Grand Nationals 2021 – Who Are the Favorites for the Steeple Race This Year

Grand Nationals 2021

The wait is over as Grand Nationals are reopening for the 2021 season. However, with so many changes, fans are watching every move for the Grand National predictions. (Photo credit: Aintree Racecourse).

Looking for the best Grand National predictions for April’s horseracing event? Then this article will show you the top Grand National horses so you can bet on this greatest steeplechase this year. COVID-19 has done enough damage by canceling the 2020 Grand National, which disappointed many players, bettors, and bookmakers. However, 2021 brings new hope after the organizers’ announced that the event would recommence with the same energy and enthusiasm from the fans.

Fans should also consider the ante-post betting and keep an eye on the Grand National list. They can look through the OLBG’s page for horse racing tips before betting on your favorite Grand National. Here are some predictions from experts for the upcoming National Hunt jumping season:

1.      Cloth Cap

According to the ante-post predictions, Cloth Cap is a favorite for this season. Even though this winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase is running in the Grand National for the first time, he has ratings of 148. In the Newbury race, this fast-improving chaser stayed on a 136 mark, but the changes in rating led him to the top of the runners list. Jonjo O’Neill, as a trainer, has the competency to train Cloth for the win. He is a horse who can perform well on good grounds. That is why fans are expecting a clear win from this new champ. However, other runners also have high chances of winning. With proper horseracing tips, you improve your chances of winning the bet.

2.      Kimberlite Candy

Kimberlite takes a spot on the 2021 list for the first time. But considering this horse’s performance in other races and under Tom Lacey’s training, he has a fair shot to efficiently jump over fences and win the race. In the last two Bencher Chase’s steeple races, he showed amazing strength and capability as he dominated the race.

3.      Burrows Saint

Another name that stands out from the list of the runners and riders is Burrows Saint. Burrows is a new runner for the season, but the trainer, Willie Mullins, knows how to win the Grand National. He trained Hedgehunter to be victorious in the 2005 Grand National. At the Aintree Grand National, this eight-year-old runner is an amazing jumper and a fast-improving chaser. After considering all Burrows’ proficiencies, he holds the ground as a favorite in the ante-post betting.

4.      Potters Corner

With plenty of stamina and experience winning other Nationals, Potter Corner is another runner emerging as a potential champion this season. This ten-year horse is under the training of Christian Williams, who has yet to win the Nationals but knows his stuff. If we observe this popular stayer’s performance in previous seasons, he won two Nationals in 2019. His remarkable performance in the Welsh National and Midlands National is exciting to fans.


The 10th April 2021 is when the horses will take their positions to entertain the audience and win the hearts of their fans. While all the above-listed favorites will show a spectacular performance to win the race, only one from among the Grand National predictions will emerge victorious.

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
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