Virtual Grand National 2020 Result
1st. Potters Corner
2nd. Walk In The Mill
3rd. Any Second Now
4th. Tiger Roll
5th. Burrows Saint
Virtual Grand National 2020 Video
Following the announcement earlier this month that all race meetings were to be postponed for the foreseeable future, the chances of the 2020 Randox Health Grand National actually going ahead were thrown into serious doubt. Nevertheless with the Grand National meeting now completely cancelled, organisers are set to use the latest technology as they look to save the day.
ITV will be screening a Virtual Grand National at 5pm on Saturday 4th April 2020, this virtual race featuring the 40 runners who would most likely have taken part in the famous steeplechase had it been run this weekend. The outcome of the virtual race is to be determined using ‘special algorithms’.
The virtual race has taken place alongside the ‘real’ event in the past, the first time being in 2017 when the algorithms proved pretty successful in determining the outcome. The first Virtual Grand National was won by Cause Of Causes who actually finished in second position in the real race later in the day.
In 2018, the Virtual Grand National correctly predicted that Tiger Roll would romp home to victory while last year it successfully predicted three of the first five race finishers.
Clearly 2020 is going to be completely different given that we have nothing to compare the virtual race with, however the past results of the algorithms are testament to its undoubted accuracy and the virtual offering will go some way to compensating for the lack of real Aintree action this coming weekend.
The bookies are yet to offer odds on the 2020 Virtual Grand National although we expect to see betting markets pop up in the coming days. ITV will also be showing another race titled ‘Race of Champions’ which will be pitting some of the great names against each other, including the likes of Tiger Roll and Red Rum, again using special algorithms.