The Grand National

the grand national

The Randox Health Grand National Festival takes place from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th April 2020 with the featured race being the Grand National at 5.15pm on the final day.

The Grand National is one of the most iconic racing events in the world and is watched by an estimated 600 million people worldwide. 40 horses take place in the race which has prize money of £1 million – The biggest prize fund in any European horse race.

The race is popular with both horse racing enthusiasts and the general public with millions opting to have a flutter on one of the 40 contenders.

When is the 2020 Grand National?

The 2020 Grand National takes place on Saturday 4th April.

What time does the Grand National start?

The Grand National has a scheduled start time of 5.15pm (UK).

Where does the Grand National take place?

The Grand National is hosted at Aintree Racecourse which is just outside Liverpool. The race has been hosted there since it started in 1839.

What channel is the Grand National on?

The 2020 Grand National will be televised live on ITV. In previous years, the race has been shown on both BBC and Channel 4.

How to stream the Grand National

Live streams of the Grand National will be available online. Check out our horse racing live streaming page for links or head straight to Bet365 to watch the race (T&Cs apply).

2020 Grand National Entries

The list of all 105 entries into the 2020 Grand National can be found below. A maximum of 40 horses will race on the day and so the list will shorten dramatically before the day of the race.

  • Entry deadline: 29th January 2020
  • Weights announced: 11th February
  • First scratchings deadline: 25th February 2020
  • Second scratchings deadline: 17th March 2020
  • Five-day confirmations: 30th March 2020
  • Final declarations: 2nd April 2020
A Toi PhilFR10Terne Valley 2Gary Moore
Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 10Slaneyville SyndicateWillie Mullins IRE
Acting Lass (IRE) 9Nigel & Barbara Collison Harry Fry
Activial (FR) 10 Roger BrookhouseTom George
Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 10Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Ami Desbois (FR) 10The Reserved Judgment PartnershipGraeme McPherson
Anibale Fly (FR) 10JP McManusTony Martin IRE
Any Second Now (IRE) 8J P McManusTed Walsh IRE
As de Mee (FR) 10The Stewart Family & Judi Dench Paul Nicholls
Aso (FR) 10 The Bellamy PartnershipVenetia Williams
Atlanta Ablaze 9The Last Man StandingHenry Daly
Ballyoptic (IRE) 10Mills & Mason PartnershipNigel Twiston-Davies
Beware The Bear (IRE) 10G B BarlowNicky Henderson
Borice (FR) 9Simon Munir/Isaac SouedeGordon Elliott IRE
Bristol de Mai (FR) 9 Simon Munir & Isaac SouedeGordon Elliott IRE
Burrows Saint (FR) 7Susannah RicciWillie Mullins IRE
Cabaret Queen 8 SyndicatesRacingWillie Mullins IRE
Cadmium (FR)8 In Our Element Syndicate
Champagne Classic (IRE)9Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Chef des Obeaux (FR) 8Sullivan Bloodstock LimitedWillie Mullins IRE
Chris's Dream (IRE) 8RobcourHenry de Bromhead IRE
Class Conti (FR)8 P JoubertWillie Mullins IRE
Cogry11Graham and Alison JelleyNigel Twiston-Davies
Crievehill(IRE) 8Highclere T'Bred Racing- CrievehillNigel Twiston-Davies
Dalko Moriviere (FR) 7 Ecurie SagaraJerome Larrigade FR
Dallas des Pictons (FR) 7Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Death Duty (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Definitly Red (IRE) 11Phil & Julie MartinBrian Ellison
Delta Work (FR)7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Dingo Dollar (IRE) 8M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J WrightAlan King
Disco d'Authie (FR)11Mme Magalen BryantDavid Cottin FR
Double Shuffle (IRE) 10Crossed Fingers PartnershipTom George
Dounikos (FR) 9Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Dragon d'Estru val (FR) 7Simon Munir & Isaac SouedeNicky Henderson
Elegant Escape (IRE) 8 J P RomansColin Tizzard
Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 10Cahill, Atwell & CroftsNeil Mulholland
Fitzhenry (IRE)8J P McManusPaul Nolan IRE
Flying Angel (IRE) 9R J RextonNigel Twiston-Davies
General Principle (IRE) 11Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Give Me A Copper (IRE) 10Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & WoodPaul Nicholls
Heron Heights(IRE) 11Barry MaloneyHenry de Bromhead IRE
Hogan's Height (IRE)9Foxtrot Racing: Hogan's HeightJamie Snowden
Jett (IRE) 9G M McGrathJessica Harrington IRE
Joe Farrell (IRE) 11M Sherwood, N Morris & J TurnerRebecca Curtis
Jury Duty (IRE) 9Sideways SyndicateGordon Elliott IRE
Kildisart (IRE)8 Simon Munir & Isaac SouedeBen Pauling
Kilfilum Cross (IRE) 9Andy Bell & Fergus LyonsHenry Oliver
Kimberlite Candy (IRE)8 J P McManusTom Lacey
Lake View Lad (IRE) 10 Trevor HemmingsNick Alexander
Le Breuil (FR) 8Mrs Emma PalmerBen Pauling
Lord du Mesnil (FR) 7Paul PorterRichard Hobson
Magic of Light (IRE) 9Ann & Alan Potts LimitedJessica Harrington IRE
Mall Dini (IRE)10Philip J ReynoldsPatrick Kelly IRE
Missed Approach (IRE) 10Alan & Andrew TurnerWarren Greatrex
Mister Whitaker (IRE)8Tim Radford Mick Channon
Monbeg Notorious(IRE) 9Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Moonshine Bay(IRE)7Ann & Alan Potts LimitedJessica Harrington IRE
Native River (IRE) 10Brocade RacingColin Tizzard
Noble Endeavor (IRE) 11Chris JonesGordon Elliott IRE
Now McGinty (IRE)9The Garratt Family Stuart Edmunds
Ok Corral (IRE) 10J P McManusNicky Henderson
One For Arthur(IRE) 11Two Golf WidowsLucinda Russell
Out Sam11D CharlesworthGordon Elliott IRE
Outlander (IRE) 12GOWING'S ELEVENRichard Spencer
Peregrine Run(IRE) 10V ByrnePeter Fahey IRE
Pleasant Company (IRE) 12Malcolm DenmarkWillie Mullins IRE
Poker Party (FR) 8RobcourHenry de Bromhead IRE
Potters Corner (IRE) 10All Stars Sports Racing & J DaviesChristian Williams
Prince of Scars (IRE) 10Simon Munir/Isaac SouedeGordon Elliott IRE
Princeton Royale (IRE) 11D Nott, P Beadles, R ClarkeNeil King
Ramses de Teillee (FR) 8John White & Anne UnderhillDavid Pipe
Rathlin Rose (IRE) 12Fergus WilsonDavid Pipe
Ravenhill(IRE)10Try Ravenhill SyndicateGordon Elliott IRE
Regal Encore (IRE) 12J P McManusAnthony Honeyball
Roaring Bull 7Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Romain de Senam (FR) 8Chris Giles & Dan MacdonaldPaul Nicholls
Saint Xavier(FR) 8David Maxwell Racing LimitedPaul Nicholls
Scoir Mear(IRE) 10J P McManusTom Mullins IRE
Shattered Love (IRE) 9Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Singlefarmpayment 10N T Griffith & H M HaddockTom George
Sizing John 10Ann & Alan Potts LimitedJessica Harrington IRE
Snugsborough Benny (IRE) 10R LoughnaneLiam Cusack IRE
Soupy Soups (IRE)9Equi ex Incertis PartnersNeil Mulholland
Spider Web (IRE)9J P McManusTom Mullins IRE
Steely Addition (IRE) 8Step By StepPhilip Hobbs
Sub Lieutenant(IRE) 11Gigginstown House StudHenry de Bromhead IRE
Takingrisks(IRE) 11Frank BirdNicky Richards
Talkischeap(IRE) 8Charles DingwallAlan King
The Hollow Ginge (IRE)7The Ginge ArmyNigel Twiston-Davies
The Storyteller (IRE)9Mrs Pat SloanGordon Elliott IRE
The Young Master 11Mike Burbidge & The Old MastersNeil Mulholland
Tiger Roll (IRE) 10Gigginstown House StudGordon Elliott IRE
Top Ville Ben (IRE) 8Harbour Rose PartnershipPhilip Kirby
Total Recall(IRE) 11Slaneyville SyndicateWillie Mullins IRE
Tout Est Permis(FR)7Gigginstown House StudNoel Meade IRE
Townshend (GER) 9J D NeildNigel Twiston-Davies
Traffic Fluide (FR) 10Galloping On The South Downs PartnershipGary Moore
Valtor (FR) 11Simon Munir & Isaac SouedeNicky Henderson
Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 11Prof Caroline Tisdall & John GentDavid Pipe
Vintage Clouds (IRE) 10Trevor HemmingsSue Smith
Voix du Reve (FR) 8Andrea & Graham WylieWillie Mullins IRE
Walk In The Mill(FR) 10Baroness HardingRobert Walford
Warriors Tale 11Trevor HemmingsPaul Nicholls
Yala Enki (FR) 10Hills of Ledbury LtdPaul Nicholls
Yorkhill (IRE) 10Andrea & Graham WylieWillie Mullins IRE

Betting on the Grand National

It is reported that half the UK adult population will have a flutter on the Grand National and so there is no shortage of bookmakers willing to take bets. You’ll be able to place your Grand National bets both online or in a betting shop with the favourable option for most being online. This is because you can usually get better odds at online bookies and also take advantage of the increased number of Grand National betting offers which will be available in the run-up and on the day of the race. As well as Grand National free bets, some other common betting offers which we expect to be available for the Grand National are Extra Places, Refunds on losing bets, Refunds if your horse unseats their rider, Best Odds Guaranteed and more. If you are planning on taking advantage of some of these offers, we advise you to register with bookmakers in advance as many of these offers are not available on the day of the race.

We’ll be listing the best Grand National betting offers here at WhichBookie from a range of online bookmakers. You’ll be able to find the latest Bet365 Grand National betting offers as well as top offers from other bookies such as William Hill, Betfair, Betfred and 888Sport.

Grand National Betting Trends

With 40 horses running in the race, picking a winner in the Grand National can seem like pot luck. However, the Grand National is over 180 years old and so there is a lot of historical data which we can use to determine trends.

Below are some betting trends which may help you pick a winning in the 2020 Grand National.

  • Since 1977, only two winners of the Grand National have carried more than 11st 5lbs. Look for horses carrying less weight than this. Ideally, less than 11st as only four horses have won carrying more than this since 1983. Weights are announced on the 11th February 2020.
  • Look for horses who have won over 3 miles. All but one winner since 1970 had achieved this. The Grand National is over a distance of 4 miles & 1/4 furlong and so picking a horse with stamina is a must.
  • Back a horse aged 9 or older as no horse since 1975 was aged 8 or younger. Similarly, horses aged 13 or over are not a good bet with the last winner being in 1923.
  • Look for a horse which doesn’t have a bad record of falling or unseating their rider. There are 30 fences to jump on the way to the finish line.
  • 3 of the last 4 and 6 of the last 15 winners of the Grand National came from Irish stables.
  • 18 of the last 28 winners were in the top eight in the betting. 6 of the last 28 winners were the SP favourite and 16 of the last 29 favourites finished in the top four places.

Grand National Tips

Here at WhichBookie, we’ll be providing free Grand National tips to all of our readers. Our tips come from expert horse racing analyst Will Smith who has been featured on William Hill Racing and Racing TV. Will will be providing Grand National Ante-Post tips as well as tips when the final 40 runners are announced.

Which other races are taking place?

Over the three days of racing at Aintree Racecourse, there are 21 races scheduled to take place. You can find details of each race, including the start times below.

Liverpool’s Day

Thursday 2nd April 2020

1.45pmThe Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase2m 4f£100,000Watch Here
2.20pmThe Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle2m 1f£100,000ITVWatch Here
2.50pmThe Betway Bowl Steeple Chase3m 1f£200,000ITVWatch Here
3.25pmThe Betway Aintree Hurdle2m 4f£250,000ITVWatch Here
4.05PMThe Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeple Chase2m 5f£45,000ITVWatch Here
4.40pmThe Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase2m£90,000ITVWatch Here
5.15pmThe Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat2m 1f£45,000Watch Here

Ladies Day

Friday 3rd April 2020

1.45pmThe Ladies Day Handicap Hurdle2m 4f£75,000Watch Here
2.20pmThe Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle2m ½f£100,000ITVWatch Here
2.50pmThe Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase3m 1f£100,000ITVWatch Here
3.25pmThe Marsh Steeple Chase2m 4f£250,000ITVWatch Here
4.05pmThe Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase2m 5f£140,000ITVWatch Here
4.40pmThe Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle3m ½f£100,000ITVWatch Here
5.15pmThe Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle2m 1f£50,000Watch Here

Grand National Day

Saturday 4th April 2020

1.45pmThe Gaskells Handicap Hurdle3m ½f£75,000Watch Here
2.25pmThe Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle2m 4f£100,000ITVWatch Here
3.00pmThe Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase2m£100,000ITVWatch Here
3.40pmThe Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle3m ½f£180,000ITVWatch Here
4.15pmThe Betway Handicap Steeple Chase3m 1f£75,000ITVWatch Here
5.15pmThe Randox Health Grand National4m 2½f£1,000,000ITVWatch Here
6.20pmThe Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open NH Flat2m ½f£45,000Watch Here

Grand National Previous Winners

Below is a list of Grand National previous winners for the last 10 years.

2019Tiger Roll911-5Gordon ElliottDavy Russell4/1
2018Tiger Roll810-13Gordon ElliottDavy Russell14/1
2017One For Arthur810-11Lucinda RussellDerek Fox14/1
2016Rule The World910-07Mouse MorrisDavid Mullins33/1
2015Many Clouds811-09Oliver SherwoodLeighton Aspell25/1
2014Pineau De Re1110-06Dr Richard NewlandLeighton Aspell25/1
2013Auroras Encore1110-03Mrs S SmithRyan Mania66/1
2012Neptune Collonges1111-06P NichollsD Jacob33/1
2011Ballabriggs1011-00D McCainJ Maguire14/1
2010Don’t Push It1011-05J O’NeillAP McCoy10/1JF
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