The Grand NationalKey Trends (over the last 10 years)
- Aged between 8 and 12 ( 10 winners in last 10 years)
Ran at least 10 times over fences (10/10)
- Officially Rated 136-147 (10/10)
- Carried no more than 11st 1lb (10/10)
- Won over at least 3 miles (10/10)
- Between 4 and 6 runs since the start of August (10/10)
- Ran between 20 and 49 days ago (10/10)
- No more than one win that season (10/10)
- Won Class 1 Chase (9/10 exception second in such a race)
- Running in the National for the first time (6/10 all four to have run had fallen previously)
Only two winners had run at the Cheltenham Festival, finishing 7th in the William Hill Trophy and second in the Cross Country, when there was an unusual four-week gap between the meetings. Of the 62 who finished 9th or worse at Cheltenham , only 2 horses have made the frame.
None of the 92 French-bred horses have won but 6 have been placed.
The 72 horses horses to wear headgear have produced one winner and three places.
Since the declaration of tongue-ties eight years ago, one has won, one was placed and 30 unplaced.
All 6 Irish winners of the Grand National had run over hurdles on at least one of their last two starts.
Six horses have been placed at 40-1 or more.