Irish Grand National Racing Odds & Tips – 5 pm Fairyhouse – 18th April 2022

A look at Monday's big renewal of the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse

Max Flamingo / Fairyhouse Steel ©IMAGO / Inpho Photography 05.04.2021

One of the big features of Monday’s action spotlights Irish Grand National Racing Odds from Fairyhouse.

This big extended handicap chase is contested over a distance of 4m 5f and there are 30 declared runners for this Grade A contest.

With a hefty prize purse, we dig through some of the contenders and Irish Grand National Racing Odds for 2022.

Last year’s renewal produced a massive Irish Grand National odds winner. Freewheelin Dylan delivered the win from a 150/1 SP.

Since 2012 three winners have come home at 33/1 or bigger.

We take a look at how Irish Grand National Tips are shaping up for this year’s renewal.

Irish Grand National Racing Odds

Gaillard Du Mesnil 13/2
Full-Time Score 8/1
Farclas 10/1
Max Flamingo 11/1
Run Wild Fred 11/1
Time To Get Up 12/1
Enjoy D’allen 14/1
Diol Ker 16/1
Mister Fogpatches 18/1
Mount Ida 20/1
Screaming Colours 20/1
School Boy Hours 16/1
Velvet Elvis 16/1
Early Doors 20/1
Franco De Port 22/1
Lieutenant Command 18/1
Ronald Pump 20/1
Frontal Assault 22/1
Fakir D’alene 22/1
25/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports)

Horse Racing Betting at Boylesports

Gaillard Du Mesnil 13/2 FAV in Irish Grand National Racing Odds

GAILLARD DU MESNIL is expected to put together a bold bid.

He piques interest in Irish Grand National horse racing betting at 13/2* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

There have been three third-place finishes by him this campaign, not always having received the rub of the green.

Gaillard Du Mesnil is still a maiden over the fences but oozes class and ability.

He didn’t receive any luck on Broadway at the Cheltenham Festival on his latest.

He gives weight to some of the key rivals on his handicap debut but carries champion jockey Paul Townend.



Velvet Elvis could threaten if he stays

An interesting player in Irish Grand National horse racing betting is VELVET ELVIS from a quote of 16/1* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

He arrives after getting off the mark in chasing just over a month ago. He produced the win in a handicap at Navan.

Velvet Elvis had been well on top in that fixture and comes up 10lb for the Irish National.

There will be questions about him staying this trip, but it’s certainly a target for him and appears for a winning yard.

Time To Get Up could shake up the field

Under a jockey who has a decent track record in the Irish National, there could be something on offer for a 12/1 shot TIME TO GET UP* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

He carries Robbie Power and Time To Get Up looked wonderfully progressive last year.

One of his successes saw him land the Midlands National at Uttoxeter.

He has the staying ability without question. Time To Get Up hasn’t quite seen this season go to plan.

But back to back solid runs at Haydock and Uttoxeter gives him a chance.

He was third on his Midlands National title defence last time out.


Irish Grand National Trends

  • There have been 2 winning favourites only since 1991
  • Six of the last 13 Irish National winners were novices
  • Four of the last 14 Irish National winner had unplaced in the year’s previous contest
  • There hasn’t been a winner of 11+ since 1997
  • Only two of the last six renewals have been won by a 10 year old
  • In the last 25 years, the highest winning weight was 11st 4lb
  • Key prep races: Thyestes Handicap (Gowran Park), Paddy Power Chase (Leopardstown)


Mount Ida in with a chance at Fairyhouse

Having seen her Grand National bid end early as she went down at the first, MOUNT IDA isn’t to be written out of this at 20/1* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

She won the Kim Muir at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival in remarkable fashion. This season has gone alright too.

Mount Ida won the first two races of her new campaign, both mares’ runs.

She was then sent back to the Cheltenham Festival where she was extremely poor at Grade 2.

Mount Ida needs a little revival but she is not totally out of the picture. The return to a right-handed track will probably help her.

Can Farclas build on the Aintree effort?

FARCLAS was seventh in last year’s Aintree Grand National last month, which was a solid show.

He didn’t run at this year’s Grand National, Farclas getting held back for a bid in this one, which is something to note.

In the Irish Grand National odds, Farclas is 10/1* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

The former Triumph winner does stay on a long winless streak of form.

But last year’s Aintree effort combined with a runner up spot to Run Wild Fred in the Troytown on his latest could put him in it.

Farclas has a really useful 5lb claimer as well.

Ten Ten can get in the frame at home

TEN TEN has winning form at Fairyhouse. He was a winner at the venue over the rules earlier this year.

He has been preferred by jockey Mark Walsh and on his day, Ten Ten is competitive.

Ten Ten has some unreliability in actually completing a race, but when he does he is generally in the frame.

Last time out he was runner up in a handicap hurdle here at Fairyhouse.

That was a good run and the staying ability over the fences shouldn’t be in question.

Ten Ten may have place claims as a 25/1 poke* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

Last 10 Irish Grand National Winners

Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey SP
2021 Freewheelin Dylan 9 D A McLoughlin Ricky Doyle 150/1
2019 Burrows Saint 6 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 6/1
2018 General Principle 9 G Elliott J J Slevin 20/1
2017 Our Duke 7 J Harrington Robbie Power 9/2
2016 Rogue Angel 8 M F Morris G N Fox 16/1
2015 Thunder And Roses 7 M S Sandra Hughes Ms K Walsh 20/1
2014 Shutthefrontdoor 7 JOnjo O’Neill B J Geraghty 8/1
2013 Liberty Counsel 10 Mrs D Love B R Dalton 50/1
2012 Lion Na Bearnai 10 T Gibney A P Thornton 33/1
2011 Organisedconfusion 6 A L Moore Ms N Carberry 12/1

Run Wild Fred can deliver a performance

RUN WILD FRED was the runner up in last year’s Irish Grand National, so is not to be dismissed.

There was a score at Navan this year in the Troytown Chase. He also took a Grade 1 runner-up finish in the Neville Hotels Chase.

If there is a knock-on effect from his early fall at the Grand National, then Run Wild Fred could feature.

He’s a good, smart chaser who has improved massively this year.

Run Wild Fred carries the Scottish National-winning jockey who claims 7lb for Monday’s run.

There is a quote of 11/1 in Irish National Odds for Run Wild Fred* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).

Other Irish National Betting contenders to watch

FRANCO DE PORT is a former Grade 1 winner and went extremely well in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park. He carries top weight but is helped by a 5lb claimer.

ENJOY D’ALLEN didn’t have a chance to get into the Grand National as he was a faller at the first at Aintree. But he can handle himself in big handicaps and won a couple of chases last season, including success at Fairyhouse.

MAX FLAMINGO looks like a good stayer and he got off the mark in this sphere a month ago in a small field at Thurles. There could be more to come in this big staying test.

DEATH DUTY lost his jockey at the Canal Turn at the Grand National just when he was travelling nicely and smoothly. He could be worth another look to put something together.

SCREAMING COLOURS is another interesting one as can be relied upon for stamina. He won the Midlands National at Uttoxeter and he is just 5lb higher than his winning mark there. The form is there, and while age trends are not on his side, he could feature.

Top 5 Irish Grand National Tips

The next section we come to is our Irish Grand National Tips. We have pulled four Irish Grand National Tips together for the big race.

  • MAX FLAMINGO looks to have been targeted for this race and looks like a potentially big player. If he stays then he could be fully in the picture at 11/1* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).
  • RUN WILD FRED is not to be dimsiseed either, with a jockey in form and with a solid run put togheter in last year’s Irish National. He is an 11/1 player* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).
  • FARCLAS warrants some respect as well after having skipped Aintree. He’s another that has had this particular race in mind and is reliable in big-field handicaps. Farclas is a 10/1 quote* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports).
  • VELVET ELVIS is a longer quote of 20/1* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports). But he did an excellent job at Navan a month ago and the longer trip could see him unlock more.
  • MOUNT IDA from 20/1 is another pick* (odds recorded at 23:18 GMT on April 17th, 2022 at Boylesports). The track should suit her, and while she badly needs to shake off a dreadful Cheltenham Festival appearance, she could get in it.

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