The tape goes up on the world's greatest steeplechase at 4.15pm on Saturday 12th April 2014 in the Grand National Chase at the Aintree Racecourse, with more prize money on offer than ever before. The Grand National is the most avidly followed and watched horse race in the British Isles, never failing in its quest to provide the spectacular, the heroics and the misfortunes of the race. It is also the single biggest betting event in sport and this year will be no exception when the forty Grand National runners with their jockeys go to post.
|On His Own||16/1||16/1||16/1||16/1||20/1||20/1||14/1|
You can get all the latest bookmaker prices and odds from our special dedicated odds comparison chart for the Grand National. Plus we will be covering each twenty-one races of the Aintree Festival meeting with odds updated each day. Just click on the price you want for that horse and you will be taken to that bookmaker where you can open a new betting account and place your bet, it's easy as that. We'll have next year's odds up as soon as they are available.
115 entries have been declared for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National, 31 more entries than at this stage last year. The betting is headed by top weight Tidal Bay and last year's third Teaforthree trained by Rebecca Curtis.
The weights have been announced and as expected Tidal Bay has been handed top weight of 11st10, with former Gold Cup winner Long Run set to carry 11st9. Notable others include fancies Triolo D'Alene 11st6 and Rocky Creek 11st5. The full list of weights will be published on our Grand National weights page.
Monbeg Dude was sent off the favourite to win the 3m2f Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster on Saturday but could only finish fifth beaten 26 lengths. He jumped poorly at the beginning of the race giving himself far too much to do on the second circuit on ground that was on the quick side. Connections were happy enough with the run but some bookmakers' pushed the former Welsh National out in the betting.
The Grimthorpe winner Night In Milan was clipped in from 50/1 to 40/1 following this impressive win, but the Keithe Reveley trained eight year old needs 32 runners to come out of the race if he is to compete.
The Alan King trained Scottish National winner put in another poor performance pulling up when well beaten and he'll head to Aintree with a cloud hanging over him.
|1st||Auroras Encore 66/1||11||R Mania||S Smith|
|2nd||Cappa Bleu 12/1||11||P Moloney||E Williams|
|3rd||Teaforthree 10/1||9||N Schofield||R Curtis|
|4th||Oscar Time 66/1||12||S Waley-Cohen||M Lynch|
|5th||Rare Bob 16/1||11||B Cooper||D Hughes|
The horse racing action dosen't just stop at the Grand National, with twenty other races of top quality National Hunt action taking place, we have all the odds for each race and the latest betting news as it happens. Click on the links to get the results of this year's meeting and we'll update these pages with the odds for next year's races as soon as they are available.
|Thursday, 4th April 2014 - Liverpool Day|
|14.00||Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Betfred Bowl Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Aintree Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||John Smith's Fox Hunters Chase Result||Class 1||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Matalan.co.uk Red Rum Chase Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|16.50||Manifesto Novices' Chase Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Friday, 5th April 2013 - Ladies Day|
|14.00||Top Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|14.30||Mildmay Novices' Chase Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|15.05||Melling Chase Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.40||Topham Chase Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|16.15||Sefton Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|16.50||John Smith's Handicap Hurdle Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.25||Mares Open Flat Race Result||Listed||Betting Offers|
|Saturday, 6th April 2013 - Grand National Day|
|13.45||Mersey Novices' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|14.15||Maghull Novices' Chase Result||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|14.50||Liverpool Hurdle Odds||Grade 1||Betting Offers|
|15.25||John Smith's Handicap Chase Result||Betting Offers|
|16.15||2014 GRAND NATIONAL Odds||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
|17.05||Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle Result||Grade 2||Betting Offers|
|17.40||Champion Open Flat Race Result||Grade 3||Betting Offers|
As with any horse race, assessing the form of a horse is all important before placing your bet. This is no different with the Grand National, but with forty runners to choose from, it can be a long drawn out job to reach that all important conclusion. We'll highlight all forty runners with a brief summary as to their form going into the big race, giving you the best chance to pick the winner!
Forty runners will go to post in the world's biggest steeplechase on Saturday 12th April 2014 and we'll have each horse covered in our extensive Grand National runners section, featuring racecard, form, who trains and who rides the horses plus the all important odds. We'll also have a dedicated page for each horse taking part in the 2014 Grand National.
Top weight for the 2014 Grand National is the Paul Nicholls trained Tidal Bay who is set to carry 11-10. Former Gold Cup winner Long Run will carry 11-9 whilst leading fancy Triolo D'Alene will carry 11-6. Leading Irish fancies Boston Bob and On His Own have been handed 11st3 whilst Junior trained by David Pipe is currently number 40 in the weights at 10-8.
As with any big horse racing festival, the online bookmakers will be pulling out the stops to ensure there is plenty on offer for the punter during Grand National week. We have a dedicated page where all the bookmaker special offers and free bets will be highlighted. Just click on any of the bookmaker links on this site and you will be entitles to any of the advertised offers.
If you need any help picking out a winner in the 2014 Grand National, we have enlisted the help of Channel 4 Racing presenter Tom Lee, who is on hand to give his view on the big race and provide invaluable tips throughout the Aintree Festival meeting.