Grand National Tips

Grand National Tips: Find Andy Robson's NAP, Next Best, EW tips plus football double on Saturday

Meetingofhtewaters in action at Cheltenham
Andy Robson is backing Meetingofthewaters (above) to win the Grand National

Football and Racing Tipster Andy Robson is back for Betfair to offer up his Grand National best bets, starting with his NAP, next best selection, each-way shout and a horse racing and football cross-sport special on Saturday...

Rachael Blackmore Superboost

Day one of Aintree saw Betfair's Superboost land as Rachael Blackmore and Bob Olinger finished in the top two on Thursday, and today we are boosting her once again onboard Minella Indo in the Grand National!

You can back Rachael and Minella Indo for a Top 10 finish in the 16:00 today at Aintree at the Superboost price of 2/13.00! (was 5/42.25).

Back Minella Indo to finish in the Top 10 in the 16:00 at Aintree @ 2/13.00

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Grand National NAP - Meetingofthewaters

The JP McManus stable has some serious contenders in this year's Grand National and for me, Meetingofthewaters looks to be the most exciting pick. The seven-year-old, trained by Willie Mullins, currently sits third in the market and his third-placed finish in the Ultima at Cheltenham is great preparation ahead of Saturday.

The Ultima is a race known for prepping winning horses for the big race at Aintree - Corach Rambler won it in 2021 and 2022, Noble Yeats finished ninth in 2022 before his Aintree victory and the last two Irish horses to win the National both ran in this contest before going on to triumph at Aintree.

A strong third spot for Meetingofthewaters in the Ultima, achieved over the furthest distance he had run, and surprisingly it seemed that he had more to give after the final fence, so this even steeper stamina test could prove ideal.

The testing ground on Saturday should be of no worry to him considering the heavy ground at Cheltenham last month, while four career wins have come on soft-going ground.

Meetingofthewaters had his Grand National weight of 10-7 locked in before his Festival appearance which now looks a bargain of a handicap considering he was a whopping 15 lbs heavier at Cheltenham. This improver ticks lots of boxes and has a great chance of providing jockey Danny Mullins his first win in the Grand National.

Back Meetingofthewaters @ 10/111.00

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Grand National Next Best - Corach Rambler

After his superb effort in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, it's impossible to rule out Corach Rambler joining the elite club of back-to-back Grand National winners.

An experienced horse claiming victory in two Ultima Chase's at the Cheltenham Festival, almost a prerequisite to Aintree glory, and a dominant victory in this contest last year, grabbing control of the race at the final fence. Last year's gap to Vanillier was perhaps generous considering Corach Rambler's dominance.

Winning experience over the giant Grand National fences and the absolute marathon distance at Aintree, should not be underestimated. He comes into this one 13lb heavier than the last edition, but as mentioned earlier, he had more to give than the winning margin suggested.

There may be concerns that his Gold Cup run may have left him worse for wear for this outing but Gerri Colombe's win on day one of the festival certainly remedies that worry.

A top class jumper and a strong stayer when he's asked, Corach Rambler is certainly the one to beat and deservedly leads the market.

Back Corach Rambler @ 7/18.00

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Grand National Each-Way Bet - Delta Work

With the Grand National being so stacked with talent and such a large volume of selections to choose from, it's no surprise that some top class contenders go under the radar. For me that comes in the form of Delta Work this year, priced at a very large 20/121.00 considering his history in this race and his classy performances as a cross-country specialist.

Delta Work comes into this contest totally fresh having not run since the Boyne Hurdle in February and has only raced three times this season. Admittedly, he has been below form as of late but he was pitched to have a great chance at Cheltenham before his race was abandoned.

He went into both of his last two Grand National appearances off the back of success in the Cross Country at Cheltenham, earning him a respectable third place in 2022 as there was seemingly no chance in beating Tiger Roll that year, and having to keep up with his pace was certainly taxing. Perhaps the 3lb lighter load in this year's contest than in 2022 will pay dividends.

Last year's effort showed promise with Delta Work starting to sneak into contention before unseating his rider mid-race. He has solid experience in this contest and has proved himself to be a cross-country specialist in recent years, putting him in strong contention for places.

The testing ground may also play to Delta Work's strengths if it forces the leading pacers of the group to slow down to avoid burning even more stamina. This will certainly complement Delta Work's cross-country prowess.

Back Delta Work @ 16/117.00

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Horse racing and football cross-sport double

Back Meetingofthewaters to place in top seven

Sticking with the Grand National NAP for the first part of the double, seven-year-old Meetingofthewaters, trained by Willie Mullins, currently sits third in the market and has a great preparation experience for this year's edition.

Back Real Madrid to beat Mallorca

Real Madrid are enjoying another fine campaign, sitting eight points clear at the top of La Liga and inching closer to their third league title in five seasons.

Los Blancos are enjoying a great stretch of form, unbeaten in 14 matches across all competitions, picking up nine wins in that time, and have lost just once in 36 games.

A very solid performance from Real Madrid in the Champions League, scoring three goals against Man City, is a testament to their attacking talent that is proving way too much for most Spanish defences.

Hosts Mallorca have struggled to pick up results recently, with only two wins in their last five league games, and come into this one off the back of penalty shoot-out heartbreak in the Copa Del Rey final.

Goals are certainly in short supply in Mallorca's recent outings, with Saturday's hosts not seeing 3+ goals in a single game since mid February, and this is apparent in their attacking form, scoring only four goals in their last six league games.

Real Madrid have won 12 of their last 15 against Mallorca in La Liga, including four of the last five, and considering Carlo Ancelotti's boys' pure dominance in the league this season, their price to win here is too big to pass up on.

Back the horse racing and football double @ over 3/14.00

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