With the real Aintree Grand National 2020 cancelled we have to rely on the Virtual grand national to replace the excitement and thrills of the best british horse race in history.
The race is designed by Inspired Entertainment and will run on ITV at 5pm this Saturday April 4th 2020. The race has been pre recorded but beware anyone claiming to know the result as apparently the result has been a closely guarded secret by all involved.
The TV special virtual grand national broadcast will also have a featured race of champions, which is a simulation of previous Aintree greats being tested in an epic clash between 40 famous race winners.
Virtual Grand Nationals are a thing of the future perhaps given the current climate but can they really come close to the real thing? Well its a tough ask but let’s hope it delivers, apparently it is based on the actual form of the original field and obviously all 40 runners have the same names as their real counterparts.
The Virtual Grand National 2020 Runners And Riders
Who is running?
Number, name, jockey, odds, weight
1 Tiger Roll, Davy Russell, 5-1, 11-10
2 Bristol De Mai, Daryl Jacob, 20-1, 11-8
3 Aso, Charlie Deutsch, 66-1, 11-2
4 Elegant Escape, Jonjo O’Neill jnr, 20-1, 11-2
5 Anibale Fly, Barry Geraghty, 20-1, 11-2
6 Top Ville Ben, Tom Dowson, 45-1, 11-2
7 Beware The Bear, Jerry McGrath, 33-1, 11-0
8 Peregrine Run, Kevin Sexton, 66-1, 10-13
9 Jett, Sam Waley-Cohen, 50-1, 10-13
10 Alpha Des Obeaux, Richard Johnson, 25-1, 10-13
11 Total Recall, Paul Townend, 40-1, 10-13
12 The Storyteller, Keith Donoghue, 40-1, 10-12
13 Magic Of Light, Robbie Power, 18-1, 10-12
14 Talkischeap, Tom Cannon, 25-1, 10-11
15 Yala Enki, Bryony Frost, 28-1, 10-11
16 Ballyoptic, Sam Twiston-Davies, 25-1, 10-11
17 Burrows Saint, Rachael Blackmore, 12-1, 10-10
18 Definitly Red, Brian Hughes, 14-1, 10-10
19 Sub Lieutenant, JJ Slevin, 33-1, 10-9
20 Ok Corral, Derek O’Connor, 25-1, 10-9
21 Tout Est Permis, Sean Flanagan, 80-1, 10-9
22 Vintage Clouds, Danny Cook, 33-1, 10-8
23 Crievehill, Tom Bellamy, 66-1, 10-8
24 Lake View Lad, Henry Brooke, 50-1, 10-8
25 Jury Duty, Mark Enright, 40-1, 10-8
26 Pleasant Company, David Mullins, 28-1, 10-7
27 Acapella Bourgeois, Danny Mullins, 33-1, 10-6
28 Shattered Love, Lisa O’Neill, 66-1, 10-6
29 Any Second Now, Mark Walsh, 10-1, 10-6
30 Potters Corner, Jack Tudor, 18-1, 10-6
31 Dounikos, Luke Dempsey, 50-1, 10-5
32 Kildisart, Nico de Boinville, 50-1, 10-5
33 Death Duty, Gavin Brouder, 50-1, 10-5
34 Ramses De Teillee, Tom Scudamore, 66-1, 10-5
35 Valtor, James Bowen, 66-1, 10-4
36 Saint Xavier, David Maxwell, 66-1, 10-4
37 Warriors Tale, Harry Cobden, 80-1, 10-4
38 Double Shuffle, Jonathan Burke, 100-1, 10-4
39 Kimberlite Candy, Richie McLernon, 16-1, 10-4
40 Walk In The Mill, James Best, 16-1, 10-4
Who Will Win The Virtual Grand National?
I would think that if a computer is fed with the form figures of the real horses it should obviously point to only one winner, Tiger Roll?
There is only one flaw in this plan and that is that all of the fences information has been fed into the CGI also so can we expect fallers? I am not sure if this is a thing just yet but we will find out on Saturday.
Proceeds from the betting which will be limited to around £10 per horse are all going to the NHS which is fantastic so for once in our lives by gambling we are helping the NHS too!
Obviously its hard to provide selections for a virtual race but here are my fancies based on it being run to the real horses form figures.
My Virtual Grand National Tips
So taking into consideration of the computers and CGI going of actual information fo the real horses my main selection will be Tiger Roll and here are my other each-way picks.
Magic Of Light
Any Second Now
lets hope for a cracking race and I wish you all luck. Stay safe,stay at home ,protect the NHS and save lives all.
The horse racing tipsters are all saying Tiger Roll, but I am going against the grain here.
If you want more selections like this visit the horse racing tips section of this website.