Finally seasonal form plays a big role here as all of the last 11 winners had at least three runs that season. Keeping racing fit and sharp looks to be one of the vital key to wining this.
The flip side of this is 10 of the last 11 winners had no more than six runs that season. Take caution with those who have had a busy season, they might have already passed their peak for this campaign before coming to Aintree.
Between three and six runs this campaign looks to be the sweet spot to be match ready without overdoing it.
Winning in that season isn’t a major trend among winners, with seven of the last 11 recording a win that season, but six of the last 10 winners also recorded a top three finish on their last outing.
Look for those starting to hit their stride in the Spring.