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Grand National Runners List 2019

| 03.04.2019
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Who are the runners and riders in the 2019 Grand National?

The 2019 Grand National takes place this Saturday at 5.15pm on ITV. 40 horses will take on the 30 fence, 4m 21/2f challenge. It’s the 172nd running of the biggest race in Britain.

We’ve got all the Grand National odds on our Sportsbook. And to help you choose your selection, we’ve got a one-stop guide to the runners and riders right here…

Tiger Roll

Jockey: Davy Russell

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Antepost favourite for two-in-a-row in this year’s Grand National runners and riders, but he’s rated 9lb higher than when scoring last year and that may put a few off siding with the shortest price. The talented bay arrives in Liverpool having won four of his last five, and each of his two most recent goes. Was spotted claiming the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month by a stunning 22 lengths. Has recent form and course form to rely on. Davy Russell will ride the favourite for trainer Gordon Elliott.

Odds: 7/2

Anibale Fly

Jockey: Barry Geraghty

Trainer: A J Martin

Anibale Fly finished fourth in last year’s national and there was enough that day to suggest he’s capable of improving and shooting for the winner’s enclosure. Has 2lb more placed on his back this time and has finished second in each of his last two but did catch the eye when pushing Al Boum Photo hard in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last time out. Nothing in this race will surprise Anibale Fly and that’s a real positive. Barry Geraghty will go aboard the nine-year-old for trainer AJ Martin.

Odds: 14/1

Rathvinden

Jockey: Ruby Walsh

Trainer: Willie Mullins

One of many talented horses representing the Willie Mullins yard in the Grand National field at this stage and traders have this 11-year-old picked as the trainer’s best chance at coming away with the trophy. Rathvinden is as fit as you like and stays all day long, as proven when winning the 3m 7f Challenge Cup at Prestbury Park last month, holding off the attentions of Ms Parfois.

Odds: 10/1

Vintage Clouds

Jockey: Danny Cook

Trainer: Sue Smith

Followers of this horse will remember he was third in the Scottish Grand National last year and boasts a course win when scoring back in 2017, although that didn’t come over the national fences. There’s a lot to like about this horse and he caught the eye when second behind Beware The Bear in the Ultima Handicap Chase over 3m 1f at Cheltenham.

Odds: 12/1

Lake View Lad

Jockey: Henry Brooke

Trainer: Nick Alexander

Lake View Lad is tackling the Grand National fences for the first time, so it’ll be interesting to see how he copes, but there’s enough in his pedigree and form to suggest he’ll get home in one piece and will feature at the business end of the contests. Has finished no higher than third in any of his last 10 goes, a run stretching back to November 2017 and that will impress each-way players. Henry Brooke rides for trainer Nick Alexander.

Odds: 14/1

Pleasant Company

Jockey: Paul Townend

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Another from the Willie Mullins string in the Grand National runners and this striking 11-year-old was second behind Tiger Roll in the 2018 National when missing out on a place in the history books by a head. That would’ve been tough for connections to take. He hasn’t gone close to winning in two starts since but there’s a score to settle in this race and Pleasant Company rates as the value play, certainly if he can repeat the effort we saw from him 12 months ago.

Odds: 20/1

Rock The Kasbah

Jockey: Richard Johnson

Trainer: Philip Hobbs

There’s a space for the Grand National on Philip Hobbs mantlepiece, despite coming close on a few previous occasions. Will Rock The Kasbah be the one to finally get him over the line? The nine-year-old gelding is a fans’ favourite, has the stamina to ask questions of the more fancied runners in the Grand National entries 2019 and his jumping should ensure he gets home safely. Hasn’t been seen since December of last year but will be fit and raring to go. Trainer Philip Hobbs will be hoping jockey Richard Johnson can do the business this Saturday.

Odds: 16/1

Step Back

Jockey: Nico de Boinville

Trainer: Mark Bradstock

Fondly remembered for a fantastic win in the Gold Cup at Sandown in April of last year when leaving runner-up Rock The Kasbah 13 lengths behind and that tells us he will have little problems staying the extended trip. He has been well looked after during his career and will arrive at Aintree fresh, with connections confident they can pull off an upset. Looks one worth considering at a nice price. Nico de Boinville will ride Step Back for Mark Bradstock.

Odds: 25/1

Walk In The Mill

Jockey: James Best

Trainer: Robert Walford

Last success came in December of 2018 when landing the Grade 3 Beecher Chase over 3m 1f when tackling the national fences and although he’ll face a much sterner test here, not least in the extended trip and the fact he’s also 7lbs higher, he can’t be easily written off. Another who is well treated, and this looks a very interesting runner at a punter friendly price. Jockey James Best will ride for trainer Robert Walford.

Odds: 25/1

One For Arthur

Jockey: Derek Fox

Trainer: Lucinda Russell

You’ll remember this horse as the winner of the 2017 Grand National when landing backers a stunning 14/1, finishing 4 ½ lengths ahead of Cause of Causes in second. Hasn’t been terribly impressive since, unseating his rider in each of his last two, including at Haydock last time but winning race form can’t be taken lightly. A return to the winner’s enclosure would complete an inspiring comeback. Jockey Derek Fox will be hoping to guide One For Arthur to Grand National victory for Lucinda Russell.

Odds: 20/1

Jury Duty

Jockey: Robbie Power

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott certainly knows what it takes to win the Grand National, having achieved the feat twice before. Will Jury Duty hand him the hat-trick? He takes a real step up in terms of the distance but has proven his stamina many times in the past and backers can take confidence from the fact Elliott will have him in prime condition for this one.  A reliable sort who can perform on a range of different ground. We’d call Jury Duty an all-rounder. Robbie Power rides Jury Duty for Elliott.

Odds: 16/1

Ramses De Teillee

Jockey: David Noonan

Trainer: David Pipe

If having your stake money down on Ramses De Teillee you’ll be getting a horse with stamina to spare and he proved that when runner-up in the Welsh Grand National late last year at Chepstow when 1 ¼ lengths behind champion Elegant Escape. Has finished no worse than second in any of his last three starts and represents a yard that have won this race twice before. David Noonan is aboard for David Pipe.

Odds: 20/1

General Principle

Jockey: J J Slevin

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

The fact this runner represents the Gigginstown House Stud and Gordon Elliott yard will leap off the page at followers of the Grand National trends and his recent form also appeals. General Principle was third at Punchestown when running in a trial over 3m 4f, coming home behind Dounikos and Wishmoor. His last success came when taking the Irish Grand National last year, holding off the attentions of Isleofhopendreams. Another Elliott entry, JJ Slevin is the jockey aboard the 10-year-old.

Odds: 33/1

Noble Endeavour

Jockey: Mark Enright

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Stablemate Noble Endeavour boasts the positives associated with being housed in the Gordon Elliott yard and he has been well looked after so far, which will ensure he arrives at track in good nick. A progressive sort, he was sixth in the 2017 Irish Grand National and there’s more to come. The fact he’s carrying a light weight should allow him to prove it. Mark Enright rides this one for Elliott.

Odds: 33/1

Up For Review

Jockey: Danny Mullins

Trainer: Willie Mullins

One you’ll find further down the pecking order, but he runs under the Willie Mullins banner and that means it would be foolish to rule him out without properly analysing his chances. He has been kept fresh and followers noticed him holding his own in a couple of good races over the last few seasons. Will be tested over the trip and the fact the fences are all new to him may just put some off taking a chance, but there’s lots to like.

Odds: 40/1

Go Conquer

Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Represents a yard looking for a third Grand National title and Go Conquer gives them something to get excited about. He has experience of these fences and the fact he likes to be prominent in the running should ensure he avoids the early dangers that come with traffic on the first circuit. The trip will pose a few questions, so don’t go celebrating too early if he’s challenging in the second-half of the contest. Sam Twiston-Davies will steer this one for his father.

Odds: 40/1

Dounikos

Jockey: Jack Kennedy

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Stablemate to last year’s champion and this year’s antepost favourite, Dounikos is also owned by the Gigginstown House Stud but the major difference between this eight-year-old and Tiger Roll will be the price. He has stamina in abundance and is an all-rounder who will handle whatever the ground throws at him. Looks a runner that’ll give lovers of a price a decent run. Another from the Elliott brigade, Jack Kennedy rides the eight-year-old.

Odds: 25/1

Minella Rocco

Jockey: Richie McLernon

Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill

This is a horse that has plenty of friends amongst punters and followers of the form will be impressed when recalling his silver medal in the Cheltenham Gold Cup a couple of years ago, beaten by Sizing John on that occasion. The nine-year-old hasn’t popped his head in front to win a race of note for a while but, if he goes, he’ll carry a share of the each-way money. Richie McLernon will hope to find glory aboard Jonjo O’Neill’s raider.

Odds: 40/1

Outlander

Jockey: Keith Donoghue

Trainer: Richard Spencer

The second of 13 Gordon Elliott-trained horses, the 11-year-old’s best days are probably behind him as he goes for a first spin over the Aintree fences. The Stowaway gelding is winless in well over two years and didn’t show much at Fairyhouse in February to suggest he’ll go close here when finishing 41l behind Rathvinden in the Bobbyjo Chase. Keith Donoghue gets the unenviable ride on one of the rank outsiders.

Odds: 66/1

Valseur Lido

Jockey: Rachael Blackmore

Trainer: Henry De Bromhead

Henry De Bromhead’s only dart in the National looks an interesting proposition at a tasty double-figure price. The 10-year-old was given a lovely ride 12 months ago before tailing off on the run-in to finish a 56l-eighth. His form this season is the reason behind his price, but it could just be that the raider saves his best work for Aintree. If he can find that little bit extra to stay the distance he could make for an interesting each-way play.

Odds: 6/1

Joe Farrell

Jockey: Adam Wedge

Trainer: Rebecca Curtis

In the list of Grand National runners, this is one of the runners who, if included in the final field, will get a share of the casual money that always seems to come for Grand National horses with familiar sounding names. There’s plenty of talent there too however, as seen when Joe Farrell nailed the Scottish National last year. The trends tell us that’s worth remembering. The Rebecca Curtis-trained 10-year-old will be guided by Adam Wedge.

Odds: 20/1

Just A Par 

Jockey: Aidan Coleman 

Trainer: James Moffatt

A late inclusion following the withdrawal of Mall Dini, the veteran 12-year-old isn’t given much of a chance by the Coral traders – and with good reason. His only start since switching from Paul Nicholls to James Woffatt was in the Becher Chase in December when he finished a 35l-seventh behind Walk In The Mill. He’s disappointed on five of his six starts at Aintree and probably needs a miracle to get involved, although he should at least stay the trip.

Odds: 100/1

Folsom Blue

Jockey: L P Dempsey

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

12-year-old participants have a poor record of winning the Grand National and it would be a real surprise if Folsom Blue was to change that by securing the prize this year. Was fancied to win the Midlands National but could get no closer than sixth and, having already had their fingers burnt, backers will be in an unforgiving mood. LP Dempsey rides this Elliott entry.

Odds: 40/1

Valtor

Jockey: Daryl Jacob

Trainer: Nicky Henderson

A well-respected horse in France but one that doesn’t have an awful lot of experience racing in Britain. That doesn’t mean he can’t win the Grand National and if making the final field he’s sure to be nibbled at, especially by each-way backers. Is he the one to end Nicky Henderson’s wait? Daryl Jacob will be the jockey.

Odds: 40/1

Captain Redbeard

Jockey: Sam Coltherd

Trainer: Stuart Coltherd

Failed to complete the course in the Grand National last year, unseating his rider at the seventh jump, but the inexperience of being involved that day will boost his chances here and a better effort is expected. Stays and has form on all types of ground. Sam Coltherd rides this one for Stuart Coltherd.

Odds: 50/1

Magic Of Light

Jockey: Paddy Kennedy

Trainer: Jessica Harrington

Jumping doesn’t appear to be Magic Of Light’s strongpoint and that’s a worry for a horse aiming to win over some of the most difficult fences in the business. It’ll put a few off trusting him with their stake money but he’s an improving sort and will have a say if he can steer clear of trouble.

Odds: 66/1

Mala Beach

Jockey: Jamie Codd

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

You may remember this horse as one pulled up in the Irish National a few years ago, but Mala Beach has improved since under the watchful eye of Gordon Elliott. An 11-year-old who makes his first trip to Aintree and tackles the fences for the first time, so winning would be a major shock. JJ Codd rides this Elliott entry.

Odds: 50/1

Ultragold

Jockey: Tom O’Brien

Trainer: Colin Tizzard

Seems to absolutely love running at Aintree and proved that again when winning the Topham Chase last year off an SP 14/1, hammering runner-up Shanahan’s Turn by just shy of four lengths. He reserves his best work for Liverpool and experience of the fences will stand him in good stead. Tom O’Brien rides for trainer Colin Tizzard.

Odds: 40/1

Singlefarmpayment

Jockey: Paddy Brennan

Trainer: Tom George

Blows hot and cold and punters may just have already run out of patience with him. Is he good enough to win the Grand National this year? We believe he has every chance off a low weight if making the final Grand National runners 2019 list, but he has come off second best in a few important battles. The Tom George-trained nine-year-old will be saddled by Paddy Brennan.

Odds: 50/1

Warriors Tale

Jockey: Harry Cobden

Trainer: Paul Nicholls

Boasts recent experience of going over the National fences at Aintree, having won the Grand Sefton Chase late last year. Didn’t get a clear run in last year’s race and was forced to pull-up as a result, so connections will feel they have a point to prove here. Harry Cobden is aboard for Paul Nicholls.

Odds: 50/1

Ballyoptic

Jockey: Tom Bellamy

Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Was second in the Scottish National last year when ending a nose behind winner Joe Farrell. That’s encouraging, but he has done little to impress since, falling at Aintree in the Becher Chase before failing to complete the course in a trial at Haydock last time. The latter is particularly worrying. Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and jockey Tom Bellamy will hope for better things at Aintree.

Odds: 33/1

Bless The Wings

Jockey: Robert Dunne

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott’s final bullet just sneaks into the 40-runner list off a mark of 10-3. No horse has won off a weight that low since Bobbyjo did so off 10-0 in 1999. However, Bless The Wings did finish third in the 2018 Grand National and is a regular over the longer distances. His age may count against him, though. The last horse aged 14 or older to triumph over the National fences was Peter Simple way back in 1853. But if he can repeat his form from last year he should be there or thereabouts.

Odds: 6/1

Livelovelaugh

Jockey: David Mullins

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Isn’t the most experienced over fences and that will ensure many backers look past her without too much thought. She was uninspiring at the Cheltenham Festival this year and despite a low weight, there’s not too much to get excited about.

Odds: 33/1

Regal Encore

Jockey: Mark Walsh

Trainer: Anthony Honeyball

An 11-year-old who has experience of running in the Grand National but that’s about as exciting as it gets for Regal Encore. His weight has gone up and he starts 2lbs higher than his failed 2017 effort.

Odds: 50/1

Vieux Lion Rouge

Jockey: Tom Scudamore

Trainer: David Pipe

Has bags of experience, both running at Aintree and over the Grand National fences. He won the Becher Chase three years ago and was ninth in last year’s National. Looks well in at the weight. Coral ambassador Tom Scudamore is set to ride the 10-year-old for David Pipe.

Odds: 40/1

Don Poli

Jockey: Patrick Mullins

Trainer: Philip Kirby

File alongside Outlander as one that’ll need an awful lot to go his way if he’s to be involved come the finish. Another for Elliott, the 10-year-old has disappointed on all three runs so far this term, being pulled up twice and finishing 35l behind Jury Duty on his last start. Hasn’t tasted success since December 2015 and is unlikely to provide jockey Patrick Mullins with a first Grand National win.

Odds: 66/1

A Toi Phil

Jockey: Denis O’Regan

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

One of the more interesting outsiders for Gigginstown following improvement after being stepped up to 3m at Punchestown and Cheltenham. There’s no guarantee he’ll stay, though, and with runners who’ve failed to win over 3m+ prior to the National having a pretty torrid record in the race, the mount of Denis O’Regan is probably best avoided.

Odds: 66/1

Monbeg Notorious

Jockey: Sean Bowen

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Enjoyed a purple patch last winter when reeling off a hat-trick but has been disappointing this term with form figures of 006. Previous attempts at 3m 4f and 3m 5f have both ended in abject failure, although he did keep on well in the Leinster National earlier in the season which suggests there could be further improvement to come over the extended trip. That’s by no means a guarantee but he’s worth keeping an eye on for Elliott and Sean Bowen if headgear or blinkers are applied.

Odds: 50/1

Tea For Two

Jockey: Lizzie Kelly

Trainer: Jane Williams

Lizzie Kelly and Tea For Two have enjoyed some great times down the years including when winning the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton. But that was all the way back in 2015. Now Tea For Two is a bit of an also-ran in this sort of company and has failed to make it round on each of his last two starts at Taunton and Cheltenham. He has won at Aintree before in the Betway Bowl but it looks to us like Tea For Two’s best days are behind him for trainer Jane Williams.

Odds: 66/1

Blow By Blow

Jockey: Andrew Ring

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Another for Gigginstown and Gordon Elliott and another who doesn’t look to have much chance on trends and recent form. The eight-year-old’s last three starts read P6P while he’s never even come close over 3m or further let alone won a race over the distance. He does at least have the weights in his favour although jockey Andrew Ring doesn’t seem to have much chance of hitting the frame with the raider.

Odds: 66/1

grand national runners list 2019

Ultragold ridden by Harry Cobden clears Becher’s Brook alongside Greybougg ridden by Conor O’Farrell on their way to victory in the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase on Ladies Day at Aintree Racecourse, 2018

Who won Grand National 2018?

Tiger Roll scooped the prize money for owners Gigginstown House Stud and trainer Gordon Elliott when handing SP backers a 10/1 pay-out, leading the way home with a winning time of 9m 40s. The nine-year-old gelding is back for another crack at it and in included in the early betting as favourite to land two-in-a-row. Will the team repeat the feat and cement their place in the history books?

Which horses are non-runners?

The final field for the 2019 Grand National will be decided this week and you can keep pace with the declarations on the Coral site where you will find a full list or runners and Grand National non runners.

Is a withdrawn horse a non-runner?

If a horse is withdrawn before the start of the Grand National, it will be considered a non-runner. Coral are now offering non-runner money back on the race meaning, if you back a selection that doesn’t make the final field, your stake will be returned.

All odds correct at the time of publishing 

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