The Grand National is one of the greatest races anywhere in the world and 2021 will be no different. One of the toughest races for runners and riders alike, it attracts a huge worldwide audience, often topping 600m viewers globally. Annually over 100 potential runners get entered and they then get whittled down to the […]

For those who head to the races on a regular basis, reading the horse racing form has become second nature. But what about those of you who don’t know your PU from your F? Just how exactly do you read the horse racing form and can it help you make better betting decisions? I’m going […]

Today marked the second scratching stage for the Grand National 2021. Historically this is often a pretty quiet stage as connections weigh up options after Cheltenham. As the Festival only ended a few days ago, trainers have barely caught their breath before having to make some big decisions about Aintree. That said, 12 have been […]

There has been plenty of talk about Easysland, the French-trained 7-year-old, and the 2021 Grand National. When he absolutely crushed the competition in the Cross Country at Cheltenham last year, he went straight into the betting markets as an early favourite for this year’s Grand National. When the weights came out and he was handed […]

From 106 Grand National 2021 entries, we now have 90 still in contention. March 2nd, 2021 marked the first declaration stage for this year’s race, two weeks after the BHA Handicapper revealed the weights that had been allocated. In that time quite a lot has happened. Horses such as Yorkhill have retired with Delta Work […]

Can you imagine my surprise when minutes after the 2021 Grand National weights were revealed yesterday, I discovered that Paddy Power had gone Non-Runner Money Back on the race? Never has a bookmaker gone out with this offer so quickly before. In fact, in previous years, it’s generally only a couple of weeks before the […]

The 2021 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a triple header as Bristol De Mai, Easysland, and Santini have all been handed top weight of 11-10. Putting them on a rating of 167, the trio head the 105 entries with Delta Work, Presenting Percy and Tiger Roll next in line, all on […]

As we gear up for the 173rd renewal of the great race, which will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 10th 2021, it all starts with the entries. For 2021 that number is 106 and unsurprisingly, Tiger Roll heads the list. Having won the race in both 2018 and 2019, if he wins […]

It has been quite the week for announcements in horse racing. First came the surprising news that jockey David Mullins decided to call it a day. Then trainer Robert Walford announced that dual Becher Chase winner has also been retired. So what prompted the decisions? Given that David Mullins is just a young man at […]

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill has had his fair share of success in the Grand National. Winning the race for the first time in 2010 with Don’t Push It, he has always managed to saddle up some great prospects. And 2021 will be no different. This year his big hopeful looks likely to be Cloth Cap. Owned […]

The Welsh Grand National can be one of the most demanding Grand Nationals owing to the fact that it is often cold, wet and there are generally unforgiving and unrelenting conditions over the three mile and six furlong trip. The race, because of its place in the calendar, has frequently been abandoned due to adverse […]