Whilst there are plenty of horse races in the United States that grab the attention of the general public, from the Kentucky Derby through to the Breeders Cup, the appeal of the Grand National remains one of the most pertinent with racing fans the world over.
Having forty horses in a race that takes place over 4 miles always cuts the wheat from the chaff and with the race enjoying a rich history that lasts the best part of two centuries, it is a staple on the sporting calendar worldwide.
The traditional April meeting at Aintree has plenty of races that are worth getting behind but it is of course the Grand National on a Saturday that brings the horse racing fraternity to a standstill.
Noble Yeats gave amateur Sam Waley-Cohen a historic win in 2022 and inevitably, attention is beginning to turn as to who will reign supreme in Liverpool in 2023.
Going back to back at the Grand National certainly isn’t the done thing, but there have been plenty of historic horses that have produced incredible performances to win the event in consecutive years.
It won’t be Waley-Cohen at the helm in 2023 but once again, Noble Yeats should be in the running – especially with some decent performances in its subsequent outings.
At +1000 with the current 4NJbets promo code deal, Noble Yeats tops the ante-post betting at the 2023 Grand National, as it chases a second consecutive Aintree victory.
Ireland has a terrific record at the Grand National and the Lucinda Russell trained Corach Rambler looks to have all the hallmarks of a Grand National winner.
Aged 8, Corach Rambler has long been touted as a Grand National contender and at +1200, it has certainly caught a few eyes in the ante-post market.
Another trainer with an excellent Aintree record is Willie Mullins and the principal hope from his table is Capodanno, a French horse with serious staying power.
One of the key appeals of the Grand National is how it tests horses to a level they have seldom been pushed to before but Capodanno looks to certainly have all of the credentials needed.
At +2000, Capodanno is currently more of an outside shot in the ante-post betting but that could change in the coming weeks and months, with plenty of racing on the horizon.
Another French horse in the mix at the 2023 Grand National is Darasso, with the 9-year old deemed by many to be the dark horse in the race.
Experience can be key at Aintree, and Darasso has it in droves – having participated in nearly 30 professional races.Coming in at +2200, Darasso could be one to watch in the 2023 Grand National, a race that will bring New Jersey, America and the racing world to a standstill.