Hopefully we will be getting a number of new visitors to the site over the next few weeks so I thought it would be a good idea to have a readily available reference point for the best trends to use for the Grand National.
I saw that Grand National Blog contributor Lucky Vane had added the following and they look a great starting point:
1 Ran within 49 days
2 Must have at least 3 runs in current season.
3 Must have a top 3 place in any of last 3 runs.
4 Must have at least 10 chase runs experience
5 Must have at least 19 National hunt runs experience.
6 Must have a career best RPR in chases in any of last 2 starts, or won on with same or better OR than their Grand National OR.
7 Must have a top 2 placing in a race at Cheltenham/Aintree/Punchestown Festival or a top 3 placing in any National.
8 Must have won a chase over 3 miles 2 furlongs.
9 Must have a top 2 position in a chase with 16 or more runners.
10 Must have a top 3 position in a class 1 chase.
11 Must have a top 3 position in any national hunt race ran in either March or April.
It would be great if our readers could add their favourite trends to this page and we could come up with a definitive list for readers old and new.
Please add details of the voting on the 2017 Grand National to this page
Please add any tips and chat that are not Grand National or Cheltenham related to this page
Please add all your thoughts and tips to this page for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival
I am setting this thread up in anticipation of the upcoming announcement of the Grand National weights for 2017.
Unfortunately I don’t get a lot of time anymore to update the pages for this blog so if you want any new pages setting up please let me know on this page and I’ll try and check it as often as I can.
It might be easier if someone could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what is required and I’ll try and do it asap
Please add your thoughts on the Grand National 2017 to this page.
The National Hunt season is slowly moving into gear and that means our thoughts will turn to the 2017 Grand National.
We have a wealth of knowledge here on Grand National Blog and we’d like to give our contributors the chance to write an article on the Grand National that we will post on this site.
If you would be interested in writing a Grand National themed post then please send your completed article to me at the following address:
Unfortunately we won’t be able to add them all to the site but we will publish up to three articles from different contributors as long as they meet the standards we are looking for. As long as the content is Grand National based we will consider all articles so if you want to explore trends and stats in more detail for this year’s Grand National or want to wax lyrical about your favourite Grand National horse from the past we will be happy to hear from you. Other possible themes could be the recent changes to the Grand National fences or trainers and jockeys to follow in the Grand National etc etc.
Please remember we need to remain objective and we can’t print anything that is inflammatory or may cause offence.
I don’t want to add too many other restrictions but please try and keep your submissions relatively short as we want them to appeal to the casual blog reader as well.
We may even be able to throw in a prize for the article we like the most!
We reserve the right to edit your submissions in any way we see fit. If you are not happy with that please don’t send an entry in.
If you have any questions please email at the above address.
I look forward to hearing from you.
The wealth of knowledge our contributors on Grand National Blog make it the number one source of statistics and analysis for anyone who is serious about trying to back the winner of the world’s greatest race.
The National Hunt season is starting to wind itself now up as the nights start to draw in and this weekend’s meeting at Chepstow will definitely see an improvement in the quality of horses on view. With that in mind I thought it would be a good idea to tap in to our loyal band of Grand National experts and see if they can turn their hand to highlighting some horses to follow for the fledgling new season.
It would be great if our contributors could add a few (let’s say no more than five to begin with) horses they expect to show a profit in the months to follow. These can be anything from well bred bumper horses, to novices you expect to take high rank or even experienced horses who you feel are well handicapped.
I’ll update a list of any suggestions at the end of this thread for easy reference.
Why not let us know your horses to follow and the horse that returns the best level stakes profit from Saturday 8th Ocotber until Bet365 Gold Cup day will win a prize – more details on the prize to follow – so get adding your stable of winners for 2016/17.
Please add your non Grand National tips to this page.