Grand National Tips: 33/1 punt in Frank Hickey’s 4 fancies for Aintree 2022 on Saturday

Frank's four flutters for the National includes 33/1 Top Ville Ben.

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5.15, Saturday evening – its the big one. All the starters are raring to go for this year’s Grand National.

Here at Paddy Power, we don’t like to rely on office chatter, a horse’s colour or the ‘lucky dip’ methods of choosing our punts. Instead, we chew the ears off our experts, to give us their top tips from their countless years in the sport.

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And this weekend is no different. Top Paddy Power trader, and Racing Postcast contributor Frank Hickey knows his horses, so he’s got four fine fancies to tip for the winner’s enclosure, come Saturday evening.

Take it away Frank…

17:15 – Grand National

I like Mighty Thunder for Lucinda Russell. His form this year hasn’t been great but he’s now had a wind operation. He won the Scottish National last year and if the wind op works, he’s a great price. He’s at the lower end of the weights too.

Henry Daly’s Fortescue is also worth a shout. He’s 4lbs well in after winning at Ascot last time out. That was a real stamina test and he outstayed Fiddlerontheroof. He has a solid record over fences and he’s improving. Henry is in good form too.

Discorama is a big price. He didn’t have the ideal preparation last year when running at Cheltenham before the Grand National. He travelled and jumped well but he just weakened late on. Who knows whether it was stamina or a lack of match practice. I’m hoping it was the latter. He’s better prepped this year and the price is great.

Top Ville Ben is a wild price. He has some good form previously but he has fallen a few times in his career. He was third at Wetherby on Boxing Day, won at Lingfield in January and finished second at Haydock in February.

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