Randox Health Grand National guide: runners, riders, weights, TV info, off-time, supporting card and more

Action over the National fences at Aintree
Action over the National fences at Aintree

Everything you need to know about the Randox Health Grand National (except what wins it) can be found in our comprehensive guide to the Aintree spectacular.

When is the Grand National?

The 2019 Randox Health Grand National is due off at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6.

Where can I watch it?

UK viewers can watch the race on ITV Racing or by subscribing to Racing TV.

Who is the favourite?

After his hard-fought victory last year, Tiger Roll returns at the top of his game and heading the betting. As was the case in 2018, he prepared by winning the Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham. He heads a potentially huge team for trainer Gordon Elliott, who first won the race with Silver Birch in 2007.

Anibale Fly has also been popular after finishing second in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Vintage Clouds and Lake View lad - both wearing the colours of Trevor Hemmings - also expected to go well after finishing second and third respectively at the Cheltenham Festival. The former, however, does need several horses to come out if he is to get a run.

Pleasant Company, beaten a head by Tiger Roll last year, gets the chance to go one better with a 2lb pull at the weights. He represents Gold Cup-winning trainer Willie Mullins, who also has Rathvinden among his many options.

Bristol De Mai is set to carry top weight. That means he'll have to give 4lb to Anibale Fly, despite finishing one place behind him at Cheltenham.

Click here for the latest odds from Sky Bet, who are offering non-runner, no bet.

Tiger Roll (right) got the better of a fast-finishing Pleasant Company in the Grand National
Tiger Roll (right) got the better of a fast-finishing Pleasant Company in the 2018 Grand National

What are the race conditions?

The Grand National is run over a trip of 4m2f and 74 yards. It is open to horses who have finished in the first four of any steeplechase over a distance of 2m7.5f or more, and have run in at least three steeplechases altogether. They must be rated at least 125 and be seven years old or more.

A total of 30 fences are jumped, including Becher’s Brook, famed for its steep landing and jumped twice during the race. Despite having been reshaped for safety reasons, it remains a fearsome test and one of the most famous in jumps racing.

Becher's is followed by Foinavon, named after the only horse to clear it in the 1967 renewal. This obstacle is innocuous compared to what comes immediately before it, but still needs dealing with and can catch a horse out.

The Chair is almost unique in that it is jumped only once. It is tall and deep, with the ground on the landing side raised slightly, asking a horse to get organised quickly. After The Chair comes the water jump, also jumped just once as runners head out on their final circuit.

Full list of entered horses

A maximum of 40 horses will line-up for the race. Here are the current entries, their trainers and allotted weights.

Bristol De Mai (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 11-10

Anibale Fly (Tony Martin) 11-6

Alpha Des Obeaux (Gordon Elliott) 11-4

The Storyteller (Gordon Elliott) 11-3

Valtor (Nicky Henderson) 11-2

Tiger Roll (Gordon Elliott) 11-1

Outlander (Gordon Elliott) 11-0

Don Poli (Gordon Elliott) 10-13

Sub Lieutenant (Henry de Bromhead) 10-13

Go Conquer (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 10-13

Mala Beach (Gordon Elliott) 10-12

Yala Enki (Venetia Williams) 10-12

Blaklion (Philip Kirby) 10-12

Minella Rocco (Jonjo O'Neill) 10-11

Lake View Lad (Nick Alexander) 10-11

Pleasant Company (Willie Mullins) 10-11

Ballyoptic (Nigel Twiston Davies) 10-11

Dounikos (Gordon Elliott) 10-10

Rathvinden (Willie Mullins) 10-10

One For Arthur (Lucinda Russell) 10-10

Shattered Love (Gordon Elliott) 10-10

Rock The Kasbah (Philip Hobbs) 10-9

Warriors Tale (Paul Nicholls) 10-9

Regal Encore (Anthony Honeyball) 10-8

Magic Of Light (Jessica Harrington) 10-7

A Toi Phil (Gordon Elliott) 10-7

Jury Duty (Gordon Elliott) 10-7

Noble Endeavour (Gordon Elliott) 10-6

Sandymount Duke (Jessica Harrington) 10-6

Monbeg Notorious (Gordon Elliott) 10-

Ramses De Teillee (David Pipe) 10-5

Tea For Two (Jane Williams) 10-5

Mall Dini (Patrick Kelly) 10-4

Daklondike (David Pipe) 10-4

Step Back (Mark Bradstock) 10-3

Ultragold (Colin Tizzard) 10-3

Ms Parfois (Anthony Honeyball) 10-2

Pairofbrowneyes (Willie Mullins) 10-2

Blow By Blow (Gordon Elliott) 10-2

Up For Review (Willie Mullins) 10-2

  • Up for Review is number 40 in the current list

Singlefarmpayment (Tom George) 10-2

Valseur Lido (Henry de Bromhead) 10-2

Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe) 10-2

Abolitionist (Dr Richard Newland) 10-1

Livelovelaugh (Willie Mullins) 10-0

Folsom Blue (Gordon Elliott) 10-0

General Principle (Gordon Elliott) 10-0

Vintage Clouds (Sue Smith) 10-0

Walk In The Mill (Robert Walford) 10-0

Captain Redbeard (Stuart Coltherd) 9-13

Bless The Wings (Gordon Elliott) 9-13

Polidam (Willie Mullins) 9-13

Just A Par (James Moffatt) 9-12

The Young Master (Neil Mulholland) 9-12

Baie Des Iles (Ross O'Sullivan) 9-12

Exitas (Phil Middleton) 9-12

Isleofhopendreams (Willie Mullins) 9-12

Shantou Village (Neil Mulholland) 9-12

Joe Farrell (Rebecca Curtis) 9-12

Red Infantry (Ian Williams) 9-12

Cogry (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 9-10

Out Sam (Gordon Elliott) 9-10

Fact Of The Matter (Jamie Snowden) 9-10

Vieux Morvan (Joseph O'Brien) 9-10

Mr Diablo (J P Demsey) 9-9

Kingswell Theatre (Michael Scudamore) 9-9

Impulsive Star (Neil Mulholland) 9-9

Carole's Destrier (Neil Mulholland) 9-8

Milansbar (Neil King) 9-8

Splash Of Ginge (Nigel Twiston-Davies) 9-7

Measureofmydreams (Gordon Elliott) 9-7

Borice (Gordon Elliott) 9-7

Ziga Boy (Alan King) 9-7

Woods Well (Gordon Elliott) 9-5

Highland Lodge (James Moffatt) 9-5

Call It Magic (Ross O'Sullivan) 9-5

Kilcrea Vale (Nicky Henderson) 9-5

Looking Well (Nicky Richards) 9-3

Potters Corner (Christian Williams) 9-2

Morney Wing (Charlie Mann) 8-13

Ned Stark (Gordon Elliott) 8-12

Rathlin Rose (David Pipe) 8-12

Van Gogh Du Granit (David Pipe) 8-11

Scoir Mear (Thomas Mullins) 8-11

Grand National Tips

After 20/1 and 11/1 winners at Cheltenham last week, our long-range racing expert Matt Brocklebank turns his hand to the two major spring handicaps - the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree and Doncaster's Unibet Lincoln Handicap.

Rathvinden is fancied for Grand National glory
Rathvinden is fancied for Grand National glory

Past winners and starting prices

Here is a list of Grand National winners and their starting prices since the second World War. Six clear favourites have won the race with three winners at 100/1. The last favourite was Don't Push It, who shared that position when Sir AP McCoy famously rode him to victory in 2010. Tiger Roll was the shortest-priced winner since when clinging on in 2018, though is now shorter for the 2019 renewal than any horse since Poethlyn - who was sent off 11/4 favourite exactly a century ago.

2018: Tiger Roll (10/1)

2017: One For Arthur (14/1)

2016: Rule The World (33/1)

2015: Many Clouds (25/1)

2014: Pineau De Re (25/1)

2013: Auroras Encore (66/1)

2012: Neptune Collonges (33/1)

2011: Ballabriggs (14/1)

2010: Don’t Push It (10/1 joint-favourite)

2009: Mon Mome (100/1)

2008: Comply or Die (7/1 joint-favourite)

2007: Silver Birch (33/1)

2006: Numbersixvalverde (11/1)

2005: Hedgehunter (7/1 favourite)

2004: Amberleigh Hous (16/1)

2003: Monty’s Pass (16/1)

2002: Bindaree (20/1)

2001: Red Marauder (33/1)

2000: Papillon (10/1)

1999: Bobbyjo (10/1)

1998: Earth Summit (7/1 favourite)

1997: Lord Gyllene (14/1)

1996: Rough Quest (7/1 favourite)

1995: Royal Athlete (40/1)

1994: Miinnehoma (16/1)

1992: Party Politics (14/1)

1991: Seagram (12/1)

1990: Mr Frisk (16/1)

1989: Little Polveir (28/1)

1988: Rhyme ‘n’ Reason (10/1)

1987: Maori Venture (28/1)

1986: West Tip (15/2)

1985: Last Suspect (50/1)

1984: Hallo Dandy (13/1)

1983: Corbiere (13/1)

1982: Grittar (7/1 favourite)

1981: Aldaniti (10/1)

1980: Ben Nevis (40/1)

1979: Rubstic (25/1)

1978: Lucius (14/1)

1977: Red Rum (9/1)

1976: Rag Trade (14/1)

1975: L’Escargot (13/2)

1974: Red Rum (11/1)

1973: Red Rum (9/1 joint-favourite)

1972: Well To Do (14/1)

1971: Specify (28/1)

1970: Gay Trip (15/1)

1969: Highland Wedding (100/9)

1968: Red Alligator (100/7)

1967: Foinavon (100/1)

1966: Anglo (50/1)

1965: Jay Trump (100/6)

1964: Team Spirit (18/1)

1963: Ayala (66/1)

1962: Kilmore (28/1)

1961: Nicolaus Silver (28/1)

1960: Merryman II (13/2 favourite)

1959: Oxo (8/1)

1958: Mr What (18/1)

1957: Sundew (20/1)

1956: E.S.B. (100/7)

1955: Quare Times (100/9)

1954: Royal Tan (8/1)

1953: Early Mist (20/1)

1952: Teal (100/7)

1951: Nickel Coin (40/1)

1950: Freebooter (10/1 favourite)

1949: Russian Hero (66/1)

1948: Sheila’s Cottage (50/1)

1947: Caughoo (100/1)

1946: Lovely Cottage (25/1)

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