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THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL 2023 The hardest race of the year and one I've never picked the winner in - but hey, why not spend an hour or three summarising which ones to strike a line through! 1. Any Second Now - 12/1 at time of writing CASE FOR: third in 2021, second last year. Nice win last time in a G2 at Navan. CASE AGAINST: Red Rum was the last topweight to win back in 1974. 11yo now, not many of those win, but they did win three in a row 2012-14.  TO FINISH: Yes, 4th-8th 2. Noble Yeats -12/1 FOR: Won this race last year at 50/1. Ran a nice fourth in the Gold Cup last time. AGAINST: Up 19lb for last year, and repeat winners are rare - but Tiger Roll did it 2018-2019. TO FINISH: Yes, 6th-10th 3. Galvin - 20/1 FOR: Was primed for this race last year then wasn't quite ready. A longer break from the Cheltenham Festival is a positive for him. High class jumper for Davy Russell's last crack at the National. AGAINST: 7lbs worse off against Delta Work for 2.5L second in the Cros