Posted by Aston Avery

2024 Grand National

Saturday 13th April marks the 176th running of the UK’s biggest horse race that is the Grand National.

But how does one pick their winner? There is some logic to it of course! Some would say examine the list of runners and cross off any horse carrying more than 11 stone. Then eliminate those older than 12 and younger than 9. The race does throw up the occasional winner at long odds but not often so cross off any horses with odds longer than 33-1.

This will narrow down your potential choices to around 15 horses from the original 34. You should then examine their previous form and eliminate any horses which have not won over 3 miles. Then cross off any remaining horses that have not won a significant race.

For those that would take a less mathematical approach, other factors to think about are favourite names of horses, colour of racing silks, or any personal association too!

Aston spoke to Lee Phelps from William Hill.

Photo by Philippe Oursel on Unsplash

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