Four Horses to Watch in 2021 Grand National at Aintree

2021 Grand National

Even after hundreds of renewals, the allure of the Aintree Grand National remains. There’s hardly any event that excites the sporting public other than the thrills and spills that accompanies the 4 miles annual Aintree horseracing event.

The anxiety and unpredictability of the Aintree Grand National is the true magic of the event. Realistically speaking, all 40 entrants listed to feature in the competition stands a chance to get a chunk of the €1,000,000 grand prize. But some entrants are more skilled and experienced than others, so we will streamline the likely winners to a list of four.

Underdogs sometimes pull surprises by gracing the winners’ enclosure; the most recent examples are the Auroras Encore who came in at 66-1 to win the 2009 Grand National and Mon Mome who shockingly won the 2009 National at the sky-high price of 100-1.

Grand National Who to Bet On?

The Grand National is one of the most unpredictable sporting events, as such, punters need horse racing tipsto make apt Grand National Predictions that can get them the winnings they desire. A simple check on the National list for the 2021 Aintree event shows that making an apt prediction requires a great deal of knowledge on the possible winners and some horseracing tips from experts. If you’re a punter looking for great racing tips, we recommend that you watch out for underdogs by visiting Grand National Guide’s page to check out the full list of National runners & riders.


Here’s a list of four runners to watch:

  1. Cloth Cap

Trainer O’Neil has always had his eyes on winning the Grand National at Aintree for Cloth Cap. His chances of achieving the competition have significantly improved on the back of his victory in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury. Cloth Cap performs best on good ground, so connections will hope for a dry time in the build-up to the competition.

  1. Kimberlite Candy

Although the 9-year-old horse will be making his first appearance in the National, it has made some impressive runs on similar fences in the past. Its latest run on a similar terrain earned him the runner up position on the Becher Chase event.

The horse won over three miles and five furlongs at Warwick last January and has multiple attributes of a Grand National winner. He’s a horse that the leading owner, JP McManus, will be excited to have in his team, and he certainly looks like McManus’s best chance of winning the competition. At the age of 9, and with a handicapper rating of 10st 9lbs, it sure has a lot in his favour to be considered a noteworthy competitor.

  1. Burrows Saint

An eight-year-old entry seems too young for a National victory as most past winners are aged nine and above. The Willie Mullins-trained horse may lack the experience to win the event, but bookmakers still give it a good odd that’s worthy of a noteworthy contender, and rightly so since it won the Irish Grand National which is a great predictor of success in the Aintree National. The handicapper gave Burrows Saint a fair mark that’s decent for the eight-year-old. He’s undoubtedly a strong challenger from Ireland.

  1. Any Second Now

The nine-year-old horse has a trainer with a top-notch record in Grand National which he won in 2000. The horse was trained for the race with the cancelled 2020 Grand National in mind.

In Summary

If you fancy the horse-race betting, it’s the best time to analyze the race runners & riders and see which runner has the best chance to win. We’ve streamlined potential event winners to four, but surprises seldom happen in the Grand National.

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