Grand National 2021: horse-by-horse guide to all the runnersFriday 9 April 2021
Hot favourite Cloth Cap heads the betting for the world’s most famous race at Aintree on Saturday
The bold-jumping grey is a magnificent sight when he gets into a rhythm and is the best horse in the race on form, including Grade One wins in 2017, 2018 and 2020. This being a handicap, though, that also means he carries top weight and though hardly over the hill at 10, there should be one or two at the other end of the handicap to beat him for speed on the run-in, especially on ground that is quicker than he prefers.
Tiger Roll's third visit to Aintree on Thursday afternoon proved far less successful than the previous two, prompting the stewards to inquire into the 11-year-old's apparently "tender" handling by Jack Kennedy, his jockey.Continue reading...