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ANTEPOST ANTICS | The Grand National 2022

The aintree.co.uk team has made three antepost selections ahead of the world’s most famous steeplechase

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Delta Work Aintree

With the Cheltenham Festival now over for another year, National Hunt fans are beginning to focus their attention on the most famous jumps race on the calendar in the form of the Grand National.

The team have drafted up another edition of Antepost Antics in preparation for the National Hunt showpiece, with the squad picking out three runners they believe could win the 4m2½f contest.

Here are three runners to consider in the Antepost market for the Grand National.

DELTA WORK (16/1)

He may not have read the script in the Cross Country Chase, but one thing is clear – Delta Work could well be the next Tiger Roll for Gordon Elliott.

WATCH: DELTA WORK BEATS TIGER ROLL IN THE CROSS COUNTRY CHASE [CREDIT: RACING TV]

A former Grade 1 winner, the nine-year-old was tested over 3m6f for the first time at Cheltenham last week as he just got past Tiger Roll to claim success by three-quarters of a length on Ladies’ Day.

That success surely sets up the son of Network for a tilt at the Grand National, with his mark still being workable for this contest currently.

Gordon Elliot at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Gordon Elliott’s Delta Work holds a decent antepost price for the Grand National

Delta Work is hovering around 16/1 for this contest, which is a remarkable price for a runner of his quality.

FIDDLERONTHEROOF (25/1)

Hailing from Colin Tizzard’s yard, Fiddlerontheroof could well be one to note for the National Hunt showpiece in just under three weeks’ time.

Colin Tizzard Aintree Antepost
Colin Tizzard’s Fiddlerontheroof looks a viable selection in the Grand National antepost market

The gelding has been fairly consistent for his connections this campaign, striking in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase before placing in both the Ladbrokes Trophy and the Swinley Chase.

The eight-year-old has proven to be a stout stayer over three miles and he could well have more in the tank over the further distance.

He has established a strong partnership with Brendan Powell and if they are paired up for the National here, Fidderontheroof could run a big race at the price of 25/1.

KILDISART (40/1)

Despite a lengthy layoff, all roads seem to be pointing to Aintree for Kildisart.

Ben Pauling’s gelding made his return to action in the Greatwood Gold Cup following a 462-day absence from a racecourse, catching the eye when running into fourth over a less than desired trip of 2m4f.

His previous form does show that he could well relish the National trip here, as he placed second in the Ultima back at the Cheltenham Festival in 2020.

The 10-year-old even carries course form after striking in the Betway Handicap Chase on the Mildmay course back in 2019, which was his last success on a racecourse.

Kildisart could well be an unnoticed talent in this contest and he could well hint at massive each-way value at the price of 40/1.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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