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Grand National 2019 guide

March 5th, 2019 News & Events, Sports Guides

Last updated: 05/03/2019

The Grand National is one of the biggest events on the racing calendar. In this guide, we’ve brought together all the essential information for Days 1, 2 and 3, including information on this year’s runners and some interesting trends from the event over the years.

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  •         When is the Grand National 2019?
  •         When to place your bets on the 2019 Grand National
  •         How do I choose which horses to bet on?
  •         Day 1 race guide
  •         Day 2 race guide
  •         Day 3 race guide

When is the Grand National 2019?

The next Grand National will be held over three days on the 4th – 6th April 2019:

  •         Day 1: Grand National Thursday: Thursday 4th April 2019
  •         Day 2: Ladies Day: Friday 5th April 2019
  •         Day 3: Grand National Day: Saturday 6th April 2019

The Grand National race, which takes place on Day 3, is the most prestigious race on the event calendar.

The meetings take place at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Merseyside. L9 5AS.

You can get information about the dress code and more on their site. Tickets are available here.

When to place your bets on the 2019 Grand National

It’s up to you when you choose to place your bet for the Grand National but let’s take a look at what the odds are likely to be doing the closer we get to the event.

The Grand National has 48-hour declarations, which means the final list of runners is announced two days before the race. However, the betting market can open before this; sometimes as far in advance as six months.

If you wait until the day of the race (ante-post betting) you can secure better odds, but there’s also a chance that your horse will pull out. So, if you’re planning to wait until race day to place your bets, make sure you first check if the bookmaker offers refunds in the event of a non-runner. The closer you get to the race, the lower the chance is of the horse not running, but odds typically shorten as the event approaches.

OddsMonkey Premium members can find out when the best Grand National offers are available by keeping an eye on dedicated threads on our matched betting forum.

How do I choose which horses to bet on?

So, how do you know which horses to bet on at the 2019 Grand National? Here are some things you might want to consider:

  •         Look at tips: In the lead up to race day, there are lots of predictions of winners floating around. Tipsters, who are usually horse racing experts and enthusiasts, give out tips. These tips are largely based on the tipster’s analysis of each horse’s recent performance (form) and the course conditions on race day (the going), which means that they generally become more reliable as the race approaches.
  •         Consider the odds: The bookies don’t get it right every time. In fact, we discovered that the favourites’ win rate is just 15% — but odds are a good indicator of how likely a horse is to win. Odds also show how much you’ll make if your horse wins and your bet comes in. If you’re willing to place a riskier bet for the potential of higher returns, then you’ll need to choose an outsider. However, if you want to give yourself a better chance of winning, it makes sense to choose one of the favourites. See what the latest odds look like for Days 1, 2 and 3 below.
  •         Take your pick: Betting on the Grand National doesn’t just have to be about odds and favourites, though. If you’re just looking to have a bit of fun with a small stake, you could choose a horse based on your favourite name or colour. Just be aware that by doing this and ignoring odds info, your bet is more of a lottery, as you’re not considering how the horse is likely to perform against the others. Check out the list of runners for Days 1, 2 and 3 below.
  •         Do some analysis: Of course, rather than listening to the tipsters, you’re free to perform your own research and pick your winner based off that. Maybe you think last year’s winner is going to do it again, or you fancy the novice that’s been surprising punters at recent races. You can see the latest going report for Aintree Racecourse here. To view a horse’s form, search their name and view their profile on the Racing Post. You can find the list of expected runners for every Day 1, 2 and 3 race, as well as info about last year’s winners, below.

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Day 1 race guide — Grand National Thursday, Thursday 4th April 2019

Day 1 of the Grand National (Grand National Thursday) takes place on Thursday 4th April 2019.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard of the Grand National (which is what people usually call the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase), even if you know nothing else about horse racing or betting.

It’s the biggest race of the meeting and is one of the most famous and prestigious races on the racing calendar.

Read on for Day 1 runners and riders, the odds, and last year’s results.

OddsMonkey Premium members can read the dedicated Thursday thread for race-specific offers and more!

View the latest going report for Aintree Racecourse.

Time Race Distance Grade
1:45pm The Manifesto Novices’ Steeplechase 2m 4f 1
2:20pm The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle 2m 1f 1
2:50pm The Betway Bowl Steeplechase 3m 1f 1
3:25pm The Betway Aintree Hurdle 2m 4f 1
4:05pm The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase 2m 5f Class 2
4:40pm The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeplechase 2m 3
5:15pm The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat 2m 1f 2

Did you know?
The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase can be traced back to 1893,
when Lottery became the first winner of the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase, 
the race that would become known as the “Grand National”.

1:45pm — The Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (2m 4f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Finian’s Oscar (5/2) – R Power / C Tizzard

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

2:20pm — The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle (2m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: We Have A Dream (2/1) – D A Jacob / N J Henderson

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

2:50pm — The Betway Bowl Steeplechase (3m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Might Bite (4/5) – N de Boinville / N J Henderson

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
Red Rum is the most successful horse, winning the Grand National three times: 1973, 1974 and 1977.

Grand National Redrum

3:25pm — The Betway Aintree Hurdle (2m 4f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: L’Ami Serge (5/1) – D A Jacob / N J Henderson

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:05pm — The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase (2m 5f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Balnaslow (11/2) – D O’Connor / G J McKeever

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 Did you know?
The oldest winner of the Grand National was Peter Simple (1853), aged 15.
There have been five youngest winners, all aged 5: Alcibiade (1865), Regal (1876), Austerlitz (1877), Empress (1880) and Lutteur III (1909).

4:40pm — The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase (2m)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Bentelimar (10/1) – J Burke / C Longsdon

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
The fastest Grand National was completed by Mr Frisk (1990) in just 8m 47.8s.

Grand National fastest winner

5:15pm — The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (2m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Getaway Katie Mai (15/8) – J J Codd / J Queally

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 

Day 2 race guide — Ladies Day, Friday 5th April 2019

Day 2 of the Grand National (Ladies Day) takes place on Friday 5th April 2019. Read on for Day 2 runners and riders, the odds, and last year’s results.

OddsMonkey members can read the dedicated Friday thread for race-specific offers and more!

View the latest going report for Cheltenham Racecourse.

Time Race Distance Grade
1:45pm The Merseyrail Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 3
2:20pm The Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle 2m ½f 1
2:50pm The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeplechase 3m 1f 1
3:25pm The JLT (Registered as the Melling) Steeplechase 2m 4f 1
4:05pm The Randow Health Topham Steeplechase 2m 5f 3
4:40pm The Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 3m ½f 1
5:15pm The Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat 2m 1f 2

1:45pm — The Merseyrail Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle (2m 4f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Jester Jet (20/1) – R Dunne / T Lacey

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
The youngest jockey to win the Grand National was 17-year-old Bruce Hobbs in 1938.

2:20pm — The Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle (2m ½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Lalor (14/1) – R Johnson / K Woollacott

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

2:50pm — The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeplechase (3m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Terrefort (3/1) – D A Jacob / N J Henderson

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
Neptune Collonges won the Grand National by a nose from Sunnyhillboy in 2012.

Grand National by a nose

3:25pm — The JLT (Registered as the Melling) Steeplechase (2m 4f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Politologue (11/1) – s. Twiston-Davies / P Nicholls

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:05pm — The Randow Health Topham Steeplechase (2m 5f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Ultragold (14/1) – H Cobden / C Tizzard

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
The jockey, Ruby Walsh, has won the Grand National twice: 2000 and 2005.

4:40pm — The Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (3m ½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Santini (6/4) – N de Boinville / N J Henderson

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:15pm — The Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat (2m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Portrush Ted (25/1) – G Sheehan / W Greatrex

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 

Day 3 race guide — Grand National Day, Saturday 6th April 2019

Day 3 of the Grand National takes place on Saturday 6th April 2019. Read on for Day 3 runners and riders, the odds, and last year’s results.

With a total prize fund of £1,000,000, the Randox Health Grand National Steeplechase is one of the world’s richest horse races, when it comes to prize money.

Five-day confirmations happen April 1st 2019 with final declarations being made at 10am on April 4th. There’s a maximum field of 40, plus four reserves.

OddsMonkey members can read the dedicated Saturday thread for race-specific offers and more!

View the latest going report for Aintree Racecourse.

Time Race Distance Grade
1.45pm The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle 3m ½f 3
2:25pm The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2m 4f 1
3:00pm The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeplechase 2m 1
3:40pm The Ryanair Stayers’ (Registered as the Liverpool) Hurdle 3m ½f 1
4:20pm The Betway Handicap Steeplechase 3m 1f Listed
5:15pm The Randox Health Grand National Steeplechase 4m 2½f 3
6:20pm The Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle 2m ½f Class 2

Did you know?
In 2012, Richard Johnson beat the record for the most rides in the National without a win. He has now ridden in the race 19 times.

grand national most races

1:45pm — The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle (3m ½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Mr Big Shot (7/1) – T Scudamore / D Pipe

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

2:25pm — The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (2m 4f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Black Op (3/1) N Fehily / T George

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
Out of the 42 horses that started the 1928 Grand National race, only two finished.

3:00pm — The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeplechase (2m)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Diego Du Charmil (5/1) H Cobden / P Nicholls

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:40pm — The Ryanair Stayers’ (Registered as the Liverpool) Hurdle (3m ½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Thomas Patrick (3/1) R. Johnson / T Lacey

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:20pm — The Betway Handicap Steeplechase (3m 1f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Identity Thief (14/1) S Flanagan / H de Bromhead

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?
In 2012, female jockey, Katie Walsh completed the Grand National in 3rd place with Seabass.

5:15pm — The Randox Health Grand National Steeplechase (4m 2½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Tiger Roll (10/1) D Russell / G Elliott

Name Price
Tiger Roll 4.5
Anibale Fly 11
Rathvinden 11
Vintage Clouds 13
Lake View Lad 15
Rock The Kasbah 17
Mall Dini 21
Ms Parfois 21
Pleasant Company 21
Step Back 21
General Principle 26
Jury Duty 26
Minella Rocco 26
One For Arthur 26
Pairofbrowneyes 26
Ramses De Teillee 26
Walk In The Mill 26
Ballyoptic 34
Captain Redbeard 34
Daklondike 34
Dounikos 34
Folsom Blue 34
Impulsive Star 34
Noble Endeavor 34
Potters Corner 34
Ultragold 34
Up For Review 34
Fact Of The Matter 41
Go Conquer 41
Isleofhopendreams 41
Joe Farrell 41
Out Sam 41
The Young Master 41
Valtor 41
Vieux Lion Rouge 41
Warriors Tale 41
Baie Des Iles 51
Blow By Blow 51
Borice 51
Call It Magic 51
Caroles Destrier 51
Cogry 51
Don Poli 51
Mala Beach 51
Measureofmydreams 51
Monbeg Notorious 51
Mr Diablo 51
Outlander 51
Red Infantry 51
Sandymount Duke 51
Singlefarmpayment 51
Yala Enki 51
A Toi Phil 67
Bless The Wings 67
Exitas 67
Kilcrea Vale 67
Livelovelaugh 67
Looking Well 67
Magic Of Light 67
Milansbar 67
Morney Wing 67
Polidam 67
Regal Encore 67
Shantou Village 67
Tea For Two 67
Valseur Lido 67
Vieux Morvan 67
Highland Lodge 101
Just A Par 101
Kingswell Theatre 101
Rathlin Rose 101
Scoir Mear 101
Splash Of Ginge 101
Sub Lieutenant 101
Ziga Boy 101

 

Grand National weight

6:20pm — The Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle (2m ½f)

Runners and racers TBC.

2018 winner: Havana Beat (12/1) J Nixon / T Carroll

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

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