Grand National 2017 Betting Tip: Blaklion Looks a Good Bet for a Big Aintree Run

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Recommended Grand National Bet:
Blaklion (Each-Way) at 14/1 bet365 (¼ odds, SIX places)

For the previous season’s RSA Novices’ Chase winner at the Cheltenham Festival, it was quite a brave move for Blaklion and connections to sidestep Cheltenham this year in favour of keeping the 8-year-old fresh for a crack at the Aintree Grand National on the 8th of April (5.15pm start).

A majority of online bookmakers are making him a well fancied 14/1 shot in the Grand National betting market he has a big chance of getting a share of the £1,000,000 in prize money in a typically open year.

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Blaklion capped a brilliant novice chasing campaign by finishing a gallant third at Aintree behind Native River at this meeting last year.

He finished fourth in the Charlie Hall Chase, a respectable fifth in the Hennessy Gold Cup in late November, before another solid effort in third behind Definitely Red in the Rowland Meyrick Chase two starts back.

Last time out the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained horse finished second to Vieux Lion Rouge when giving the current favourite for the Grand National 6lb in the handicap.

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This tough and experienced second season chaser has stacks of very good form and with a racing weight of 11st, he could be the well-handicapped class horse in the race.

The fact that connections have seen fit to skip Cheltenham and come straight here suggests they are confident the test of stamina can bring about some improvement and we all know how much he likes a battle.

Twiston-Davies has won the Grand National twice with Earth Summit and Bindaree so is respected as a man who knows what it takes to win this great race, which this year will be shown live on ITV Racing for the first time.

Make sure to claim yourself a free Grand National bet today and at 14/1, Blaklion might be the one to give you a big run for your money.

Missing the Cheltenham Festival could be a blessing in disguise and one thing is for sure, he will be primed to run to run the race of his life at Aintree.

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Provided he has a normal account of luck in running and handles the National fences, he won’t be far away at the business end.

Blaklion 14/1 @bet365