Blaklion is a nine-year-old trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, and the former RSA Chase winner will be one of the leading contenders for the 2018 Grand National, and showed when winning the Becher Chase in December and finishing fourth in last year's Grand National that he can be a major player in this year's renewal on April 14.
- 17th February 2018 - Haydock Park - Grand National Trial - 3m, 4f 97y - 2nd
- 9th December 2017 - Aintree - Becher Chase - 3m 1f 188y - 1st
- 4th November 2017 - Wetherby - Charlie Hall Chase - 3m 45y - 2nd
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VERDICT: Fourth in last year's race, Blaklion has since gone on to cruise to Becher Chase success over the National fences in December, and having run a blinder to finish second in the Grand National Trial at Haydock in February he has to be a major player again in 2018 renewal.