Confirmed runners and riders for the 2023 Grand National at Aintree (2023)

A full field of 40 horses has been declared for Saturday's Randox Grand National (5.15) at Aintree and they include last year's winner Noble Yeats and Corach Rambler, who is favourite for the world-famous event.

Any Second Now, runner-up last year and third in 2021, has also been declared and will carry 11st 12lb, the most weight any runner will shoulder.

Leading Irish fancies Delta Work, Gaillard Du Mesnil and Mr Incredible also line up, while Le Milos and Our Power are others who will represent Britain in the £1 million marathon, which is live on ITV's main channel at 5.15pm on Saturday.

A maximum field of 40 means Fakiera, Mortal, Darrens Hope, Captain Cattistock, Secret Reprieve and Fantastikas miss out.

Townend takes the ride on Gaillard Du Mesnil

Punters will be hoping they can find the winner and could latch on to the Willie Mullins-trained Gaillard Du Mesnil after stable jockey Paul Townend was confirmed to ride him.

Mullins, who won the race in 2005 with Hedgehunter, also relies on Capodanno, Carefully Selected, Mr Incredible and Recite A Prayer, but Townend will be on Gaillard Du Mesnil, most recently seen winning the National Hunt Chase at last month's Cheltenham Festival.

In Townend, the seven-year-old has a jockey who produced a ride for the ages on stablemate I Am Maximus in Monday's Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

Unlike Mullins, Nicky Henderson has never won the National, but he possesses a plausible contender in the strapping Mister Coffey, who was third to Gaillard Du Mesnil at the festival.

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Nico de Boinville, who must be the envy of the weighing room given his association with superstar hurdler Constitution Hill, will partner Mister Coffey, who runs in the colours of Lady and Alice Bamford.

Who else is in the Grand National running?

Venetia Williams famously won the 2009 National with 100-1 chance Mon Mome and bids for another triumph with Cloudy Glen, who carries the silks of the late Trevor Hemmings.

Hemmings adored the contest and owned Hedgehunter as well as Ballabriggs and Many Clouds, who were also successful.

The Robcour colours are not as famous as the yellow, green and white of Hemmings, but they could become better known should the well-backed Ain't That A Shame oblige.

He represents the Rachael Blackmore-Henry de Bromhead dream team who captured the 2021 running with Minella Times, while the maroon of Gigginstown House Stud – think dual recent Aintree hero Tiger Roll – will be sported by the riders of Fury Road, Delta Work, Coko Beach and Diol Ker.

"As expected there is a full field of 40 for the Randox Grand National, which is always a welcome number for what remains by far the biggest betting race of the year, a race that will once again see millions of people have their annual flutter, leading to turnover of £150 million," said Coral's David Stevens.

"Corach Rambler has been at the head of the betting since his victory at last month's Cheltenham Festival, but Lucinda Russell's charge is by no means certain to be sent off favourite on Saturday, with Delta Work a mover in recent days, and last year's winner Noble Yeats also prominent in the market."

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Ladbrokes: 8 Ain't That A Shame, 9 Corach Rambler, Delta Work, 12 Any Second Now, Noble Yeats, 14 Gaillard Du Mesnil, Le Milos, Mr Incredible, The Big Dog, 16 Vanillier, 18 bar (prices correct as of 6pm on Friday, April 14)

2023 Grand National: the list of runners and riders

1. Any Second NowMark Walsh
2. Noble YeatsSean Bowen
3. GalvinDavy Russell
4. Fury Road Jonjo O'Neill Jr
5. The Big DogAidan Coleman
6. CapodannoDanny Mullins
7. Delta Work Keith Donoghue
8. Sam BrownJohnny Burke
9. Lifetime AmbitionSean O'Keeffe
10. Carefully SelectedMichael O'Sullivan
11. Coko BeachHarry Cobden
12. Longhouse PoetJJ Slevin
13. Gaillard Du MesnilPaul Townend
14. Darasso
Luke Dempsey
15. Le Milos Harry Skelton
16. Escaria TenAdrian Heskin
17. The Big Breakaway Brendan Powell
18. Cape GentlemanJody McGarvey
19. Roi Mage
Felix de Giles
20. Diol KerKieren Buckley
21. A Wave Of The Sea
Shane Fitzgerald
22. Minella TrumpTheo Gillard
23. VanillierSean Flanagan
24. Velvet Elvis
Darragh O'Keeffe
25. Ain't That A Shame
Rachael Blackmore
26. Corach Rambler Derek Fox
27. Enjoy D'AllenSimon Torrens
28. Mr Incredible
Brian Hayes
29. Mister Coffey
Nico de Boinville
30. Cloudy GlenCharlie Deutsch
31. Hill SixteenRyan Mania
32. Gabbys CrossPeter Carberry
33. Recite A Prayer
Jack Foley
34. Eva's Oskar
Alan Johns
35. Our PowerSam Twiston-Davies
36. DunboyneJack Tudor
37. Francky Du Berlais Ben Jones
38. FortescueHugh Nugent
39. Back On The LashAdam Wedge
40. Born By The SeaPhillip Enright

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Grand National tip and 1-2-3-4 prediction

1Gaillard Du Mesnil
2 Our Power
3 Noble Yeats
4 Cloudy Glen

By James Hill, tipster

Three horses in particular stand out. Last year's winner Noble Yeats is a much improved horse 12 months on, offsetting the fact he's 19lb higher. Nothing is better treated than Corach Rambler, who is 10lb well in after his victory at Cheltenham, but the value among the principals could be Gaillard Du Mesnil, who also comes into the race off the back of a win at the festival.

He's trained by Willie Mullins, is set to be ridden by Paul Townend and this grey is rock-solid. He's never finished outside the three over obstacles so expect his price to shorten.

The best value among the British contenders lies with Our Power, who is unbeaten this season and will be at least 4lb well in. He's progressive and has to be in with a shout.

Two outsiders worth a mention are Cloudy Glen and Recite A Prayer. Both underperformed last time, but the Ultima might have come too soon for Cloudy Glen after his reappearance at Haydock. The form of his Coral Gold Cup success last season is sound and he's trained by someone who's won the race before in Venetia Williams.

Recite A Prayer hasn't shown anything since the autumn, but his second in the Kerry National is a good piece of form. He's related to Old Vic, a sire who has a great race record.

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Confirmed runners and riders for the 2023 Grand National at Aintree? ›

Grand National 2023 preview: Rachael Blackmore mount Ain't That A Shame among favourites. Rachael Blackmore's mount Ain't That A Shame is among the favourites for Saturday's Grand National at Aintree. The trailblazing rider became the first woman to win the National in 2021 and is 8-1 to repeat the feat.

Who is favourite to win Grand National 2023? ›

Corach Rambler

Who came 6th in 2023 Grand National? ›

Finishing order
PositionNamePrize money
6Born By The Sea£13,200
7Roi Mage£6,800
8Mister Coffey£3,600
9A Wave Of The Sea£2,000
12 more rows

Who is the woman rider in the Grand National 2023? ›

Grand National 2023 preview: Rachael Blackmore mount Ain't That A Shame among favourites. Rachael Blackmore's mount Ain't That A Shame is among the favourites for Saturday's Grand National at Aintree. The trailblazing rider became the first woman to win the National in 2021 and is 8-1 to repeat the feat.

How many horses are racing in the Grand National 2023? ›

Historically, the Grand National has allowed 'reserves' to be called into the field to replace a non-runner. However, this system was discontinued for 2023, meaning the race took place with only 39 runners after the late withdrawal of Escaria Ten.

Who is Favourite to win the Grand National? ›

CORACH RAMBLER. The two-time winner of the Ultima Chase at Cheltenham is the current favourite for the Grand National.

Who is the only horse to win the Grand National 3 times? ›

Red Rum, (foaled 1965), steeplechase horse who won the Grand National at Aintree, England, an unprecedented three times, in 1973, 1974, and 1977. Bought as a crippled seven-year-old, he was reconditioned by his trainer Ginger McCain, who ran him on the sand and in the sea.

Who predicted the winner of the Grand National? ›

The Grand National result for 2023 has been predicted by AI bot ChatGPT - with jockey Rachael Blackmore tipped to be victorious once again.

Who won the Grand National with the lowest odds? ›

1. Tipperary Tim – 100/1. One of the top underdogs in the history of the Grand National can also claim one of the best stories in the history of the race, thanks to some prophetic words of encouragement prior to the start of the race.

What does F mean in racing form? ›

Useful abbreviations relating to the results of previous races are: D = disqualified, 0 = not in the first nine, R = refused, U = the rider was unseated, P = pulled up and F = Fell. Other information that appears alongside a horse's name includes the stalls allocation for that horse.

Should I bet each-way on Grand National? ›

The general rule with Grand National each way betting is that because the place part of an each-way bet is ¼ of the winning odds, the benchmark price to bet each-way is around 4/1 or higher.

What does PU mean in horse racing? ›

PU or P means 'Pulled-Up'. In these instances, the jockey has made the decision mid-race to stop their horse from finishing.

Which jockey hurt in the Grand National in 2023? ›

A Jockey Club spokesperson said: "Sadly, while racing in the Grand National, Hill Sixteen sustained an unrecoverable injury. Our sincere sympathies are with connections."

Who is the leading jockey in the Aintree 2023? ›

Corach Rambler won the 2023 Grand National at Aintree backing up its status as the 8/1 favourite. Mister Coffey and Coko Beach led early on and throughout most of the thrilling race.

Did all horses survive Grand National 2023? ›

How many horses died at the Grand National? Three horses died in total following this year's Grand National. Hill Sixteen was put down after suffering a broken neck at the first fence of the main steeplechase on Saturday afternoon.

Are there any grey horses in the Grand National 2023? ›

There are a total of FOUR grey horses running in the Grand National 2023. They are Vanillier (16-1), Gaillard du Mesnil (12-1), Eva's Oskar (40-1), and Coko Beach (33-1).

What are the runners and riders for the Grand National? ›

2023 Grand National: full list of runners and riders
  • Any Second Now Mark Walsh.
  • Noble Yeats Sean Bowen.
  • Galvin Davy Russell.
  • Fury Road Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
  • The Big Dog Aidan Coleman.
  • Capodanno Danny Mullins.
  • Delta Work Keith Donoghue.
  • Sam Brown Johnny Burke.
Apr 15, 2023

Who is the best horse in the Grand National? ›

Grand National 2023: horse-by-horse guide to all the runners
  • 1) ANY SECOND NOW (age 11, weight 11st 12lb) ...
  • 2) GALVIN (9yo, 11st 11lb) ...
  • 3) NOBLE YEATS (8yo, 11st 11lb) ...
  • 4) FURY ROAD (9yo, 11st 6lb) ...
  • 5) CAPODANNO (7yo, 11st 5lb) ...
  • 6) THE BIG DOG (10yo, 11st 5lb) ...
  • 7) DELTA WORK (10yo, 11st 4lb) ...
  • 8) SAM BROWN (11yo, 11st 4lb)
Apr 13, 2023

Who won the Grand National that never was? ›

So as they race up to the line, in the National that surely isn't, Esha Ness is the winner, second is Cahervillahow, third is Romany King, four The Committee and five is Givus A Buck. Then comes on The Other Hand and Laura's Beau and they are the only ones to have completed in the race that surely never was.

What is the fastest winning time in the Grand National? ›


Mr Frisk (1990) 8m 47.8s.

What is the best horse never to win the Grand National? ›

Crisp Probably the best grand national runner not to have won the race, Crisp started his racing in Australia and after winning all he could there he was sent to England to run in the Gold Cup but due to one thing and another it was thought that he would not ' get the trip ' and so he was entered in the two mile ...

What is the longest odds a horse will win? ›

The longest odds for a winning horse at the Grand National is 100/1 and was achieved by Tipperary Tim (1928), Gregalach (1929), Caughoo (1947), Foinavon (1967) and Mon Mome (2009).

Who is the fastest horses in the Grand National? ›

The top 10 fastest racehorses in recorded UK history highlight just how impressive these champions are. Mr Frisk, who beat out the competition in1990 holds the record for the fastest Grand National win – running in a time of 8 minutes and 47.8 seconds.

Did Jimmy Frost win the Grand National? ›

Jimmy Frost

During a 30-year career in the saddle, he rode some 500 winners including the 1989 Grand National on Little Polvier and the 1991 Champion Hurdle on Morley Street. He also rode to victory twice in the Breeders Cup Chase in Maryland, USA.

Who is number one in the Grand National? ›

Grand National 2022 finishers
1Noble Yeats50/1
2Any Second Now15/2
3Delta Work10/1
11 more rows

What is the easiest way to bet on the Grand National? ›

The easiest solution to either bet online beforehand, or to place your Grand National bets at the track with on-course bookmakers once you're there. You can either get all your bets done early and sit back and take in the atmosphere, or bet as you go before each race.

Where is best to bet on the Grand National? ›

Top 5 betting sites for the Grand National
  • bet365.
  • Paddy Power.
  • William Hill.
  • Betfair.
  • BetVictor.

Which bookies give best odds the Grand National? ›

The best bookies to sign up with for the Grand National
  • bet365 - Excellent all customer offers and competitive odds.
  • Paddy Power - Excellent all customer offers.
  • Betfred - Great all round betting experience.
  • William Hill - Excellent all customer offers and boosts.
  • Sky Bet - Excellent all customer offers and boosts.

What does P mean on a race card? ›

P = Pulled Up, F = Fell, UR = Unseated Rider, BD = Brought down, R = Refused.

What does TS mean in racing? ›

The TS (top speed) of a horse is generally found in the Racing Post online cards. The ratings are calculated by comparing the time it took for a horse to finish a race.

What does W mean in horse racing? ›

Basically with a 'Win' bet, if you back a horse to win and it does, then you win. If it doesn't win, then you lose.

Why do so many people bet on the Grand National? ›

Many turn up not only to enjoy the races but also the vibrant social culture of the stands, with attendees adopting a collective dress code of smart and sharp, even though officially the Aintree Racecourse has no existing dress code.

Is it better to bet each-way or to win? ›

Each-way fractions: The odds on the place part of your each-way bet are a fraction of the win odds, because your selection has a greater chance of placing than winning.

What is a 4 horse bet called? ›

Accumulator. An accumulator comprises of four or more selections in one bet.

What does BF and CD mean in horse racing? ›

Previous performances. C = Course Winner. CD = Course & Distance. Winner BF - Beaten Favourite. D - Distance Winner.

What does NP mean in horse racing? ›

NAP is actually short for Napoleon and comes from a card game iof the same name. The game, which originated in France, sees a player call 'Napoleon' when they believe that they have won the game. In horse racing, it is used by tipsters to refer to the best tip of the day.

What is the best grade in horse racing? ›

The highest level is Grade 1, where horses compete off the same weight (but with allowances for age or gender), and this includes illustrious races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Champion Hurdle.

Who is the tallest jockey to win the Grand National? ›

Bruce Hobbs was at 6 ft 1.5 in (186.7 cm) the tallest jockey ever to win the Grand National.

How much does the winning jockey of the Grand National get? ›

What is the prize money and how much does the winner get? 40 horses and riders are set to compete for a prize pot worth £1million. The £1m is split between the top ten finishers, with the winner taking home £561,300. The runners-up will not come away empty-handed and will pocket £211,100.

Who is the oldest jockey to win a race? ›

12 with morning line odds of 12-1) for the 2022 Kentucky Derby, with the chance to make history as the oldest jockey to win the prestigious race. That title is held by Bill Shoemaker, who was 54 when he won the 1986 Kentucky Derby aboard Ferdinand.

Who is the best jockey right now? ›

Top Jockeys in Horse Racing
1Irad Ortiz, Jr.345
2Luis Saez331
3Junior Alvarado196
4Tyler Gaffalione297
26 more rows

Who is the best jockey at Aintree? ›

Paddy Brennan437
Rachael Blackmore315
Derek Fox204
Alex Edwards154
8 more rows

Which horse has a female jockey in the Grand National? ›

History maker Rachael Blackmore will ride the Henry de Bromhead-trained Ain't That A Shame in the Randox Grand National. Blackmore became the first female jockey to ride the winner of the £1 million race when she struck on the JP McManus-owned Minella Times at Aintree two years ago.

What is a jockey salary? ›

The average salary for a jockey is $52,645 in the US. The average jockey salary ranges between $35,000 and $77,000 in the US. Hourly rates for jockeys in the US typically range between $16 and $37 an hour. The average jockey salary is $71,164 in Alaska, $69,246 in Utah, and $66,126 in North Dakota.

Who is the most famous female horse rider? ›

With more than 400 victories in the saddle, Nina Carberry has had the most wins in history as a female National Hunt rider.

What is the maximum weight a jockey can be female? ›

while female horse jockeys weigh in on average at 107 lbs. The actual average horse jockey weight is on the lower side although the race requirements range up to 126 lbs. because the weight has to include an average 6-7 lbs.

What are the horses names running in the Grand National? ›

Grand National verdict: 1) VANILLIER 2) Le Milos 3) Our Power 4) Delta Work Best outsider: Sam Brown
  • Le Milos.
  • Our Power.
  • Delta Work.
Apr 13, 2023

What is the horse racing schedule for 2023? ›

Horse Racing
  • May 3rd – 4th, 2023. The Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY.
  • May 20th, 2023. Preakness Stakes. Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD.
  • June 10th, 2023. Belmont Stakes. Belmont Park, Elmont, NY.
  • November 3rd – 4th, 2023. Breeders Cup. Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.

What horses are in the 2023 Kentucky Derby? ›

Below are the horses who are set to run in the race, as well as their jockeys, trainers and owners, listed by their post positions.
  • Hit Show.
  • Verifying.
  • Two Phil's.
  • Confidence Game.
  • Tapit Trice.
  • Kingsbarns.
  • Reincarnate.
  • Mage.
May 6, 2023

What was the name of the horses that died at Grand National? ›

Hill Sixteen died after falling at the first fence of the delayed 2023 Grand National at Aintree, the third horse fatality at the three-day meeting.

Which horse ran the most Grand Nationals? ›

Red Rum is the most successful horse, winning the Grand National three times: 1973, 1974 and 1977.

What are the names of the horses that died at the Grand National this year? ›

Envoye Special, Dark Raven and Hill Sixteen have died at the Grand National Festival this year. The death toll continues to rise each year, claiming more lives.

Can you predict horse racing? ›

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports when it comes to betting, and bettors have always looked for a way to predict the outcome of a race. From using data to handicapping and deep analysis, there still isn't an accurate way to predict which horse will win the race.

What are the three major horse races every year? ›

Triple Crown, in American horse racing, championship attributed to a three-year-old Thoroughbred that in a single season wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

Where is Road to the Horse 2023? ›

It's time to mark your calendars for Road to the Horse 2023, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park on 3/23/2023 to 3/26/2023.

How much do riders get in the Grand National? ›

As with last year, the total prize money for the 2023 Grand National is £1 million. A little over half of that sum — £561,000, to be precise — will go to the winning owner. The jockey who rides to glory tends to receive a percentage of that prize money, which is around 8% on average — around £45,000 in 2023.

How much does the winning rider of the Grand National get? ›

Whoever wins the Grand National will take home a £561,300 cut of that prize pot, with only the top ten finishers earning any money. The runner-up will bank £211,100, while the third-placed horse will earn £105,500.

Is Noble Yeats in Grand National 2023? ›

Pembrokeshire jockey Sean Bowen produced a superb performance to ride Noble Yeats to an impressive fourth position in the 2023 Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

How much does the jockey win Kentucky Derby 2023? ›

The son of 2018 Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic finished a length ahead of Two Phil's, with Angel of Empire running third. Disarm ran fourth. At odds of 15-1, Mage paid $32.42 to win, $14.58 to place and $9.08 to show.

Who are the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby 2023? ›

Angel of Empire is a 9-2 co-favorite alongside Todd Pletcher's Tapit Trice in the 2023 Kentucky Derby odds. Meanwhile, Hit Show is listed at 26-1, Verifying -- a son of 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify -- is at 16-1, and Jace's Road is at 32-1.

Which horse won Kentucky Derby 2023? ›

Mage wins 2023 Kentucky Derby, favorite Angel of Empire finishes third. Mage overcame 15-1 odds to win the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday in front of a crowd of over 150,000 at Churchill Downs.


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