2018 Grand National Review and Results

Check out our analysis of all 12 finishers in the 2018 Grand National, won by Tiger Roll at an SP of 10-1. Favourite, Blaklion was brought down at the very first fence, paving the way for Tiger Roll to claim victory. Though, the going was heavy to soft with rain in the week leading up to the big race. We saw many big contenders withdrawn in the days and hours prior including Minella Rocco, Vicente and Beeves.

Tiger Roll was well-supported after winning the Cross Country race at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. There have been many concerns that the small stature of this horse meant he couldn’t handle with the big Grand National fences. Though, with a 10-13 weight, he proved them wrong.

Tiger Roll’s career earnings levelled at £801,983 after winning £500,000 for the 2018 Grand National.

Davy Russell Grand National 2018

Grand National Festival – Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Britain – April 14, 2018 Davy Russell kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the 17:15 Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY @SCANPIX

At just 8 years-old Tiger Roll could easily be a return contender in this race for many years to come. However, it goes without saying his 10st-13lbs weight will be noticeably increased should he make 2019 Grand National.

2018 Grand National Results

1.Tiger Roll10/1Davy Russell
2.Pleasant Company25/1David Mullins
3.Bless the Wings40/1Jack Kennedy
4.Anibale Fly10/1Barry Geraghty
5.Milansbar25/1Bryony Frost
6.Road to Riches33/1Sean Flanagan
7.Gas Line Boy25/1Robert Dunne
8.Valseur Lido66/1Keith Donoghue
9.Vieux Lion Rouge25/1Tom Scudamore
10.Raz De Maree20/1Robbie Power
11.Seeyouatmidnight11/1Brian Hughes
12.Baie Des Iles16/1Katie Walsh
Pulled Up before finish lineCarlingford Lough33/1Mark Walsh
Pulled Up before finish lineChildren’s List66/1Jonathan Burke
Pulled Up 29th FenceTotal Recall7/1Paul Townend
Pulled Up 29th FenceWarriors Tale33/1Sean Bowen
Pulled Up 29th FencePendra80/1Aidan Coleman
Pulled Up 29th FenceDouble Ross66/1Jamie Bargary
Unseated Rider 27th FenceUcello Conti16/1Daryl Jacob
Pulled Up 26th FenceThunder and Roses33/1JJ Slevin
Pulled Up 26th FenceThe Last Samuri16/1David Bass
Pulled Up 26th FenceTenor Nivernais66/1Tom O’Brien
Unseated Rider 23rd FenceThe Dutchman20/1Harry Cobden
Pulled Up 18th FenceMaggio66/1Brendan Powell
Pulled Up 17th FenceDelusionsofgrandeur50/1Henry Brooke
Pulled Up 15th FenceChase the Spud25/1Paddy Brennan
Fell 15th FenceAlpha Des Obeaux33/1Rachael Blackmore
Brought down 15th FenceSaint Are50/1Ciaran Gethings
Unseated Rider 8th FenceLord Windermere50/1A E Lynch
Unseated Rider 8th FenceBuywise50/1Adam Wedge
Unseated Rider 8th FenceFinal Nudge33/1Gavin Sheehan
Unseated Rider 7th FenceCaptain Redbeard20/1Sam Coltheard
Fell 6th FenceI Just Know14/1Danny Cook
Fell 6th FenceHoublon Des Obeaux25/1Charlie Deutsch
Fell 6th FenceVirgilio50/1Harry Skelton
Brought down 1st FenceBlaklion14/1Sam Twiston-Davies
Fell 1st FencePerfect Candidate50/1Alain Cawley
Non-RunnerRoyal Encore28/1R. McLernon
Non-RunnerWalk in the Mill66/1S. Waley Cohen

It was an Irish clean sweep as the Willie Mullins-trained Pleasant Company was a close second. His jockey, David Mullins, won the race in 2016, so it was nice to see Davy Russell hoist the trophy at the end of the day.

Irish champion trainer, Gordon Elliott, trained the winner and the third-placed Bless The Wings. Tony Martin-trained Anibale Fly finished fourth.

The best British runner was Milansbar in fifth, who also provided Bryony Frost with a completion in her first Grand National.

It was heartache for the 2018 Grand Nation favourite Blaklion. He was sent off a well-supported 14/1, but was brought down at the very first fence by the fall of Perfect Candidate. Only 12 runners finished from the field of 38. 7-year-old Baie Des Iles rounded out the finishers but she was around 85+ lengths behind Tiger Roll!

Check out recent results on our Virtual Grand National 2020 Review.

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