Saturday, 14 April 2018

Grand National Day 2018

I haven't got anything further to add than what I've already said in my previous posts below on the race in terms of selections.

The going is soft/heavy but nowhere near as heavy (when it should have been abandoned) when Red Marauder won. The race doesn't start until 5.15pm so the course will be drying up all day but it will still be on the softer side and those at the top of the handicap will find it tough carrying their bigger weights.

The fences may be softer but they still take some jumping and there are just as many fallers as there have always been so jumping ability is still a major priority. When the weights were published the first horse that came to my mind was Tiger Roll but he still jumps like a hurdler and although he has a lot of class it's not going to make him jump any better unless he has improved since the Cross Country chase which he won at the festival - he jumped through the last fence that day and he would'nt be able to do that here with something like The Chair if indeed he has survived that far.

There are so many views to take in and every 5 mins you hear something new that makes you think should I be backing that horse and you could go on and on and on and that is why you have to have a plan and stick to it come what may.

All that remains to say is have a good one and don't spend too much!

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