Which horses are running in the 2020 Grand National?

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Grand National 2020 Ante post markets are open and we’re seeing some horses with odds on running in the next Grand National. We will update this page with Grand National 2020 runners as we hear about them.

Grand National 2019 Results

Tiger Roll wins the Aintree Grand National 2019! Tiger Roll is the first horse in 45 years to win back to back Grand Nationals.

1 Tiger Roll (D N Russell) 4-1 Fav

2 Magic Of Light (P D Kennedy) 66-1

3 Rathvinden (R Walsh) 8-1

4 Walk In The Mill (James Best) 25-1

5 Anibale Fly (Ruby Walsh) 10-1

Below you’ll find a list of Grand National Runners leading up to Aintree 2020. As we draw ever nearer to the 2020 Aintree Grand National, run on April 4th 2020, the field will whittle down to a maximum of 40 Grand National runners (plus 4 reserves).

Randox Health Grand National – Grand National Runners 2020

If you’re new to Grand National betting, find our helpful betting guides and Grand National ante post favourites before you start.

*Odds at time of publishing. All odds are subject to change.

Grand National 2020 Runners

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#1
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TIGER ROLL flag

Weight: ? / Age: 10 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: G. Elliott
Winner of the 2018 and 2019 Grand Nationals and become the first back-to-back winner since Red Rum in the 1970’s. Will still only be 10 years-old in 2020, but with a bigger weight we’ll have to see if connections will bid for a famous hat-trick of wins in the world’s greatest steeplechase.
TIGER ROLL TO WIN 8/1*
#2
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BURROWS SAINT flag

Weight: ? / Age: 7 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: W. Mullins
Won the 2019 Irish Grand National. Still only young, but the last horse to win the Grand National as a 7-year-old was in 1940! Clearly a promising young stayer in the making but if lining-up for the 2020 Grand National it will be his first run in the race.
BURROW SAINT TO WIN 20/1*
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NATIVE RIVER flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: C. Tizzard
Another promising young stayer. Was pulled up in the 2019 Grand National after making a few mistakes and actually braking a rein. He’ll be another year older and that experience would be taught him a lot. He’ll be looking to give his trainer a second win in the race, after winning the 2008 running with Comply Or Die.
NATIVE RIVER TO WIN 25/1*
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RATHVINDEN flag

Weight: ? / Age: 12 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: W. P. Mullins
Another of the older brigade that could run again. He was a top third in the 2019 Grand National under the now-retired Ruby Walsh. Staying is not an issue and despite his advancing years is actually fairly lightly raced. Not one to rule out.
RATHVINDEN TO WIN 20/1*
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ANIBALE FLY flag

Weight: ? / Age: 10 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: T. Martin
A regular in the National in recent years. He was fourth in 2018 and fifth in 2019. Track and trip are fine but being a top-rated staying chaser he had to run with top-weight (11st 10lbs) in 2019 and that’s a lot of weight. He’s likely to run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup again in 2020 – a race he was runner-up in last season – but if heading to Aintree after looks another that’s sure to go well.
ANIBALE FLY TO WIN 33/1*
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PLEASANT COMPANY flag

Weight: ? / Age: 12 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: W. P. Mullins
A horse, Grand National punters in recent times will be familiar with. He was runner-up in the 2018 running. Yes, he unseated his rider in the 2019 renewal but was in the process of running a big race in fourth at the time. No spring chicken as will be 12 years-old in 2020 but does like the track and the fences and we have had two winners since 1995 of the Grand National win of that age.
PLEASANT COMPANY TO WIN 33/1*
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ANY SECOND NOW flag

Weight: ? / Age: 7 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: T. Walsh
Winner of the Kim Muir Chase at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. A faller in the 2019 Irish National but was running well at the time. Will be another year older and stronger in 2020 and his yard have history in the race after winning the Grand National in 2000.
ANY SECOND NOW TO WIN 33/1*
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BORICE flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: G. Elliott
Gordon Elliott trained 8 year old. Entered in Grand National 2019 but didn't get a run. Borice has won novice hurdles at Uttoxeter and Perth before completing his hat-trick in the Galway Plate over fences. Definitely one to watch this racing season.
BORICE TO WIN 25/1*
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MAGIC OF LIGHT flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington
Runner-up in the 2019 Grand National and looks a big player again in 2020. Is still only young – will be 9 when the 2020 Grand National comes around. This mare is sure to have more weight to carry – she had 10st 11lbs in 2019, but if Tiger Roll runs again, can also be expected to be better off with the winner of the last two Nationals.
MAGIC OF LIGHT TO WIN 33/1*
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RAMSES DE TEILLEE flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: D. Pipe
Pulled up at 28th Fence in the 2019 Grand National. Stamina is not in question, having run well over 3m4f+ in the past and was runner-up in the 2018 Welsh Grand National last year. Only negative would be his age, could be a little too young for the record books. Still has plenty of time to get a National under his belt.
RAMSES DE TEILLEE TO WIN 33/1*
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MISTER MALARKY flag

Weight: ? / Age: 6 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: C. Tizzard
Was runner-up in a top staying handicap at the Aintree Grand National Meeting in 2019. Lightly-raced and is yet to run over the National fences but is certainly a promising stayer in the making. Has time on his side and represents the powerful Colin Tizzard yard, who are still looking for their first win in this race.
MISTER MALARKY TO WIN 33/1*
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GIVE ME A COPPER flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: P. Nicholls
After winning at Wincanton, Paul Nicholls has his sights set on Grand National 2020 for Give Me A Copper. The horse will possibly run at the Becher Chase and Grand Sefton to get used to the Aintree track. Then full steam ahead to the National.
GIVE ME A COPPER TO WIN 40/1*
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CADMIUM flag

Weight: ? / Age: 7 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: W Mullins
The winner of the 2019 Topham Chase at the Aintree Grand National Festival so has experience over the fences. That race, is however, run over just 2m5f so the big step up in trip is the big unknown. Connections are sure to test him out over the longer trips before heading here though.
CADMIUM TO WIN 33/1*
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VINTAGE CLOUDS flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: S. Smith
Owned by Mr Grand National – Trevor Hemmings – who has won this race three times in the past. He fell at the first in the 2019 race, when well-fancied – went off a 11/1. He’s still got time to play with and represents a yard that have won this race before too (2013).
VINTAGE CLOUDS TO WIN 40/1*
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LE BREUIL flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: B. Pauling
Won National Hunt Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in 2019. That race is over 4m so staying is fine and with a bit more experience during the early part of the 2019-20 season then he looks an exciting staying chaser in the making.
LE BREUIL TO WIN 40/1*
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WALK IN THE MILL flag

Weight: ? / Age: 10 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: R. Walford
Ran a cracker to be fourth in the 2019 Grand National and could be back for more. He carried just 10st 4lbs in 2019 but was beaten just 16 lengths behind Tiger Roll. He was also the winner of the 2018 Becher Chase over these fences, so we know they suit him well. He’s certainly one for the shortlist in 2020.
WALK IN THE MILL TO WIN 40/1*
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ELEGANT ESCAPE flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: C. Tizzard
The 2018 Welsh National winner, so staying isn’t an issue. Another with time on his side and rounded off the 2019 season with a fair 6th in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Extreme staying trips look to be where he’s heading and despite having not raced over the fences is a sound jumper that could have a big say in this race in 2020.
ELEGANT ESCAPE TO WIN 33/1*
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LAKE VIEW LAD flag

Weight: ?/ Age: 10 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: N. Alexander
Another that was well-fancied for the 2019 Grand National, but was pulled up in the end. Prior to that had run well to be third in the Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. He had 11st 1lb to carry in the 2019 National so it remains to be seen if the handicapper relents. On a plus, he’s another that runs in the familiar silks of Trevor Hemmings – who has won the race three times before.
LAKE VIEW LAD TO WIN 50/1*
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JURY DUTY flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: G. Elliott
Well-fancied in the 2019 Grand National – was sent off at 10/1. But unseated his rider at the 18th and had lost all chance at that stage. A decent stayer, but a bit to prove based on that running last year, but still is young enough to progress again and hails from the all-powerful Elliott camp.
JURY DUTY TO WIN 50/1*
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LIVELOVELAUGH flag

Weight: ? / Age: 10 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: W. Mullins
Eleventh in the 2019 Grand National. Carried 10st 4lbs that day but was around 33 lengths off the winner. Therefore, despite getting round still has a fair bit of ground to make up. He might be better dropped back in trip.
LIVELOVE LAUGH TO WIN 50/1*
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ONE FOR ARTHUR flag

Weight: ? / Age: 11 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: L. Russell
Winner of the 2017 Grand National so will be looking to become the first horse since Red Rum to regain his crown. Missed the 2018 race, but returned in 2019 by running a fair 6th. Carried 11st that day and was 26 lengths behind Tiger Roll. Loves the track and the fences so looks like another for the each-way players.
ONE FOR ARTHUR TO WIN 50/1*
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WEST APPROACH flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ?/ Trainer: C. Tizzard
West Approach is now being considered as a hopeful entrant into Grand National 2020. He recently achieved the most notable victory of his career in the BetVictor Smartcards Handicap Chase. The 9 year old has an outside change to improve his rating and be one of the final forty come April.
WEST APPROACH TO WIN 50/1*
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BALLYOPTIC flag

Weight: ? / Age: 9 / Jockey: ?/ Trainer: N. Twiston-Davies
The Nigel Twiston-Davies yard have a good record in the Aintree Grand National – having won it in 1998 and 2002. They could have another leading chance here with a horse that was a nose second in the 2018 Scottish National. He had a run in the 2019 Grand National but fell at the 26th fence. He’s a lightly-raced chaser that should have more to give if taking to the fences again.
BALLYOPTIC TO WIN 33/1*
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DEBECE flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ?/ Trainer: T. Vaughan
Debece is a horse that knows Aintree Fences well. With previous success in the Betway Handicap Chase 2017/2018. Going out as favourite for a hattrick in 2019, Kildisart and Mister Malarky got the better of him. At only 8 years old, this horse has more potential to make it to the big race in 2020 with a couple of chances up his sleeve.
DEBECE TO WIN 50/1*
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TALKISCHEAP flag

Weight: ? / Age: 7 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: A. King
Ended last season by winning the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. A promising young stayer in the making and will still only be 8 years-old by the time the 2020 Grand National comes around. He’ll be looking to become trainer Alan King’s first winner in the race, but this will also be his first run in the National so his ability to handle the fences would be an unknown.
TALKISCHEAP TO WIN 33/1*
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KILDISART flag

Weight: ? / Age: 7 / Jockey: ?/ Trainer: B. Pauling
Kildisart made quite the impression with his first season over fences last year. He won 3 of 5 starts, including a big handicap at Aintree last April. With a year of training under his belt and the high hopes of trainer Ben Pauling, we could see great things from this 7 year old come Grand National 2020.
KILDISART TO WIN 50/1*
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JOE FARRELL flag

Weight: ? / Age: 11 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: R. Curtis
Winner of the 2018 Scottish Grand National. He was backed into 14/1 for the 2019 Aintree Grand National and was pulled-up just before two fences from home when well down the field. Staying isn’t an issue but he has developed into a bit of an in-and-out character that lacks a bit of consistency in his races.
JOE FARRELL TO WIN 66/1*
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JERRYSBACK flag

Weight: ? / Age: 8 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: P. Hobbs
Useful chaser that runs in the famous JP McManus silks. Third in the 4m race at the Cheltenham Festival , but well beaten that day so the trip here in the National would be the big concern.
JERRYSBACK TO WIN 50/1*
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BIG RIVER flag

Weight: ? / Age: 10 / Jockey: ?/ Trainer: L. Russell
Fifth in the Scottish National in 2019 and was a gallant fourth in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2019. Lightly-raced chaser for his age so could have more to come and is from a yard that won this race in 2017.
BIG RIVER TO WIN 50/1*

*Odds subject to change.

  • Grade 3, £1,000,000 Total Prize Fund
  • Four miles, three and a half furlongs
  • Maximum field of 40 plus four reserves.

Entries closes January 29, entries revealed January 30 (112 entries), weights revealed February 12, first scratchings deadline February 26, second scratchings deadline March 19, five-day confirmations April 1, final declarations 10am April 4.

In 2018 and 2019 we saw Gordon Elliott’s powerful Irish yard win the Grand National for the second time after their Tiger Roll held on in a gruelling finish. There is every chance Tiger Roll will be targeted at the race again in 2020 too as he will look to become the first Grand National winner to win in three consecutive years.

To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases under the Recognised Racing Authority Rules of Racing up to and including February 10. Horses may be allocated a rating after then, by the handicapper. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final.

Run on Saturday 4th April 2020, the build-up to the Merseyside marathon always starts months before the big day. However, not all horses can run so from now until just a few days before the race we’ll see many horses drop out. For safety reasons, the Grand National is always capped at 40 horses so between now and April 6th we are going to see 65 horses fall by the wayside. There are various declaration stages during February, March and April which also help whittle done the entries to the 40 Grand National Runners.

Now in its 172nd running, the weights for the Grand National will be released in February 2020 by the British Horseracing Authority’s head of handicapping.

Once each horse has been allocated a weight to carry this will give us a better idea which entries will be the actual Grand National Runners for 2020 – in the world’s richest and greatest steeplechase. Plus, the 2020 Grand National betting market normally has a shake-up after these weights are announced.

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*All odds at time of publishing. All subject to change.

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