Grand National Day
It’s the big one – the day everyone wants to pick a winner so let’s help you out. The Tower has done well at Aintree so far – can he land the Jackpot!?
Grand National Free Tips
The vibes in the North have been strong for ONE FOR ARTHUR this winter and Lucinda Russell looks to be coming here with a very live chance. This fast improving eight year-old showed he knew what it was all about when finishing a staying on fifth in the Beecher and, either side of that, he recorded impressive wins to advertise his rude health. He comes in with a lovely racing weight and a much underrated jockey in the shape of Derek Fox. In short, the horse ticks a lot of boxes and that is what you want on Grand National day. All you can ask for then is a bit of luck. He is still a horse of potential rather than proven ability at the very top level, but the way he won the Betfred Classic at Warwick – a Grade 3 – last time out suggests he is a horse we want to be with.
Another Northern chance comes in the form of James Moffatt’s HIGHLAND LODGE. The Cumbrian-based trainer has primed this 11-year-old for a huge tilt at this race – so much so that we last saw him when running a stormer in the Beecher in December. He would have won that day but for idling in front and that represents rock solid form. If he improves at all for that then he ought to be bang there and the fact that he won the Beecher in 2015 only increases confidence that he loves these fences. If you’re looking for a horse to give you a run for your money at a price, he looks to be the boy.
SELECTION: ONE FOR ARTHUR
Stake: 0.5pts each way @ 16/1 (various)
SELECTION: HIGHLAND LODGE
Stake: 0.5pt each way @ 28/1 (various)