The National comes around every year and is always a head scratcher for punters with it being notoriously difficult to pick the winner. This is shown in the fact that the favourite has not won the race in the last 7 years with the latest being Don’t Push it, back in 2010. This was a memorable day for racing as it was also the one and only time the great A.P McCoy won the race and in the process he did it for Jonjo O’Neill and J.P. McManus. A brilliant result showing the class of both horse and jockey and he did it off a big weight of 11 stone 5lb which has only been surpassed twice since. Firstly by the Paul Nicholls trained Neptune Collonges back in 2012 off a weight of 11 stone 6lb. Then more recently by a legend of the sport in Many Clouds off 11 stone 9lb in 2015. This was also the biggest weight carried to victory since the great Red Rum back in 1974 and his 12 stone burden.
This just shows how important it can be to look at the trends of past winners in helping you when selecting your National horse. We have you covered!! Check out the infographic below and no doubt the 2018 winner will follow the trends yet again. The latest Grand National 2018 betting has two horses heading the market in Blaklion and Total Recall. Both horses tick a lot of boxes so must be fancied to improve their trainer’s impressive records in the race.
Blaklion has been aimed at the contest since his fourth place in the 2017 edition of the race. He travelled and jumped throughout and looked the winner only to tire on the run in having been committed for home to early. He has followed this up with a faultless performance in the Becher Chase over the course. Blaklion must be one for the shortlist however he will be carrying more weight than in the 2017 race. Total Recall on the other hand has not stop improving all season. The 9 year old joined the maestro Willie Mullins having been previously trained by Sandra Hughes. He won his first three starts very impressively before being sent to the Gold Cup. He travelled well throughout but could not get involved and eventually fell. This was a strange race so he is worth giving another chance. He is another key contender as we look ahead to the stunning race that is the Grand National.