The 2018 Grand National will unfortunately not have the 2017 winner looking to defend his crown in One for Arthur due to him being ruled out through injury. He would likely have gone close as the National looked tailor made for the horse as he came through two out to kick clear on the final bend. The best bets from Betfair for the Grand National racing are sure to include last year’s fourth and the 2018 favourite in Blaklion.
His trainer Nigel Twiston Davies is the only current trainer to have won the National on more than one occasion so is certainly adept at getting one ready for the big day. This seemed apparent in the 2017 running as all the late money came for the horse and he looked set to cash in only to tire at the latter end of the race having been committed to early. Connections are certainly going to look at different tactics this time around.
Blaklion now has a handicap mark of 161, only 8lb off the clear favourite for the Gold Cup in Might Bite so should possibly be given his chance in the race. However the focus is all about the National and he heads to Haydock for a prep in February. Check out the infographic below to help you find the National winner and what the key attributes to look for in a horse are for success in the World’s most famous race.