Many Clouds won last year’s Grand National as an eight year old. In Grand National winning terms that is a young age, the youngest to land the victory in a decade. So that was a huge triumph, especially for jockey Leighton Aspell who carded himself back to back Grand national wins and could make history with three in a row as he gets back in the saddle of reigning champion Many Clouds.
He rode Pineau de Re to success in the Aintree marathon in 2014 and is back for more. Many Clouds is a year older and closer to the prime age of being a Grand National winner, so is he an even stronger contender this time around? The short price of 8/1 on him at the head of the market would suggest so.
But there should be strong challenges coming in from the 10 year old Silviniaco Conti who looked in stunning form at Ascot earlier in the year and from the rising force of The Last Samurai who has been impressing a lot of backers with his form this season. It’s another thunderous explosion around the Aintree track on April 9th and Paddy Power are running an extra places special.
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