HORSE RACING: Vicente for the Grand National!

HORSE RACING: Vicente for the Grand National!

THE Chard Press tipster has been looking into his crystal ball to see which horse will win the 2017 Grand National being held on Saturday (April 8, 2017).

Forty horses will line-up at the start of the famous old race at 5.15pm at Aintree – but which one will triumph come the end of the four miles and 514 yards course over 30 fences.

The Grand National is wide open and very much a case of whoever gets that massive chunk of luck along the way and it is no wonder that for many once-a-year tipsters it is all about picking out your favourite name or just closing your eyes and putting your finger on the race card and selecting a horse.

But our Chard Press tipster – who has had success in the past on the big Grand National – is going for the horse named Vicente.

“The winner of last year’s Scottish National so must have a chance,” said the Chard Press tipster.

Vicente is trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Brian Hughes and rated at 20-1 – but don’t let that put you off.

Our tipster’s 1-2-3-4 finish is as follows: 1 Vicente; 2 Saphir Du Rheu; 3 Ucello Conti; 4 Le Mercurey.

While also worth looking out for could be Just a Par and Wonderful Charm.

But our tipster said: “Any of the 40 horses could win the Grand National and I say that every year!”