The Irishman revealed to Racing TV he will be on Rathvinden on Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National.

Rathvinden is the second-favourite (9/1) behind 2018 champion Tiger Roll (7/2) with bookmakers Betfair.

The 11-year-old has won nine of its 19 races and been placed 68% of its races.

Speaking to Racing TV, Walsh said: “I’m going to run Rathvinden.

“He’s 11stone, a nice weight, won the National Chase at last year’s festival.

“He’s been knocking on the door of Grade Ones, without quite being a Grade One last year.

“He has age on his side, I think he’s a good enough jumper, he stays but he has pace.

“He ticks a lot of boxes but it’s the Grand National so you need a lot of luck.”

The 39-year-old has one of the best Grand National records among the current crop of jockeys.

He won the race on his first attempt in 2000 and doubled his tally in 2005.

The race is deemed one of the toughest in the racing calendar, with participants riding a gruelling four and a half miles and jumping 30 fences.

A total of 40 horses will race and the full list was announced earlier this week.

  • Grand National

Source: Read Full Article