Grand National Festival 2022: Saturday's Grand National tips - Run Wild Fred to roll them over

Here we go! It's the big one at Aintree and Planet Sport tipsters have some top picks for the Randox Aintree Grand National on Saturday, April 9. Put the sweepstake away.

If the Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation, The Randox Aintree Grand National is the race that makes the world stand up and watch.

A four miles, two and a half furlongs epic over the giant National fences at Aintree, it is the true test of horse and jockey.

Charlie Longsdon's galloping grey mare Snow Leopardess is strong in the market alongside Ted Walsh's Any Second Now and Gordon Elliott's Delta Work. Yet, Planet Sport may have a touch of value to tickle your fancy.

Click on Planet Sport's Live Race Centre for all you need to know about the Randox Aintree Grand National on Saturday, March 9.

Here's a quick list of Planet Sport's picks for the Aintree Grand National.

Top Ville Ben

Run Wild Fred

Watch the video or read the text (or both) for a heads up on how Planet Sport see the Aintree Grand National going.

17:15 Aintree - Top Ville Ben

Planet Sport tipster Jonathan Doidge is going for some monster value in the way of Philip Kirby's Top Ville Ben.

The ten-year-old doesn't come from one of the fashionable stables but is a consistent performer who can stay and jump, which should stand him in good stead for the Aintree marathon.

Here's a couple of reasons why Jonathan thinks Top Ville Ben can be top of the town in the Randox Aintree Grand National.

"One that is priced up at 66/1 for Saturday's race is the Phil Kirby trained Top Ville Ben. Now we've seen him leading from pillar to post in races as good as the Rowland Meyrick, another Grade 3 at Wetherby in December of 2019 and he's been around this year as well, winning over hurdles at Lingfield back in January on testing ground over three miles and then running well in a Grade 2 at Haydock in the Rendlesham, behind Wholestone last time."

"He was also placed third behind Good Boy Bobby, another of Nigel Twiston-Davies' runners in the Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby on Boxing Day from a mark of 150."

"The handicapper has given him a little bit of a squeak off a mark of 148 here, he'll be prominent so he'll be clear of any trouble and it could be just the thing to buzz him up these Aintree fences."

17:15 Aintree - Run Wild Fred

Pete is also shying away from the market leaders and is going with the tried and tested combination of Davy Russell and Gordon Elliott on Run Wild Fred.

Another consistent performer, Run Wild Fred ran with credit last time out in the National Hunt Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. Having Davy Russell who took the National twice with Tiger Roll is a huge boost and here is why Pete thinks Fred will run wild at Aintree.

"I think Run Wild Fred each-way has to be the selection here. Has finished in the top two of all of the last six races, including winning over at Navan. Was really good at Cheltenham, finishing second last time around."

"For me at this price, this horse is way too big to ignore as an each-way proposition. So for the Grand National this year, I'm going to take Run Wild Fred each-way."

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