Who will win the Grand National on Saturday?By Timeform, Friday 09 April Timeform pick out the best bets for the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday
The most likely winner
Cloth Cap (11/2)
Cloth Cap is favourite for the Grand National and fully deserves his status at the head of the betting. He showed improved form when winning the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November and was then hugely impressive when landing the listed Premier Chase at Kelso. That victory at Kelso came after the weights for the Grand National were already released and he would be carrying another stone here if the handicapper was allowed to take that effort into account. In addition to being obviously well handicapped, Cloth Cap is a good jumper, a strong stayer - he was third in the 2019 Scottish National - and should be out of trouble towards the head of affairs. He has plenty in his favour and should launch a bold bid.
The best each-way option
Farclas hasn't raced beyond three miles but he is a well-handicapped, in-form chaser and it would be no surprise were he to give a good account at a decent price. Farclas has not won this season but he has performed with credit in some ultra-competitive handicaps, hitting the frame in the Paddy Power Chase, Leopardstown Chase and Paddy Power Plate. His effort in the Paddy Power Plate, where he chased home The Shunter, was especially meritorious as he met trouble in running on the turn for home, losing valuable ground and momentum at a crucial point. He kept on well when in the clear to grab second and is clearly well treated off the same mark here.
1. Cloth Cap
2. Burrows Saint
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