Majestic Concorde, Grand National Horse

Majestic Concorde

5 2/1-31 Majestic Concorde
D K Weld Mr RP McNamara 155
Winner of a valuable handicap at Leopardstown over Xmas but doesn’t look to have been done too many favours by the handicapper; down the field in last year’s Cesarewitch and could return to the North West for another crack at Chester Cup!

Trainer Dermot Weld, Jockey Robbie McNamara, other Irish trained runner, purple silks number five

Bet on Majestic Concorde with Ladbrokes 25/1

Dermot Weld is one of the best trainers in the world book does not have a Grand National pedigree. Majestic Concord possibly has too much weight to win the Grand National, with 11 stone 5lb on his back. He came to prominence when winning the Paddy Power Chase, at Leopardstown on very soft ground. That was over 3 miles and he showed he has stamina as well as excellent jumping ability but this race at Aintree is an entirely different proposition.

It is difficult to see Majestic Concord carrying such a big weight over a mile further than he has ever travelled before. That said he could possibly be suited by the step up in trip and hackle on the bridle, we simply do not know although his odds are probably a fair reflection of the chance. This is Aintree and this is the Grand National and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Majestic Concord could prove the pundits wrong and win. Certainly it has to be noted that if his trainer thinks he has a good chance then you cannot write off his chances.

The purple silks will certainly be distinctive and will be easy to pick out in the field of 40 runners.

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