We have the Aintree Festival to look forward to next week and the big race of the week is the Randox Grand National. Make sure you check out our free horse racing tips for each day. The legendary Tiger Roll is the only favourite to win this race in the last 10 years. This unique test can bring out the best in horses when you least expect it so you may want to look for some each-way alternatives. Here are three outsiders that can outrun their prices in the big event.
Longhouse Poet is a lightly raced eight-year-old who won the prestigious Thyestes Chase in January. He stayed well that day over 3m1f and has a good profile for the race. This gelding is a good trends horse who ticks a lot of boxes. This is his first attempt at the race and he is at the younger end of the ideal age range of between eight and ten. You can ignore the poor hurdles run last time out over an inadequate trip. That would have just been a sharpener to put him spot on for this which has likely been his target all season.
Kildisart is clearly a spring horse as his best two pieces of form have come at the major festivals. He won the 3m1f handicap chase at Aintree three years ago and finished a close second in the Ultima at Cheltenham in 2020. Having been off the track for 462 days, he made his return over 2m4f at Newbury earlier this month where he finished a creditable fourth. Connections must have been pleased with that effort after such a long lay-off. That should put him spot-on for this race and is worth a go at a big price.
Good Boy Bobby has been tough and consistent this season whilst improving significantly. The race at Kempton in February where he finished a lacklustre seventh over 3m would have been too much of a test of speed for this gelding who stays well. Having not been out of the first two in eight of his 12 chase starts, his record over fences is excellent and there could be more to come. This nine-year-old fits the age profile perfectly and could be worth considering at such a big price.
If you back any of our selections you can watch them live on the free Racing Post app or racingpost.com. Simply log in to one of your bookmaker accounts and click ‘Watch live’ on the racecards.