A couple of weeks ago I mentioned how well Josh Wright, at Racing To Profit, had performed during the Cheltenham Festival and how he’d then followed up by picking the winner of the Midlands Grand National.
Well I hope you took a look at his site, as his cracking form continued last weekend, this time he bagged the winner of the Irish Grand National. He put up 3 selections for the race, free on his blog. Here’s what he said about the winner prior to the race:
General Principle… he ticks nearly all the boxes bar age (in terms of ‘ideal’ range) but 9 year olds and older have won this a few times in the last 20 years and again, given his profile, connections, price, I was happy to have a stab. He came 5th in this race last year, beaten 17l. He has an extra year of experience under his belt, and all his best form has been in a bog. It could be the ground/trip tax his stamina but it is an unknown, hence why I want a price. Ge could well improve for running back over a marathon trip on testing ground. Elliot doesn’t book this jockey very often, but he did ride him a Festival winner last year, so it isn’t a negative. Touch wood he has been a sound jumper and if he completes, and builds on his run in this last year, he may not be far away.
You can read what he said in his full preview here.
That’s two Nationals in the bag. Can he make it a 3rd at Aintree. By his own admission he say’s he doesn’t have a great record in the race and has not yet managed to find the winner of the Grand National in the 10 years or so he’s been a horse racing fan. Will he have to wait as long as Tony McCoy, to have a winner in the race or will this be his “Don’t Push It” moment.
You can read his stats, trends and pointers for the race at https://racingtoprofit.co.uk/2018/04/04/grand-national-2018-stats-trends-pointers/