Grand National 2016

Posted on April 7th, 2016

grand national 2016It´s that time of year again. The Grand National at Aintree is almost upon us, that traditional time of year that it seems that everyone has a put on the horses.

But who´s running and what´s their form? A TV audience of more than 10 million in the UK alone will watch the 2016 Grand National which starts on the 9th of April at 5:15pm.
Plus there will be 70,000 spectators at Aintree racecourse to yell and scream on their horse over the famous ground.

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What´s the Weather Forecast
It looks like there´s a pretty high chance of rain and gusty winds over the weekend, with some sunny intervals.  April showers in other words.
Sunny intervals are expected at the beginning of the Grand National at 17:15 BST; but watch out- thundery showers are possible. The going could be pretty soft.
The temperature will be around 9 C (48 F) with a SW breeze making it feel more like 7 C.
Rainfall this week is forecast to be around 12-25 mm (up to an inch), which could affect the ground. Go for the horses that like it soft underfoot.
Head to the bottom of the page for a full weather summary for the Grand National 2016 at Aintree.

The Grand National 2016 Runners
Listed in weight order

Many Clouds 2015.
Will there be a repeat of last year´s performance from this 9 year old gelding?

Silviniaco Conti.
Classy jumper that has done well in the soft. (12/1)

First Lieutenant.
11 year old Irish gelding . (33/1)

Wonderful Charm.
This 8 year old prefers the going to be good. (66/1)

10 year old that is returning to his best. (66/1)

O’Faolains Boy.
Inconsistent but has talent. Did well at Cheltenham. (40/1)

Can he stay the distance? He like the jumps though, and no problems on softer ground. (66/1)

On His Own
Has fallen twice at Aintree. (40/1)

The Druids Nephew
Fell last year, but has talent. (16/1)

Triolo D’Alene.
Good competitor but is coming back from injury. (33/1)

Rocky Creek
Struggled here for the last 2 years. (66/1)

Sir Des Champs.
10 year old trained by WP Mullins. Likely to stay the course, but not as quick as he was. (40/1)

Has a real chance this year- one to watch. (16/1)

Has underachieved but could be due a big result. (25/1)

Loves it when it´s wet, and he should get round. Could be worth an each-way punt. (50/1)

Likes the jumps, but may not have enough in the tank for an all out win. (50/1)

Boston Bob.
Form tend to go up and down. On a good day he is in with a shot. (33/1)

Good over the jumps, but he is 12 and might struggle to stay with the younger horses. (100/1)

Morning Assembly.
Good jumper but hasn´t won for 3 years . (33/1)

Double Ross
He should make it round but his form is up and down. This would be a punt. (66/1)

Is a real stayer. Has a chance here at Aintree. (20/1)

Ucello Conti
A bit of an unknown since moving stables. (33/1)

Fell early in 2015, will prefer softer ground. (33/1)

Le Reve.
Should make it round. (40/1)

Gallant Oscar.
Not on his best form this season. (33/1)

Lacks experience over the jumps which is a worry. (40/1)

The Last Samurai.
Strong contender. His form has been building all season. (12/1)

Came 10th last year ago. (25/1)

Rule the World.
May not have the legs to get around. Las win was in 2014. (50/1)

Just a Par.
Form has been building this year. Has a history of nervousness over fence though. (40/1)

Outside bet. This 10 year old gelding last won in 2013. (66/1)

Vics Canvas.
Likes the jumps, could be worth an each-way punt. (66/1)

Black Thunder.
Prefers smaller fields, but useful nevertheless. (50/1)

May find it difficult to keep up with the pace. (80/1)

Hadrian’s Approach.
Has suffered from injuries, could be past his best. (66/1)

Vieux Lion Rouge.
Form is up and down, but a strong runner on a good day. (66/1)

May buckle in a big race like the Grand National. (66/1)

Saint Are.
Came 2nd in 2015. Very good over the jumps, must be in with a shout. (25/1)

Home Farm.
On past form, we struggle to back Home Farm. (100/1)

The Romford Pele.
Has the stamina, and his form is decent in the run up to the Aintree. Trained by Miss Curtis, Cheltenham winner. (50/1)

Knock House.
Low mileage, may struggle to match the pace on the day. (100/1)

Bishops Road.
On the up and attracting quite a bit of interest. (33/1)

Pineau De Re .
Won in 2014 so has the pedigree but inconsistent since, but he won in Carlisle in December when the going was heavy. Worth a punt. (50/1).


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