This year’s Grand National has a very credible favourite in 6/1 market leader Corach Rambler, who is 10lbs well in at his Aintree weight after winning at Cheltenham. However, for those looking to back a few at bigger prices there are some really credible challengers on offer at odds of 25/1 or more.
Three great Grand National each-way bets at 25/1 or more
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Big weights no problem for improving Dog
Peter Fahey’s The Big Dog has long been a stayer that’s captured the imagination of the racing public, but even his most ardent admirers were unlikely to have predicted how big a race he’d run in the Irish Gold Cup, where he fell when bang in contention two from home.
His official rating (and therefore his Grand National weight) would have been even higher than the 11st 5lbs he’s currently allotted had he stayed on his feet to place at Leopardstown.
The nine-year-old has previously proven himself not overly inconvenienced by big weights over marathon trips when third carrying 12 stone in the 2022 Welsh National and he also won the three-mile Troytown chase off 11st 10lbs last November.
Successful in the 3m4f Punchestown Grand National Trial back in 2021, he’s certain to be staying on when others have cried enough.
Tip: The Big Dog @ 25/1
Improving Tizzard inmate will relish break from big weights
Like The Big Dog, Joe Tizzard’s The Big Breakaway ran a screamer in the Welsh Grand National to finish second, one and a half lengths behind the victor The Two Amigos.
It was the eight-year-old’s second successive silver medal in a competitive handicap over three miles or more and his second successive run off a stiff 11st 13lb burden.
Currently allotted 10st 10lbs after the most recent forfeit stage, Tizzard feels his horse will feel the benefit of a more manageable racing weight at Aintree.
The Big Breakaway’s official ratings this term suggest he’s progressing and with his trainer confident in his staying power 40/1 looks a fair price about him finding further improvement up to 4m2f in trip.
Too much to like about Trump at derisory each-way odds
A winner of eight of his 12 starts over fences, including all three tries over 3m, trained by a Grand National winning trainer – there’s plenty to like about Minella Trump’s chances. Yet he’s 66/1.
Donald McCain evidently thinks his charge has enough of a chance in the National and a workable enough mark to have pinned his whole season on it. A low-key hurdles run at the end of March has been the horse’s sole outing this season.
Minella Trump was a cosy winner on his two starts prior to that, his second and third chase runs over 3m. His first tilt at the trip saw him beat a certain Hewick, with that horse now rated 170 after a rising through the grades in storybook fashion for Shark Hanlon.
McCain has kept his gelding in rather more shallow waters to date and that just might be because he was slowing edging Minella Trump towards this target, minding his mark and building his confidence.
Tip: Minella Trump @ 66/1