he will stay – I don’t know. There’s only a handful in this that are proven stayers, but they are all generally in the top 8 or 10 in the betting, and if one takes it, then so be it. This one shapes as if worth a go over a marathon trip and i’m intrigued to see how he gets on.
Monbeg Notorious… as I am with this one. Sean Bowen takes the ride, suggesting the horse is well down the Elliot pecking order, but he’s very good and usually has chasers in the right spot. I hope he races this one not too far off the pace. He returned to some form LTO and his trainer admits he’s a bit of a rogue at times – he has his own ideas on the game and is unpredictable. So, anything could happen here. These fences could well spark him up and he’d be interesting if they did.
“I love Aintree.
“There’s something so special about it.” 💫
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) April 6, 2019
So, that two for some small EW change, for interest. If one could get into the places, it would be a good result. If they are thereabouts approaching the 2nd last, i’ll be on the edge of my seat.
Best of luck