Many Clouds has to carry just a pound more than last year. As a nine year old he is well up to the task. I am concerned that he is again ridden by Leighton Aspell, but purely from a luck point of view. Leighton is seeking a hat trick of wins in the National. Top man for the job for sure and good luck to him. Although he is riding probably the best horse in the race, you need an element of luck to win a National. Fallers in front of you, loose horses, danger of being brought down. Will his luck hold up a third time ? His horsemanship is certainly up for it.