The 2017 Grand National was won by One for Arthur.
The top 6 were:
|1st||One For Arthur||14/1||D Fox||L Russell|
|2nd||Cause of Causes||16/1||J Codd||G Elliott|
|3rd||Saint Are||25/1||D Russell||T George|
|4th||Blaklion||8/1||N Fehily||N Twiston-Davies|
|5th||Gas Line Boy||50/1||R Dunne||I Williams|
|6th||Vieux Lion Rouge||12/1||T Scudamore||D Pipe|
Classy and holds his form well. Ran a fine race when second in Haydock’s Grand National Trial.
Put himself firmly in the Grand National picture by winning at Doncaster in March beating last year’s National runner up The Last Samuri by fourteen lengths. Won 3 of the last 5. Strong player.
Third to Vieux Lion Rouge here in December and then won over 3m 5f at Warwick when wearing a tongue tie for the first time.
Improving and looks to have been targeted at this race; a solid jumper who seems to go on any ground. Ruby Walsh is one of the best jockeys around and this will attract punters for that reason alone.
Has been trained primarily with the National in mind this year. Just two starts and winning both, including a meeting at Aintree over the National fences in December. A worthy candidate.
Sparkled at the Cheltenham Festival last month, storming to glory in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup. Finished a creditable eighth in the 2015 Grand National when aged 7. Stamina not an issue and ground should suit.
A good runner, but a disappointing 6th in this years Cheltenham gold Cup. Jonjo O'Neill described this horse as "the best horse we've trained" and has joked this week that "nothing can beat him". Only time will tell!
Won last year's Irish Grand National, which can often be a good pointer to the Aintree version. Trainer scored an emotional success in the 2016 National with Rule The World.
Ran well and came second a year ago and looks even better this year. However is carrying over a stone more weight this year. Looks a decent bet. Proved his ability last year and that experience should make him tough to beat this year.
Finished 5th in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March and has not fallen since 2014. Owner knows how to win the big race hacing won with Neptune Collonges back in 2012. Big threat to all with if he makes good early rhythm.
Won Bet365 Gold Cup last spring so stamina not an issue. Out of form since, including when falling at Aintree December; showed a bit more last time.
Fair performer but has not won since moving to Ireland and not since 2014 in France. 6th a year ago but would surely have finished a lot closer but for blunders at the 19th and 26th fences. A favourable weight, may be worth a small each way punt.
Winner of last year's Scottish National. Trainer has aimed the horse at Aintree ever since that Ayr triumph. Has been given a favourable weight.
A winner and runner-up in the shorter Becher Chase over the National fences. Missed cut for 2016 National and then second in Scottish version.
Runner-up to Many Clouds in 2015 and fancied to go well again 12 months later but was tailed off when pulled up on testing ground before the last, having led at The Chair.
Claimed the Irish National in 2015 when ridden by Katie Walsh. Without a win in subsequent 14 runs, and disappointed in Becher Chase at Aintree later that year.
Disappointed in last year’s Grand National when pulling up after the twenty-first fence. Ran right up to best when second at Cheltenham last time; best on good ground. Katie Walsh likely to Jockey despite an arm injury earlier this week.
Recent runs offer little encouragement, including a fall in last season's Topham Chase over the Aintree fences. Trainer has saddled the most winners of all-time at the Cheltenham Festival, but is yet to win the National.
A horse rising up the ratings this season, Double Shuffle has produced his best performances at Kempton Park. Could be a decent outsider, but a young inexperienced horse which is normally a bad sign for the National.
Has only run 12 times in past 3 years but has ability. Returning from long break but do not let that put you off - he has returned from 120+ day break on four occasions and won three of them. Odds may shorten as people who know a "Joe" have a punt!
Winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2014, but best days appear to be behind him. Has not won since that triumph at odds of 20-1 and was pulled up under top weight in the Grand National two years ago.
Arrives on the back of an impressive victory over three miles on soft ground at Exeter last time. His liking for the tough Cheltenham fences is another positive. However, missed the cut last year and is carrying a lot of weight.
15th in last year's National. Won the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown in 2015 before finishing second a year later. Odds may be a bit lower as all the golf fans take a punt on Masters weekend!
Won in the Cork National earlier this season, followed by a narrow second to Native River in the Welsh National. Also has a runner-up spot in the Midlands version. Age may be against him - the last 12-year-old to win was Amberleigh House in 2004.
Looks the type who will win a big race at a big price one day. Owner David Johnson, named him after the doctor who treated his 2008 winner Comply or Die, who sadly died of cancer in 2013.
Fell at the first on a previous attempt in this race two years ago. Win in a veterans' chase at Kelso earlier in the season offers some encouragement. A consistent, if not outstanding runner, may be worth an each way punt.
First Grand National run. On his day the former Grade 2 winner has shown that he can produce top quality form when at his best. Placed in two Nationals this season, finishing third in the Welsh and fourth in the Midlands version.
Third in the four-mile National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham last year, but fell early when joint favourite for the Scottish National. Likes the heavy ground, worth a bet if the rain comes down.
Some decent runs this season including a fourth in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown. Stamina is an unknown - the longest distance the horse has won over is two and a half miles. This is double the distance.
Useful on his day and likes to race up with pace, which could well add to his stamina issues. An outsider, but this trainer knows how to beat the odds having won with Mon Mome at odds of 100/1 back in 2009!
Consistent and capable stayer but not a prolific winner; good jumper and should get around.
Boasts some decent form, but much of that is from three years ago and seems an unlikely winner having been pulled up on all of his past three starts. Unseated rider at the 19th fence when beginning to make headway in the 2016 National.
Won the National Trial at Haydock last year, but agonisingly missed the cut for the big race and then unseated his rider in the Topham Chase over the National fences.
Another young horse which may prove too inexperienced. A good horse, which tends to finish in the top 3, without being a regular winner. A good each way bet.
Withdrawn on the morning of the race last year. Won the RSA Chase at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival; a return to that form would make him an interesting contender. But has been pulled up in the last 2 races.
Has been pulled up 6 times in the last 8 races. That doesn't bode well! However, the other two runs in that eight race sequence were excellent. Inconsistent but capable on a going day. Well worth an each way bet.
Stays well and showed benefit of blinkers first time when winning comfortably on latest outing.
A young horse, which typically doesnt bode well for the National. Furthermore, a horse trainined in Wales has not won the race for over 100 years. Has performed well in longer races, but hasnt covered this extreme distance. Not a bad outside bet.
Good second behind One For Arthur at Warwick in January before Hereford win, but pulled up in National Trial behind Vieux Lion Rouge.
Seeking to become the first mare to win since Nickel Coin back in 1951. The grey has twice completed other races over the National fences, though was well beaten on both occasions.