2023 Grand National Tips
Horses Tipped For Aintree Glory | Saturday 15th April 2023
Winner of last year’s Grand National making history as the first 7-year-old to win the race since 1940. High hopes for a repeat win in the 2023 Grand National.
Another superstar from trainer Willie Mullins but will Gaillard Du Mesnil run at Aintree after his winning performance in the National Hunt Novices Chase at Cheltenham? The Irish Grand National is also an option.
My long shot pick for the 2023 Grand National, Eva’s Oskar was 4th in the Eider Chase at Newcastle (4m1f) last time out, ran back-to-back races at Cheltenham to finish and 2nd and 1st in November and December and in two of those races carried nearly 2 stone more than he will at Aintree. Ticking a lot of boxes!
Went off as a 10/1 shot for the National last year, but was bested on the day, finishing third. However, he is a top notch chaser who has just won the Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham for the second year in a row and could very well win the 2023 Grand National as well.
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Past winners of the race have statistically fallen into a narrow band of age, weight and form and once you can identify which horses fit the trends, you can narrow down the field and look more closely at the horses with a realistic chance of winning.
Focus on horses between the ages of 8 and 11 years old. In the last ten years, all winners have come from this age group.
The weight a horse carries is a very important factor as obviously the horses carrying the biggest weights will find it much tougher going than those who carry less. Trends suggest that horses carrying more than 11-03 will struggle around the demanding Aintree course.
Also, look at a horse’s form and pay close attention to jumping ability. Though entry criteria stipulate that a horse must have placed in the top 4 in a race of 3 miles or more at least once, those that consistently place should be favoured.
Once we’ve whittled down the entries using the stats above, we are usually left with around 15 horses that fit the bill. From that list, we can start selecting our tips and our aim is to give you four or five horses we feel will be in with a shout at the last fence.