According to many of the Grand National 2019 odds, Many Clouds is a decent favourite. Furthermore, this is going to be his only aim this season, but winning back to back Nationals is great to ask although he has a handicap mark of 5lb. The only problem is that he can be sometimes wobbly after his run, so we can suppose that there are some physical problems.
Silviniaco Conti is not very well tested but he usually proves to be an excellent jumper. During his 29 races, he failed only once. Nicholls told that all he did was stay but warned that he would wait to see how he was treated in the weights before making the final decision as to run him or not. If Nicholls’ runners gain the form, Silviniaco Conti should be taken very seriously.
Shutthefrontdoor was the 5th in Grand National 2015, although his November prep run over hurdles was a good one. He appeared to be the 3rd, giving weight to the runners before him, but hung left, supposedly, due to some discomfort. At Grand National 2016, he didn’t quite get home. His trainer is Jonjo O’Neill. It is believed that Shutthfrontdoor should to be treated more kindly in the weights to keep a chance of combating the distance.
Gilgamboa has a lot to prove in the upcoming Grand National meeting. He has raced lightly in 9 races and has proven to be a competitive chaser. He won the Grade 1 Fairyhouse contest last year, even though he finished fifth place during the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, and 5th place again during the Cheltenham Festival.
Gilgamboa has never won races stretching over 2 miles. However, his young age, at only 8 years old, is advantageous to him as it shows that he has a lot of space to improve his ranking, which is currently at 156. This gelding has the potential of pulling in wins in races at the Grand National meeting and if you are looking to handicap horses, then Gilgamboa is a worthy chaser to wager your money on.
Don Poli has won 8 times in the last 10 races. Two of these were during the Cheltenham Festival and during the Lexus Chase held at Leopardstown. However, his racing style has been questioned by many critics, which is perhaps why he is not considered a favorite in the upcoming Grand National. However, considering that he is trained by Gordon Elliott, and has 5 wins in races over 3 mile distances, the horse will put in the required effort to give an exhilarating performance during the event.
Even though the gelding may struggle to keep up with the fast pace in the early stages of the event, the training he will receive under Willie Mullins can be effective to transform him into a worthy challenger in the Grand National Meeting. The good thing about Don Poli is that the gelding appears to love racecourse battle and he will do all it takes to win the first place. If he is allowed to compete in the upcoming Grand National race event, he would win it comfortably.
The Young Master won the hearts of many when he won the Badger Ales Trophy organized at the Wincanton. He has trained with Neil Mulholland and won 2015’s BET365 Gold Cup. The race has banked 4 wins in races over 3 mile distances. He fell twice over his career as a runner, and has run 10 times in chases. Even though he has never competed in the Grand National meeting, The Young Master is in a pretty good form to take any challenger in the prestigious horse hunt races schedule for next year at the Aintree Racecourse.
The Young Master’s ranking stands as follows: his stamina is rated 7, jumping rated at 5, form rated at 7, ability to race at Aintree course rated at 6, with a 6 stable rating. This horse has good statistics for a winner in the upcoming Grand National meeting. Therefore, he is a good pick to place your bet on, that is if he gets approval to race at the prestigious festivals.
The Last Samuri won the Class 2 handicap chase organised in Kempton, December last year. The gelding then improved performance by winning the Grimthorpe contest held in Doncaster. During this event, the gelding won with over ten lengths, despite the race being over 3 miles. The win demonstrates that the horse stamina is unquestionable. If The Last Samuri can defeat The Druids Nephew by over 10 lengths during the Grimthorpe event, who can question the horse’s amazing performance?
Considering that the gelding will make history as the first Grimthorpe winner to race at the Grand National since 2008, punters anticipate an easy win for the horse in the Grand National contest. His impressive performance at Doncaster is an indication that the horse is an amazing form to win the race with over 2 lengths. If you are looking to pick any horse in the upcoming Grand National meeting, then The Last Samuri is a good bet for you.
Carlingford Lough is perhaps the most under-rated chaser in the history of Grade 1 racing giants. Carlingford has built an amazing track record and has achieved a lot during its career as a Grade 1 chaser. It has won two Irish Gold Cups and also won the Galway Plate. However, there are some instances where the horse performed poorly in his career, considering that he raced over 3 times without clinching a title in the Irish Gold Cup. Training under John Kiely, he won the Irish Gold Cup and proved that he has a lot to offer in the racing tracks. Even though the horse’s stamina is a bit sketchy when it comes to racing over 3 miles distances, punters anticipate a wonderful performance in the next Grand National meeting. His previous performance in the tracks makes him a favourite chaser in the coming Aintree contests. Carlinford is a good horse to wager on in the upcoming events.