Irish Grand National Betting Tips & Predictions

18:00 Mon 13 Apr
Horse Racing
Irish Grand National
Tip: Any Second Now
Units: 1/5

The Irish Grand National could have the biggest television audience for many years due to the fact that the England equivalent has been cancelled in 2020, with all eyes on Fairyhouse on Sunday 13 April.

The distance for this race is shorter than the Aintree version, with the National being run over three miles and five furlongs and there’s extra excitement due to the fact that Tiger Roll could be lining up for this clash.

The Tiger is among the most successful horses in the English National after winning the 2018 and 2019 renewals, with Gordon Elliott suggesting a tilt at the Irish race could be on the cards although the horse would be carrying 11-8 for the race.

It explains why the horse is as big as 16/1 to win the race and it could be worth swerving him in favour of a runner who has been treated more favourably by the handicapper.

Step forward Any Second Now who runs in the green and gold colours of JP McManus, with Ted Walsh the trainer of this eight-year-old who won a two mile encounter on heavy ground at Naas on 23 February.

The horse previously ran into third over two miles and five furlongs at Leopardstown and looks sure to give connections a decent spin in this gruelling encounter.

Burrows Saint is another horse that could run into a place and the Willie Mullins horse has been kept fresh since winning a hurdle race at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve, a tactic to make sure that the weights weren’t too stringently applied for the two National races.

Delta Work ran into a creditable fifth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and could take his chances alongside stablemate Tiger Roll, while Ravenhill won for Elliott at big odds in the National Hunt Challenge Cup at the Festival and could be sufficiently recovered to take his chances in this race.

Any Second Now @ 10/1 with bet365

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