Which horses are running in the 2019 Grand National?

Last Updated 10 Apr 2019 | Commercial content | 18+

Tiger Roll wins the Aintree Grand National 2019!

Tiger Roll is the first horse in 45 years to win back to back Grand Nationals.

Grand National 2019 Results

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 2019. As we draw ever nearer to the 2019 Aintree Grand National, run on April 6th 2019, the field will whittle down to a maximum of 40 Grand National runners (plus 4 reserves).

Randox Health Grand National – Grand National Runners 2019

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

Grand National 2019 Runners

Sorted by 2019 Results

#1
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TIGER ROLL flag

Weight: 11-5 / Age: 9 / Jockey: D. Russell / Trainer: G. Elliott
The winner of the 2018 Grand National. Won with 10st 13lbs in weight in 2018. Is, however, rated 9lbs higher than last year, but after another easy win in the Cheltenham Festival Cross Country race, many shrewd judges feel he’s still well-weighted here. He’s clearly the one to beat and it will be a huge shock if he’s not going off as the favourite. He’ll also be looking to give his trainer – Gordon Elliott – his third win in the Grand National. The ‘once-a-year’ punters are sure to latch onto him once they remember his name from last year too. But in a race with 39 other horses and 30 tricky fences – is he value in the betting?
TIGER ROLL STARTING PRICE 4/1 F
#2
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MAGIC OF LIGHT flag

Weight: 10-11 / Age: 8 / Jockey: P. Kennedy / Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington
An improving staying chaser. Last seen running a fair 7th (of 24) in the Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and gets in here off the same mark. Jumping wasn’t the most fluent that day so might need to brush up in that department over these harder fences. But has finished in the top three 9 times from 14 runs over fences so a consistent sort. Trip an unknown as only won over 2m71/2f but with time on his side runs as if it’s worth a crack. If his jumping holds up then outside chance.
MAGIC OF LIGHT STARTING PRICE 66/1
#3
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RATHVINDEN flag

Weight: 11-0 / Age: 11 / Jockey: R. Walsh / Trainer: W. P. Mullins
The winner of the 4m race at the Cheltenham Festival so staying is not a concern. He will be looking to become Willie Mullins’ second winner in the Grand National and will also be hoping to become the fourth 11 year-old to win the race since 2012. He’s been well-supported in the build-up to the race against the hot favourite – Tiger Roll – after winning the Bobby Jo Chase at Fairyhouse in February in good fashion – beating Alpha Des Obeaux by 3 ½ lengths. If there is a negative it’s that he’s failed to complete in two of his last five.
RATHVINDEN STARTING PRICE 8/1
#4
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WALK IN THE MILL flag

Weight: 10-4 / Age: 9 / Jockey: J. Best / Trainer: R. Walford
An improving 9-year-old that won the Becher Chase this season over these same fences – is rated 7lbs higher now. Therefore, the track suits and there could be more to come over this longer trip. Looks an interesting runner. He was a reserve in the 2018 Grand National so will be hoping to get into the race proper this time. Proven over the fences and heads here having run third at Exeter. Lightly-raced this season and looks an interesting runner.
WALK IN THE MILL STARTING PRICE 25/1
#5
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ANIBALE FLY (TOP WEIGHT) flag

Weight: 11-10 / Age: 9 / Jockey: M. Walsh / Trainer: T. Martin
You might remember this horse finishing fourth in the 2018 Grand National, so he’ll be looking to go three places better here. He’s got 2lb more to carry this year, but has 11 ½ lengths to find with Tiger Roll based on last year’s running. He is, however, rated 5lbs higher, but after a running-on second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup then many will still feel he’s well-handicapped here. Having tasted the tricky fences and completed the course is a big plus, while at 9 years-old is also another year older and wiser.
ANIBALE FLY STARTING PRICE 10/1
#6
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ONE FOR ARTHUR flag

Weight: 11-0 / Age: 10 / Jockey: D. Fox / Trainer: L. Russell
The winner of the 2017 Aintree Grand National. Didn’t have the chance to defend his crown in 2018 as was ruled out for much of the season with injury. Will be looking to become the first horse since Red Rum (1977) to regain his title but we know he handles the track and the fences. He won with 10st 11lbs in weight in 2017 but is 3lbs higher this time - despite being rated 6lbs higher. Past champions don’t have the best records, but being one he’s also hard to ignore.
ONE FOR ARTHUR STARTING PRICE 25/1
#7
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REGAL ENCORE flag

Weight: 10-3 / Age: 11 / Jockey: M. Walsh / Trainer: A. Honeyball
Finished 8th in the 2017 Grand National so at least has the proven ability to get round. Not getting any younger at 11 years-old though and is actually rated 2lbs higher than when running in the race 2 years ago.
REGAL ENCORE STARTING PRICE 66/1
#8
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SINGLEFARMPAYMENT flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 9 / Jockey: P. Brennan / Trainer: T. George
A talented but frustrating sort that is not the most resolute in a finish. Often travels well through his races but when push comes to shove or he gets into a battle then more often than not seems to find one or two too good – not ideal credentials for a National horse. Last seen running 13th (of 24) in the Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Acts on all ground, low weight and perfect age and certainly has the class to go well but you would just be concerned if he got into a scrap in the long run-in.
SINGLEFARM PAYMENT STARTING PRICE 50/1
#9
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OUTLANDER flag

Weight: 11-4 / Age: 11 / Jockey: K. Donoghue / Trainer: G. Elliott
Represents last year’s winning connections but at the age of 11 is not getting any younger. Classy in his day but rather off the boil of late. Was pulled-up in the Irish Grand National last year, but is having his first run at Aintree and over these fences.
OUTLANDER STARTING PRICE 66/1
#10
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VALSEUR LIDO flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 10 / Jockey: R. Blackmore / Trainer: H. De Bromhead
Last seen running 14th in the Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Chase at the Cheltenham Festival so more needed based on that. The longer trip will help though, while some may remember his name as he ran in last year’s Grand National too – he finished 8th that day, but was 56 lengths behind. On a plus, is rated 12lbs lower this year and will only have 10st 6lbs to carry – 12 months ago he had 11st 7lbs! That experience of the fences is a big plus so with this lighter burden is certainly not without an each-way chance.
VALSEUR LIDO STARTING PRICE 66/1
#11
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LIVELOVELAUGH flag

Weight: 10-4 / Age: 9 / Jockey: David Mullins / Trainer: W. Mullins
Finished 12th last time out in the Kim Muir chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Has only run 7 times over fences so lack of experience would be a concern and having first run in the race. Low weight but would be a shock winner.
LIVELOVE LAUGH STARTING PRICE 25/1
#12
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A TOI PHIL flag

Weight: 10-11 / Age: 9 / Jockey: D. O'Regan / Trainer: G. Elliott
Been running well over hurdles of late and that’s actually been a good preparation for past winners in recent times. Last seen running 5th (22) in the Pertemps Final Network at the Cheltenham Festival. Is rated 5lbs higher over fences but has a good record over the bigger obstacles. First run in the race but has finished in the top two 10 times (6 wins) from 25 chase starts. Another that also comes from last year’s winning connections so not without a chance – only unknown in the trip as never really raced beyond 3 miles.
A TOI PHIL STARTING PRICE 50/1
#13
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BLESS THE WINGS flag

Weight: 10-3 / Age: 14 / Jockey: R. Dunne / Trainer: G. Elliott
Better known for running in the Cross Country races at Cheltenham but at the age of 14 will be looking to become the oldest Grand National winner since 1853! Was actually third in the National last year though and gets in this time with 3lbs lower in weight. Loves these sort of fences and despite his age, with proven form in the race can’t be ruled out for the each-way players.
BLESS THE WINGS STARTING PRICE 50/1
#14
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ULTRAGOLD flag

Weight: 10-7 / Age: 11 / Jockey: T. O'Brien / Trainer: C. Tizzard
Another of the slightly older brigade but does love these National-style fences. He won the Topham Chase for the last two seasons at this meeting and deserves to take his chance in the main event. Age suggests he’s got one final year to give it a crack while with the Topham coming over a trip of 2m5f then he’ll need to prove he can stay this far. However, loves the track and these fences and that counts for a lot. Acts on any ground and last seen pulled up in the Cross Country race at the Cheltenham Festival.
ULTRAGOLD STARTING PRICE 50/1
#15
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VIEUX LION ROUGE flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 10 / Jockey: T. Scudamore / Trainer: D. Pipe
Is a horse that’s been well-touted for this race in recent seasons. Won the 2016 Becher Chase over these fences and was ninth in last year’s race, plus seventh in the 2016 renewal. Also returned this season to run second in the Becher Chase and with six runs over these fences is very experienced. His form when tackling these fences reads well too - 7-1-6-7-9-2. Carries 7lbs lower than 2018 and is rated 4lbs lower too so can’t be ruled out from a yard that have won this race before.
VIEUX LION ROUGE STARTING PRICE 50/1
#16
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CAPTAIN REDBEARD flag

Weight: 10-3 / Age: 10 / Jockey: Sam Coltherd / Trainer: S. Coltherd
Dour stayer that has run well again this season. Beat the classy Definitly Red in a match race back in February and has National experience after last year. He was still in touch when unseating his jockey at the seventh fence so that taster of the fences will be a plus. Won on ground ranging from good down to heavy and if getting into the race will be running with just 10st.
CAPTAIN REDBEARD STARTING PRICE 50/1
#17
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FOLSOM BLUE flag

Weight: 10-4 / Age: 12 / Jockey: L. Dempsey / Trainer: Gordon Elliott
Yet another that will be running in the same colours as last year’s winner and also running for the same yard. At 12-year-old though will be looking to become the first horse since Amberleigh House to win the race. Last seen running 6th (of 19) in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter but was sent off as favourite that day. Was also 8th in the Welsh National at Chepstow in December and 4th in the 2018 Irish National so is certainly no stranger to these races – this ill, however, be his first try in this National!
FOLSOM BLUE STARTING PRICE 66/1
#18
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VALTOR flag

Weight: 11-6 / Age: 10 / Jockey: D. Jacob / Trainer: N. Henderson
The powerful Nicky Henderson yard are yet to win the Grand National but they could have a squeak with this 10 year-old if lining-up. French import that has raced 50 times in France, but a late comer to these shores with just two runs for his current yard. Another though that would have stamina issues to answer as he’s tried 3m6f twice and ran badly both times. Last seen pulling up in the Cotswold Chase at the Cheltenham Festival so also on a recovery mission.
VALTOR STARTING PRICE 66/1
#19
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DON POLI flag

Weight: 11-3 / Age: 8 / Jockey: P. Mullins / Trainer: G. Elliott
Top staying chaser on his day – was third in the 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup and is a Grade One winner in Ireland. Not won a race though since 2015 but a horse that’s clearly had his issues. Still 10 years-old so just about has time on his side and if his handler – Gordon Elliott – has worked any magic on him then would not be a total no-hoper. Does has a fair amount to prove and was well beaten last time out.
DON POLI STARTING PRICE 66/1
#20
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JOE FARRELL (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-2 / Age: 10 / Jockey: A. Wedge / Trainer: R. Curtis
Pulled up at 29th Fence
JOE FARRELL STARTING PRICE 14/1
#21
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TEA FOR TWO (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-5 / Age: 10 / Jockey: L. Kelly / Trainer: J. Williams
Pulled up at 29th Fence.
TEA FOR TWO STARTING PRICE 25/1
#22
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DOUNIKOS (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-1 / Age: 8 / Jockey: J. Kennedy / Trainer: G. Elliott
Pulled Up at 29th Fence.
DOUNIKOS STARTING PRICE 16/1
#23
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MALA BEACH (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-2 / Age: 11 / Jockey: J. Codd / Trainer: G. Elliott
Pulled up at 29th Fence.
MALA BEACH STARTING PRICE 33/1
#24
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GO CONQUER (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-3 / Age: 10 / Jockey: S. Twiston-Davies / Trainer: N. Twiston-Davies
Pulled up at 29th Fence.
GO CONQUER STARTING PRICE 33/1
#25
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JUST A PAR (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-2 / Age: 12 / Jockey: ? / Trainer: J. Moffatt
Pulled up at 28th Fence.
JUST A PAR STARTING PRICE 100/1
#26
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RAMSES DE TEILLEE (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-9 / Age: 7 / Jockey: D. Noonan / Trainer: D. Pipe
Pulled up at 28th Fence.
RAMSES DE TEILLEE STARTING PRICE 20/1
#27
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NOBLE ENDEAVOUR (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-10 / Age: 10 / Jockey: M. Enright / Trainer: G.Elliott
Pulled up at 28th Fence.
NOBLE ENDEAVOUR STARTING PRICE 20/1
#28
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WARRIORS TALE (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-13 / Age: 10 / Jockey: H. Cobden / Trainer: P. Nicholls
Pulled up at 28th Fence.
WARRIORS TALE STARTING PRICE 66/1
#29
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LAKE VIEW LAD (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-1 / Age: 9 / Jockey: H. Brooke / Trainer: N. Alexander
Pulled up at 27th Fence.
LAKE VIEW LAD STARTING PRICE 14/1
#30
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PLEASANT COMPANY (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-1 / Age: 11 / Jockey: P. Townend / Trainer: W. P. Mullins
Unseated rider at 27th Fence.
PLEASANT COMPANY STARTING PRICE 12/1
#31
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BALLYOPTIC (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-1 / Age: 8 / Jockey: T. Bellamy / Trainer: N. Twiston-Davies
Fell at 26th Fence.
BALLYOPTIC STARTING PRICE 25/1
#32
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STEP BACK (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-7 / Age: 9 / Jockey: N. De Boinville / Trainer: M. Bradstock
Pulled Up at 25th Fence.
STEP BACK STARTING PRICE 25/1
#33
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MINELLA ROCCO (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 11-1 / Age: 9 / Jockey: R. McLernon / Trainer: J. O’Neill
Pulled up at 21st Fence.
MINELLA ROCCO STARTING PRICE 33/1
#34
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BLOW BY BLOW (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 8 / Jockey: A. Ring / Trainer: G. Elliott
Pulled up at 19th Fence.
BLOW BY BLOW STARTING PRICE 66/1
#35
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JURY DUTY (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-11 / Age: 8 / Jockey: R. Power / Trainer: G. Elliott
Fell at 19th Fence.
JURY DUTY STARTING PRICE 10/1
#36
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ROCK THE KASBAH (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-13 / Age: 9 / Jockey: R. Johnson / Trainer: P. Hobbs
Fell at 19th Fence.
ROCK THE KASBAH STARTING PRICE 16/1
#37
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GENERAL PRINCIPLE (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-4 / Age: 10 / Jockey: J J Slevin / Trainer: G. Elliott
Fell at 19th Fence.
GENERAL PRINCIPLE STARTING PRICE 33/1
#38
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MONBEG NOTORIOUS (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 8 / Jockey: S. Bowen / Trainer: G. Elliott
Pulled up at 11th Fence.
MONBEG NOTORIOUS STARTING PRICE 50/1
#39
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UP FOR REVIEW (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-6 / Age: 10 / Jockey: Danny Mullins / Trainer: W Mullins
Brought down at 1st Fence.
UP FOR REVIEW STARTING PRICE 33/1
#40
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VINTAGE CLOUDS (NO FINISH) flag

Weight: 10-4 / Age: 8 / Jockey: D. Cook / Trainer: S. Smith
Fell 1st fence.
VINTAGE CLOUDS STARTING PRICE 11/1

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  • 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 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 2019 too as he will look to become the first back-to-back Grand National winner since the mighty Red Rum won the race in 1973 and 1974.

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 6th April 2019, 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 2019 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 2019 – in the world’s richest and greatest steeplechase. Plus, the 2019 Grand National betting market normally has a shake-up after these weights are announced.

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