There are so many trends for the Crabbie’s Grand National that it is highly likely that the winner is going to fall down on at least one, so it is up to you on which trends you place the most importance.

  • 20 of the last 25 winners were aged ten or older. The last three were all 11-years-old.
  • There has been no winner aged under eight for 75 years.
  • No seven-year-old has even placed since 1971.
  • Only one winner since 1977 has carried over 11st 5lb.
  • 15 of the last 18 winners had fallen or unseated their rider no more than twice.
  • The last 43 winners had won over a minimum of three miles.
  • Only one of the last 70 returning horses to finish in the first four in last year’s race has won.
  • 12 of the last 18 winners had won or placed in a ‘National’ of any description before.
  • Only one Cheltenham Festival winner in the same season has won since 1961.
  • Nine of the last 12 winners had run over hurdles earlier in the season.
  • Only one winner since 1981 had been off the course for over 50 days.
  • Three winners and two runners-up in the last eight years were officially at least 5lb well in.
  • Only one of the last 17 winners had won more than once earlier in the season.
  • 23 of the last 24 winners ran between three and six times earlier in the season.
  • Irish-based horses have won six times since 1999 but none since 2007.
  • 12 of the last 16 were bred in Ireland (but three of the last six were French breds).
  • Five of the last eight winners started at 25/1+.
  • 21 of the last 22 Grand Nationals have been by a horse rated higher than 139.
  • There have been four winning favourites or joint-favourites in the last 20 years.
  • Only three jockeys have won more than once in the last 30 years.
  • Female trainers have won two of the last six runnings.
  • Paul Moloney has ridden a placed horse for the last six years.
  • Nicky Henderson is 0-37.
  • Five of the last 14 winners ran in last season’s race (eight had experienced these fences before).
  • J P McManus has owned a top-three finisher on seven occasions in the last 11 years.

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Top 10 Places For Picking The Grand National Winner

  1. London (East Central)
  2. London (South West)
  3. Worcester
  4. London (West)
  5. St Albans
  6. Harrow
  7. Dorchester
  8. Slough
  9. Redhill
  10. London (North West)

(based on 2014 William Hill Grand National results, % of bets placed on the winner)

Top 10 ‘Unluckiest’ Places For Picking A Grand National Horse

  1. London (East Central)
  2. Isle Of Man
  3. Swansea
  4. Western Isles
  5. Cardiff
  6. Llandrindod Wells
  7. Truro
  8. Telford
  9. Bournemouth
  10. Lincoln

(based on 2014 William Hill Grand National results, % of bets placed that were unsuccessful)