The Grand National (April 10, 5:15pm) is the biggest and most high-profile horse race in these isles every year – if you don’t believe me, just ask your nan who she’s backing. I can guarantee she’s got a runner in it.
It’s also one of the most unpredictable, with a huge field of runners competing to last the four-mile-plus trip and make it over the 30 giant fences to take the top prize of over half a million quid.
I think you’ll agree it’s thoroughly well-earned.
As is every penny if you can pick the winner – but how can you whittle down the 40-strong field?
Well, don’t say we never do anything for you because Paddy brought together a panel of familiar faces to give their insights into the big race.
Here to help you make your picks is Paddy’s elite band of tipsters, pundits and interested bystanders: Ruby Walsh, Matt Chapman, Mick Fitzgerald, Frank Hickey, Jason Weaver, Fallon Sherrock, Phil Thompson and the Paddy Power himself.
Each has given their considered thoughts on the biggest, bestest race of them all and we’ve cut-n-pasted them together into one rather nifty little cheat sheet.
Frankly, I think you should print it out, frame it, stick on the mantlepiece and admire it, but maybe that’s just me – whatever you do, read the chuffin’ thing cos there’s plenty of useful info in there.
Here are a few of the prices for their selections in the big race:
Ruby Walsh says: “BURROWS SAINT has a great chance. I won on him in the 2019 Irish Grand National and thought then he had ‘Aintree National’ written all over him.”
Fallon Sherrock says: “I’m sticking with the woman of the moment in Rachael Blackmore who rides MINELLA TIMES.”
Frank Hickey says: “I’ve liked DISCORAMA for this for quite a while and nothing has changed since.”
* All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.
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