Grand National 2019 Tips
The best expert tips for the 2019 Grand National at Aintree
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Smart chaser who won Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan and minor event at Down Royal (by 9½ lengths from Bonny Kate) in 2017/18. Tailed off on return over hurdles but better effort when bidding to win same Down Royal contest again last time, left in front 3 out but no match for 6½ length winner Jury Duty.
Smart chaser who won Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan and minor event at Down Royal (by 9½ lengths from Bonny Kate) in 2017/18. Tailed off on return over hurdles but better effort when bidding to win same Down Royal contest again last time, left in front 3 out but no match for 6½ length winner Jury Duty.Give me another tip
Nick SeddonContent Editor
It’s difficult to pick out a bet for the Grand National on the day of the race, never mind two months in advance, but the release of the weights at a lavish ceremony in Liverpool on Tuesday means we have a much clearer picture about the task that faces the key players.
Last year’s winner Tiger Roll is the favourite for this year’s renewal at the time of writing, having been handed a weight of 11-01. His mark is 9 lb higher than last year, but he is clearly adept at handling extreme tests of stamina and will once again contest the Cross Country race at Cheltenham prior to heading to Aintree. Plenty have failed to emulate Red Rum over the years in becoming a multiple winner of the race, but Tiger Roll ticks plenty of boxes and will likely put in a bold bid.
Bristol de Mai has been handed top weight for this year’s renewal with a BHA-mark of 168, 4 lb higher than any other runner in the field. He’s a top-class performer at his peak, something he’s shown when winning back-to-back renewals of the Betfair Chase at Haydock in emphatic style, but the fact that he is untried on both the Grand National course and at this extreme trip means that there are more viable alternatives.
One of those is Abolitionist, who is joint-top with Total Recall on Timeform’s weight-adjusted ratings, and trained by Dr Richard Newland, who saddled the 2013 Grand National winner Pineau de Re. He’s been lightly raced over the last couple of years, but won the Leinster National at Naas in 2017, before following that up with an excellent run to finish third in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse a month later. He overcame a 441-day absence to score on his first start for Newland, over hurdles at Aintree in November, a win which qualified him for the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham. Abolitionist is following a very similar path to Pineau de Re (who finished third in the Pertemps before heading to the National), and he looks a big player for his shrewd connections.
Total Recall has long appealed as a Grand National type, looking a long way ahead of his mark when winning the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury last season. Things haven’t gone to plan since, however, and he suffered a heavy fall in the Cheltenham Gold Cup that March, before being pulled-up in the National a month later – when his jumping let him down. He’s on an attractive mark (2 lb lower than last year), but his jumping is a big concern, and he has something to prove if taking his chance.
The one who makes the most appeal at this stage, though, is Blaklion , who was fourth in the 2017 renewal. He seemingly kicked for home too soon that day, but it was a performance which encouraged connections to focus his entire campaign last season around this race. He duly won the Becher Chase at Aintree in devastating fashion, before finishing a distant second in very testing conditions in Haydock’s Grand National Trial. He has struggled since, lucklessly brought down at the first fence in last year’s National, before finishing well beaten on his reappearance in this season’s Becher Chase. However, he caught the eye over hurdles at Warwick last time, for all that he only beat two home that day, and he has been handed a fair mark this year – just 3 lb higher than his Becher romp. A natural around the National course, his general price of 33/1 (available at 40/1 with bet365) looks a very attractive one.
Nick Seddon 2019 Grand National Tip: Blaklion
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