10 April 2021: The big day has arrived for Balko Des Flos!

Welcome to being part of the 2021 Randox Grand National. Race time 5.15pm.

Henry De Bromhead is upbeat about his chances and is expecting him to run well. He was very much still in contention at Cheltenham last time out in the Cross Country before unseating Rachael Blackmore at the cheese wedges. Up until this point he travelled full of zest and Blackmore reported him to “wing the Aintree fences” which should stand him in good stead today. Henry is adamant there are more races in him and if he adapts to the fences and enjoys the early part of the race and gets into a rhythm he could run very well. Aidan Coleman takes the ride who is very much looking forward to it and said last night on Balko Des Flos “he’s a real good ride to pick up, Henry tells me he’ll give me a good spin so let’s hope he gets a bit of luck in running and goes well.” He is currently priced at 100/1 in places which looks tremendous value.

Here’s to a great day ahead. 

Timeform racecard can be viewed here: 

https://www.timeform.com/horse-racing/racecards/aintree/2021-04-10/1715/31/6/randox-grand-national-handicap-chase