As punters saddle up for the return of the Grand National on Saturday 10th April, historical research into previous winners finds that Class Conti has the best chance of riding away with this year’s prize.
The data from GrandNational.org.uk has
From this year’s expected line-up, Class Conti matches closest to the best age (nine) and handicap (10st 7lbs). And, with current odds of 40/1, this French horse could allow racing fans to rein in some serious earnings if he crosses the finish line first.
Other lucky attributes punters might look out for include the name of the trainer. More winning horses have had a trainer called Tom (11) than anyone else, with George (8), Fred (7) and James (7) completing the top-four most successful trainers.
There have also been 17 winning racehorse owners called John – 12 more than the next most successful name, Noel (5).
Although Cloth Cap has been priced up as the bookmaker’s choice to win the race, only 24 outright favourites have gone on to win, with a further six joint favourites taking home the prize over the last 172 races.
A spokesperson for GrandNational.org.uk comme