Aintree Grand National Tips & Odds 2022 – Saturday, 9th April 2022

The Top 5 Grand National Tips 2022 - plus the best each-way selections

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The Aintree Grand National Tips 2022 are here as we cast an eye over this superb National Hunt fixture.

Every year it captures the imagination of punters as the massive field of 40 runners takes on the ultimate test of stamina.

The Grand National at more than 4 miles and having 30 fences is something unique, something special.

Last year there was history created with Rachael Blackmore being the first female jockey to win the Grand National.

Who will go into the history books this year? Will it be Snow Leopardess, the first mother to take on the challenge in the history of the race?

In this Aintree Grand National Tips preview for 2022, we look at some of the key players in the line-up, as well as take a look at some bigger each way options.

So here are the best Aintree Grand National Tips for Saturday, 9th April 2022.

Aintree Grand National Details

Race Type: Grade 3
Age: 7-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 40
Distance: 4m 2 1/2f
Number of Fences: 30

Aintree Grand National odds 2022

Snow Leopardess 8/1
Delta Work 9/1
Any Second Now 10/1
Minella Times 11/1
Escaria Ten 12/1
Enjoy D’Allen 14/1
Eclair Surf 14/1
Longhouse Poet 16/1
Fiddlerontheroof 16/1
Good Boy Bobby 16/1
Run Wild Fred 18/1
Burrows Saint 22/1
Cloth Cap 25/1
Commodore 33/1
School Boy Hours 33/1
Mount Ida 28/1
Fortescue 33/1
Santini 33/1
Noble Yeats 33/1
Two For Gold 40/1
Kildisart 40/1
Discorama 50/1
Mighty Thunder 40/1
Death Duty 40/1
De Rasher Counter 50/1
Anibale Fly 40/1
Freewheelin Dyland 40/1
Blaklion 40/1
Lostintranslation 50/1
Coko Beach 50/1
Dingo Dollar 50/1
Top Ville Ben 50/1
Samcro 50/1
Phoenix Way 50/1
Easysland 50/1
Agusta Gold 66/1
Poker Party 66/1
Brahma Bull 66/1
Deise Aba 66/1
Domaine De L’Isle 80/1
Roi Mage 80/1
Lord Du Mesnil 80/1
Class Conti 80/1
Romain De Senam 80/1
* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)

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Full List of Grand National Runners 2022

Number Name, Age, Weight, Trainer, Jockey
1 Minella Times (IRE) 9 11-10 Henry de Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore
2 Delta Work (FR) 9 11-09 Gordon Elliott, Jack Kennedy
3 Easysland (FR) 8 11-08 Jonjo O’Neill, Jonjo O’Neill Jr
4 Any Second Now (IRE) 10 11-08 Ted Walsh, Mark Walsh
5 Run Wild Fred (IRE) 8 11-07 Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell
6 Lostintranslation (IRE) 10 11-06 Colin Tizzard, Harry Cobden
7 Brahma Bull (IRE) 11 11-06 Willie Mullins, Brian Hayes
8 Burrows Saint (FR) 9 11-05 Willie Mullins, Paul Townend
9 Mount Ida (IRE) 8 11-05 Gordon Elliott, Denis O’Regan
10 Longhouse Poet (IRE) 8 11-04 Martin Brassil, Darragh O’Keeffe
11 Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 8 11-04 Colin Tizzard, Brendan Powell
12 Two For Gold (IRE) 9 11-03 Kim Bailey, David Bass
13 Santini (GB) 10 11-02 Polly Gundry, Nick Scholfield
14 Samcro (IRE) 10 11-01 Gordon Elliott, Sean Bowen
15 Escaria Ten (FR) 8 11-01 Gordon Elliott, Adrian Heskin
16 Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 9 10-13 Nigel Twiston-Davies, Daryl Jacob
17 Lord du Mesnil (FR) 9 10-13 Richard Hobson, Kielan Woods
18 Coko Beach (FR) 7 10-13 Gordon Elliott, Sean Flanagan
19 De Rasher Counter (GB) 10 10-12 Emma Lavelle, Adam Wedge
20 Kildisart (IRE) 10 10-11 Ben Pauling, James Bowen
21 Discorama (FR) 9 10-11 Paul Nolan, Bryan Cooper
22 Top Ville Ben (IRE) 10 10-11 Philip Kirby, Thomas Dowson
23 Enjoy d’Allen (FR) 8 10-11 Ciaran Murphy, Conor Orr
24 Anibale Fly (FR) 12 10-11 Tony Martin, TBC
25 Dingo Dollar (IRE) 10 10-11 Sandy Thomson, Ryan Mania
26 Freewheelin Dylan (IRE) 10 10-10 Dermot McLoughlin, Ricky Doyle
27 Class Conti (FR) 10 10-10 Willie Mullins, Sam Twiston-Davies
28 Noble Yeats (IRE) 7 10-10 Emmet Mullins, Sam Waley-Cohen
29 Mighty Thunder (GB) 9 10-10 Lucinda Russell, Derek Fox
30 Cloth Cap (IRE) 10 10-10 Jonjo O’Neill, Tom Scudamore
31 Snow Leopardess (GB) 10 10-09 Charlie Longsdon, Aidan Coleman
32 Agusta Gold (IRE) 9 10-09 Willie Mullins, Danny Mullins
33 Phoenix Way (IRE) 9 10-09 Harry Fry, Kevin Brogan
34 Deise Aba (IRE) 9 10-08 Philip Hobbs, Tom O’Brien
35 Blaklion (GB) 13 10-08 Dan Skelton, Harry Skelton
36 Poker Party (FR) 10 10-08 Henry de Bromhead, Robbie Power
37 Death Duty (IRE) 11 10-06 Gordon Elliott, Jordan Gainford
38 Domaine de L’Isle (FR) 9 10-06 Sean Curran, Harry Bannister
39 Eclair Surf (FR) 8 10-05 Emma Lavelle, Tom Bellamy
40 Fortescue (GB) 8 10-05 Henry Daly, Hugh Nugent
41 Commodore (FR) 10 10-05 Venetia Williams TBC
42 School Boy Hours (IRE) 9 10-05 Noel Meade TBC
43 Romain de Senam (FR) 10 10-05 David Pipe TBC
44 Roi Mage (FR) 10 10-03 Patrick Griffin, TBC

Grand National Tips 2022

In the next section of this Grand National Tips preview for the 2022 renewal, we are going to pull together our top selections for the contest.

Our betting experts have been studying the card, sizing up the current form, digging through the odds and looking back at some trends for the race.

With all that in mind, here are the Top 5 Grand National Tips for 2022. Following on from that, we will look at some longer-priced picks.

Our betting prediction:
Any Second Now

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* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)


Who is the Grand National Favourite in 2022?

Can Snow Leopardess write a brilliant story at Aintree on the weekend, becoming the first mother to win the race?

The fact that she is at the head of the market currently speaks volumes and it’s not just because of market support.

Snow Leopardess has form.

It has been three wins from three by the wonderful grey mare who returned to action in 2019 after giving birth.

In December Snow Leopardess won the Becher Chase over the National fences, which is as big of a claim as she could have. She followed that with a win at Exeter in a Listed fixture.

Snow Leopardess is on a good weight and rates highly in Grand National Tips 2022.

The one thing not in her favour is that a mare hasn’t won the big race since the 1950s.

Snow Leopardess 8/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)


Top 5 Grand National Tips 2022

  • Any Second Now
  • Fiddlerontheroof
  • Eclair Surf
  • Longhouse Poet
  • Run Wild Fred


Grand National Tips #1 – Any Second Now

Again leaning towards a runner with previous experience over the National fences, we look at Any Second Now.

He was a brilliant third-place finisher in last year’s renewal so knows what this is all about.

Any Second Now is a likeable one and his effort last year was interesting. He met so much trouble along the way, that it’s remarkable that he got third.

But he showed a cracking attitude to mount a challenge when the way ahead cleared, although he was left with too much to do.

He goes to Aintree on the back of a win at Fairyhouse six weeks ago.

With Irish winners in all but of the last five Grand National renewals, Any Second Now is a big player.

There was no appearance at the Cheltenham Festival for Any Second Now this year. He’s been targeting this Aintree return.

Any Second Now 9/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)

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Grand National Tips #2 – Fiddlerontheroof

Fiddlerontheroof could be a great fit for the Grand National and is an interesting player in the line-up.

There is a lot to like in his form over the fences, and he opened the season with a win at Carlisle.

He has since taken back to back runners-up finishers.

However, this big marathon test looks just ideal for him and the former Grade 1 novice winner could thrive at Aintree.

He’s game and just such a consistent performer. F

rom 18 career runs, he has only failed to land a place in the top three once.

Fiddlerontheroof just seems to handle whatever is thrown at him. He could have been in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month.

The Grand National was a bigger appeal as he wasn’t sent to Prestbury Park.

Fiddlerontheroof 12/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)

Grand National Tips #3 – Eclair Surf

What a headline-maker Eclair Surf would be for trainer Emma Lavelle should he get to the line first. Lavelle has only sent entries to the Grand National once before.

She nearly missed a big entry this year.

On Thursday Ecair Surf was confirmed as a place in the Grand National after having been listed as #43 of 40 runners.

There were enough withdrawals for Eclair Surf to sneak into the line up at final declarations.

The 8-year-old does have form and some big ability as well and despite just getting into the lineup, looks a threat.

The last twice he has proved himself at the marathon distance. There was a win at Warick in the Classic Chase.

Then followed a superb second-place finish at Newcastle’s Eider, with only Win My Wings (subsequent Scottish National winner) ahead of him.

Eclair Surf has to pique some interest, so he gets on the shortlist for Grand National Tips 2022.

Eclair Surf 14/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport).

Grand National Tips #4 – Longhouse Poet

There could be potential there on Saturday for Longhouse Poet who looks sure to take this marathon trip in his stride.

His connections have handled him very well, and he landed the Thyestes Handicap at Gown in January.

That was the penultimate run for Longhouse Poet and that was the path that Numbersixvalverde took for this yard on his way to winning the National.

So that’s a nice piece of form from Longhouse Poet, who reverted to the hurdles last time out.

He gave a solid account of himself in the Grade 2 hurdle, having gone as the favourite, but finished 7th of 9 as a couple of mistakes crept in.

But going back to the fences, this will have been a target and rated as dangerous. Longhouse Poet looks like a rapid improver.

Longhouse Poet 16/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)

Our betting prediction:
Death Duty

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* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)


Grand National Tips #5 – Run Wild Fred

The final one to get on our Top 5 Grand National Tips is Run Wild Fred who is just such a good chaser.

He could well be going places having shown some great improvement this season.

The addition of the blinkers, which he retains, has been key.

Run Wild Fred claimed a runner up spot in last year’s Irish National and backed that up with a great win at Navan on a really hot 3m handicap.

With form carrying over from the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham recently, Run Wild Fred could take this in his stride.

Run Wild Fred 18/1 Grand national Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)

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Key Facts – Grand National Trends

  • Each of the last six winners have been either 8 or 9 years old
  • The longest priced winner since 2010 was 55/1 Auroras Encore in 2013
  • 8 of the last 11 winners have been no bigger than 25/1
  • 3 of the last 4 Grand National winners had won last time out
  • Only one of the last 20 winners had returned from a longer break than 62 days
  • 2 of the last 8 winners only landed the score with weights of 11 stone+
  • 6 of the last 7 winners had won at least once within their previous three races
  • A mare hasn’t won the Grand National since 1951
  • No 7 year old has won the race since 1940


The Top 3 Each Way Grand National Tips 2022

For the next section of our Grand National Tips, we are looking down the field at some of the best each-way selections.

It’s such a massively unpredictable race, the Grand National, that it is worth exploring further options for horse racing betting. Here they are.

Death Duty

Bringing some excellent each-way claims to the table is DEATH DUTH who could really spring a surprise at Aintree on the weekend.

He was a dual winner at Grade 1 in novice chasing. He brought his seasonal form forward with a win at Punchestown in February. Stamina is not in doubt and the 11-year-old can put in a good show.

Death Duty 40/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)


Veteran 13-year-old Blaklion has found a new lease of life this season as he has massively been revived.

He showed some tremendous spirit in landing back to back wins at Haydock in December, looking back to his old best.

Blaklion lost a little bit of that in pulling up on his latest, but he knows Aintree like the back of his hand having won the Becher and with a couple of top-six finishes in the National.

Blaklion 40/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport)


Another late entry along with Eclair Surf, there is a case to be made for Fortescue, or at least each-way claims.

He’s put together a good season and thrived when a big stamina test was asked of him at Ascot 7 weeks ago. Fortescue beat Fiddlerontheroof in the heavy mud and remains at the same mark. He could really shake things up.

Fortescue 28/1 Grand National Odds* (odds recorded 06:56 GMT on 8th April 2022 at 888Sport).

Last 10 Grand National Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey SP
2021 Minella Times 8 H De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 11/1
2019 Tiger Roll 9 G Elliott Davy Russell 4/1
2018 Tiger Roll 8 G Elliott Davy Russell 10/1
2017 One For Arthurt 8 L Russell Derek Fox 14/1
2016 Rule The World 9 M F Morris D J Mullins 33/1
2015 Many Clouds 8 O Sherwood Leighton Aspell 25/1
2014 Pineau De Re 11 Dr R Newland Leighton Aspell 25/1
2013 Auroras Encore 11 Sue Smith Ryan Mania 66/1
2012 Neptune Collonges 11 P Nicholls Daryl Jacob 33/1
2011 Ballabriggs 10 D McCain J Maguire 14/1