Which Horses Are Running in the 2021 Grand National?
After the cancellation of the Grand National 2020, Grand National 2021 Ante post markets are beginning to open and we’re seeing some horses with odds on running in the next Grand National. Below you’ll find a list of Grand National Runners leading up to Aintree 2021 as soon as we hear about them. As we draw ever nearer to the 2021 Aintree Grand National, the field will whittle down to a maximum of 40 Grand National runners (plus 4 reserves).
Randox Health Grand National – Grand National Runners 2021
*Odds at time of publishing. All odds are subject to change.
*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.
Run on in early April each year, 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.
After the 172nd running has been cancelled, the 173rd running will have the weights for the Grand National released in February 2021 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 2021 – 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.
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
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.
*All odds at time of publishing. All subject to change.