The Irish National has been one of the kindest races to me over all my previous years betting, purely from an elimination trends perspective, having picked out BLUESEA CRACKER 33/1 in 2010, LION NA BEARNAI 40/1 in 2012, LIBERTY COUNSEL 50/1 in 2013 and THUNDER AND ROSES 25/1 in 2015. That's +140pts in profit in this race alone over 8 years, more if you take into account the BetfairSP's were often much bigger.

Using GeeGeez Trends and their racecards, I've managed to get it down to one strong selection and one secondary selection. I usually only advise one bet in the race as it can be such a lottery, but both look strong on a number of trends with one just failing on finishing position last time out.

The trends are as follows and can be viewed here on GeeGeez

So, from all the stats above there is one strong contender, currently priced at 50/1 and 55's currently on Betfair and it is course winner and unexposed lightweight…

WESTERNER POINT 1pt e/w @ 50/1

I'd recommend backing him with a saver on the next strongest GENERAL PRINCIPLE 1pt win @ 33/1