All You Need to Know About the Grand National Runners


grand national runners

The Grand National is one of the biggest horse races in the world, and it takes place every year at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. The race is a steeplechase that features 30 horses and is over 4 miles long. In this blog post, we will take a look at the runners who are set to compete in this year’s race.

1. Trigger Roll

Grand National Runners

One of the grand national runners this year is Tiger Roll. This horse is the defending champion and is looking to become the first horse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals since Red Rum did it in 1973 and 1974. Tiger Roll is a nine-year-old gelding who will be carrying the top weight of 11th 12lbs in this year’s race.

2. Rathvinden

Grand National Runners

Another grand national runner this year is Rathvinden. This horse won the Grade Three Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February and will be looking to give trainer Willie Mullins his first Grand National victory. Rathvinden is a nine-year-old gelding who will be carrying the second-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

3. Anibale Fly

Anibale Fly is another grand national runner this year. This horse finished third in last year’s Grand National and will be looking to improve on that performance this year. Anibale Fly is an eight-year-old gelding who will be carrying the third-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

4. The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Betfair hurdle at Haydock in February and will be looking to give trainer Paul Nicholls his first Grand National victory. The Last Samurai is an eleven-year-old gelding who will be carrying the fourth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

5. Walk In The Mill

Walk-In The Mill is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree in December and will be looking to give trainer Robert Walford his first Grand National victory. Walk-In The Mill is an eight-year-old gelding who will be carrying the fifth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

6. Vieux Lion Rouge

Vieux Lion Rouge is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Betway Trial Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham in January and will be looking to give trainer David Pipe his first Grand National victory. Vieux Lion Rouge is an eleven-year-old gelding who will be carrying the sixth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

7. Pleasant Company

Pleasant Company is another grand national runner this year. This horse finished second in last year’s Grand National and will be looking to improve on that performance this year. Pleasant Company is a nine-year-old gelding who will be carrying the seventh-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

8. Regal Encore

Regal Encore is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Betfair Ascot Chase in February and will be looking to give trainer Anthony Honeyball his first Grand National victory. Regal Encore is an eleven-year-old gelding who will be carrying the eighth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

9. Magic Of Light

Magic Of Light is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Listed Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham in November and will be looking to give trainer Jessica Harrington her first Grand National victory. Magic Of Light is an eight-year-old mare who will be carrying the ninth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

10. Go Conquer

Go Conquer is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Sky, Bet Chase, at Doncaster in March and will be looking to give trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies his first Grand National victory since 1996. Go Conquer is an eleven-year-old gelding who will be carrying the tenth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

11. Perfect Candidate

Perfect Candidate is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade Three Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in March and will be looking to give trainer Fergal O’Brien his first Grand National victory. Perfect Candidate is a nine-year-old gelding who will be carrying the eleventh-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

12. Total Recall

Total Recall is another grand national runner this year. This horse won the Grade One Pertemps Final at Cheltenham in March and will be looking to give trainer Willie Mullins his second Grand National victory. Total Recall is an eleven-year-old gelding who will be carrying the twelfth-highest weight of 11th 0lbs in this year’s race.

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