Champion punter Paul Dean has given Daily Mirror readers his top four Grand National tips.
Paul, 40, hit the headlines last month when he banked £250,000 with a £5 bet.
He later landed another £140,000 on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Now he has revealed his predictions for the world’s greatest steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday.
And Paul believes his tip Burrows Saint can push favourite Cloth Cap into second place.
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He also fancies 33-1 outsider Mister Malarky to snatch a top four finish, alongside Minella Times, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, who dominated Cheltenham.
Burrows Saint is the second favourite but Paul believes the eight-year-old will have the edge over fancied Cloth Cap.
He said: “The ground has come right for him. It will be good ground, which not every horse will be suited to, but he is.”
Paul had planned to back the horse in last year’s event before it was cancelled because of the pandemic.
He said: “I was a bit worried he was only a seven-year-old last year and I honestly think it is a blessing in disguise the race was not on.
“Now he is an eight-year-old, he should have a better chance.”
Paul, from Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, has been fascinated with horse racing since he was a small child and studies the form guides closely.
“It is the only way to do it,” he said.
But despite his success he says it is “hard” to pick a National winner because “there are so many variables”.
His first four
1. Burrows Saint 9-1
2. Cloth Cap 4-1 fav
3. Mister Malarkey 33-1
4. Minella Times 12-1
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