14th Apr 2018 | Grand National

Grand National Runners & Riders

Grand National Runners & Riders

A detailed guide to all the runners and riders of the Grand National. Including the latests odds and our own ratings.

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1. Thunder And Roses 80/1
Unseated last year and fallen on last two starts doesn’t build confidence. He’d have a chance if standing up. Rating: 4/10

2. Blaklion 12/1
Finished fourth last year when sent off favourite. Started season strongly but beaten a long way at Haydock and might struggle under another big weight. 5/10

3. Anibale Fly 12/1
Staying on third in the Gold Cup was a smart performance and likes soft ground. Has to carry a big weight but his form is rock solid. 7/10

4. The Last Samuri 25/1
Runner-up in 2016 but could only finish 16th last year. Runner-up in the Becher Chase which takes his record over the National fences to 2302. 6/10

5. Valseur Lido 66/1
Form going the wrong way as season progresses and still has plenty of weight to carry. 6/10

6. Total Recall 12/1
Needs to recover confidence from fall in the Gold Cup but even before the error it looked a bridge too far. Can he pick himself up and go again? 5/10

7. Alpha Des Obeaux 40/1
Finished down the field in Irish Grade 1 races this season. Short of being top-class chaser but might be good enough for a National. 6/10

8. Perfect Candidate 80/1
Front-runner who was pulled-up last year. Best form is on an undulating track, Aintree is flat. Also has stamina doubts. 3/10

9. Shantou Flyer 33/1
Seen plenty of action this season without getting his head in front. Can he therefore win over a trip way beyond his best? Doubtful. 3/10

10. Tenor Nivernais 150/1
Five of his six career wins have come on soft ground and only one of those beyond 2m7f. Stamina a concern and never on terms in race last year. Finished 17th. 2/10

11. Carlingford Lough 50/1
Two-time winner of Irish Gold Cup but badly out of form this season and aged 12 perhaps the years have caught up with him. 4/10

12. Delusionofgrandeur 100/1
Front-runner who lacks the class to win the Grand National, not won above class 3 company but always finishes his races. 4/10

13. Tiger Roll 11/1
Won at the Cheltenham Festival for the last two years and no trip too far. Has a workable mark but needs the rain to stay away. 7/10

14. Regal Encore 33/1

15. Vieux Lion Rouge 33/1
Seventh as a novice and went one better last year in finishing sixth. Carries the same weight but doesn’t arrive in the same sort of form. 7/10

16. Chase The Spud 66/1
Done precious little in last two starts but won in late November and chances improve the more rain falls. Outsider with claims. 6/10

17. Warriors Tale 50/1
Not tested beyond 3m2f but running well and lost nothing in defeat at Doncaster. Risky but a fair price. 6/10

18. Seeyouatmidnight 16/1
Looks well handicapped off a mark of 149 based on best form. Season interrupted by injury and bad weather but got valuable prep run at Newbury. 9/10

19. Gas Line Boy 33/1
Ran a stormer to finish fifth last year. Arrives in similair form after placing at Sandown and Aintree brings the best out of him. 7/10

20. The Dutchman 25/1
Won the Peter Marsh Chase in fine style but then pulled up in Grand National Trial. Found to have bled after the race, so valid excuse for flop. 7/10

21. Pleasant Company 40/1
Has shown precious little of late, which dampens enthusiasm but would be a big player on last season’s form. 6/10

22. Ucello Conti 20/1
Was going well until unseating at Bechers last year and sixth in 2016. Big contender based on second place at Leopardstown but pulled-up last time. 8/10

23. Saint Are 66/1
Record in the race is 92P3 but concern he is past his prime. Pulled-up on both starts this season. 4/10

24. Beeves 100/1

25. Raz De Maree 33/1
Unseated last year and eighth in 2015 Grand National. Won this season’s Welsh National despite advancing years. Goes well over the trip but might find one too good. 5/10

26. I Just Know 25/1
Big jump up in class for a horse who hasn’t won above class 3 company. Still progressive so should improve but this National might have come a year early in his development. 6/10

27. Virgilio 80/1
Most of his winning form at shorter but won at Aintree last May over 3m1f. Pulled up at Doncaster on last start, wind surgery since then. 4/10

28. Baie Des Iles 16/1
Will be suited by trip and ground and will have plenty of supporters with Katie Walsh aboard. Handicap mark kept down by running over inadequate trip. 8/10

29. Maggio 100/1
Won a Listed race at this meeting two years ago but struggled to recapture anything like that form since. 4/10

30. Pendra 80/1
Tailed-off in the 2016 Grand National and barely seen since. Down the field in the Kim Muir but had wind surgery since. 4/10

31. Buywise 66/1
Consistent chaser who rarely runs a bad race but 3 miles seems the limit of his stamina. 4/10

32. Childrens List 80/1
Best form over shorter and pulled up last start. Plenty of question marks. 3/10

33. Lord Windermere 66/1
Won the 2014 Gold Cup and finished seventh at Aintree last year but best days are probably behind him now. 2/10

34. Captain Redbeard 25/1
His seven wins under rules have all come over distances short of 3 miles and the trip is a massive concern. 3/10

35. Houblon Des Obeaux 50/1
Placed in the Welsh and Midlands National and finished 10th in Grand National last year but unlikely to be good enough. 4/10

36. Bless The Wings 50/1
Placed at three Cheltenham Festivals and two Irish Nationals but form very in and out this season. 5/10

37. Milansbar 33/1
A couple of second places in the Midlands National puts him in the frame. Jumps and stays and another with place prospects. 7/10

38. Final Nudge 50/1
Enjoying a good season but keeps coming up short, consistent with a horse who has failed to win above class 3 level. 5/10

39. Double Ross 100/1
Likeable front-runner but never won beyond 21f and unlikely he has the stamina for the Grand National. Might show up early on but will need everything to fall behind him to score. 2/10

40. Road To Riches 80/1
Hasn’t won since November 2015 and on the downgrade this season. 3/10

Baie Des Iles to win 16/1 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:11 14th Apr, 2018 but subject to change

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