The Last Samuri Betting

The Last Samuri

The Last Samuri is a ten-year-old trained by Kim Bailey, and he is set to run in the Grand National for the third time in his career, and having finished second in the 2016 renewal and 16th in the 2017 running, he will be looking to finally get his head in front in the world's greatest steeplechase on April 14.

Season Form:

  • 14th March 2018 - Cheltenham - Cross Country Chase - 3m 6f 37y - 3rd
  • 27th January 2018 - Cheltenham - Cotswold Chase - 3m 1f 56y - 4th
  • 9th December 2017 - Aintree - Becher Chase - 3m 1f 188y - 2nd
  • 13th November 2017 - Kempton - Pertemps Networks Handicap Hurdle - 2m 5f - 2nd

2018 Grand National Selector Tool.

Form Horse Age OR Weight Trainer Jockey Apps Best Finish ODDS
20-2243 The Last Samuri 10 159 11-8 Kim Bailey David Bass 2 2nd in 2016 16/1

VERDICT: A gallant runner-up in the 2016 Grand National, The Last Samuri failed to improve on that effort 12 months ago, when he finished 16th, but he showed when second to Blaklion in the Becher Chase in December that he relishes the test of these unique Aintree fences, and is certainly one for the shortlist.