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2019 Grand National Preview

The Grand National is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar in the United Kingdom and 2019 will be no different.  The 2019 Randox Health Grand National will take place at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 6th April.

Even those who never bet throughout the year are tempted to have a wager on the Grand National and it is one of the most heavily backed sporting events in the world.  The question is, who is your money on to win the 2019 Grand National?

Last Year’s Winner

The winner of the 2018 Grand National was Tiger Roll, who finished in a time of 9 minutes and 40.1 seconds.  You must go back to the legendary Red Rum in 1974 to find the last time a horse won the Grand National back-to-back but there is a good chance we could see a repeat of the feat this year.

Tiger Roll comes into the race in better form than last season and is a four-time Cheltenham Festival winner.  He tired towards the end last year but held on and a similar performance or better this time around will make him very difficult to beat.

Tiger Roll is the favourite to win the 2019 Grand National at 7/2 with Betfair.

Other Contenders

It is safe to say, if Tiger Roll was not in the race, Rathvinden would no doubt be the favourite.  As things stand, he comes second in the betting to win the 2019 Grand National at 10/1 with William Hill.  Patrick Mullins was banned for six days for excessive use of the whip when winning the National Hunt Chase last season but Rathvinden recently returned with a superb winning performance in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse.

Vintage Clouds makes an interesting bet at 14/1 with Ladbrokes.  He has been placed in the Welsh and Scottish Nationals plus has both the stamina and jumping capability to do well at Aintree this year.

Anibale Fly completes the group of favourites to win the 2019 Grand National at 14/1 with William Hill.  Last year Anibale Fly finished third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and fourth in the Grand National and will be aiming to move up a few places into the winners circle at Aintree.  He came second at Gowran Park in February and second behind al Boum Photo in this years Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase.

Outsiders

Ultragold makes an interesting bet at 66/1 with Unibet.  He has form over this course having won the last two renewals of the Topham Chase at the same meeting as the Grand National.  His stamina, for what is a longer trip, is still in question but if he can remain in contention, could be one to look out for this year.

Jury Duty at 22/1 with William Hill is also worthy of attention.  He won the Grand National Hurdle at Far Hills in America during the autumn and is proven to be a good jumper over fences.  Jury Duty makes a good each way bet for the 2019 Grand National.