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The National preview!

The Grand National - every year you say don't get too excited, it's just another race to bet on, but every year we all get excited about it. Bring out the dartboard for your selections, or take some note of my comments below. Entirely up to you... :) Just be thankful we've got a full crowd this year, and may every horse return to their stable afterwards safe and sound. ======================= The Randox Grand National Handicap Chase £1million, Grade 3, 4m2f74yds Aintree, Saturday, 1715 local, 1815 CET, 0215 Sunday AEST Expected going Good-to-Soft. 1. Minella Times - defending champ ridden by the superstar Rachael Blackmore. Now burdened with topweight, carrying 21lbs more than last year. No doubt campaigned quietly as not to be given any additional pounds but two runs this season of fell and pulled up (over much shorter distances) don't inspire. But anything in the last 363 days is irrelevant when it comes to McManus, de Bromhead & Blackmore. Very few horses win th