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:
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.