Last Updated: 11:03 03/04/2022

Wet Week ahead for Aintree?

11:03 Sunday

Aintree debating whether to water with "uncertain forecasts which could either see some rain, heavy showers or even snow". Many forecasters are predicting rain all week long in the build-up to the festival and during the festival itself. As we draw closer we will likely have a more accurate picture of the weather so Aintree officials are currently in two minds about whether to water or not. 

Win My Wings wins the Scottish Grand National

17:03 Saturday

It was a Christian Williams 1-2 in the feature race at Ayr as Win My Wings won the Scottish Grand National in emphatic style.

11:04 Saturday

Any Second Now is the current favourite for the Grand National at a best price of 9/1. At 10/1, Cheltenham Cross Country winner, Delta Work is the second favourite. 12/1 Enjoy Dallen and the well backed Snow Leopardess complete the top four.

Compare odds and place terms on our Grand National grid.

Architect Tips' Aintree Lucky 15

10:30 Saturday

Our horse racing expert Architect Tips has picked out four tips for the Grand National Festival at Aintree including one selection in the Grand National itself.

Read the full write up here.

Latest Aintree entries

16:00 Friday

Aintree Hurdle:

  • Adagio
  • Brewin'upastorm
  • Buveur d'Air
  • Epatante
  • Glory And Fortune
  • Guard Your Dreams
  • McFabulous
  • Monmiral
  • Quilixios
  • Zanahiyr

 

Betway Bowl:

  • Bristol De Mai
  • Clan Des Obeaux
  • Conflated
  • Eldorado Allen
  • Fakir D'Oudairies
  • Itchy Feet
  • Kemboy
  • Nuts Well
  • Paint The Dream
  • Protektorat
  • Royale Pagaille

 

Juvenile Hurdle:

  • Brazil
  • Doctor Parnassus
  • Fautinette
  • Iceo
  • Impulsive One
  • Inca Prince
  • In The Air
  • Knight Salute
  • Petit Tonnerre
  • Pied Piper
  • Saint Riquier
  • Saint Segal
  • Skycutter
  • Teddy Blue
  • Too Friendly

 

Manifesto Novices' Chase:

  • Bravemansgame
  • Do Your Job
  • Elixir De Nutz
  • Erne River
  • Gin On Lime
  • Jacamar
  • Millers Bank
  • Minella Drama
  • Pic D'Orhy
  • Sail Away
  • The Widdow Maker
  • War Lord

 

Andy Holding pick Fiddlerontheroof on track for Aintree

15:56 Friday

The Tizzard-trained eight-year-old is a best price 16/1, while Lostintranslation is available at a huge 80/1.

Here is a reminder of Holding's Grand National Shortlist.

Any Second Now tops most backed ante-post list

12:32 Friday

Using data starting from when the ante-post market for the Grand National 2022 opened last year, Any Second Now - third in last year's race - has taken 6.96% of the bets through oddschecker. 

He edged out another of the favourites Escaria Ten in his prep run at Fairyhouse last month, which saw him shorten considerably from a best price 16/1. The JP McManus-owned 10-year-old is still available at a best price 9/1 but is as short as 7/1 in some places.

For the full roundup click HERE.

POSITION NAME % BETS
1 Any Second Now 6.96
2 Snow Leopardess 6.31
3 Delta Work 5.55
4 Fiddlerontheroof 4.70
5 Escaria Ten 4.21

 

Can you name the last 10 winners?

12:03 Friday

Get the best prices for the biggest events through oddschecker

09:57 Friday

Grand National Weights Winners & Losers

15:17 Thursday

Architect Tips looks at the winners and losers from the weights reveal for the Grand National 2022, which leaves some more likely and others less likely to challenge.

Chris's Dream remains a part of this until his Aintree absence is officially confirmed, which would mean last year's winner Minella Times carrying top weight.

Click HERE to find out more.

Top weighted Chris's Dream to miss the Grand National?

14:25 Thursday

A look back to last year's race...

11:40 Thursday

Just a quick reminder of what happened last year, when Rachael Blackmore became the first woman to ride the winner on Minella Times.

100/1 shot Balko Des Flos finished second, while this year's joint favourite Any Second Now came in third.

And for those of you eyeing the extra places this time around, Burrows Saint (20/1 for 2022) finished fourth in 2021 and Farclas (22/1) was fifth.

Philip Hobbs reflects on Deise Aba replacing Highland Hunter

08:36 Wednesday

Gordon Elliott hopes for a better Aintree than Cheltenham

08:28 Wednesday

Nothing particularly unexpected here. Although the 'undecided' status for Coko Beach stands out - still 33/1 with some bookmakers (best price 50/1 through oddschecker).

Mount Ida, an even shorter price in the market, will need to show up better than she did in finishing seventh in the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham.

A feel good story for this year's Grand National...

15:24 Tuesday

A four-year-old girl who spent the first 13 months of her life in hospital has been named as the honorary 41st runner in this year's Grand National.

Her name will appear on the racecard alongside the 40 horses taking part in the world's most famous steeplechase.

For more in the story, click HERE.

JP McManus ready for Grand National defence

14:02 Tuesday

One of them makes Andy Holding's Grand National shortlist, while another of them features in our most recent 'Five Most Backed' ante-post roundup.

Three bookmakers go Non-Runner No Bet

11:42 Tuesday

Currently Bet365, William Hill and Betfred are offering customers the extra insurance of Non-Runner No Bet on Grand National bets. Customers who place a bet with those bookmakers will recieve their stake back if their selection doesn't run.

At this stage, there are also gnerous place terms on offer with two bookmakers offering six places on each-way bets.

Compare odds, place terms and betting offers on our Grand National grids to make sure you are getting the best value.

The state of play with just over 10 days to go...

09:24 Tuesday

  • Any Second Now and Delta Work are the favourites
  • Chris's Dream heads the weights (11st 10lb)
  • 78 horses were left in contention at the latest acceptance stage
  • The injured Highland Hunter has been replaced by Deise Aba

 

Snow Leopardess to end 10-year wait for a grey winner?

15:24 Monday

Snow Leopardess is a best price 14/1 to become the first grey winner of the Grand National since Neptune Collonges in 2012.

The first dam to run in the Grand National for 100 years is the leading British contender and sits at the top of this list of most backed ante-post horses for the Aintree race so far this year.

Since the start of this year, Snow Leopardess has taken 6.94% of the bets on the Grand National 2022 through oddschecker. She is also the most backed ante-post horse of the entire season outside of those for the Cheltenham Festival.

To read the article in full, click HERE.

Highland Hunter to miss Grand National with injury

11:41 Monday

The Paul Nicholls-trained nine-year-old Highland Hunter, who had been a general 40/1 with bookmakers across the oddschecker grid, will miss the Grand National with a leg injury.

Andy Holding’s Grand National 2022 Shortlist

09:40 Monday

Andy Holding assesses the leading contenders for the Grand National before arriving at a shortlist of three for next week’s Aintree showpiece.

NAME BEST PRICE WORST PRICE
Fiddlerontheroof 20/1 16/1
Enjoy D'Allen 14/1 12/1
Longhouse Poet 22/1 16/1

 

To read more about these picks, click HERE.

The top five most backed ante-post for the Grand National 2022

08:24 Monday

The first mother to run in the Grand National for 100 years is the leading British contender and the most backed ante-post for the Aintree race so far this year through oddschecker.

But who is she? And who else makes the top five? Find out HERE.

Tiger Roll passes the baton to Delta Work

07:30 Monday

Architect Tips reflects on the fairytale that never was for Tiger Roll in the Cross Country Chase but thinks his stablemate and Cheltenham conqueror is worth a look for the Grand National 2022.

"Delta Work is a massive player if he is able to continue his new lease of life at Aintree next month as he bids to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Tiger Roll, who has certainly passed the baton onto him for Gigginstown stud."

Read the full article HERE.

Gericault Roque shaping up for next year's Grand National

07:00 Monday

The other horse to appeal as an interesting ante-post proposition is Gericault Roque for next season’s Grand National, said Andy Holding as part of his Cheltenham Festival review.

"The way he jumped and travelled in the Ultima before having his pocket picked by Corach Rambler was one of the abiding memories of the first day and there’s no doubt connections will have all the big staying prizes in mind for this lightly-raced young chaser."