Thursday, May 6, 2021

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021

‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021

The Grand National 2021 will sadly be held behind closed doors this year and as a result the spectacle of ‘classy’ racegoers with electronic tags busting out of their bras whilst brawling over a Boddingtons will be missed.

 

A National Hunt race of 4 miles and 2½ furlongs held at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, the Grand National is the most valuable jump race in Europe and its most famous participant ever was Red Rum, winner in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

 

Of the 40 runners in this year’s 30 fence race at 5.15pm on Saturday 10th April in which Ladbrokes are paying out 6 places on, after securing 2nd, 4th and 5th in the Irish Grand National last week, we suggest EACH WAY BETS on the following:

 

Cloth Cap

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.

Odds: 9/2 from 17/4 earlier

Jockey: Tom Scudamore, Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill

Owner: Trevor Hemmings (pictured above)

Tipped by: POSTDATA, At The Races ‘Top Tip’

 

If Cloth Cap were to come first in the Grand National 2021, 85-year-old Trevor Hemmings will become the most successful owner in the race’s history. Having scored three previous victories with Many Clouds in 2015, Ballabriggs in 2011 and Hedgehunter in 2005, a win for bricklayer-turned-billionaire Hemmings would be a moment for the racing world to celebrate.

 

Racing Post remarks: “Very well handicapped; stays at least 4m; a very, very bold show looks on its way.”

 

Greg Wood for the Guardian adds: “His handicap mark for today’s race looked workable even before his emphatic success in the level-weights Premier Chase at Kelso, and his new rating implies the handicapper would give him another stone to carry on Saturday if he could have another go at the weights. The Kelso form has hardly been advertised by the beaten horses, however, and 9-2 is short enough for any horse in this race when one mistake – or even a mistake by an opponent – can be enough to end a runner’s chance. He is the likeliest winner and a worthy favourite, but easy enough to swerve when the sheer unpredictability of the National has not been factored in to his price.”

 

Minella Times

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.

Odds: 11/1 from 10/1 earlier

Jockey: Rachael Blackmore, Trainer: Henry De Bromhead

Owner: John P. McManus

Tipped by: Daily Mail ‘Robin Goodfellow’

 

Racing Post remarks: “Good jumper; 2nd in valuable handicaps over 3m (suggesting some stamina reserves) and 2m5f.”

 

Greg Wood for the Guardian adds: “Rachael Blackmore can move betting markets after her historic efforts at the Cheltenham Festival last month, but the question for backers is whether she has shifted the odds too far. The money was coming for Henry de Bromhead’s gelding long before Blackmore was confirmed for the ride, but while there is plenty in his form to suggest he has a fair chance of making his jockey the first female to win the National, there is little that makes him a legitimate 10-1 shot. Like Cloth Cap, he looks like one to pass over at his current price.”

 

The Sun adds: “Panicking Paddy Power are staring down the barrel of a £15MILLION payout if Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National.

 

“Sweating bookies say the chance of Cheltenham Festival’s top jockey winning the world’s most famous race has given them their biggest headache in nearly a decade.”

 

“She rides Minella Times, currently around 9-1, in the big one at 5.15pm on Saturday. Blackmore’s horse was first backed for National glory at monster odds of 40-1 in February.”

 

Yala Enki

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.

Odds: 45/1 from 33/1 earlier

Jockey: Bryony Frost, Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Owner: Hills of Ledbury Ltd.

 

Racing Post remarks: “Fell at the first here in December; third in the last three Welsh Nationals in the mud.”

 

Greg Wood for the Guardian adds: “Another of those horses – there’s a growing list – that gets on particularly well with Bryony Frost, and three placed efforts in the mud at the Welsh Grand National, including two with Frost in the saddle, suggest that he won’t lack for stamina at the business end of the race. Faster ground, though, is a big concern, as the younger, quicker horses could already be pulling up after the line by the time he grinds into his highest gear.”

 

Lord Du Mensil

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.

Odds: 35/1 from 33/1 earlier

Jockey: Nick Schofield, Trainer: Richard Hobson

Owners: Paul Porter and Mike and Mandy Smith

 

Racing Post remarks: “Redoubtable stayer (extra distance will suit) but all his notable form is in the mud.”

 

Greg Wood for the Guardian adds: “Won the Grand National Trial over three-and-a-half at Haydock Park in February and has a chance on that form, but seems to need bottomless ground to produce his best (and put a spoke in the wheels of his quicker rivals). One to bear in mind in the unlikely event that Aintree get a month’s-worth of rain between now and Saturday afternoon.”

 

Tipping from The Steeple Times

To join our racing followers – who receive a FREE tipping email six days per week – email editorial@thesteepletimes.com.

 

Pictured top: Cloth Cap. Our favoured option to win the Grand National 2021 at Aintree.

 

Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – ‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for Saturday’s crowded Grand National 2021.
Runners & Riders – The Grand National 2021 – Sadly (or sadly not), the annual bunfight that is the Grand National won’t feature such sights as these this year.
c4cdbf8bb8f675b09d10a150c381b669?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Advertisement
Advertisement

Become a Patron of The Steeple Times

Independent journalism will only remain independent if it is supported by clear-thinking people like you. We each have the command to make a real difference. Join us.

2,590FansLike
2,068FollowersFollow
10,949FollowersFollow

Subscribe For DAILY NEWS

Please subscribe, like and share this very British site, it helps us grow. Your data is protected and The Steeple Times will send you an email at noon everyday that we rather trust you will enjoy.

Advertisement

Other Stories You May Enjoy

Word of the Week 2021 – Going to the Polls – Fox v Binface – Susie Dent shares the fascinating origin of “going to the polls” just as Count Binface looks to get more votes than Laurence Fox in spite of the latter having a ludicrous £5 million campaign pot.

Word of the Week 2021 – Going to the Polls

Susie Dent shares the fascinating origin of “going to the polls” just as Count Binface looks to get more votes than Laurence Fox in spite of the latter having a ludicrous £5 million campaign pot.
Starmer’s Multifaceted Mess 2021 – Labour fail to make inroads – Nikolay Kalinin suggests that in spite of their crusade against Tory sleaze, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer is failing to make any inroads and finds himself in a multifaceted mess.

Starmer’s Multifaceted Mess

Nikolay Kalinin suggests that in spite of their crusade against Tory sleaze, Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer is failing to make any inroads and finds himself in a multifaceted mess.
Earn From The Lord – £34k for church hall that could earn £300 per night – Former church hall on the Isle of Lewis to be sold for just £34,000 in spite of the fact that it could earn the buyer £300 per night – Lionel Mission Hall, Lionel, Barvas, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS2 0XD, United Kingdom to be sold by Future Property Auctions on 7th May 2021.

Earn From The Lord

Former church hall on the Isle of Lewis to be sold for just £34,000 in spite of the fact that it could earn the buyer £300 per night Lionel (Gaelic: ‘Lìonal’) forms part of the...
Maxwell Delayed 2021 – Ghislaine Maxwell trial put back to autumn 2021 – Matthew Steeples suggests that Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial delay is not surprising given new charges against the mucky madam; it is now time Prince Andrew spoke to the FBI, he adds.

Maxwell Delayed

Matthew Steeples suggests that Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial being delayed is not surprising given new charges against the mucky madam; it is now time Prince Andrew spoke to the FBI, he adds.
A Cottage For A Quid – Cottage for sale in foodie destination Caernarfon – Crumbling stone-built seaside cottage in Welsh foodie destination and royal town of Caernarfon goes on sale for just £1 – Rear of 72 Pool Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2AF, Wales, United Kingdom offered for sale by Doorsteps online estate agency.

A Cottage For A Quid

Crumbling stone-built seaside cottage in Welsh foodie destination and royal town of Caernarfon goes on sale for just £1.
Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Young racing journalist Samantha Martin – 16-year-old Samantha Martin’s enthusiasm for horse racing and her involvement in the racing site “for young people, by young people” ‘Rein It In’ is captivating.

Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Samantha Martin

16-year-old Samantha Martin’s enthusiasm for horse racing and her involvement in the racing site “for young people, by young people” ‘Rein It In’ is captivating.
Cash Consuming Carbisdale Castle – Carbisdale Castle, Culrain, Ardgay, Sutherland, IV24 3DP, Scotland, United Kingdom for sale for £1.5 million ($2.1 million, €1.7 million or درهم7.6 million) through Strutt & Parker on behalf of Faro Capital – Vast Scots Baronial mansion Carbisdale Castle – nicknamed ‘The Castle of Spite’ – goes on sale for sum 97% lower than it cost to build in the 1900s and 25% less than its 2010 renovation cost.

Cash Consuming Carbisdale Castle

Vast Scots Baronial mansion Carbisdale Castle – nicknamed ‘The Castle of Spite’ – goes on sale for sum 97% lower than it cost to build in the 1900s and 25% less than the sum spent on its 2010 renovation.
Brenda’s Brew – Her Majesty The Queen launches two beers – Her Majesty The Queen launches two home brewed bitters just as it is announced that drinkers have drunk stocks nigh on dry in the wake of ‘unlockdown’ – 4.3% Sandrigham Best Bitter and the 5% Sandringham Golden IPA pale ale been produced by Barsham Brewery, Fakenham, Norfolk for the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, PE35 6EN – Priced at £3.99 per bottle.

Brenda’s Brew

Her Majesty The Queen launches two home brewed beers just as it is announced that drinkers have drunk stocks nigh on dry in the...
A Blizzard Busting Bombardier – B-7 snowmobile to be auctioned – Bonhams to auction an early B-7 snowmobile created by Joseph-Armand Bombardier after he lost his son in a blizzard for just under £30,000 reports Nikolay Kalinin – Circa 1940 Bombardier B-7 snowmobile to be sold by Bonhams at their Amelia Island Auction on 20th May 2021 at Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Florida with an estimate of £21,700 to £29,000 ($30,000 to $40,000, €25,000 to €33,300 or درهم110,200 to درهم146,900).

A Blizzard Busting Bombardier

Bonhams to auction an early B-7 snowmobile created by Joseph-Armand Bombardier after he lost his son in a blizzard for just under £30,000 reports Nikolay Kalinin.
Maxwell’s Fake Image 2021 – Is the Ghislaine Maxwell ‘black eye’ image real? As her lawyer issues an image of her with a black eye, mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s history with fakery should lead anyone rational to question whether its current or genuine even.

Maxwell’s Fake Image

As her lawyer issues an image of her with a black eye, mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s history with fakery should lead anyone rational to question whether its current or genuine even.

Popular Articles From The Past

Weather

London
broken clouds
10.7 ° C
11.1 °
10 °
50 %
2.1kmh
69 %
Thu
11 °
Fri
13 °
Sat
16 °
Sun
19 °
Mon
16 °