Blaklion is an eight-year-old trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, and the former RSA Chase winner will be one of the leading contenders for the 2017 Grand National, which will be the highlight of Aintree's three-day meeting on April 8.
- 18th February 2017 - Haydock Park - Grand National Trial - 3m, 4f 97y - 2nd
- 26th December 2016 - Wetherby - Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase - 3m 45y - 3rd
- 26th November 2016 - Newbury - Hennessy Gold Cup - 3m 1f 214y - 5th
- 29th October 2016 - Wetherby - Charlie Hall Chase - 3m 45y - 4th
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VERDICT: A former Grade 1 winner, Blaklion has shaped into a top quality staying chaser this term, and if he can build on some fine efforts this season then he has to be given huge respect for the Grand National. Obvious chance.