The latest instalment of the Grand National is fast approaching; with all the action live and exclusive on ITV on Saturday 6th April.
But which runners should punters already be eyeing up for the big win at Aintree? Here are four picks that must be fresh in the mind come the big day.
Tiger Roll (4/1 Coral)
It is hugely likely that the small-statured Tiger Roll will start the race as the shortest price favourite in the Grand National for over 100 years. History beckons for Gordon Elliot’s nine-year-old; as Tiger will be looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the race since the legendary Red Rum in 1974. If recent form is anything to go off then it looks that the 7/2 price that is being quoted by most bookmakers is a fair price.
The loveable gelding warmed up for the race by winning the Cross Country at the Cheltenham Festival; in a race where it didn’t even need to break a sweat to win the race. Tiger Roll is a level above every other horse in any race that it runs in. Should Elliot’s horse avoid being
Anibale Fly (12/1 William Hill)
Should punters not want to back the heavy favourite, then Anibale Fly could present good value for money; as it is quoted as high as 12/1 with Coral at present. Should anything happen to Tiger then Tony Martin’s chance will be there to capitalise.
Although its recent record won’t get punters excited, there is more to take from Anibale Fly’s runs that the final result. The heart of the horse has got punters interested in the horse for the National. It has finished the previous two Gold Cups in fine form; by overtaking the beaten horses on the final stretch to gain valuable places over the last parts of the prestigious race.
Anibale Fly stays-for-days so there is little doubt that it won’t be able to keep up with
Lake View Lad (16/1 Bet365)
The one thing that makes the Grand National special is the stories that come from it. Undoubtedly, from a narrative point of
Nick W Alexander has got the horse in fine form and will be looking to build on its third place finish at Cheltenham in the Ultima Handicap Chase during the festival. The one point that we can take from that performance is that Lake View Lad wants more ground to cover; the National offers that.
Removing Cheltenham from his form-