Vics Canvas

Vics Canvas Betting

Vics Canvas is a former Cork Grand National winner who is set to line up in the 2016 Grand National at Aintree on April 9 for trainer Dermot McLoughlin, but at the age of 13 years old he is going to face a tough test to figure in what will be an ultra-competitive race at the Merseyside venue.

Season Form:

  • 20th February 2016 - Fairyhouse - Bobbyjo Chase - 3m, 1f - 6th
  • 21st January 2016 - Gowran Park - Thyestes Chase - 3m, 1f - PU
  • 5th December 2015 - Aintree - Becher Chase - 3m, 1f - 5th
  • 21st November 2015 - Haydock Park - Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle - 2m, 6f - 8th

Vics Canvas kicked off his campaign over hurdles, but the veteran Irish raider was unable to land a significant blow on Haydock Park's Fixed Brush Handicap Hurdle as he was a distant eighth, but he improved on that effort by coming a pleasing fifth in the Becher Chase at Aintree, which shows he relishes the unique National fences.

Pulled up on his next start at Gowran Park in the Thyestes Chase, he was last seen finishing a well-beaten sixth in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse, and it's hard to see him being able to improve in the twilight of his career, so will need a huge career best if he is to make into the placings.

2016 Grand National Selector Tool.

Form Horse Age OR Weight Trainer Jockey Apps Best Finish ODDS
F2-8506 Vics Canvas 13 147 10-6 D McLaughlin R Dunne - - 100/1

VERDICT: Fifth in the Becher Chase earlier in the season shows he can act over the National fences, but it's hard to see him improving on that finish and should be ignored at huge odds.

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