Grand National Form

Reading a horse's form can be a big factor in helping you select a bet for the Grand National.
Reading a horse's form can be a big factor in helping you select a bet for the Grand National.

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In general, the most important thing when selecting the winner of any horse race is to go by the recent form of the horse against the form of its rivals in the same race.

What makes Grand National betting so interesting is that its extreme distance and testing fences means that the race requires something of a specialist - meaning that recent form doesn't always play as big a part as it would with other races. 

That being said, the 2019 winner Tiger Roll arrived at Aintree on the back of an emphatic win at the Cheltenham Festival, and with that in mind, we have put together a brief overview below of the key horses horses in the running for the 2020 Grand National at Aintree for your consideration.

Grand National 2020 Runners

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Tiger Roll

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 11-10 /
  • Age: 10 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: G Elliott /

Created history when becoming the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the race since the great Red Rum in 1974. Like a fine wine, he seems to be getting better with age, and has seemingly been given the green light to go in pursuit of a third straight win in the race in 2020. He's still only be a ten-year-old, and although his injury setback is a far from ideal preparation, he will arrive with a favourite's chance - though if he's punished particularly heavily by the handicapper (had a mark of 159 last year), he could be vulnerable. 

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Burrows Saint

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-10 /
  • Age: 7 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: W P Mullins /

Rapidly progressed as a novice chaser last season, culminating in victory in the Irish National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. He looks a Grade 1 chaser in the making, catching the eye when fifth on his first try at that level at Auteuil in May, and the way he's been campaigned so far this season suggests he's very much building up to something. Indeed, he's made two starts over inadequate trips so far - winning a race over hurdles which included Sizing John last time out - and he'll arrive at Aintree with every chance, though it's worth noting that seven-year-olds have a poor record in this. 

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Walk In The Mill

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-04 /
  • Age: 10 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: R Walford /

Building up the profile of a bona fide specialist over the National fences, becoming the first horse in history to win back-to-back renewals of the Becher Chase back in December. Sandwiched between those two wins was a fine effort to finish fourth in last year's renewal, and although he'll be on a higher mark this time around, he'll surely be on the premises once again.

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Magic Of Light

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-12 /
  • Age: 9 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington /

Likeable mare, who ran a screamer when finishing second on her first try in the race as a 66/1 shot in the 2019 renewal. She looked a natural over the National fences, and having returned to winning ways in a listed mares' chase at Newbury in December, she can't be discounted here - though her mark will likely be higher and her price will be much shorter this time around.

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Kimberlite Candy

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-04 /
  • Age: 8 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: Tom Lacey /

Improving chaser who's progressing at a rate of knots, building on a fine effort to finish second in the Becher Chase on his first try over these fences in December by winning the Classic Chase at Warwick last time - a key indicator for this race (won by One For Arthur in 2017). There's plenty to like about him and everything points to a big run considering he's got stamina in abundance and is already proven over the unique fences. 

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Potters Corner

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-06 /
  • Age: 10 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: Christian Williams /

Enjoyed a spectacular 2019, winning two variations of the National in the form of the Midlands National and the Welsh National. The latter came off a career-high mark of 145 in December, and although he's still undoubtedly on the up as a staying chaser, he'll go up in the weights again and could need it to be particularly testing to be seen to best effect.

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Ballyoptic

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-11 /
  • Age: 10 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies /

Has long been highly thought of, winning a Grade 1 contest as a novice hurdler ini 2016, and while he's perhaps never quite lived up to his big reputation, he's capable of a smart performance on his day, winning an attritional renewal of the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby in November. He's struggled in two outings over these fences, however, and would have something to prove for all that he'd probably stay the trip with a clear round of jumping.

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Ramses De Teillee

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-05 /
  • Age: 8 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: D Pipe /

Quickly put himself into the picture for this race last year after a string of fine performances in staying chases, including when second behind Elegant Escape in the Welsh National. He was pulled-up in the Aintree spectacular, though he'll have a year's extra experience under his belt and isn't one to write off just yet. 

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Definitly Red

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 10-10 /
  • Age: 11 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: B Ellison /

Likeable staying chaser, who's picked up several notable successes during his career, including back-to-back wins in the Many Clouds Chase here in 2017 and 2018. His chance to win this perhaps came and went in 2017, when being pulled-up in unfortunate circumstances, and although he'll likely give this his best shot - like he did when fourth in the Becher Chase earlier this season - he'll probably be weighted out of things for win purposes.

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Le Breuil

  • Form: - /
  • Weight: 9-13 /
  • Age: 8 /
  • Jockey: - /
  • Trainer: B Pauling /

Marked himself out as a contender for this when winning a gruelling renewal of the four-miler at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He hasn't got his nose in front in three starts since, but you get the feeling that he's very much building up to something, considering he made his reappearance over hurdles back in November. He's since shaped well when seventh on his first try over the National fences in the Becher Chase, and his effort to finish fifth in the Classic Chase last time out was promising. He's on the right kind of mark, and it wouldn't be a surprise if we haven't seen the best of him just yet this term.

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