Forty Grand National jockeys; Thirty-nine males, but there will be just one female riding in the Grand National this year.Â Â Katie Walsh, third on Seabass last year, returns with her equine friend for a chance to go two better and acquire Grand National victory aboard her father’s horse.
Seabass: This was my big tip for last years race and the combination of Ted training and daughter Katie riding caught the publicâ€™s eye for a nice story. Added to the decent pre-race form and a nationwide gamble the horse was backed down to 8-1. Everything was in the horses favour last year and the horse has been aimed at this race since he finished third. Three furlongs out there was no horse travelling better but I just get the feeling that his chance has gone and a similar position in this yearâ€™s renewal will be the most the Walshâ€™s can hope for. Jockey bookings have not been confirmed as yet and although Katie is more than an able pilot, she is not however.. Ruby and the only way I will change my view on this horse is if Ruby chooses the ride over his sister, he wouldnâ€™t do that would he?Â Rating 8/10