Category Archives: Grand National

Tips and advice for betting on the Aintree Grand National

Grand National 2015 Winner

By | April 8, 2015

It’s nearly time for me to reveal my Grand National 2015 Winner and I know you are as excited as me. Yesterday we eliminated 34 horses from the list and we are now left with just 9 to choose from, so let’s press on. Let’s take a look at the final 9 individually. Mon Parrain – has twice… Read More »

Grand National 2015

By | April 7, 2015

Oh yes indeedy folks, it’s Grand National 2015 this Saturday. I’ve been keeping my thoughts to myself this year until the field has been more or less confirmed, but now it’s time for me to unleash the beast and set the Generalites on the right path to glory! Come on! So let’s start by eliminating all the horses… Read More »

Happy Grand National Day!

By | April 5, 2014

We had 40 to choose from. We used Age, Ratings, Weight, Runs, Form and Handicap marks. We chopped runners down like trees. We dispelled the myths about the favourites. We took it to the bookies. And now the day of reckoning is upon us. Ladies and gentlemen it is Grand National Day 2014. Our final 5 were Balthazar… Read More »

Final key points

By | April 3, 2014

The Shortlist Finalised To make the final shortlist, our remaining competitors must now pass 5 tests. Firstly, they must have won over 3m. Secondly they must have won a handicap. Thirdly they must have won a race worth 30K. Fourthly, they must now be racing off a handicap mark within 10lbs of their last winning mark. Lastly, experience… Read More »

What counts from this season

By | April 1, 2014

Don’t overdo it We start today with 31 of the top 40 in the handicap left in with a chance if we look at the race through a stats eye. Now obviously, this is very subjective to your own point of view and not everyone buys in to the stats angle. I think they have a tale to… Read More »

Six day declarations

By | March 31, 2014

Stats run through for 6 day declarations The big day is drawing closer and closer, so I thought it would be apt to look at the stats to whittle down the remaining contenders. Over the next few days I’ll introduce different stats to help us end up with a shortlist on Saturday. We’ll start today with 2 stats… Read More »

Why does age matter?

By | March 27, 2014

Fancied horses to fail the test I took an e-mail from Generalite A. Jackson, asking me if he should follow his 2 favourite horses Triolo D’Alene and Katenko in next week’s Grand National. I told him to keep his money in his pocket. I think he was a bit taken aback, but after I showed him the table… Read More »

Grand National 2014 Preview

By | March 26, 2014

Billed as ‘The Greatest Show, The Greatest Drama’ – this year’s renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National will once again pit 40 horses against the 30 most demanding National Hunt fences in racing. Watched by some 600 million people in over 140 countries around the world, this iconic handicap steeplechase is the ultimate test of a horses’ stamina… Read More »

Prince de Beauchene the leading Grand National hope for Mullins

By | March 19, 2014

Graham Wylie-owned gelding weighted to go well for champion Irish trainer With Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own sidestepping a crack at the Crabbie’s Grand National, Prince de Beauchene now looks the main hope of champion Irish trainer Willie Mullins in the Aintree marathon test. The 11-year-old, like On His Own, is owned by Graham Wylie and… Read More »

Grand National 2014 – ante post update

By | February 21, 2014

There has not been too much activity with our ante post selections other than an outing for Chance Du Roy, who ran well last week at Ascot. In hindsight, I think the jockey took up the running too soon, but so well was he jumping and travelling, he had no choice really. I know he faded slightly after… Read More »