Horse Racing Grand National By Jon Ivan-Duke

2016 Grand National: Many Clouds Favourite For Repeat Feat

Last year’s winner, Many Clouds, tops the weights for the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National and William Hill offer 12-1 that the Oliver Sherwood-trained stayer lands this year’s race.

William Hill also offer 100-1 that Many Clouds becomes the first horse since Red Rum to win three Grand Nationals in his career.

“Many Clouds has many of the attributes you would associate with Red Rum; he stays, he jumps well and he is courageous. He deserves to be favourite for this year’s race,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Three horses share second spot in the betting, with 2015 Midlands National winner, Goonyella, 2014 Irish Grand National winner, Shutthefrontdoor and Neil Mulholland’s Cheltenham Festival winner, The Druids Nephew, all at 20-1 with William Hill.

There are also a number of special markets offered by William Hill. It’s 2-5 favourite that the winner is trained in Great Britain, with Ireland 7-4 to claim the prize.

Willie Mullins has been the trainer to beat this season and he is 10-1 to train the Grand National winner, which is the same price as Paul Nicholls. 

“The National Hunt Trainers’ Championship could come down to the wire and the Grand National may be the deciding factor,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Crabbie’s Grand National Chase: 12-1 Many Clouds, 20-1 Goonyella, Shutthefrontdoor, The Druids Nephew, 25-1 Carlingford Lough, Don Poli, Holywell, Kruzhlinin, Silviniaco Conti, The Last Samuri, Triolo D’Alene, 33-1 Cause Of Causes, First Lieutenant, Highland Lodge, Houblon Des Obeaux, Just A Par, Midnight Prayer, Onenightinvienna, Royale Knight, Saint Are, Thunder And Roses, Ucello Conti, Unioniste, Valseur Lido, Wounded Warrior, Ziga Boy, 40-1 Alvarado, Black Thunder, Double Seven, Gallant Oscar, Gilgamboa, Le Reve, Long Run, Morning Assembly, Mountainous, O’Faolains Boy, On His Own, Rocky Creek, Shotgun Paddy, Sir Des Champs, Soll, 50-1 Ballynagour, Bishops Road, Broadway Buffalo, Buywise, Double Ross, Dromnea, Firebird Flyer, Foxrock, Gas Line Boy, Godsmejudge, Golden Wonder, Hadrian’s Approach, Katenko, Living Next Door, Mon Parrain, Ned Stark, Night In Milan, Open Hearted, Pendra, Perfect Candidate, Pineau De Re, Portrait King, Roi Du Mee, Rule The World, Sam Winner, Saroque, Spring Heeled, The Romford Pele, Vics Canvas, Vieux Lion Rouge, Wonderful Charm, Woodford County, 66-1 Aachen, Any Currency, Bally Beaufort, Ballycasey, Bear’s Affair, Benbens, Benvolio, Bless The Wings, Boston Bob, Cogry, Competitive Edge, Dare To Endeavour, Emperor’s Choice, Gray Hession, Home Farm, Indian Castle, Katkeau, Knock House, Lord Windermere, Mendip Express, No Secrets, Operating, Paint The Clouds, Present View, Rivage D’Or, Rogue Angel, Russe Blanc, Seabass, Splash Of Ginge, Standing Ovation, 100-1 Amigo, Bob Ford, Corrin Wood, Dark Lover, Doing Fine, Financial Climate, Golden Chieftain, Harry The Viking, Maggio, Milborough, Mr Moonshine, Our Father, Rathlin, Rigadin De Beauchene, Third Intention, Tour Des Champs, Turban, Wyck Hill, 150-1 Aerlite Supreme, Big Water, Ikorodu Road, Seebright, Summery Justice, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

Grand National Specials

Many Clouds To Win 3 Or More Grand Nationals: 100-1

Where Will The Winner Be Trained?: 2-5 Great Britain, 7-4 Ireland

To Train The 2016 Grand National Winner: 10-1 Paul Nicholls, Willie Mullins, 14-1 Philip Hobbs, 16-1 Alan King, 18-1 Nicky Henderson

Number Of Horses Who Will Complete This Year’s Grand National:

15-2 Ten Or Less

11-4 Eleven To Fifteen

6-4 Sixteen To Twenty

11-4 Twenty One To Twenty Five

9-1 Twenty Six Or More

All Horses To Clear The First Fence: 7-4 Yes

What Weight Will The Winner Carry?:

11-10              11st or more

4-6                  10st 13lbs or less

National Hunt Trainers’ Championship: 5-6 Paul Nicholls, 6-5 Willie Mullins, 16-1 Philip Hobbs, 25-1 Nicky Henderson, 33-1 Alan King, 50-1 Dan Skelton, 100-1 Colin Tizzard, Jonjo O’Neill