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Grand National tips: Weekend Winners host Kate Tracey fancies 50/1 shot Glengouly in Aintree feature

Corach Rambler returns to attempt defence of his Grand National crown at Aintree; Weekend Winners host Kate Tracey makes her case for a 50/1 chance on Saturday; follow every race on Grand National day on our live blog on Sky Sports

The Grand National field at Aintree
Image: The Grand National field has been reduced to 34 runners for the first time this year

The Grand National is here and the Weekend Winners team return for a special look at the famous Aintree race, making their top-four predictions for the big one, plus a full look at Saturday’s busy card.

Host Kate Tracey is joined by At The Races expert Declan Rix and BetVictor's Sam Boswell as they try and pick their way through the 34-runner field for Saturday's feature.

Last year's winner Corach Rambler returns for Lucinda Russell, one of just a handful of British hopefuls this time, with Ireland's champion trainer Willie Mullins holding a strong hand.

Declan Rix…

"Number one for me this year is going to be Mr Incredible. I thought he was running a big race in it last year and really enjoying himself.

"He came down at the Canal Turn the second time because his tack slipped. That was really unlucky.

"I'd love to see Brian Hayes ride a big winner because he's been quite unlucky with his association with Paul Byrne and those horses being sold on.

"He's got a touch of class, we know his stays the trip and he'll handle the ground."

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Dec's 1-2-3-4 prediction:

  1. Mr Incredible (11/1)
  2. Galia Des Liteaux (22/1)
  3. Vanillier (17/2)
  4. Noble Yeats (20/1)

Kate Tracey…

"I'm hoping to find a nice each-way price with Glengouly who is currently about 50/1 but you might get even bigger.

"The stamina is still a question mark to a large degree but we've seen plenty of horses prep for this over two-and-a-half miles so I don't think that's any sort of negative.

"When you go back to his second in the Thyestes, all he was doing was fighting back in the finish."

Kate's 1-2-3-4 prediction:

  1. Glengouly (50/1)
  2. Kitty's Light (11/1)
  3. Panda Boy (10/1)
  4. Chemical Energy (28/1)

Sam Boswell…

"Limerick Lace, for me, is going to be the selection for Gavin Cromwell. Gavin is going from strength to strength and seems to be able to train any horse to win any kind of race, whether it's Royal Ascot or the Cheltenham Festival.

"I think this horse is an incredibly interesting contender. We've only seen her over the three-mile trip once so that is an unknown but there's enough on her page to say she'll be okay at it.

"You do need a horse with gears for the Grand National, we've seen that before.

"She won't mind if it stays towards that soft or heavy ground and her owner JP McManus has admitted he's had a bit of a wager.

"I definitely think she's going to be in the shake-up and is my No 1 pick."

Sam's 1-2-3-4 prediction:

  1. Limerick Lace (16/1)
  2. Corach Rambler (13/2)
  3. Chemical Energy (28/1)
  4. Roi Mage (50/1)
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