2018 Grand National Main Contender Profile: Seeyouatmidnight

Aintree Stand and Fence - Grand National
Seeyouatmidnight will be hoping for a clear path to victory in this year's Grand National
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Placed in a Scottish Grand National and with a win over Blaklion on his CV, Seeyouatmidnight has a live each-way chance at Aintree says Paul Robinson...

"Other previous form to note is his win over Blaklion at Cheltenham in 2016, and his third place in the 2016 Scottish National off a mark of 149."

Seeyouatmidnight Form Wins Runs 2nd Place Runs 3rd Place Runs Winnings
Hurdle 3 7 2 1 £36,902
Chase 4 9 0 3 £56,767
PTP 1 4 0 1 £-
Rules Races 7 16 2 4 £93,669


Current Form

Seeyouatmidnight has only had one run this season and even that was a bit of an effort as his Scottish trainer had to send him all the way down to Newbury due to the bad weather that Britain has endured recently.

Sandy Thompson spoke of his satisfaction with how the 2016 Dipper Novices' winner performed in his third place behind Tiquer on March 24, and all systems are now go for Aintree.

A light campaign is nothing new for Seeyouatmidnight as last season he only ran three times - including a 12 length beating of Bristol De Mai at Carlisle.

Other previous form to note is his win over Blaklion at Cheltenham in 2016, and his third place in the 2016 Scottish National off a mark of 149.

Previous Aintree Form

The Grand National will be the horses' second visit to the track, but his first go over the National fences. When he ran in Liverpool back in April 2014, Ryan Mania rode him into third place in the Sefton Novices' Hurdle, with future Stayers Hurdle winner, Cole Harden, one of only two horses to finish in front of him.

Trainer Form

Sandy Thompson doesn't have a big string but he has a decent enough strike-rate. He has sent out 75 runners this season (at time of writing) and had 13 winners, with a further 19 placed. It is worth noting however that between March 16 and March 29, all six of his runners were beaten - and none of them went off any bigger than 9/2.

Odds & Verdict

If you want to back the horse 'win only' then the Exchange is the place to go as he's trading at [26.0]. I'd be more inclined to take the 20/1 on the Sportsbook though as he has a history of placing in big races, and I wouldn't be surprised in the least if he made the frame.


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