A lot has been said about trends throughout the years, some people find them incredibly helpful others don’t read into them as much. However in the Grand National it’s always useful to know that there has been no winner under the age of eight for 75 years or every winner since 1970 has won over at least three miles!
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Here are some key stats and trends for the race this year to help you find a winner!
· There has been only two winners of the Grand National carrying more than 11st 5lbs since 1977, out of 112 runners, in 2012 with Neptune Collonges (11-6) and Many Clouds (11-9) in 2015.
· Many Clouds was only the fourth horse since 1983 to carry more than 11st, the others were Don't Push It in 2010, Hedgehunter who carried 11-1 in 2005 and Neptune Collonges (11-6) in 2015. Ballabriggs carried exactly 11st in 2011.
· The last 11 winners have been rated between 137 and 160.
· Every winner since 1970 had a win over three miles to their name.
· There has not been a winner under the age of eight for 75 years.
· Eight of the last 18 winners have jumped over the Grand National fences previously.
· Irish trained runners have won seven of the last 19 Grand Nationals.
· 25 of the last 28 winners were ridden prominently from the outset of the second circuit.
· 16 of the last 27 winners started in the first eight in the betting.
· The previous year's Irish Grand National has been a key race in the form.
· Previous Grand National form important.
· There has only been one Cheltenham Festival winner to have followed up in the Grand National since 1961.
· There’s only been three French-bred winners of the Grand National in the last 103 years, but three in the last seven years, Neptune Collonges in 2012 and Mon Mome in 2009 and Pineau De Re in 2014.
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