The Grand National is once again upon us, as the race is only a short distance away. Your free bets have been picked up and you’ve used your Grand National tips, but of course, not everyone can make the journey to Aintree to watch the action up close, and not everyone can make it to the television.
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Every punter has their own way of going about the process of finding the winner of the Grand National. Some like to stick a pin in the race card at random, others prefer more logical methods such as in-depth form study or statistical based analysis.
But a tactic that many use, and proves quite succesfull, is picking the horse or horses on the colour of their coat. Like humans, every horse is unique. They have their own personal characteristics, their own personalities and their own unique look – this includes the colour of their coat.
In regards to colour, the bias over the last 20 seasons is towards bays and browns. Of our 762 Grand National runners in the past 20 years, bays have comprised 73.5 per cent of runners (560 of them) and 80 per cent of victories (16). Most of the leading contenders this year are bays, including favourite Synchronised and last year’s winner Ballabriggs.
There have been four chestnut winners in the past 20 years, from 161 runners of that colour. The one that could run well this year with a chestnut/brown coat is Treacle from the Tom Taffe yard.
But what most colour-based punters seem to bet on is grey horses, who are beautiful to look at and can look mesmeric when jumping round Aintree. Those punters would have come unstuck in the last 40 years as the last grey National winner was Nicolas Silver in 1961. However five grey horses have been placed in the last 20 running’s of the race.
The two leading contenders this year from the ‘team grey’ are Neptune Collonges from the hard-hitting Paul Nicholls yard and Chicago Grey, who is trained by Gordon Elliot in Ireland. Of the two, preference is for the Nicholls charge to defy his lofty weight – he is a superb jumper and looks to have the stamina to be a big player this season.