Grand National Runners 2016

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The Last Samuri

The Last Samuri    Form: 12-311    (T: K Bailey / J: D Bass)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Sound jumper, relentless galloper and officially 12lb's well-in at the weights after his Grimthorpe Chase win. Each-way steal.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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The Last Samuri
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Many Clouds

Many Clouds    Form: 1-6221    (T: O Sherwood / J: L Aspell)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st 10lbs

Could become the first back-to-back National winner since Red Rum. In good form and has enjoyed a better prep than last year. A worthy favourite.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Many Clouds
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Holywell

Holywell    Form: 3-54P2    (T: Jonjo O'Neill / J: R McLernon)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 12lbs

Grand National winner written all over him. 4th in a Gold Cup and has course form winning Grade 1 novice chase here beating this year's Gold Cup winner in the process. Well in at the handicap and big chance.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Holywell
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Silviniaco Conti

Silviniaco Conti    Form: 1-22P1    (T: P Nicholls / J: N Fehily)    Age: 10    Weight: 9st

Classy sort who looks well in at the handicap. Trip an unknown but this nine year old has two King George Chase's to his name and looked back to his best last time. Major player.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Silviniaco Conti
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Gallant Oscar

Gallant Oscar    Form: 3-1U75    (T: A Martin / J: M Walsh)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Impressive winner at the Punchestown Festival last year but off the boil since. Could bounce back for shrewd owner/trainer combination and a possible value bet.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Gallant Oscar
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Goonyella

Goonyella    Form: 2-3942    (T: J Dreaper / J: J J Burke)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Won last year's Midlands National and then finished second in the Scottish equivalent. Stays longer than the mother-in-law!  -  Bet Now

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Goonyella
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Shutthefrontdoor

Shutthefrontdoor    Form: /15-3P    (T: Jonjo O'Neill / J: B Geraghty)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 11lbs

Went off favourite last year and ran a good race to finish fifth. Should be in the mix again at a much bigger price. Value bet.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Shutthefrontdoor
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Morning Assembly

Morning Assembly    Form: /3-224    (T: P Fahy / J: D Russell)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Formerly classy novice chaser who returned from a near two-year layoff this season with some decent efforts. Good chance.  -  Bet Now

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Morning Assembly
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Saint Are

Saint Are    Form: 12-671    (T: T George / J: P Brennan)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 5lbs

Finished 9th in 2013 and was beaten less than 2 lengths by Many Clouds last year proving he likes the course and distance. Good prep run should put him spot on. Player.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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Saint Are
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Sir Des Champs

Sir Des Champs    Form: F4/157    (T: W Mullins / J: N Carberry)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 13lbs

Twice a winner at the Cheltenham Festival but hasn't shown much in the way of form since picking up an injury. Nina Carberry picks up the ride after Ruby Walsh was ruled out through injury.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Sir Des Champs
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The Druids Nephew

The Druids Nephew    Form: 1F-662    (T: N Mulholland / J: D O'Regan)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st

Going well when fell in this race last year. Pleasing prep run should put him spot on but higher in the weights this time. Place contender.  -  £20 Free Bet

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The Druids Nephew
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Boston Bob

Boston Bob    Form: 0-50P1    (T: W Mullins / J: P Townend)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 10lbs

Passed over by Ruby Walsh in favour of Sir Des Champs. Winner of a good trial in Ireland last time so he's a possible each way option.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Boston Bob
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Ucello Conti

Ucello Conti    Form: 1P-623    (T: G Elliott / J: D Jacob)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Trainer won the race with Silver Birch in 2007. Eye catching run last time in Ireland, the French import could come on for better ground and looks a stayer in the making.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Ucello Conti
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Unioniste

Unioniste    Form: -80312    (T: P Nicholls / J: N Schofield)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Owner has won with a grey before (Neptune Collonges in 2012) but hard to see him repeating the feat here. Could stay on into a place but hard to see him winning.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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Unioniste
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Buywise

Buywise    Form: 5-3243    (T: E Williams / J: P Moloney)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 10lbs

Poor jumper who has proved expensive to follow but often finishes his races in eyecatching fashion. With a bit of luck he could run a massive race.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Buywise
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Gilgamboa

Gilgamboa    Form: 1-3455    (T: E Bolger / J: R Power)    Age: 8    Weight: 11st 1lbs

Hasn't won beyond 2 1/2 miles but trainer thinks a step up in trip will suit. Potential improver.  -  Bet Now

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Gilgamboa
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Kruzhlinin

Kruzhlinin    Form: /72-15    (T: P Hobbs / J: R Johnson)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 7lbs

Some good form in the book and stays all day. 5th in the Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last time out and finished 10th in this race two years ago. Solid.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Kruzhlinin
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O'Faolains Boy

O'Faolains Boy    Form: /P1P87    (T: Miss R Curtis / J: B Hughes)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st 1lbs

NON-RUNNER  -  Bet Now

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O'Faolains Boy
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Onenightinvienna

Onenightinvienna    Form: 1-1225    (T: P Hobbs / J: T O'Brien)    Age: 7    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Novices have a horrid record in the race and although this stamina-laden seven year old has a form line with recent RSA winner Blaklion, this race is likely a year too soon. Nipper.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Onenightinvienna
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On His Own

On His Own    Form: 7U4828    (T: W Mullins / J: P Mullins)    Age: 12    Weight: 11st 1lbs

Now 12, his better days are behind him but still pushed stablemate Boston Bob close in the Bobbyjo Chase last time out. Yet to complete the National falling on both occasions. Frailties.  -  Bet Now

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On His Own
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Rule The World

Rule The World    Form: S32254    (T: M Morris / J: D Mullins)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 7lbs

Runner up in last year's Irish National which can often be a good guide to success here. Could go well at a big price.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Rule The World
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The Romford Pele

The Romford Pele    Form: -77F38    (T: Miss R Curtis / J: T Whelan)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Usually runs at Cheltenham so difficult to say how he will fare on Aintree's flat track. Dropped to a winnable handicap mark but hard to have much confidence.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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The Romford Pele
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Just A Par

Just A Par    Form: 031-09    (T: P Nicholls / J: S Bowen)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Stays all day and will relish good ground. Winner of the Bet365 Gold Cup last spring and looks a solid option for trainer Paul Nicholls as he bids for a second win in the race.  -  Bet Now

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Just A Par
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Soll

Soll    Form: 9-0413    (T: D Pipe / J: C O'Farrell)    Age: 11    Weight: 10st 11lbs

Ninth in last year's race in which he ran well for a long time. Disappointing last time out and question marks over whether he can stay the trip.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Soll
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Ballycasey

Ballycasey    Form: B-4935    (T: W Mullins / J: K Walsh)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Prolific winner in his early days but not entered the winners enclosure since Nov '14. Brought Down at the Canal Turn in last year's race and others preferred.  -  Bet Now

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Ballycasey
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Ballynagour

Ballynagour    Form: 535PP7    (T: D Pipe / J: T Scudamore)    Age: 10    Weight: 11st 2lbs

Not at his best this season but top class on his day. If the National fences inspire a return to form, he'd have a chance. Risky proposition.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Ballynagour
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Black Thunder

Black Thunder    Form: 57-0U6    (T: P Nicholls / J: S Waley-Cohen)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Unseated his rider in the Welsh National and well beaten on last start. Bought by the Waley-Cohens this week and ridden by Sam who has a great record over these fences.  -  Bet Now

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Black Thunder
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First Lieutenant

First Lieutenant    Form: -8432P    (T: M Morris / J: B Cooper)    Age: 11    Weight: 9st

Has some Aintree form but not won for three years and well beaten in this race twelve months ago. The choice of stable jockey Bryan Cooper.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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First Lieutenant
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Hadrian's Approach

Hadrian's Approach    Form: 1/6P-7    (T: N Henderson / J: N De Boinville)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Promising novice who hasn't really kicked on. Jumping would be a concern and just the one run in the last fourteen months.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Hadrian's Approach
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Le Reve

Le Reve    Form: P02615    (T: Mrs L Wadham / J: H Skelton)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 8lbs

Sandown specialist including a third in the 3m5f Bet365 Gold Cup last season. Good ground would be a concern but stamina won't. Steady.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Le Reve
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Pendra

Pendra    Form: /45-15    (T: C Longsdon / J: A Coleman)    Age: 8    Weight: 10st 5lbs

Lightly raced eight year old with some Graded form over three miles at Ascot this season. A decent effort in 2014 Irish Grand National and although he probably stays he could lack the class.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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Pendra
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Triolo D'Alene

Triolo D'Alene    Form: /P3-15    (T: N Henderson / J: J McGrath)    Age: 9    Weight: 11st

Pulled up in the race two years ago but has a Hennessy and Topham win in the bank. Good ground will be a positive and if ridden handily could have decent claims. Interesting.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Triolo D'Alene
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Wonderful Charm

Wonderful Charm    Form: 783P-2    (T: P Nicholls / J: S Twiston-Davies)    Age: 8    Weight: 11st 3lbs

Has been kept fresh for this race by the champion trainer Paul Nicholls. Classy type who likes good ground and could outrun his massive odds.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Wonderful Charm
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Aachen

Aachen    Form: 411209    (T: Miss V Williams / J: H Brooke)    Age: 12    Weight: 10st 10lbs

Improved 26 lbs this season as a twelve year old! Had a very busy campaign and good ground would be a negative. Trainer won the race in 2009 with a 100/1 shot.  -  Bet £10 Get £10

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Aachen
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Double Ross

Double Ross    Form: -24599    (T: N Twiston-Davies / J: R Hatch)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 9lbs

Ran well for some time in the Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last time. Fifth in a Sefton over the National Fences but does he stay?  -  Bet Now

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Double Ross
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Home Farm

Home Farm    Form: 7P8-46    (T: H De Bromhead / J: A Lynch)    Age: 9    Weight: 10st 4lbs

Interesting runner who has not won beyond two and three quarter miles. Pulled up in the 2014 Irish National and in last year's Gold Cup. Doesn't really have the profile of a National winner.  -  £20 Free Bet

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Home Farm
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Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek    Form: P-2P40    (T: P Nicholls / J: A Thornton)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 13lbs

Was fancied to run well in this last year but trailed in 17th. Would be no surprise to see him run a big race but not to be relied upon. Risky.  -  Bet Now

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Rocky Creek
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Vics Canvas

Vics Canvas    Form: 2-85P6    (T: D A McLoughlin / J: R Dunne)    Age: 13    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Old campaigner who can boast a Cork National win to his name. A 2nd place finish in the Bet365 Gold Cup proves he stays the trip but he may be a bit long in the tooth for the National test.  -  Bet Now

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Vics Canvas
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Vieux Lion Rouge

Vieux Lion Rouge    Form: 111U26    (T: D Pipe / J: J Reveley)    Age: 7    Weight: 10st 5lbs

Finished 6th in the 4 mile NH Chase at the Cheltenham Festival proving he stays well but no 7 year-old has won the National since 1940. Maybe next year.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Vieux Lion Rouge
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Katenko

Katenko    Form: 0/P-P0    (T: Miss V Williams / J: W Kennedy)    Age: 10    Weight: 10st 6lbs

Deemed good enough to contest the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2014 but has disappointed in three handicaps since then. Needs to bounce back.  -  Bet £10 Get £30

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Katenko

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