Six of the last seventeen winners of the race have been weighted either 11.0 or higher - although it should be noted that on each occasion there was "good" in the going. In the 2016 renewal all of the top weights were sunk in the mud and in the 2017 renewal, which was run on good to soft going, only one horse carrying 11.0 or higher, managed to finish in the top ten. The 2018 renewal was the softest ground Grand National since 2001 and only two horses weighted over 11.0 finished in the top ten (fourth and tenth). In the 2021 renewal run on good to soft all of the finishers were weighted under 11.0. Expect money on the day of the race for Cloth Cap, Good Boy Bobby and Fortescu.