Aintree Grand National 2022 Each Way Ante-Post Selections

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Enjoy D'Allen 16/1

The first horse we think could run a big race in the 2022 Grand National is the Ciaran Murphy trained Enjoy D'Allen, who like last year's winning horse Minella Times, was bought by JP McManus before heading for the great race.

The eight year old has the perfect profile for the race and looks to have primed for a big run, being mixed over other hurdles and fences this season, trying to keep his chase mark as low as possible.

A very consistent horse over the last few years Winning in January 2021 off a mark of 119 and has since progressed to last race over fences off 145.

Already proven over marathon trips when third in last year's Irish Grand National, this term he has been seen three times, all of his races in big fields.

Making his debut this term, he was seventh of 19 in a 2m4f handicap hurdle which was used as a prep run ahead of the Paddy Power Chase over Christmas when third of 28.

Enjoy D'Allen was last seen back over hurdles when fifth of 28 at the Dublin Racing Festival in a three mile handicap hurdle, that is perfect prep run ahead of the Grand National and being near the foot of the weights for the Grand National is perfect.

Big player at a current double figure price.

Escaria Ten 16/1

Our second each way selection for the Liverpool feature race is the Gordon Elliott trained Escaria Ten, who looks another who is set up perfectly for the great race.

The eight year old has been campaigned this term for this specific race in mind and from Elliott's brigade he looks weighted to be his best chance.

Escaria Ten for the McNeill family has always been a horse that has shown that stamina trips are his forte, finishing a superb third in last year's National Hunt Chase, behind superstar Galvin.

This season the gelding has been seen twice, making his seasonal debut at Gowran Park when a good eighth of 18 in the Thyestes Handicap Chase, running a solid race but just tiring late on with it being his first run of the season.

With that run under his belt, last time out he went to Fairyhouse in the Grade Three Bobbyjo Chase and he finished a nose second behind the smart Any Second Now.

Getting better and better with each run, he will be in the form of his life heading into the Grand National and at a current 16/1, he holds every chance.