2010 Grand National Weights

Grand National Weights

With the Grand National being a handicap race, it is very important to consider the weight the horse is carrying before placing a bet. There are trends to suggest that the weight is an important factor and with four miles and four furlongs for the horses to navigate, not to mention the big national fences to encounter it makes sense that the lighter the weight the better.

Grand National tips from RTE Racing's Tom Lee.

The principle behind a handicap race is that the horse carries a weight that in theory beiles that horses ability shown in previous races. The better a performance from a horse then the higher the handicap mark that horse will be given. This applies the opposite way to poor performances of horses. What is quite common with Grand National runners is that they will get their handicap mark and then the trainer will protect that by running his horse over hurdles, so their weight for the big race remains unchanged.

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Randox Health Grand National Weights

- Horse - Age - Weight - Rating - Trainer

1) THUNDER AND ROSES (IRE) 10 10-05 142 Mouse Morris IRE

2) BLAKLION 9 11-10 161 Nigel Twiston-Davies

3) ANIBALE FLY (FR) 8 11-08 159 Tony Martin IRE

4) THE LAST SAMURI (IRE) 10 11-08 159 Kim Bailey

5) VALSEUR LIDO (FR) 9 11-07 158 Henry de Bromhead IRE

6) TOTAL RECALL (IRE) 9 11-05 156 Willie Mullins IRE

7) ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR) 8 11-04 155 Mouse Morris IRE

8) PERFECT CANDIDATE (IRE) 11 11-03 154 Fergal O'Brien

9) SHANTOU FLYER (IRE) 8 11-02 153 Richard Hobson

10) TENOR NIVERNAIS (FR) 11 11-1 152 Venetia Williams

11) CARLINGFORD LOUGH (IRE) 12 11-1 152 John Kiely IRE

12) DELUSIONOFGRANDEUR (IRE) 8 10-05 142 Sue Smith

13) TIGER ROLL (IRE) 8 10-13 150 Gordon Elliott IRE

14) REGAL ENCORE (IRE) 10 10-13 150 Anthony Honeyball

15) VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR) 9 10-13 150 David Pipe

16) CHASE THE SPUD 10 10-12 149 Fergal O'Brien

17) WARRIORS TALE 9 10-12 149 Paul Nicholls

18) SEEYOUATMIDNIGHT 10 10-12 149 Sandy Thomson

19) GAS LINE BOY (IRE) 12 10-11 148 Ian Williams

20) THE DUTCHMAN (IRE) 8 10-11 148 Colin Tizzard

21) PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE) 10 10-11 148 Willie Mullins IRE

22) UCELLO CONTI (FR) 10 10-10 147 Gordon Elliott IRE

23) SAINT ARE (FR) 12 10-10 147 Tom George

24) WALK IN THE MILL (FR) 8 10-04 141 Robert Walford

25) RAZ DE MAREE (FR) 13 10-09 146 Gavin Cromwell IRE

26) I JUST KNOW (IRE) 8 10-08 145 Sue Smith

27) VIRGILIO (FR) 9 10-08 145 Dan Skelton

28) BAIE DES ILES (FR) 7 10-08 145 Ross O'Sullivan IRE

29) MAGGIO (FR) 13 10-08 145 Patrick Griffin IRE

30) PENDRA (FR) 10 10-08 145 Charlie Longsdon

31) BUYWISE (IRE) 11 10-08 145 Evan Williams

32) CHILDRENS LIST (IRE) 8 10-08 145 Willie Mullins IRE

33) LORD WINDERMERE (IRE) 12 10-07 144 Jim Culloty IRE

34) CAPTAIN REDBEARD (IRE) 9 10-07 144 Stuart Coltherd

35) HOUBLON DES OBEAUX (FR) 11 10-07 144 Venetia Williams

36) BLESS THE WINGS (IRE) 13 10-06 143 Gordon Elliott IRE

37) MILANSBAR (IRE) 11 10-06 143 Neil King

38) FINAL NUDGE (IRE) 9 10-06 142 David Dennis

39) DOUBLE ROSS (IRE) 12 10-06 142 Nigel Twiston-Davies

40) ROAD TO RICHES (IRE) 11 10-05 142 Noel Meade IRE

Grand National Weight Trends

We've had a look at the last 22 runnings of the Grand National to see what kind of weight the winner carries typically. 17 of the last 22 winners carried 10 stone, 12 pounds to victory, although in recent years weight hasn't been as an important trend.

Year Winner Weight
2017 One For Arthur 10-11
2016 Rule The World 10-7
2015 Many Clouds 11-9
2014 Pineau De Re 10-6
2013 Auroras Encore 66/1 10-3
2012 Neptune Collonges 33/1 11-6
2011 Ballabriggs 14/1 11-0
2010 Don't Push It 10/1J 11-5
2009 Mon Mome 100/1 11-0
2008 Comply Or Die 7/1J 10-9
2007 Silver Birch 33/1 10-6
2006 Numbersixvalverde 11/1 10-8
2005 Hedgehunter 7/1F 11-1
2004 Amberleigh House 16/1 10-10
2003 Monty's Pass 16/1 10-7
2002 Bindaree 20/1 10-4
2001 Red Marauder 33/1 10-11
2000 Papillon 10/1 10-12
1999 Bobbyjo 7/1 10-0
1998 Earth Summit 7/1F 10-5
1997 Lord Gyllene 14/1 10-3
1996 Rough Quest 7/1F 10-7
1995 Royal Athlete 40/1 10-6
1994 Miinnehoma 16/1 10-8
1993 No Race* -
1992 Party Politics 14/1 10-7
1991 Seagram 12/1 10-6
1990 Mr Frisk 16/1 10-6

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