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Grand National 2019 guide

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.

If you’re only interested in making money, then matched betting could be the option for you. OddsMonkey Premium members can view race-specific betting offers and more in our matched betting forum, and use tools like OddsMatcherRacing Matcher and EachWay Matcher to ensure they make a profit. You don’t have to know anything about horse racing to try matched betting on Grand National 2019.

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.

TimeRaceDistanceGrade
1:45pmThe Manifesto Novices’ Steeplechase 2m 4f1
2:20pmThe Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle2m 1f1
2:50pmThe Betway Bowl Steeplechase3m 1f1
3:25pmThe Betway Aintree Hurdle2m 4f1
4:05pmThe Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase2m 5fClass 2
4:40pmThe Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeplechase2m3
5:15pmThe Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat2m 1f2

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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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.

TimeRaceDistanceGrade
1:45pmThe Merseyrail Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle2m 4f3
2:20pmThe Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle2m ½f1
2:50pmThe Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeplechase3m 1f1
3:25pmThe JLT (Registered as the Melling) Steeplechase2m 4f1
4:05pmThe Randow Health Topham Steeplechase2m 5f3
4:40pmThe Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle3m ½f1
5:15pmThe Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat2m 1f2

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

Runners and racers TBC.

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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/Trainer
   
   

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

Runners and racers TBC.

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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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.

TimeRaceDistanceGrade
1.45pmThe Gaskells Handicap Hurdle3m ½f3
2:25pmThe Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle2m 4f1
3:00pmThe Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeplechase2m1
3:40pmThe Ryanair Stayers’ (Registered as the Liverpool) Hurdle3m ½f1
4:20pmThe Betway Handicap Steeplechase3m 1fListed
5:15pmThe Randox Health Grand National Steeplechase4m 2½f3
6:20pmThe Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle2m ½fClass 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

NamePriceJockey/Trainer
   
   

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

Runners and racers TBC.

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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePriceJockey/Trainer
   
   

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

Runners and racers TBC.

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

NamePriceJockey/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

NamePrice
Tiger Roll4.5
Anibale Fly11
Rathvinden11
Vintage Clouds13
Lake View Lad15
Rock The Kasbah17
Mall Dini21
Ms Parfois21
Pleasant Company21
Step Back21
General Principle26
Jury Duty26
Minella Rocco26
One For Arthur26
Pairofbrowneyes26
Ramses De Teillee26
Walk In The Mill26
Ballyoptic34
Captain Redbeard34
Daklondike34
Dounikos34
Folsom Blue34
Impulsive Star34
Noble Endeavor34
Potters Corner34
Ultragold34
Up For Review34
Fact Of The Matter41
Go Conquer41
Isleofhopendreams41
Joe Farrell41
Out Sam41
The Young Master41
Valtor41
Vieux Lion Rouge41
Warriors Tale41
Baie Des Iles51
Blow By Blow51
Borice51
Call It Magic51
Caroles Destrier51
Cogry51
Don Poli51
Mala Beach51
Measureofmydreams51
Monbeg Notorious51
Mr Diablo51
Outlander51
Red Infantry51
Sandymount Duke51
Singlefarmpayment51
Yala Enki51
A Toi Phil67
Bless The Wings67
Exitas67
Kilcrea Vale67
Livelovelaugh67
Looking Well67
Magic Of Light67
Milansbar67
Morney Wing67
Polidam67
Regal Encore67
Shantou Village67
Tea For Two67
Valseur Lido67
Vieux Morvan67
Highland Lodge101
Just A Par101
Kingswell Theatre101
Rathlin Rose101
Scoir Mear101
Splash Of Ginge101
Sub Lieutenant101
Ziga Boy101

 

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

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James OddsMonkey

James OddsMonkey

James' background in IT support and matched betting knowledge is how he's ended up at OddsMonkey updating offer, answering tickets and generally being super helpful.

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