Thestartingline-upforSaturday’sRandoxHealthGrandNationalatAintree(5。

15)wasconfirmedlateonThursdaymorningwithallthewellbackedhorsesstandingtheirgroundaheadofthe£1millionmarathon。

OnlyNickyHendersonsGoldPresentwastakenoutoftherace,meaningthatNoelMeades80/1outsiderRoadToRichesgetsarunandbecomesthefourthrepresentativesettocarrytheGigginstownHouseStudcoloursofRyanairbossMichaelOLeary,whowonthecovetedprizetwoyearsagowiththeMouseMorris-trainedRuleTheWorld。

Therewillbeover100,000racegoersattheMerseysidetrackonSaturdayandmorethan500millionwatchingliveonTVacrosstheglobe,andwithamixtureofsunshineandshowersforecastoverthethreedaysoftheAintreeFestivalit’sfairtoassumethatthegoingwillremainverymuchonthesoftside。

Betting。

net’sfreehorseracingtipsontheGrandNationalhavealreadycomeuptrumpsevenbeforethegreatraceitselfgetsunderway。

Ourtargetisalwaystotryandlatchontoearlyvalueintheante-postmarketsformajorraces,basedonexpertanalysisofeachcontest。

FortheGrandNationalthisisalwaysaparticularlytoughassignmentasatthetimeofpublishingourrecommendationstherewerestillaround90horsesenteredforthefour-and-a-quarter-milemarathon。

Ourthreeselectionshaveallbeenthesubjectofmajormarketmovesthough,soanyonewhosteppedinthreeweeksagowillbesittingpretty。

Allweneednowisforoneofthemtodothebusiness!

AnibaleFly,recommendedbyBetting。

netat25/1,isnowjust11/towintheGrandNational

AnibaleFly(recommendedeach-wayat25/1)isnow11/1joint-favouritewithBoylesports,punterslatchingontothefactthatheisundeniablywellhandicappedontheevidenceofhisexcellentthirdintheCheltenhamGoldCupbehindNativeRiverandMightBite。

Weremainconfidentthatwithluck-in-runninghewillgiveaverygoodaccountofhimselfunderBarryGeraghty。

Seeyouatmidnight(recommendedeach-wayat33/1)isnowatoppriced16/1shotwithPaddyPower。

The2016ScottishNationalthirdsubsequentlyranwellatNewburyafewweeksagotoensurequalificationfortheNational,andwasthensoldearlierthisweekinaprivatedealtoDavidandPatriciaThompsonoftheCheveleyParkStud。

Heremainswithlong-timetrainerSandyThomson,andtheexcellentBrianHugheswillride。

IJustKnowwasoutlongshotrecommendationat66/1each-way,buthe’snotalongshotanymore,hispricehavingsteadilycontractedtocurrentoddsofabestpriced25/1withCoral。

SueSmith’schargeranawaywiththeNorthYorkshireGrandNationalatCatterickearlierthistermandhadafinepipe-openeroverhurdleslasttime。

Hebidstogivehishandlerasecondwinintheracefollowing66/1shockscorerAurora’sEncorein2013。

OurGrandNational1-2-3remains:1AnibaleFly,2-Seeyouatmidnight,3IJustKnow

Justfivedaysago?

Betting。

netalsosuggestedthatanyonewantingtosupportahorseriddenbyoneoftheladyridersintheraceshouldgetonearly。

Onceagainitprovedfineadvice,asKatieWalsh’smountBaieDesIles(highlightedat50/1)isnowdownto16/1withSunBetsfollowingtheanticipatedmediafrenzysurroundingtheladywiththebesteverGrandNationalfinishwhenthirdonSeabassin2012?

Theothertwocontendersriddenbyladyjockeyshavealsobeentrimmedinprice:BryonyFrost’sMilansbarisnow33/1withWilliamHill(from40/1),andRachelBlackmore’sAlphaDesObeauxisinto40/1withSkyBetfrom50/1。

Thosepricesmaywellfallagainbefore5。

15onSaturdayafternoonaspuntersclamourtofindthehorsetofollowinthehoofprintsoflastyearsheroOneForArthur(seevideobelow):

Goodluckwithwhateveryouchoosetoback,let’shopewegetaracetoremember,andfingerscrossedthatallhorsesandjockeysreturnhomesafely。