Grand National Runners Guide 2022 and latest odds

A look at all of the runners in Saturday's Grand National line-up at Aintree

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There is nothing quite like the Grand National and this Saturday sees the 2022 renewal get under starters orders at Aintree.

At over 4 miles and boasting a demanding 30 fences, which are bigger than regular National Hunt fences, this is the ultimate test of stamina.

In this Grand National Runners Guide 2022, we have a list of each of those heading that are declared for the fixture.

Grand National Race details

  • The Grand National is set for 5:15 pm on Saturday from Aintree
  • The distance is 4m 2 1/2f
  • There are 30 fences in the Grand National
  • The Grand National is a Grade 3 contest
  • Age qualification is for 7-year-olds plus
  • There are 40 runners in the field

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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

List Of Runners by Market Odds

Next in this Grand National Runners Guide 2022, we look at each of the 40 runners that are set to line up. If any of them withdraw, then reserves will fill in. There are 4 reserves on stand by for the National.

Grand National Reserves: Commodore, School Boy Hours, Romain de Senam, Roi Mage

The following are basic information guides to the runners and not specific tips. They are listed by the current Grand National Odds, which are correct at the time of writing. All odds on this page were recorded at 04:54 GMT on April 7th, 2022 at BetVictor.

Our full Grand National Tips can be seen by clicking here.

Snow Leopardess 8/1

The first mother to line up in the National and she is carrying some pretty hot form as well. A score in the Becher Chase at Aintree earlier in this campaign and a terrific Listed effort at Exeter. Being a mare doesn’t bode great for her chances, but she’s a popular entry.

Wears: 31

Delta Work 9/1

Delta Work was a somewhat unpopular winner of the Cross Country at the Cheltenham Festival last month. That’s only because he beat Tiger Roll though. He’s one of the leading Irish contenders and looks to have class and stamina in spades.

Wears: Number 2

Any Second Now 10/1

Last year’s third-placed finisher Any Second Now is back for another crack. That experience of the Aintree fences will be a plus. A chase win on his recent return sees him go to Aintree in form and is a potentially big player.

Wears: Number 4

Minella Times 11/1

A massive story was written by Minella Times 12 months ago, with the winner carrying Rachael Blackmore on her back. Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National. They team up again but a revival is needed as Minella Times has failed to complete either run this season. She’s 2lb higher than last year.

Wears: Number 1

Escaria Ten 12/1

Escaria Ten was beaten at Fairyhouse in February by Any Second Now. That was only by a nose, so he could be in the mixer. He’s not that experienced over the fences but has clearly been targeting this race.

Wears: Number 15

Enjoy D’allen 14/1

A third place in the Irish Grand National last year gives Enjoy D’allen claims. He has certainly been tested in some hot handicaps and looks like a big stayer.

Wears: Number 23

Eclair Surf 14/1

Squeezing into the starting lineup as a reserve, Eclair Surf now rates as a decent challenger in the Grand National 2022. He has a massive engine and is bang in form at the moment and enters at a low weight to boost his claims.

Wears: 39

Our betting prediction:
Any Second Now

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(odds recorded 04:54 GMT on April 7th, 2022 at BetVictor)


Longhouse Poet 16/1

The long trip at the National could suit Longhouse Poet who landed a strong contest at Gowran earlier this year. He looks to have some grit and comes from a winning yard to boot. He’s not without a claim.

Wears: 10

Fiddlerontheroof 16/1

Fiddlerontheroof is one of the leading contenders for the home team and barely ever puts a foot wrong. He will run and run and the seasonal form is good and took a pass on the Cheltenham Festival to target this.

Wears: 11

Good Boy Bobby 16/1

Good Boy Bobby has been going very well for his yard and is a dual winner of the campaign. He won the Meyrick Chase in December knocking over Lord Du Mesnil and Top Ville Ben, but Good Boy Bobby is worse off in the weights against them this time.

Wears: 16

Run Wild Fred 18/1

A consistent chaser who has been improving well this season, and he rattled the crossbar in the Irish National last year. He went well in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham last month.

Wears: 5

Burrows Saint 22/1

A steady and solid performer who claimed the 2019 Irish National. He went deep in last year’s Grand National but his engine failed him a couple from home. He could be better for the experience if he can stay the trip.

Wears: 8

Cloth Cap 25/1

Last year’s Grand National favourite looked in good shape for a long way before his challenge slipped and faded away. He didn’t have the stamina. The build-up for this campaign hasn’t been great and stamina will again be a big question mark.

Wears: 30

Mount Ida 28/1

Mount Ida missed a chance of a hattrick when she tanked badly at the Cheltenham Festival this year. She’s a good stayer, but her jumping doesn’t always look as tight as it probably needs to be to get this in the bag.

Wears: 9

Fortescue 33/1

There likely won’t be a stamina issue for Fortescue who beat Fiddlerontheroof in some heavy mud at Ascot on his latest run. He stays at the same market and could be a reasonable contender if he puts it together.

Wears: 40

Santini 33/1

Not the force of old based on his lack of form. Aside from a good Cheltenham effort in defeat earlier this year, Santini needs a revival and that’s tough to get at Aintree.

Wears: 13

Kildisart 33/1

Kidlisart has won at Aintree before and he has been lightly worked for the last couple of years. After a break of more than a year, he showed up at Newbury recently and put in a credible effort. Stamina test suits to a tee.

Wears: 20

Discorama 33/1

There is a decent engine on Discorama and the previous form does prove his stamina. He faded at the finish in last year’s Grand National after looking very good. But that was a tad excusable as he hadn’t run for five months.

Wears: 20

Our betting prediction:
Death Duty

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(odds recorded 04:54 GMT on April 7th, 2022 at BetVictor)


Noble Yeats 33/1

Put in a great shift at Wetherby in February to claim a runner up spot and his follow up at the Cheltenham Festival wasn’t too bad. A younger contender at 7 year old doesn’t do him any favours with previous trends.

Wears: 28

Mighty Thunder 33/1

Having failed to complete his last two runs, Mighty Thunder doesn’t arrive on Aintree in much form. He was the winner of the Scottish National in the 2020/21 season. This season has been a bust compared to last.

Wears: 29

Two For Gold 40/1

The form is there for Kim Bailey’s Two For Gold. He arrives after a runner up in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase. He was tried here over the National fences in the Topham last year and neither stamina or jumping ability was there.

Wears: 12

Death Duty 40/1

The 11-year-old Death Duty will stay there in terms of necessary stamina to get in this. He has been going through quite a big revival this season including scoring at Punchestown in February. An interesting outsider.

Wears: 37

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De Rasher Counter 40/1

With just one run in the last 18 months or so, De Rasher Counter may have his work cut out. He was last seen at Newbury a couple of months ago on his reappearance after more than a year away.

Wears: 19

Anibale Fly 40/1

Anibale Fly has two top-five finishes in the Grand National but shaped really poorly in the 2021 edition before just being pulled up. The 12-year-old is a long way from his best at the moment.

Wears: 24

Freewheelin Dylan 40/1

It’s stamina all the way for Freewheelin Dylan but he’ll need more tricks in his box than that to get in this. Jumping hasn’t been spectacular but he won last year’s Irish Grand National from a staggering 150/1.

Wears: 26

Blaklion 40/1

He has shown recently that he still possesses all the ability in the world, despite being deep in veteran years. Blaklion won back to back efforts at Hydock in December and has gone well at Aintree before over the National fences.

Wears: 35

Lostintranslation 50/1

It’s been a great career for Lostinstranslation, can he add the Grand National to his repertoire? He is 2lb higher than he was on his handicap debut at Cheltenham last month.

Wears: 6

Coko Beach 50/1

He had the better of stablemate Run Wild Fred in last year’s important National warm-up, the Thyestes. Coko Beach has shaped well in a couple of tougher handicaps this season. Stamina’s a question mark and he’s an unfavourable 7-year-old.

Wears: 18

Dingo Dollar 50/1

He took on the Grand Sefton last year so has experience of the National fences. It wasn’t a great experience though. But he’s come a long way in form and ability since then and carries a National-winning jockey on Saturday.

Wears: 25

Top Ville Ben 50/1

There’s been good form from Top Ville Ben recently since a fall here over the National fences in December. He could take to this challenge pretty well after finding some sharp form over the hurdles recently before taking on this bigger stuff.

Wears: 22

Samcro 50/1

Nowhere near his best for a while now a long way from the days when he was winning at the Cheltenham Festival. Stamina is in question.

Wears: 14

Phoenix Way 50/1

There has been a good revival from Phoenix Way this season including a win at Ascot in January. He took a heavy fall at Kempton on his latest, which is a concern ahead of this one.

Wears: 33

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Easysland 50/1

A former Cross Country Chase winner at the Cheltenham Festival. That 2020 win saw him land a seven-timer. It’s largely been all downhill since failing to complete any of his three efforts this season.

Wears: 3

Agusta Gold 66/1

She found a bit of form on her latest with a second-place finish at Down Royal. That was after failing to complete her other two races this season. She was expected to challenge at last year’s Irish National and it didn’t pan out at all.

Wears: 32

Poker Party 66/1

After a long break Poker Party has been back in action this season. There hasn’t been any form of note whatsoever, however.

Wears: 36

Brahma Bull 66/1

Hasn’t gotten home in his last two. He is capable as shown in his form last spring in big fields. But his jumping can be unreliable.

Wears: 7

Deise Aba 55/1

Credible was formed by the 9-year-old this season and has finished runner up in three of four efforts this season. The one exception was being pulled up in the Welsh National. Capable of a surprise.

Wears: 34

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Domaine De L’Isle 80/1

Good form last spring hints at ability, but he has shown little form in this campaign. Was a long way down the field in the Becher and showed poorly in the Eider last time out.

Wears: 38

Lord Du Mesnil 80/1

He picked up the Grand National Trial last season, battling through the mud for the score. The ground was too quick for him in last year’s Grand National though. The lack of seasonal form is clear.

Wears: 17

Class Conti 80/1

He did complete last year’s Grand National. He was the last of the fifteen that did get home on the day. His form this season ahead of the National is worse than last year.

Wears: 27

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