It’s finally here – the Aintree Grand National for 2021 is upon us we’re giddier than Donald Trump when he gets back on Twitter ahead of the most celebrated race in the National Hunt season.
And, just in case you’ve landed from Mars – first, greetings, you can put the lasers and probes away; second, The Grand National gets underway this Saturday, April 10, at 17:15 – make sure you drop a Martian dollar or two on something in it, yeah?
In fact, there’s a full card of SEVEN races at Aintree on Saturday to test your punting wits against – that includes the Grand National as well as three Grade 1 contests. Fantastic stuff.
But I know what you’re thinking – “hang on Paddy, that’s all fine, but I could do with someone to give me a nod in the right direction of a few decent bets for it all…”
Did you think we’d leave you hanging like that? Really?!
Paddy called in all the favours he could to put together a stonking Saturday cheat sheet for every race on the Grand National card. That means the best bets for each race from Mick Fitzgerald, Timeform, Frank Hickey, Matt Chapman and Paddy Power himself are all in one place. Pure genius idea, I know.
And here are some of our assembled pundits’ favourite picks for day three at Aintree:
Mick Fitz says: “MY DROGO won very nicely at Ascot and Kelso and the Skelton team are in top form.”
Matt Chapman says: “I suspect in a big field they will go a stronger gallop and that will suit PAISLEY PARK.”
Timeform say: “BALCO COASTAL was most impressive at Kempton and the form has a strong look to it…”
But if you want to be lauded by friends and family for your racing wisdom, you better have a gander at the full cheat sheet here.
* 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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- CHECK OUT OUR BRAND NEW SNAZZY RACECARDS FOR EVERY SINGLE RACE TODAY
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