Grand National 2019 Runners
We've compiled a list of all of this year's runners in the Grand National. You can check the form of each runner, what weight they will be carrying and who the trainer and jockey are plus our own expert rating for each horse's chances.
Odds correct as of 06 April 2019 17:02. Odds subject to change.
Having won the 2018 Grand National, Tiger Roll emulated the mighty Red Rum by winning back-to-back renewals of the Aintree showpiece in 2019. Will look for a momentous hat-trick in the 2020 Grand National!
A superb winner of the 2019 Irish Grand National, Burrows Saint is the new kid on the block in the staying chasing division, and will be a lively challenger for Grand National glory in 2020.
Fifth in the 2019 Grand National, Anibale Fly also ran a fine race in defeat when second in the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Previously, fourth in the 2018 Grand National, so has to be respected in the world's greatest steeplechase.
A fine runner-up behind Tiger Roll in the 2018 Grand National, Pleasant Company unseated his rider in the 2019, but the Willie Mullins-trained raider is set for another crack at the race in 2020.
A former winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Native River showed his love for a stamina test when winning the Welsh Grand National earlier in his career, and he could be an ideal fit for the 2020 Grand National.
Put up a career best when finishing second in the 2019 Grand National, and while she will have her work cut out to reverse the form with Tiger Roll, she will improve for last year's experience, and has to be regarded a major player.
Well fancied for the 2019 Grand National and ran well for a long way before tiring and finishing third. In the twilight of his career, but this veteran could still have more to give for Willie Mullins.
An eye-catching winner of the 2019 Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival, but failed to build on that when falling in the 2019 Irish Grand National. Still open to improvement in the new campaign, and could be a lively 2020 Grand National runner.
A stunning winner of the 2019 Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree's Grand National meeting, and having shown he relishes the Merseyside obstacles then could return for the big one in 2020.
Showed his class when winning the 2018 Welsh Grand National, and then failed to fire in Grade 1 company at the latter part of the season. With stamina his forte, he may be one to be targeted at the staying handicap chases, with the 2020 Grand National the likely goal.
A dour stayer, who put up a career best when second in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr last season. Was travelling well when falling in the Becher Chase over the National fences earlier in the season, but if he can iron out his jumping frailties then could be a lively outsider at big odds.
An impressive four-and-a-quarter length winner of Punchestown’s Grand National Trial in February, this Gordon Elliott-trained star is a lively each-way contender, who, if taking to Aintree’s fences, could be a significant player in what should be a thrilling renewal on April 6.
A fine winner of the four-miler at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, Rathvinden warmed up for this race with a three-and-a-half length victory in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February, so will head to Aintree in form. However, with only one run this season, could struggle to follow up that Fairyhouse win, and has had jumping issues in the past.
Won this race in 2017, but was forced on the sidelines for 18 months with an injury, and has failed to show the same spark when returning to the track this season. Unseated his rider on his two starts this season, Lucinda Russell’s charge is hard to fancy in a competitive-looking Grand National.
Second in the Bet365 Gold Cup at the end of last season, the Philip Hobbs-trained raider showed stamina is his forte when winning over three-and-a-half miles at Cheltenham earlier this season. Looks the sort of runner that could relish the National test and will look to hand champion jockey Richard Johnson his first win in the world’s greatest steeplechase.
Won the Grand Sefton over the National fences earlier the season, so will enjoy a return to Aintree on Saturday afternoon. Has struggled to perform off a much higher handicap mark in recent outings, but Paul Nicholls is sure to have him firing on all cylinders and could be a lively each-way player. Won’t want the rain to hit Merseyside.
Eighth in the 2017 National, Anthony Honeyball’s gelding has often struggled to get his head in front, but has shown throughout his career he can pop up at long odds and bag a place. A tough ask to deliver off 153 in this year’s race, but could shock a few rivals in the Merseyside marathon.
Seventh in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month, Jessica Harrington’s raider is looking to become the first mare since Nickel Coin in 1951 to win the Grand National. Unseated when sent off a clear favourite for the Bobbyjo Chase, but a clear round of jumping could see her outrun her lofty odds.
Warmed up for this race with a fine fifth in the Pertemps Final over hurdles at Cheltenham last month. Mainly raced over trips below three miles, so it’s hard to see him having the stamina needed to figure prominently in a National, so is one of the less attractive runners from Gordon Elliott’s yard.
A fine six-and-a-half length winner at Down Royal on his last start, this eight-year-old is open to significant improvement, and having only been out the front three in two of his 11 chase starts then could be a major each-way player, if taking to the unique jumping test of a Grand National. Interesting.
Tenth in the Ultima at Cheltenham last month, the ten-year-old was way down the field in the Becher Chase at Aintree earlier in the season, and while stamina shouldn’t be an issue, he may lack that element of class needed to win this coveted National Hunt prize.
One of Gordon Elliott's army of runners but not one to be putting too much faith in. He did win a Thyestes Chase last year, a race won in the past by Grand National winners Hedgehunter and Numbersixvalverde. Shown very little on his three starts this season and pretty easy to put a line through.
The only seven year old in the field and he'll be bidding to buck an 80 year trend of seven year olds not winning the National. That damning stat aside he has a good profile, second in the Welsh Grand National earlier in the season and a decent trial last time. Each way claims.
Lizzie Kelly bids to be the first female winner of the Grand National aboard her pride and joy, Tea For Two. Trained by her mother, the horse gave Lizzie her first ever Grade 1 win when winning the Bowl here at Aintree in 2017. Unseated last time out, he'll like the course but whether he'll stay the trip is debatable.
Down the field in the 2017 National, while under the stewardship of Paul Nicholls, this 11-year-old was seventh in the Becher Chase earlier in the season, and it's hard to see him play a role here.
The lightly run nine year old was an impressive winner of the Bet365 Gold Cup at the end of last season. Nothing much to write home about on his two starts this year but he comes here fresh and we know he goes well in the Spring. Connections know how to get a chaser ready for a challenge like this and he has genuine each way claims.
Colin Tizzard's only runner in the race. The eleven year old pulled up on his last start but he does have winning form over the National fences, winning the Topham Chase here twelve months ago. That race was over only two miles and five furlongs and his form suggests he won't stay Saturday's marathon trip.
His best form has come over hurdles, in fact only amassing just over £10k in chase career winnings, and that came in October of this season. The trip a massive concern, one of the army of Gigginstown owned entries.
Only seven runs for this lightly raced ten year old, with two wins. He's not won over further than two miles, six and a half furlongs, finishing down the pack in his latest start in the 3m1f Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. A difficult one to get excited about.
A horse that has gone close to winning some big prizes in handicap chases over the years but in reality has only one chase win to his name. The nine year old's run ten of his last twelve races at Cheltenham, so he could be a bit homesick in Liverpool this week!
Back for a fourth stab at the race, with form figures of 7th, 6th and 9th he clearly loves the place but he's been beaten a total of 131 lengths in those three appearances and he's not getting any younger. Pulled up on his last two starts. He'll probably complete but his best chances are behind him.
Hasn't won since November 2016, he finished eighth in this race twelve months ago but well beaten. This season's form suggests that he won't improve on that on Saturday and just feels like another unnecessary Gigginstown entry.
Narrowly missed the cut for this race last season when well fancied, takes his chance here off a career high mark. Ran a really good trial at Cheltenham last time and has placed in both the Scottish and Welsh Nationals. Connections know how to win the race and has solid claims.
Could be one to get excited about towards the bottom of the weights. Won the Irish Grand National last season and ran a decent trial at Punchestown in February before pulling up at Cheltenham last time. One of Gordon Elliott's better chances outside the favourite.
One win from his seven starts, he lacks the experience required here and his only chase win came in a beginners chase over two and a half miles. Would be a major surprise if he featured at the sharp end here, although trained by Willie Mullins you can't count anything out.
Course winner when scoring here in the Becher Chase in December. Hasn't finished outside the front three on all of his starts this season, sneaks in under a low weight and could give connections at a backable each way price.
A game sort who could mop up some place money. Finished fourth in last season's Irish Grand National, winning an important trial for that race on the way. A worry that this season could be taking it's toll, eighth in the Welsh National and sixth in a gruelling Midlands Grand National just three weeks ago.
Sneaking in at the bottom of the weights, he comes back for another stab at the National having unseated Sam Coltherd last year. An eye catching win over Definitly Red at Kelso earlier this season, he's a genuine outsider who has form to find on plenty here.
The oldest horse in the race, he finished third in this race last year off the same mark. He's struggled a bit this season and it's virtually impossible to see him winning this at the ripe old age of 14.
Last year's Scottish Grand National winner has snuck in at the bottom of the weights and has been well backed as a result. Has had a couple of runs this season in preparation and would benefit from good ground.