2016 Grand National | Horse-By-Horse Guide | 9th April 2016 | Channel 4


IT’S one of the biggest races of the year and also one of the hardest to call so let Voice of Value (@TheVoiceOfValue) mark your card ahead of the 2016 Crabbies Grand National with his thoughts on all 40 runners.

1. Many Clouds 8/1 (Bet365)

Age: 9 | Weight: 11st 10lb | Trainer: Oliver Sherwood | Jockey: Leighton Aspell

Last year’s winner who I suggested would be better waiting for another year. Oliver Sherwood agreed with me but Trevor Hemmings the owner insisted that he should run and the rest is history.

Anyone who hasn’t seen the video from the ‘jockey cam’ that was attached to Leighton Aspell’s helmet should watch it now on You Tube. It makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and gives you a great idea of what it’s like to ride in the National.

Can Many Clouds do what no horse since Red Rum has managed and win back-to-back Grand Nationals? Whisper it quietly but he might just do it.

His performance last year left me stunned as well as skint. How he managed to carry nearly top weight to victory as an eight year old I just could not fathom and I’m still taken aback by it.

He is clearly a freak and from only 1lb higher this year I can’t find a reason why not. He is hard to recommend as a tip at prices like 7/1 but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the mix again. One word of caution – although he has previous decent form on soft ground I think the combination of quite soft ground and top weight would be too much for him to handle.

It’s much more difficult to carry a heavy weight in softer ground but if it ends up being good ground on the day then he has every chance of making history.

  • Value Rating: 7/10


2. Silviniaco Conti 12/1 (William Hill)

Age: 10 | Weight: 11st 8lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Noel Fehily

An old favourite of mine this horse – absolutely top class on his day and a few years ago I would have been surprised if someone said he would be running in the National because he is a Grade 1 horse who many would see as being too high class for this.

He recently bounced back to form in fine style and proved that he could be as good as ever but the only question is will he last out the marathon trip? My instinct says no, that he will tire and be pulled up.

There is always a chance that he could get into a nice rhythm at a pace slightly slower than what he is used to (he is a regular winner of Grade 1 chases over 3 miles including two King George V chases at Kempton) and just cruise into it without exerting too much effort. Either way his price is too short so I don’t see any value in backing him.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


3. First Lieutenant 40/1 (Betfred)

Age: 11 | Weight: 11st 4lb | Trainer: Mouse Morris | Jockey: TBC

Former top class chaser who isn’t quite the force of old and has never suggested that he would stay the distance in this. Finished 19th last year and I would be surprised if he could improve much on that. Jumping is solid enough.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


4. Wonderful Charm 50/1 (Paddy Power)

Age: 8 | Weight: 11st 4lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

Seems to be a difficult horse to find the right race for and although you can’t rule anything out with Paul Nicholls I would be surprised to see this lad stay the distance.

He was pulled up at Sandown last year when tried over a longer trip and although he looks like he is staying on in some races at the death I just don’t think he quite has the class to carry this sort of weight to victory.

  • Value Rating: 5/10


5. Ballynagour 66/1 (BetBright)

Age: 10 | Weight: 11st 2lb | Trainer: David Pipe | Jockey: Tom Scudamore

A horse who is out of form and carrying a fair bit of weight with no signs that he would be comfortable with the marathon distance. David Pipe is notorious for getting one ready for a big race though, indeed he did it with this horse at Cheltenham in 2014, but it would be a real surprise if this one was ready to rock.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


6. O’Faolains Boy 33/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 9 | Weight: 11st 1lb | Trainer: Rebecca Curtis | Jockey: Brian Hughes

Won the RSA at Cheltenham in 2014 but hasn’t hit those heights again since to be honest. Rebecca Curtis had issues with some dodgy hay of all things last year but the horses seem to have recovered now. I’m not sure he will stay and I also think they might go a bit too quick for him. Without solid recent form it’s hard to recommend him.

  • Value Rating: 5/10


7. Gilgamboa 66/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 8 | Weight: 11st 1lb | Trainer: Enda Bolger | Jockey: TBC

The suspicion is that he is better over 2 miles and 2.5 miles and he is probably a year too young from a statistics point of view too.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


8. On His Own 66/1 (Betway)

Age: 12 | Weight: 11st 1lb | Trainer: Willie Mullins | Jockey: Patrick Mullins

A grand old horse this one who has been around for years in the top races without quite doing the business although he did manage a very respectable 2nd in the Gold Cup in 2014.

He fell two years in a row in this race so that is a definite no for me, even if he wasn’t a bit too old and a bit high in the weights. You’re on your own if you fancy backing him.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


9. The Druids Nephew 16/1 (Bet365)

Age: 9 | Weight: 11st 0lb | Trainer: Neil Mulholland | Jockey: Denis O’Regan

Was extremely well-handicapped last year coming into the race and he looked like he would be challenging when he fell four fences from home. There is no way of knowing what would have happened though – he was travelling alongside Soll at the time and that one faded from three out and finished 9th (as if I need any reminding).

He isn’t as well-handicapped the year and runs off a higher weight with that nagging doubt about the fall last year. I don’t see him as great value.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


10. Triolo D’Alene 33/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 9 | Weight: 11st 0lb | Trainer: Nicky Henderson | Jockey: Jeremiah McGrath

A lightly raced horse for his age who has popped up a couple of times with a win, most notably in the Hennessy at Newbury in 2013. He hasn’t managed much since then although he won in January at Kempton over a shorter distance.

He was pulled up in this race two years ago and although that can be partly forgiven as a result of his age at the time there isn’t anything that jumps out at me to recommend him. His trainer Nicky Henderson, although a magician in other areas, has never won this race.

  • Value Rating: 5/10


11. Rocky Creek 66/1 (William Hill)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 13lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Andrew Thornton

I fancied him to get a place last year but he couldn’t manage it. He has been out of form this year so despite previous form that gave him a squeak I suspect he has had his chance at the big prize.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


12. Sir Des Champs 20/1 (NetBet)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 13lb | Trainer: Willie Mullins | Jockey: TBC

It’s remarkable to see Sir Des Champs sitting here with a weight under 11st in the Grand National, available to back at 40/1 and still aged only ten.

He was one of the very best a couple of years back and was my tip for the Gold Cup in 2013 when he could only manage 2nd to an impressive Bobs Worth. He has had injury problems since then and despite a winning return after a very long layoff he has subsequently had a couple of poor races.

If I thought he could recapture the form of old we could perhaps take a chance on him staying this sort of trip but I suspect he wouldn’t be 40/1 if he was in better form. No doubt he will find the winning habit again but I suspect it won’t be this week.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


13. Holywell 16/1 (Paddy Power)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 12lb | Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill | Jockey: Richie McLernon

It’s probably fair to describe Jonjo O’Neill as a ‘crafty’ trainer. He has a knack of getting horses’ handicap ratings down to a reasonable level before suddenly producing the horse to win a big race.

Holywell is interesting in that he is probably the best horse in training with Jonjo yet he has still managed to manipulate his handicap mark to the extent that he popped up at Cheltenham to finish second in a competitive race and he runs here off a very favourable handicap mark for a horse who finished a respectable 4th in the Gold Cup last year.

He needs good or good to soft ground – anything softer than that and he might even be a non-runner – but if he gets it he could be the best handicapped horse in the field.

The only slight concern I have is that he is a relatively small horse and the National fences can be tiring for a smaller horse who needs to put more into their jumping. His jumping hasn’t been perfect over the years but probably isn’t too much to worry about.

I can see him running a huge race and perhaps getting Richie McLernon the compensation he deserves after that agonising photo-finish in 2012 when he rode Sunnyhillboy.

  • Value Rating: 8/10


14. Shutthefrontdoor 20/1 (Betway)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 11lb | Trainer: Jonjo O´Neill | Jockey: Barry Geraghty

Finished 5th last year after it looked like Tony McCoy would sign off his career with a winner in the Grand National but he just faded on the run-in.

There is an interesting argument which suggests that Shutthefrontdoor came to the race last year without a preparation run and that because he has had a warm up this year he should be in better shape. He is also a couple of pounds lower in the weights which is helpful and is a year older – one of my concerns last year was that he was inexperienced.

Another interesting point is that Barry Geraghty was on board for his last two wins (including the Irish National in 2014) so he will know how to get the best out of the horse.

The trends suggests that those who have tried to win the race before don’t come back and do it second time round but I could easily see this lad get into the places and at almost three times the price that he was last year that looks like good each way value.

  • Value Rating: 8/10


15. Soll 50/1 (Bet365)

Age: 11 | Weight: 10st 11lb | Trainer: David Pipe | Jockey: Conor O’Farrell

He was my top tip last year and was travelling like a dream before just fading late on and ended up only finishing 9th. I tried to argue that Tom Scudamore had him too prominent and went off too quick with him but the truth was that the horse probably just didn’t stay the full 4.5 miles. He is higher in the weights this year as a result of another win this season and the task will be even tougher than last year.

Perhaps Conor O’Farrell will ride him differently and will manage to get something extra out of him but it does look unlikely. For the avoidance of doubt, at fancy prices like 50/1 I’ll be having a ‘wee saver’ each way, if only to dream about what might have been last year.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


16. Buywise 66/1 (Betfred)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 10lb | Trainer: Evan Williams | Jockey: Paul Moloney

A fascinating entry who has never really been tried over longer trips but always finishes his races strongly, suggesting that a longer trip would suit.

His major problem is his jumping – he sometimes clatters one or two fences and that usually puts him just too far behind to catch the leaders at the death. Jumping errors are of course magnified over these fences so that is a major downside. On the plus side though, we have Paul Moloney the jockey.

It seems like has ridden a horse into the top four in the National every year since I used to watch Postman Pat and he is the master of negotiating a horse round the course from the back of the field and then running into a place at the end. Last year it looked like the rest of them saw him coming and accepted the inevitable as Alvarado bounded up into 4th from way off the pace.

It remains to be seen whether Buywise can have a safe round of jumping and give Paul the chance to do the same again. 50/1 is a fair price though.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


17. Boston Bob 33/1 (BetBright)

Age: 11 | Weight: 10st 10lb | Trainer: W P Mullins | Jockey: Ruby Walsh

The magical partnership of Mullins and Walsh combine and it’s not often you’ll find one of their horses available at 25/1. Boston Bob has been in and around the top 3 mile chases in Ireland over the last few years without ever quite becoming a star. One of his better wins actually came in his most recent run when he pipped in On His Own in a 3 mile slog in the mud.

He won’t mind a bit of rain and might be the sort who will enjoy the marathon trip but I have slight concerns with his jumping. He sometimes blunders at his fences and if he does that here he won’t be able to get back into the race.

  • Value Rating: 7/10


18. Aachen 100/1 (Bet365)

Age: 12 | Weight: 10st 10lb | Trainer: Venetia Williams | Jockey: TBC

This old boy had something of a resurgence this season, winning a couple of races including an impressive victory at Cheltenham in December. I’m not sure he has the class to win this off a career-high handicap rating and his front-running style won’t be advantageous when it gets to the business end of things.

On the flip side, many will remember when Venetia Williams trained Mon Mome to victory (I certainly do – he was the horse that made me fall in love with the Grand National) who was also a 100/1 shot and if there is a bit of rain then they might not go too fast for Aachen and he could outrun his price.

His jumping is sound and he hasn’t been tried over a marathon trip. If you want one who will race near the front at a fancy price and give you something to cheer on for the first couple of laps then this could be the one for you.

  • Value Rating: 7/10


19. Morning Assembly 25/1 (BetBright)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 9lb | Trainer: P A Fahy | Jockey: Davy Russell

As followers of my Cheltenham previews will remember I tipped this lad for the Ultima Handicap and he duly grabbed a place at nice odds. He ticks a whole load of boxes – he has good form in Grade 1 races so shouldn’t be unsettled by the speed of the race, he jumps well, has a good jockey on board and he has potential to improve and he looks like the much longer trip will suit him nicely.

He is also versatile in relation to the ground so a bit of rain won’t be a problem, it might actually be beneficial because it will inconvenience so of those above him in the weights. I have backed this one each way and I would advise you all to do the same at nice odds of 25/1. He looks a solid selection and if stays the trip he could be the one to win it with a bit of luck.

  • Value Rating: 9/10


20. Double Ross 100/1 (Betway)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 9lb | Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies | Jockey: TBC

A temperamental sort who pops up from time to time with a big win but he looks out of form at the moment and I am sure his best distance is around about 2.5 miles rather than this test. I think he will be a non-stayer even if he is on song which isn’t guaranteed.

One positive in his favour is that his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies is having an excellent spell at the moment and has won the Grand National twice in the past with Earth Summit (1998) and Bindaree (2002) so he knows better than most how to get one ready.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


21. Goonyella 20/1 (Paddy Power)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Jim Dreaper | Jockey: J J Burke

I used to be very much of the opinion that Goonyella was a slow ground plodder who could stay on in a slowly run race, a view that was reinforced by his win at Uttoxeter last year in the Midlands Grand National where he stayed on whilst others dropped away in the tough conditions.

He then went up to Ayr for the Scottish Grand National and if you go back and watch the race again he is very interesting (the SportingLife website lets you watch all the old Racing UK races for free if you have a SkyBet account – a great tool if you are a weirdo like me who likes to watch the old races. Between that and the new AtTheRaces app you can now access pretty much any old race from the UK and Ireland and view it again for free).

That race in the Scottish National was run at a pretty quick pace on good ground and although Goonyella was urged along to keep up with them he did manage to stay with them and then on the run in he looked like he would stay 6 miles as he nearly caught the winner and stormed past other horses.

You can’t be anything other than impressed by that run and if this race was run over regulation fences he would be my top selection. My only slight concern is that he ran over the National-style fences in the Becher Chase in December and only managed to finish 9th.

Watching the race back he does seem to jump the fences ok but there is a nagging doubt in my mind that he didn’t absolutely love it. The case to be made for him is this: if he can get a good start, keep up with the hectic pace at the start, jump round safely enough (avoiding the inevitable carnage) and stay within say 15-20 lengths of the leaders, I can almost guarantee that there won’t be any horse staying on better than him as they come round the elbow an he could be eating up the ground.

Who wouldn’t want to be on that horse, roaring him towards the line? I can visualise this plan in my head so let’s hope it’s as easy as that for the horse and Johnny Burke on board!

  • Value Rating: 8/10


22. Ucello Conti 25/1 (Boylesports)

Age: 8 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Gordon Elliott | Jockey: Daryl Jacob

A ‘talking horse’ from Ireland – not literally of course, the humans do the talking for him – but the word is that he is nicely handicapped and could be one to run well at a decent price.

He was given an ‘interesting’ ride last time out by the French jockey Jacques Ricou who took him so wide on the course the whole way round that he must have run almost an extra mile compared to the other runners in the race and if it was an attempt to protect his handicap mark for this race it wasn’t very well disguised.

In any event, there is a suspicion that Gordon Elliott has this race planned for him. It remains to be seen how he will take to the fences and the marathon trip so I have just stopped short of putting him on the shortlist but don’t be surprised to see some significant support for him in the market before the start of the race.

  • Value Rating: 7/10


23. Unioniste 33/1 (Bet365)

Age: 8 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Nick Scholfield

Fell in the race last year when he was only a 7 year old and shouldn’t have been anywhere near the race but Paul Nicholls remains convinced that he could be a good Grand National horse.

He is certainly better placed in the weights this year but that’s because he has been out of form and I’m not sure his win at Kelso is particularly good form at all – the horse he beat that day is a real plodder. I would rarely recommend a bet on a horse who fell the previous year and I won’t be doing it now.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


24. Le Reve 50/1 (Betfred)

Age: 8 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Lucy Wadham | Jockey: Harry Skelton

A good quality horse without being in the top bracket and there isn’t much to suggest he will enjoy the long distance here. May be one to keep an eye on for next year.

  • Value Rating: 5/10


25. Gallant Oscar 20/1 (NetBet)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Tony Martin | Jockey: TBC

Decent Irish handicap type of horse who won a nice race at Punchestown last year but hasn’t done much since and there are others with better recent form that appeal more. Barry Geraghty agrees, having chosen to ride Shutthefrontdoor rather than this or one of the other horses owned by JP McManus (for whom Geraghty is the retained jockey).

  • Value Rating: 4/10


26. Onenightinvienna 50/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 7 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Philip Hobbs | Jockey: Tom O’Brien

It is almost certainly a year or two too early for this horse who only has four runs over fences to his name (1 win and 2 seconds) and although he is probably well-handicapped he would be better waiting for another year or two. This is not a race for young, inexperienced horses.

  • Value Rating: 2/10


27. The Last Samuri 10/1 (Bet365)

Age: 8 | Weight: 10st 8lb | Trainer: Kim Bailey | Jockey: David Bass

Probably the horse with the best handicap mark in the race, having won nicely at Doncaster since the weights were fixed in February. He is now way too short a price for me though at something like 10/1. I’m not convinced that the race he won was particularly strong because most of the better horses were being aimed at Cheltenham at that time and I think he might have been flattered slightly.

He has come right through the ranks winning five races along the way but this is a different test and I doubt he will have the pace to go with them or the stamina to see out the trip. I would perhaps take a chance on him if we were getting 33/1 but not at the current prices.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


28. Kruzhlinin 28/1 (Betway)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 7lb | Trainer: Philip Hobbs | Jockey: Richard Johnson

A few interesting points to note about this one. Firstly, he has been over the National-style fences twice when he was 10th in the race two years ago (when only 7) and then again when he was 7th in the Becher the following December.

Secondly, Richard Johnson the champion-elect jockey in the UK takes the ride. He was off the track for a year until switching stables from Donald McCain to Richard Hobbs and winning in January. The jury is still out on whether he will get the 4.5 miles, I suspect not, but he is certainly one with the potential to improve and we know he is ok with the fences.

  • Value Rating: 7/10


29. Rule The World 50/1 (William Hill)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 7lb | Trainer: Mouse Morris ” Jockey: TBC

He has a touch of the second-itis disease this horse – finishing 2nd on 10 of his 24 starts over his career. He has some decent form in the book in good quality races in Ireland without ever really showing anything that we could get excited about. It’s not clear that he will stay although a 2nd in the Irish National at Fairyhouse gives some hope.

It would be interesting if Bryan Cooper decided to ride this ahead of First Lieutenant or Sir Des Champs (the other horses owned by Michael O’Leary). Mouse Morris managed to get Rogue Angel spot on to win the Irish National this year and who is to say that he can’t have this one in perfect shape too? Could be a lively outsider.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


30. Just A Par 50/1 (Bet365)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 9lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Sean Bowen

Won the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown last year in good style but I don’t think that was the best quality renewal of that race that there has ever been so I would be skeptical about his chances of living with the pace and the quality in this field. Would probably benefit from good ground so any more rain would be a negative. I should also say that Sean Bowen is an excellent young jockey who gets on well with the horse so that is certainly a positive.

  • Value Rating: 6/10


31. Katenko 80/1 (Betway)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 6lb | Trainer: Venetia Williams | Jockey: TBC

Not the force of old and there is little to suggest that he will be able to bounce back to top form. Even top form wouldn’t be good enough I suspect.

  • Value Rating: 2/10


32. Vics Canvas 66/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 13 | Weight: 10st 6lb | Trainer: Dermot McLoughlin | Jockey: Robert Dunne

Getting on a bit now and has fallen a couple of times. A bit like your uncle with the drink problem.

  • Value Rating: 2/10


33. Black Thunder 66/1 (Bet365)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 6lb | Trainer: Paul Nicholls | Jockey: Gavin Sheehan

Nicholls always fancied this as a proper stayer but it doesn’t seem to have quite materialised. He has been quite lightly raced over the last couple of years so I suspect there have been injury problems. I can’t find much to recommend about him to be honest.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


34. Ballycasey 80/1 (Bet365)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 6lb | Trainer: Willie Mullins | Jockey: TBC

I’ve always thought this one was overrated. He was brought down by another horse in the race last year, there is nothing to suggest he will stay and he has also fallen in the past so I’m not convinced.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


35. Hadrian’s Approach 66/1 (Betfred)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 6lb | Trainer: Nicky Henderson | Jockey: Nico D’Boinville

The right age, a good weight and a winner of the Bet365 chase over 3.5 miles in 2014 so he might get the trip. However he is just back from injury and has had more bad days than good days over the the year (including a couple of falls) so I wouldn’t have much confidence backing him. Would need Nicky Henderson to perform a minor miracle.

  • Value Rating: 4/10


36. Vieux Lion Rouge 80/1 (Betway)

Age: 7 | Weight: 10st 5lb | Trainer: David Pipe | Jockey: James Reveley

A reasonable enough horse who was won his fair share of races recently but he is still quite young. Without any guarantee that he will stay (the 4 miler at Cheltenham recently suggests the opposite) then I think it’s daft to run him in this.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


37. Pendra 66/1 (BetVictor)

Age: 8 | Weight: 10st 5lb | Trainer: Charlie Longsdon | Jockey: TBC

Won a decent 3 mile race this year but looked like he lacked stamina in the Irish National last year.

  • Value Rating: 5/10


38. Saint Are 16/1 (Paddy Power)

Age: 10 | Weight: 10st 5lb | Trainer: Tom George | Jockey: Paddy Brennan

It’s absolutely impossible to ignore his claims this year and I would have him almost as favourite for the race if I was pricing it up. He was a (relatively) fast-finishing second last year and races off a similar handicap mark again this year.

There is an argument, made rather eloquently by an old racing friend of mine called Dicko this week actually, that says that once horses have had their chance to win it they don’t come back again and do the business.

This is hard to argue against when you look back over the years – horses like Rocky Creek, Sunnyhillboy and Cappa Bleu over recent years I had expected to come back and at least match their performance from the year before but it never seems to happen. Balthazar King is one who did well the second time – improving from 15th to a close 2nd from one year to the next – but it doesn’t happen regularly.

I just feel that it is difficult to ignore Saint Are with Tom George the trainer in better form now than he was last year. I suspect good ground would be preferable although he does have some form on soft.

  • Value Rating: 8/10


39. Home Farm 100/1 (Boylesports)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 4lb | Trainer: Henry De Bromhead | Jockey: TBC

A solid enough horse who appears to have been aimed at very good races when he doesn’t quite have the class for it. The same seems to be true today and I wonder whether the owners are looking for a day out with this horse rather than a win. He has been pulled up twice over longer trips when tried in the past.

  • Value Rating: 2/10


40. The Romford Pele 50/1 (Paddy Power)

Age: 9 | Weight: 10st 4lb | Trainer: Rebecca Curtis | Jockey: Trevor Whelan

One for the Arsenal fans here with his name being a reference to the Arsenal legend Ray Parlour. Has never looked like a staying chaser and has questionable jumping so much like Arsenal I wouldn’t trust him to get the job done when it matters.

  • Value Rating: 3/10


Shortlist 1 – if the ground is officially ‘Good’ or ‘Good to Soft’:

1. Morning Assembly – 25/1
2. Holywell – 14/1
3. Saint Are – 16/1
4. Goonyella – 16/1
5. Shutthefrontdoor – 16/1

Shortlist 2 – If the ground is officially ‘Soft’ or ‘Heavy’

1. Morning Assembly – 25/1
2. Goonyella – 16/1
3. Bishops Road – 25/1
4. Saint Are – 16/1
5. Shutthefrontdoor – 16/1

Best Bets

Grand National 2016 – Morning Assembly each way (25/1 Bet365)

Grand National 2016 – Holywell each way (16/1 William Hill)

Grand National 2016 – Goonyella each way (20/1 Bet365)

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'The Voice of Value’ column is written by Paul Gallagher who is an amateur tipster with a love for racing and jumps racing in particular. He caught the bug at an early age when his grandfather had a share in a winning chaser and his annual Grand National and Cheltenham guides have been well received over the last few years. Paul also enjoys the flat racing and football.

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