Grand National prediction: Expert tips from Ruby Walsh & Co as 'new Tiger Roll' and Rachael Blackmore both backed to win
NO race captures the hearts of the public like the Grand National.
And arguably no race is harder to find a winner in!
There are 40 runners to choose from, 30 famous Aintree fences for them to negotiate and just over four miles for them to run over.
And even after all that it could come down to a nose, head or neck.
Luckily, racing experts the country over have been busy providing their tip for the big race.
Here, Sun Racing looks at all the predictions – and don't forget to download your FREE Grand National 2022 sweepstake kit and check out the full list of 40 runners and riders before the race at 5.15pm on Saturday.
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Former Grand National winner Ruby Walsh
I'm going to give three selections for the race, just because it's so hard.
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I like Any Second Now for my trainer dad Ted and JP McManus, Delta Work for Gordon Elliott and, finally, Fiddlerontheroof for Brit trainer Colin Tizzard.
ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin
I like Longhouse Poet. His trainer Martin Brassil knows how to win this race.
ITV Racing pundit Kevin Blake
He told Betfair: "My tip is Longhouse Poet. He won the Thyestes Chase earlier this season and he looks to have all the necessary tools for the modern Grand National."
Former champion jockey Richard Johnson
I'm siding with Snow Leopardess. She has been backed all week and is this year's great story.
She’s a grey mare, who has come back from injury and had a foal – she’s an unbelievable horse, who ticks all the right boxes.
Trainer Kim Bailey
He told Horse and Hound: "Delta Work is the 'new Tiger Roll'.
"But Snow Leopardess has had a brilliant season and has the best chance of the home-trained runners."
ITV Racing commentator Richard Hoiles
It's Any Second Now for me. He may well have spoiled Rachael Blackmore's party last year granted more luck.
Sky Sports Racing presenter Vanessa Ryle
I would love to see Snow Leopardess win, it would be great for the sport and she has a live chance with the rain forecast.
Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes
Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times are the Grand National ‘Dream Team’ and the thoughts of her making it a double is giving our traders sleepless nights.
There is no doubt it will be a tough ask to win the race again, but as far as punters are concerned, nothing is too tough for Blackmore.
Along with star mare Snow Leopardess, we expect to be knocked over with bets on Blackmore and Minella Times defending their crown.
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