Grand National Tips
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Four horses worthy of consideration in the 2021 Grand National
The 2021 Randox Grand National meeting is a little over a week away and in the big race, Cloth Cap is heavy favourite to win, therefore we have plenty to go at as we hunt for a bigger priced winner.
It’s very exciting to see a heavy favourite in this big field because as well as the possibility of seeing a superstar performance, the punter is presented with some great each-way opportunities. Here is our list of potential e/w contenders at completely different price points.
12/1 – Farclas
Farclas came in a decent second behind The Shunter in the Cheltenham Festival Paddy Power Chase earlier this month and for this reason, he should fare pretty well in the Randox Grand National. He was heavily backed at the Festival and this in itself goes to show how well regarded the Denise Foster-trained runner is.
As well as clinching a podium finish at the Cheltenham Festival, the grey was placed at Leopardstown in the Dublin Racing Festival early this year and he doesn’t have an issue competing in big fields, something that is clearly a bonus in a race such as the Grand National.
He tends to finish these tough and testing contests very strongly and while the Grand National is an altogether different sort of test, we feel that Farclas can utilise his stamina off a low weight. A successful round of jumping should see him manage a placed finish on April 10th.
20/1 – The Storyteller
Denise Foster’s other Grand National entries are pretty hard to ignore and notable amongst these is The Storyteller. It remains to be seen whether or not he has the stamina needed to compete in the gruelling Grand National, however he has proved his worth over three miles on several occasions. There has been plenty to like in his showings over this distance – mainly at Leopardstown – and his jumping tends to be effective and slick, a prerequisite for success in the Grand National.
Prior to finishing fifth in the Cheltenham Festival Stayers’ Hurdle, he impressed when chasing home Kemboy in the Irish Gold Cup and we believe that he can outrun his 20/1 price on Saturday April 10th.
66/1 – Minellacelebration
It’s fair to say that the Katy Price-trained Minellacelebration has thus far had a somewhat mixed campaign. Following a lengthy 111-day break, the 11-year-old triumphed at Aintree over a distance of 3m 1f, almost 15 lengths ahead of third-placed Sametegal and 40 ahead of Vintage Clouds, winner of the Ultima at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.
Since then, the veteran’s record reads UR-UR-7 although to be fair two of these races can be discounted due to the fact that regular rider Ben Poste unfortunately lost an iron and unseated in a flat bet before a horse fell in front on a subsequent outing and brought down Minellacelebration. His most recent break will likely have down him some good and the 66/1 represents excellent value assuming he can avoid the misfortune which he endured back in December and January.
100/1 – The Hollow Ginge
It’s not an easy task making a strong case for a 100/1 shot but if here was any race in the world in which to do such a thing, then it’s surely the Grand National. In fairness, the recent form of The Hollow Ginge doesn’t make for pleasant reading at PU-UR-4-UR-PU, however in this instance it is worth looking at his fourth-placed finish. This came at Newbury and the winner was current Grand National favourite Cloth Cap. Since then, second-placed Aye Right went on to be placed in the Cheltenham Festival Ultima and The Hollow Ginge finished just seven lengths behind the latter at the Newbury contest and seventeen behind Cloth Cap.
Why then are we focusing on this performance? Because the manner in which The Hollow Ginge finished the race made us sit up and take notice. The fact that he stayed on very strongly despite being held up in rear for much of the race and looked as though he had plenty in reserve makes us thing that the National marathon might be right up his street. He has had two runs over three miles at Aintree and was held in rear on both occasions, finishing second out of nine and fourth out of sixteen. Assuming that he does indeed have plenty left in reserve, then we believe that the marathon National trip will suit him just fine and at odds of 100/1, why wouldn’t you take a chance on this Nigel Twiston-Davies inmate?