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Scottish Grand National betting offers and free bets
You can bet on the Scottish Grand National with the UK’s biggest betting sites. If it’s your first bet, you’ll be able to benefit from a welcome offer too, while offers open to existing customers will also be highlighted below.
Scottish Grand National – All you need to know
Here are some key facts and figures to help you get up to speed when it comes to the Irish Grand National.
How long is the Irish Grand National, when’s it held and where’s it run?
The Irish Grand National is a jumps race, run on the final day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival each year. The race is one of the longer races on the calendar, run over 3 miles and 5 furlongs, making it slightly longer than the Gold Cup, and around 5 furlongs shorter than the English Grand National. There are a total of 24 fences to be jumped, and the actual date of the race varies from year-to-year in line with the Easter holidays, so the 2023 Irish Grand National will be run on Monday 10th April 2023.
The Irish Grand National was first run in 1870, with the first horse to win the Irish Grand National being Sir Robert Peel.
The Irish Grand National can also be a guide to the Aintree Grand National. In 2005, a horse called Numbersixvalverde won the Irish Grand National and followed-up by winning the Aintree Grand National in 2006. Bobby Jo is another example of this, winning the Irish Grand National in 1998 and the Aintree Grand National in 1999.
Another famous Irish Grand National winner the race was Desert Orchid (1990), while the last horse to win back-to-back Irish Grand Nationals was Brown Lad in 1975 and 1976.
Scottish Grand National confirmed runners
The 30 confirmed Irish Grand National runners have now been announced, and there’s betting available at all the best betting sites. Some of these horses may yet not run, given if course conditions are deemed unsuitable for their horses by certain trainers, so it can pay to look for bookies offering Non Runner No Bet insurance. This offer, often shortened to NRNB or NRNB (non-runner money-back), guarantees you’ll get your stake back if your horse doesn’t take part in the race for any reason.
The 30 confirmed 2023 Irish Grand National runners are as follows:
- Royale Pagaille
- Espanito Bello
- I Am Maximus
- Chemical Energy
- The Goffer
- Ash Tree Meadow
- Fire Attack
- Max Flamingo
- Lieutenant Command
- Panda Boy
- Angels Dawn
- Fairyhill Run
- Real Steel
- Defi Bleu
- Champagne Platinum
- Farceur Du Large
- Now Where Or When
- Donkey Years
- Milan Native
- Must Be Obeyed
Scottish Grand National favourites 2023
Ten of the top contenders for the Irish Grand National are listed below, alongside their biggest achievements to date and current Irish Grand National betting odds.
|Horse||Most notable result||2023 Irish Grand National odds*|
|Thedevilscoachman||2022 Boyne Hurdle winner||8/1|
|Panda Boy||2022 Paddy Power Chase 3rd place||10/1|
|Stumptown||2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup runner-up||10/1|
|Angels Dawn||2023 Kim Muir Challenge Cup winner||12/1|
|Espanito Bello||2023 Leinster National winner||14/1|
|Tenzing||2023 NH Challenge Cup 4th place||14/1|
|Chemical Energy||2023 NH Challenge Cup runner-up||14/1|
|I Am Maximus||2023 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase 4th place||14/1|
|Amirite||2022 EBF Beginners Chase winner||14/1|
|The Goffer||2023 Bulmers Leopardstown Handicap Chase||20/1|
*All Irish Grand National odds last updated at 9am on 9th April and subject to change.
Scottish Grand National previous winners
Recent Irish Grand National winners:
- 2022 – Lord Lariat (40/1)
- 2021 – Freewheelin Dylan (150/1)
- 2020 – Cancelled
- 2019 – Burrows Saint (6/1 fav)
- 2018 – General Principle (20/1)
- 2017 – Our Duke (9/2 fav)
- 2016 – Rogue Angle (16/1)
- 2015 – Thunder and Roses (20/1)
- 2014 – Shutthefrontdoor (8/1 fav)
- 2013 – Liberty Counsel (50/1)
- 2012 – Lion Na Bearnai (33/1)
- 2011 – Organised Confusion (12/1)
- 2010 – Bluesea Cracker (25/1)
Scottish Grand National Betting Trends
To help find the winner of the 2023 Irish Grand National, looking at past renewals of the race and building up some Irish Grand National trends can often help.
For example, a massive 19 of the last 20 Irish Grand National winners carried less than 11st in weight, backed up again in the 2021 Irish Grand National when the winner, Lord Lariat, won with just 9st 12lbs.
These key Irish Grand National trends can often have an impact on Irish Grand National betting odds and market, especially when the final Irish Grand National runners are announced and racing fans look for horses that fit the best profiles of past Irish Grand National winners.
Key Irish Grand National betting trends
- 18/19 – Carried 10-13 or LESS
- 18/19 – Won over at least 3m previously
- 17/19 – Had raced within the last 8 weeks
- 16/19 – Winning distance – 5 lengths or less
- 16/19 – Carried 10-8 or less
- 16/19 – Aged 9 or younger
- 15/19 – Irish bred
- 15/19 – Came from outside the top 3 in the betting
- 15/19 – Returned a double-figure price or bigger
- 15/19 – Won by an Irish-based trainer
- 13/19 – Carried 10-6 or less
- 13/19 – Had raced at Fairyhouse previously
- 11/19 – Unplaced favourites
- 10/19 – Finished fourth or better last time out
- 10/19 – Had raced within the last 4 weeks
- 8/19 – Rated between 130-136
- 4/19 – Won by an English-based trainer
- 3/19 – Ran at Navan last time out
- 3/19 – Won last time out
- 3/19 – Winning favourites
- 2/19 – Carried 11-0 or more
How to watch and stream the Scottish Grand National?
The Irish Grand National is a real highlight of the Irish horse racing calendar, and is less than a week before this year’s English National, so it’s well worth finding the time to watch the drama unfold live. Most good betting sites now provide free live streaming too, which means you can sign-up and deposit ahead of the Irish Grand National to watch the race through the website or app, without even placing a bet on the race.
Being able to cash out your bets midrace is another perk of watching the Irish Grand National unfold online, so it’s beneficial to find the best betting site for you as we build up to the race.
Scottish Grand National 2023 FAQ
What date is the Irish Grand National 2023?
The 2023 Irish Grand National will take place on Monday 10th April 2023 (Easter Monday).
What time is the Irish Grand National?
The Irish Grand National 2023 is scheduled to start at 2.05pm.
Where is the Irish Grand National held?
The Irish Grand National is staged at Fairyhouse racecourse in Ireland.
Who won the Irish Grand National 2022?
Lord Lariat won the 2022 Irish Grand National, at odds of 40/1. He was ridden by Paddy O’Hanlon and trained by Dermot A McLoughlin.
Will the Irish Grand National 2023 go ahead?
Although the Irish Grand National 2020 was cancelled, the 2021 and 2022 Irish Grand Nationals both went ahead, with the 2023 race scheduled for Monday 10th April 2023.
How do I hear the Irish Grand National on radio?
Some leading bookmakers, like William Hill, have a dedicated horse racing radio channel so there’s every chance they will be broadcasting the Irish Grand National commentary on Monday 10th April 2023.