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Newspaper Tips - Irish runners all the rage in the Grand National

  • We round-up which horses the newspaper experts are tipping on Grand National day at Aintree
  • This famous race takes place continues at Aintree on Saturday 10th April
  • The Irish entrants are very popular with the tipsters in today's Grand National
  • My Drogo and Balco Coastal are common selections at Aintree
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Grand National day at Aintree. (Getty)
Jon Vine 10 Apr 2021
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40 horses will approach the starter's flag ahead of the 2021 Grand National, but only one will write their name into the annals of sporting history. Viewers also have three cracking Grade Ones to take in at Aintree today, along with a Grade Two bumper and a couple of strong handicaps.

We've taken a look through the major national newspapers and websites to see which horses the tipsters are backing on Grand National day.

Saturday's ITV Racing Schedule


Race
Title
Status
Distance
1Gaskells Handicap HurdleGrade 33m
2Mersey Novices' HurdleGrade 12m4f
3Maghull Novices' ChaseGrade 12m4f
4Liverpool HurdleGrade 13m
5Betway Handicap ChaseGrade 33m1f
6Grand National Handicap ChaseGrade 34m2½f
7Conditional Jockey's Handicap HurdleClass 22m

ITV Racing Tips - Newspaper Tips Top Tips



ITV Racing Tips - Newspaper Tips Round-Up


Tom Segal (Pricewise)
3.35 Third Wind
3.35 Diol Ker
4.15 Spiritofthegames
5.15 Magic Of Light

Paul Kealy (Weekender)
1.45 Unowhatimeanharry
2.25 My Drogo
3.35 Third Wind
4.15 Johnbb
5.15 Bristol De Mai, Anibale Fly

Hugh Taylor (AtTheRaces)
5.15 Takingrisks, Hogan's Height

Simon Rowlands (AtTheRaces)
1.45 Hometown Boy
4.15 Spiritofthegames
5.15 Discorama

Ruby Walsh (Paddy Power)
1.45 NR
2.25 Ballyadam
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Thyme Hill
4.15 Snow Leopardess
5.15 Burrows Saint, Class Conti, Any Second Now

Mick Fitzgerald (Paddy Power)
1.45 Ballybegg
2.25 My Drogo
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Paisley Park
4.15 Spiritofthegames
5.15 Any Second Now
6.20 Balco Coastal

Matt Chapman (ITV Racing)
1.45 Champagen Platinum
2.25 Ballyadam
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Paisley Park
4.15 Happygolucky
5.15 Kimberlite Candy, Cloth Cap, Burrows Saint, Vieux Lion Rouge

Rob Wright (The Times)
1.45 Whirling Dervish
2.25 My Drogo
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Thyme Hill
4.15 Spiritofthegames
5.15 Burrows Saint
6.20 Knappers Hill

Sam Turner (The Daily Mail)
1.45 Stoney Mountain
2.25 My Drogo
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Roksana
4.15 Lalor
5.15 Minella Times
6.20 Charlie's Glance

Templegate (The Sun)
1.45 Tea Clipper
2.25 My Drogo
3.00 Shishkin
3.35 Thyme Hill
4.15 Happygolucky
5.15 Burrows Saint
6.20 Balco Coastal

Greg Wood (The Guardian)
1.45 Champagne Platinum 
2.25 My Drogo 
3.00 Shishkin 
3.35 Paisley Park 
4.15 Sam Brown 
5.15 Any Second Now
6.20 The Gossiper

David "Newsboy" Yeats (Daily Mirror)
1.45 Come On Teddy
2.25 My Drogo 
3.00 Shishkin 
3.35 Lisnagar Oscar
4.15 Happygolucky
5.15 Minella Times
6.20 Balco Coastal

The Scout (Daily Express)
1.45 Ballybegg
2.25 My Drogo 
3.00 Shishkin 
3.35 Thyme Hill
4.15 Sam Brown 
5.15 Any Second Now
6.20 Balco Coastal

Timeform Tips
1.45 Come On Teddy
2.25 My Drogo 
3.00 Shishkin 
3.35 Thyme Hill
4.15 Happygolucky
5.15 Cloth Cap
6.20 Balco Coastal
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