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Grand National Tips 2023 – Ante Post Betting Odds & Tips

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Get Grand National 2023 ante post tips! Horse racing fans always have one eye on the ante post betting to inform their Grand National tips and bets. The National Hunt season runs from October through to the Grand National in April, but you can bet on the Grand National all year. Check out our Grand National ante post betting guide, and some handy Grand National ante-post tips to help you get the best value.

With Grand National betting odds available, here’s the main horses expected to race. Some of these horses will have much shorter prices come race day.

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2023 Grand National betting odds

Below are the leading contenders, alongside their Grand National ante post betting odds.

HorseGrand National ante post oddsBookmakers
Noble Yeats20/1Bet with
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Farouk D’alene20/1Bet with
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Stattler25/1Bet with
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Any Second Now25/1Bet with
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Galvin25/1Bet with
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Capodanno25/1Bet with
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Monkfish25/1Bet with
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Ahoy Senor33/1Bet with
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Fiddlerontheroof33/1Bet with
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Delta Work33/1Bet with
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Win My Wings33/1Bet with
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Chantry House33/1Bet with
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Threeunderthrufive33/1Bet with
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Secret Reprieve33/1Bet with
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Kitty’s Light25/1Bet with
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Lifetime Ambition33/1Bet with
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The Galloping Bear33/1Bet with
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Corach Rambler33/1Bet with
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Happygolucky33/1Bet with
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Enjoy D’Allen40/1Bet with
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Longhouse Poet40/1Bet with
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Hewick40/1Bet with
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Escaria Ten40/1Bet with
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Gericault Roque40/1Bet with
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Sam Brown50/1Bet with
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Santini50/1Bet with
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Snow Leopardess50/1Bet with
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Burrows Saint50/1Bet with
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Minella Times50/1Bet with
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Farclas50/1Bet with
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Run Wild Fred33/1Bet with
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Mac Tottie50/1Bet with
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Time To Get Up50/1Bet with
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Gaillard Du Mesnil50/1Bet with
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Lord Lariat50/1Bet with
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Fury Road50/1Bet with
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Topofthegame50/1Bet with
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Highland Hunter50/1Bet with
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Freewheelin Dylan100/1Bet with
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What are the odds on the Grand National?

The average odds of a winning Grand National horse are around 20/1 – while 24 of the last 30 Grand National winners returned a double-figure price. The only three recent winners who had less than four runs were Ballabriggs in 2011, One For Arthur in 2017 and Tiger Roll in 2019, with only three runs each.

Until recently, it was commonly assumed that horses carrying over 11 stone never win. This allowed punters to rule out a decent slice of the entrants. However, this trend is showing signs of reversal in recent years, not least in 2015 when Many Clouds carried the monster weight of 11st 9lb to victory, while since 2009 we’ve had six Grand National winners carry 11st or more in weight.

Grand National ante post betting tips & predictions

If you fancy an early punt, these Grand National ante post tips could help you pick a winner. If you feel your horse will improve through the season, it’s very likely the Grand National ante post betting odds will get shorter ahead of the race. Remember, all betting Grand National 2023 ante post odds are subject to change as certain horses might not run, jockeys may make unexpected decisions over their preferred rides, the Aintree ground will suit specific horses depending on the weather, and others will head into the Grand National in better form leading up to the race.

Horses that have run in previous Aintree Grand Nationals are well worth considering too. This was backed-up in 2019 with the 2018 Grand National winner – Tiger Roll. The 2018 third – Anibale Fly – managed to run a gallant fifth in the race in 2019. Here are our best Grand National ante-post tips for 2023’s favourites.

The Grand National is the biggest betting race of the year and attracts the most bets and highest turnover. Once-a-year-bettors back horses with little knowledge of the form, while the number of non-racing fans placing wagers creates real demand for Grand National 2023 ante post tips and predictions. Whichever tips you decide to follow, be sure to take advantage of the best Grand National betting offers, as this can earn you free bets and make the whole Grand National betting experience more enjoyable.

Here are five leading 2023 Grand National ante post contenders:

Noble Yeats

  • Age: 7
  • Trainer: Emmet Mullins
  • Grand National 2023 odds: 20/1
  • Previous Grand National form: 1st in 2022

Noble Yeats came into Grand National 2022 as a 7 year old with over 80 years of history against him, but that proved inconsequential as he went on to win the race under amateur jockey Sam Waley-Cohen. It will be a real achievement if Noble Yeats wins the 2023 Grand National, as he’ll no doubt have plenty more weight to carry around the Aintree fences, as well as a different rider on board. On the positive side, he’ll be coming into his prime as an 8 year old, with the experience and fond memories of the Aintree fences.

Any Second Now

  • Age:10
  • Trainer: Ted Walsh
  • Grand National 2023 odds: 20/1
  • Previous Grand National form: 3rd in 2021 and 2nd in 2022

Any Second Now has finished in the top three places in successive Grand Nationals, so has pedigree and positive memories of the famous Aintree fences. He was only beaten by 2¼ lengths in 2022 and, despite being another year older, is likely to return for more. He carried 11st 8lbs in 2022, so can’t be saddled with more than an extra couple of pounds next time round and certainly can’t be ruled out.

Win My Wings

  • Age: 10
  • Trainer: Christian Williams
  • Grand National 2023 odds: 25/1
  • Previous Grand National form: Not run before

Win My Wings certainly won’t head to Aintree with any doubts over stamina after securing successive wins over 4 miles. An Eider Chase win was followed by victory in the 2022 Scottish Grand National at an absolute canter, so he looks to be one to keep on side.

Delta Work

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Gordon Elliott
  • Grand National 2023 odds: 33/1
  • Previous Grand National form: 3rd in 2022

Broke the hearts of Tiger Roll fans at the Cheltenham Festival when chinning the two-time Grand National winner in the 2022 Cross Country race, and represents the powerful Elliott/Gigginstown combo that won the National twice with Tiger Roll in recent years. Carried his fair share of weight in his first try over the Aintree obstacles, and still finished in a more than respectable 3rd. One of the leading players.

Minella Times

  • Age: 9
  • Trainer: Henry de Bromhead
  • Grand National 2023 odds: 50/1
  • Previous Grand National form: Winner in 2021

Minella Times came into last year’s Grand National as the defending champion, but he was brought down on the first circuit. It remains an unknown exactly how he’d have fared with a clear run as top weight. While he may not be a bookies favourite in 2023, he will undoubtedly remain popular with those who backed him and remember his name from his memorable 2021 triumph with Rachael Blackmore on board.

Previous key trends

Due to the course modifications, the last 12 Grand Nationals are the most relevant for key trends. With no race in 2020, here are the trends for the race winners from 2010 to 2022:


  • Highest weight: 11-09 Many Clouds in 2015
  • Lowest weight: Auroras Encore: 10-03 in 2013.
  • 11-00 and over: 5 winners.


  • Oldest winner: Neptune Collognes (2012), Auroras Encore (2013), Pineau de Re (2014): 11.
  • Youngest winner: Noble Yeats (2022): 7.
  • Number of winners by age: 7yo – 1; 8yo – 4; 9yo – 2; 10yo – 2; 11yo – 3.


  • Average odds: Over 23/1.
  • Favourites: 1 outright favourite and one joint favourite.
  • Single figure odds: 1
  • Double figure odds: 11
  • Treble figure odds: 0
  • Most common odds range: 5 winners at 10/1 to 14/1.

Grand National experience

Experience of the Grand National fences is another key trend that affects Grand National ante post odds. They are unique in that they are made of spruce and look totally different to fences on park countess. There are 30 obstacles over the two circuits of the course. The Chair and Water Jump are negotiated just once while the other 14 fences are jumped on both circuits. There are Aintree specialists who adapt to the fences, while others underperform jumping the unique obstacles. They take to the fences and can cope with the atmosphere created by about 60,000 racegoers, so temperament is important. The most recent multiple wins runner after Red Rum in the Grand National is two-time winner Tiger Roll.

Trainer’s stable

  • 7 winners trained in Britain
  • 5 winner trained in Ireland.

Grand National ante post betting tips by day

The three-day Aintree Grand National festival boasts a number of exciting races throughout. The featured race of the meeting takes place on the final day, but there’s always plenty of memorable action beforehand. Our ante post tips provide an indication of which horses to look out for.

Grand National ante post tips: Day 1

2.55 Betway Bowl – Protektorat

The Aintree Grand National Festival gets under way on Thursday afternoon with a seven-race card. There are four Grade 1 events to open proceedings, highlighted by the £250,000 Betway Bowl at 2.55. This race often features horses that ran well in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Protektorat will bid to step up on his excellent third in that race. He is trained by Dan Skelton who kept him fresh for the festival. He made a couple of mistakes that day and the final quarter of a mile seemed to stretch his stamina. He can confirm the form with fifth-placed Royale Pagaille, who will pose a bigger threat if the ground becomes testing.

3.30 Betway Aintree Hurdle – Epatante

The Betway Aintree Hurdle at 3.30 sees 2020 Champion Hurdler Epatante step up to two and a half miles for the first time. Nicky Henderson’s mare ran a gallant race at Cheltenham to finish second to Honeysuckle and there is nothing of her class in this field. There was little between Epatante and third-placed Zanahiyr at the line at Cheltenham but this track should suit her perfectly. Provided she settles for jockey Aidan Coleman in the early stages, she should have too much speed for her rivals in the closing stages.

2.20 Jewson Anniversary 4yo Hurdle – Brazil

Our third selection on the opening day of the Aintree Festival is Brazil in the Jewson Anniversary 4-year-old Hurdle at 2.20. The form horse is Triumph Hurdle third Pied Piper but Brazil put up a terrific performance to thwart the gamble on Gaelic Warrior in the Fred Winter Hurdle at Cheltenham. That race was only a handicap but he overcame trouble in-running and responded gamely to pressure to win by a short-head.

Grand National ante post tips: Day 2

1.45 Alder Hey & Aintree Handicap Hurdle – Cobblers Dream (each-way)

The second day of the Aintree Grand National Festival on Friday opens at 1.45 with a very competitive handicap hurdle over two and a half miles. Cobblers Dream has already landed the Lanzarote Hurdle this season and has a great chance of claiming another valuable prize. He ran a great race at Cheltenham last time when second in the Martin Pipe and makes plenty of each-way appeal at around 7-1.

2.20 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle – Jonbon

Nicky Henderson’s Jonbon was no match for stable companion Constitution Hill at Cheltenham but was far from disgraced when second in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. He is the form choice in the Top Novices’ Hurdle at 2.20 where the faster ground and flat track will both be in his favour.

2.55 Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase – Bravemansgame

The Mildmay Novices’ Chase at 2.55 has a small but select field of four runners. L’Homme Presse beat Ahoy Senor at Cheltenham and should confirm the form but it might be worth taking a chance with Bravemansgame. He missed Cheltenham due to the heavy ground and should strip fitter than his rivals.

3.30 Marsh Chase (Registered As The Melling Chase) – Fakir D’Oudairies

The feature race is the £250,000 Marsh Chase at 3.30 and Fakir D’Oudairies can repeat last year’s victory. He sidestepped the Ryanair Chase after a gruelling race at Ascot and comes out on top on official ratings.

4.05 Topham Handicap Chase – Mister Coffey (each-way)

Our final selection on Day 2 is Mister Coffey who can make it a double on the day for Henderson in the Topham Chase at 4.05. He blundered away a winning chance at Cheltenham after cruising into contention and looks worth an each-way bet at around 10-1.

Grand National ante post tips: Day 3

5.15 Grand National – 1st Éclair Surf, 2nd Fiddlerontheroof, 3rd Any Second Now, 4th Fortescue

The Aintree Grand National Festival reaches its climax on Saturday with the £1 million Grand National at 5.15pm. Some bookmakers are paying each-way down to sixth, seventh or even eighth place so do check terms and conditions before placing your bets.

The final declaration stage resulted in Éclair Surf and Fortescue sneaking into the field with light weights. Éclair Surf won the Warwick Classic Chase easily and then finished second to last weekend’s Scottish Grand National winner under a big weight. Fortescue beat Fiddlerontheroof in testing conditions at Ascot but that rival will be 5lbs better off on Saturday. The best of last year’s placed horses should be Any Second Now who did well to finish third after being badly hampered.

1.45 EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle – Winter Fog

The action gets under way at 1.45 with a very competitive handicap over three miles. Winter Fog was given a lot of ground to make up at Cheltenham last time when fourth to Third Wind and can reverse the form if ridden more prominently.

2.25 Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle – Walking On Air

Good Risk At All would probably like softer ground than he is likely to encounter in the 2.25 and preference is just for Nicky Henderson’s promising novice Walking On Air.

3.00 Maghull Novices’ Chase – Edwardstone

Impressive Arkle Chase winner Edwardstone is difficult to oppose in the Maghull Novices’ Chase. He has already beaten Third Time Lucki comprehensively this season and can repeat his Cheltenham victory.

3.35 Topham Handicap Chase – Flooring Porter

It could be a similar story in the Liverpool Hurdle at 3.35 when Flooring Porter renews rivalry with Thyme Hill, first and second in the Stayers Hurdle last month.

Grand National odds & tips FAQ

Here are the answers to some common questions about the Grand National:

Who will be the Aintree 2023 winner?

The most likely winner at Aintree 2023 will become clearer as the big race draws ever nearer. Noble Yeats’ hopes of defending his title will be affected by the weights announcement, while the various performances at the Cheltenham Festival will no doubt have a significant impact on the Grand National 2023 ante post betting odds too. Galvin and Any Second Now look the most likely contenders as things stand.

Who are the most successful trainers?

The following leading trainers have won the Grand National four times:
George Dockeray: (Lottery, 1839; Jerry, 1840; Gaylad, 1842; Miss Mowbray, 1852); Fred Rimell (E.S.B., 1956; Nicolaus Silver, 1961; Gay Trip, 1970; Rag Trade, 1976); Ginger McCain (Red Rum, 1973, 1974, 1977; Amberleigh House, 2004)

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