Looking Ahead to the Aintree Grand National 2019
Thursday 4th October 2018
Randox Health Grand National

The date was set a long time ago for Saturday April 6th, 2019 but already the interest in next year's Aintree Grand National is at incredibly high levels.

This article investigates an event full of a long tradition (the first race dates back to a distant 1839 and is the longest running race in the UK). The build-up will be followed by many interested parties both in the racing industry itself and through the mass media. Among the many punters, many will surely try to guess the winner maybe with ladbrokes grand national betting offers.

The Grand National is a very hard, very selective race, where only the best, or luckiest, complete the course. The event is held every year at the prestigious Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool and it is not only the longest run in the United Kingdom, but it is also considered one of the most prestigious races in the world.

Davy Russell and Tiger Roll

In the 2018 edition, 38 horses ran and the winner was Tiger Roll, overcoming a spirited challenge from Pleasant Company, in a photo finish. Ridden by jockey Davy Russell, the oldest among the participants of this prestigious competition, Tiger Roll, who turned 9 this year, offered a truly breathtaking victory to Michael O'Leary, chief executive of famous lowcost airline Ryanair.

Also for the next edition, Tiger Roll remains with no doubt among the favorites for victory. Repeating a success at the Grand National is not easy at all and, indeed, it has not happened for over 40 years (to be precise in 1973-1974 with the victory of legendary Red Rum). A possible victory of Tiger Roll would also mean the third victory at the Grand National during the last 4 years b Gigginstown House Stud team. An extraordinary result that obviously the owners hope to get.

Another contender for the final victory can only be One For Arthur, arrived at the age of 10 years. This horse won the 2017 edition of the race and did not have the chance to defend the title last year due to an injury. Really highly anticipated then the comparison with Tiger Roll for the equine coached by Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Pleasant Company, among the favorites at the final victory, is the eldest (11 years old) and his trainer, Willie Mullins can boast the victory at the Grand National in 2005 while last year the horse lost only at the photo finish as said in a previous paragraph. There is therefore a great desire.

Finally, Anibale Fly, 9 years old, is owned by famous Irish businessman JP McManus that won the Grand National only in 2010 with a horse ironically called Don’t Push. Also his coach, Tony Martin, is Irish and is looking for his consecration with a victory at the Grand National next year.

So we expect a new edition of the Grand National that will certainly keep faith with the great expectations that fans all over the world already put months before the prestigious competition that has been held for 170 years in Liverpool. So, let’s meet on April 6th.