2021 Grand National: Our Guide to Aintree’s Most Interesting Runners
The Grand National horse racing competition is an annual event. And just like Christmas, it’s an event that puts participants and fans in a mood of excitement. The Aintree event is one that bookmakers and punters in the UK look forward to.
The unpredictability of the event makes it difficult for punters to make Grand National Predictions without seeking horse racing tips from professionals, even when they’re familiar with runners on the Grand National list. This is primarily because Grand National Runners and Riders are usually the most talented in the sport, and placing a bet without getting horseracing tips from experts will most likely result in a loss. We recommend that you check out this list of runners to watch out for those not covered in the racing tips below.
One of these runners will likely grace the winners’ enclosure:
1. Cloth Cap 6-1
Cloth Cap became a strong favourite after a wonderful warm-up victory at Kelso. After the comfortable victory in the Listed bet365 Premier Chase, the 9-year-old’s chaser had his odds moved from 12/1 to 8/1, and it’s now 6/1 for the 2021 Grand National in Aintree. The Trevor Hemmings-owned chaser became the talk of the town when he made all the running in the 2m7.5f competition despite jinking left occasionally and losing steam in the final 100 yards.
The chance of Cloth Cap winning has been further enhanced due to Gigginstown’s decision not to allow Tiger Roll to participate because of perceived “unfair handicapping.” Although Cloth Cap has never participated in the Aintree’s event, punters and bookmakers consider him a noteworthy runner on the entry list.
2. Any Second Now 12-1
The Irish-trained runner hails from the Ted Walsh yard that won the 2000 version of the Grand National. Although, his runs have been somewhat disappointing as he was defeated in handicap hurdles and he pilled earlier at Gowran Park’s Thyestes Chase. When Trainer Ted Walsh was interviewed shortly after the release of the Grand National weights, he appeared confident in the capacity of the horse to come victorious at the Aintree’s contest. Also, bookmakers are confident that the winning connections of JP McManus and Ted Walsh may result in a victorious outing.
3. Kimberlite Candy 16-1
The 9-year-old horse will make it to Aintree for his first Grand National race this year, but some recent performances have made the public overlook his inexperience and consider him as a noteworthy challenger. Overall, he had a great outing last year and it seems that this great outing is set to continue in the Grand National. He came close to winning the Becher Chase event to come up as the competition’s runner-up.
His victory at Warwick gave him an increase from 140 to 153 pounds in the handicap—this equates to a National weight of under eleven stone. Kimberlite fans will hope for that bit of juice in the ground since he tends to perform best on soft underfoot conditions.
4. Burrows Saint 16-1
With three wins from only six starts over fences for the Mullins yard, Burrows saint has proven that he has the stamina to be a serious title challenger in the 2021 Grand National. The height of his career came when he cruised to victory in the Irish Grand National two seasons ago. Since then, he has maintained the status of a serious title challenger in all contests. He will definitely be a fascinating runner to watch in the 2021 Grand National at Aintree.
5. Secret Reprieve 16-1
Secret Reprieve had an astounding performance in the last Welsh Grand National, and the runner has been growing ominously well with recent events. He has proven to be a strong horse but his jumping was noticeably low at several fences at Chepstow. Secret Reprieve owners have experienced noteworthy successes in the Grand National and their experience might come to play in training the horse for the Grand National in Aintree.