Anyone with even a passing interest in horse racing (or not living under a rock!) will be aware that the Aintree Grand National 2021 is fast approaching. A little under a week away now, in gearing up to the event Katie Walsh has given Betway her take on women’s achievements in the race over the years – something that is certainly no stranger to her (she placed third with Seabass in the 2012 event).

This year will feature three women jockeys and so let’s see what they can do this time around. They’re up against it in 2021 mind you, as this year’s Grand National features one of the shortest prices favourites in a long time; the Jonjo O’Neill trained, Cloth Cap. At time of writing now just 7/2 with several bookmakers and so is certainly heavily favoured by punters. As we well know though, so much can happen over the 16 Grand National fences (14 of which are jumped twice) so it’s best to take nothing for granted. With Becher’s Brook and The Chair to deal with, only a fool would look at any horse in the race as a nailed on ‘sure thing’. On 10th April we can see for ourselves. ‘Place your bets now please!’