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  • On Saturday 9 April, the 2022 Randox Grand National will happen at Aintree Racecourse, with the race getting underway at 5.15pm. So, that will help you hold monitor of the Grand National runners and riders, plus some perception into their kind in case you fancy a flutter, right here is our full kind information.

    The prime 40 horses within the handicap can run in Saturday’s £1m Randox Grand National. Up to 4 reserves might get a run if any of the highest 40 drop out earlier than 1pm on Friday.

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    Grand National runners and knowledgeable kind information


    9yo, 11st 10lb
    Form: 0/1221-FP
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Henry de Bromhead
    Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
    Last yr’s winner underneath Rachael Blackmore, the primary lady to win the National and now again bidding for a follow-up. There’s an enormous weight distinction this time – 10st 3lb in 2021, now with one other 20lb – and has upset in two runs this season. Repeat win unlikely.


    9yo, 11st 9lb
    Form: 3-4661
    Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Jack Kennedy
    The least in style winner on the Cheltenham Festival, as he denied Tiger Roll a successful notice on which to finish his profession within the cross-country chase. Delta Work had contested 14 successive Grade Ones previous to that victory, successful a pair, whereas that is Grade Three. A giant weight, however a giant likelihood.


    8yo, 11st 8lb
    Form: 42-PPP
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill
    Jockey: Jonjo O’Neill Jr
    Became an invincible performer, aged 5, when skilled by David Cottin. Won Cheltenham Festival’s cross-country race at six and 7, however kind dipped and completed second the next yr. Moved yards this season and has pulled up thrice. The Aintree fences might stir a revival – they should.


    10yo, 11st 8lb
    Form: 3-4661
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Ted Walsh
    Jockey: Mark Walsh
    Third final yr, overwhelmed 8¼ lengths by winner Minella Times after being hampered on the twelfth fence, earlier than working his manner again into rivalry. The expertise did him no hurt and he received a Grade Three chase at Fairyhouse in February. Has 12lb extra to hold this yr, however one for shortlists.


    8yo, 11st 7lb
    Form: 2-2122
    Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Davy Russell
    Showed aptitude for stamina checks when runner-up in final yr’s Irish National and lately within the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham. Relatively younger and progressive, in grand kind and but to fall over fences, however it takes an excellent horse to hold 11st 7lb to victory on this well-known check.


    10yo, 11st 6lb
    Form: P-15P8
    Owner: Taylor & O’Dwyer
    Trainer: Colin Tizzard
    Jockey: Harry Cobden
    Appeared to be on the street to the highest when successful two Grade One chases in 2019. Something grew to become misplaced in translation, for his kind then fell off a cliff till reviving for an Ascot victory final November earlier than an extra three defeats. Classy, however questions stay.


    11yo, 11st 6lb
    Form: 2333PU
    Owner: Susannah Ricci
    Trainer: Willie Mullins
    Jockey: Brian Hayes
    Steady performer, not prime class, however pays his manner. Finished properly behind winner Freewheelin Dylan in final yr’s Irish National, his solely try at a marathon check, however he then received a handicap chase at Punchestown. Has by no means fallen, though unseated at Cheltenham on newest begin. A National win unlikely.


    9yo, 11st 5lb
    Form: 2624-323
    Owner: Susannah Ricci
    Trainer: Willie Mullins
    Jockey: Paul Townend
    Finished fourth final yr, leaping properly and solely tiring on the lengthy run-in. A yr older and wiser, but nonetheless solely a nine-year-old, he returns with a superb likelihood. Won the Irish Grand National as a six-year-old and has not fallen in 24 races. His grasp coach has clearly had this race in thoughts since final yr.

    9. MOUNT IDA

    8yo, 11st 5lb
    Form: 13-117
    Owner: KTDA Racing
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Denis O’Regan
    This mare was placing collectively a run of excellent performances till issues fell aside within the mares’ chase on the Cheltenham Festival, the place she made errors leaping. Such errors didn’t cease her successful ultimately yr’s Festival, however a repeat on this contest could be expensive and her stamina is unproven.


    8yo, 11st 4lb
    Form: 31-717
    Owners: Sean and Bernardine Mulryan
    Trainer: Martin Brassil
    Jockey: Darragh O’Keeffe
    Won January’s Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park and entered the notebooks as a possible Aintree horse to observe Numbersixvalverde, who received the National for this steady in 2006. Beaten in a hurdle lately and has solely run in seven chases. Has an opportunity, however higher for subsequent yr.


    8yo, 11st 4lb
    Form: 23-122
    Owner: Taylor, Burley & O’Dwyer
    Trainer: Colin Tizzard
    Jockey: Brendan Powell
    Consistent and but to complete out of the primary three in 10 chases, successful two. This season completed second in Newbury’s Ladbrokes Trophy Chase and at Ascot in race received by Fortescue. This will check his stamina, however supporters could possibly be dancing on the rooftops.

    12. TWO FOR GOLD

    9yo, 11st 3lb
    Form: 3U-112
    Owner: May We Never Be Found Out P’ship 2
    Trainer: Kim Bailey
    Jockey: David Bass
    Consistent operator from the steady which, 31 years in the past, despatched out Mr Frisk to win underneath Marcus Armytage. Has run in 13 chases, successful six, inserting in 5, and up to date kind has been wonderful, together with second in a Grade One chase on newest begin. Well handicapped, however stamina a priority.

    13. SANTINI

    10yo, 11st 2lb
    Form: 3P-428
    Owners: Richard and Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes
    Trainer: Polly Gundry
    Jockey: Nick Scholfield
    Paraded with Duke of Beaufort hounds at their point-to-point then ran a superb race till weakening in ultimate half-mile of Cheltenham Gold Cup. Was second in that race in 2020 when skilled by Nicky Henderson; not nearly as good now, however has by no means fallen and could possibly be suited by this problem.

    14. SAMCRO

    10yo, 11st 1lb
    Form: 602803
    Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Sean Bowen
    Sold for £335,000 as a four-year-old after successful an Irish point-to-point, however justified that when hovering as a novice hurdler, culminating in a Festival win. Switched to fences and whereas he scored at Cheltenham, the star had dimmed. Anyone’s guess if he’ll take to this problem, however might run in Friday’s Topham Chase.


    8yo, 11st 1lb
    Form: 23P-82
    Owner: McNeill Family
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Adrian Heskin
    Building a stayer’s profile when third in final yr’s National Hunt Chase over 3¾ miles at Cheltenham, however pulled up the next month in Irish National. More lately second, overwhelmed a nostril, by Any Second Now at Fairyhouse when carrying blinkers for first time. Not but a ten out of 10, however value noting.


    9yo, 10st 13lb
    Form: -31217
    Owners: Simon Munir and Isaac Souede
    Trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
    Jockey: Daryl Jacob
    Has been a great boy for his coach, operating in 25 races, successful 10, positioned in 9. Yet to be requested to sort out a marathon check, however received over three miles at Wetherby on Boxing Day. This is way harder, however has by no means fallen and coach has saddled two National winners.


    9yo, 10st 13lb
    Form: -UP26P
    Owners: Paul Porter, Mike and Mandy Smith
    Trainer: Richard Hobson
    Jockey: Kielan Woods
    Handles deep mud however such circumstances not often seen at Aintree in April. Won a Grand National trial at Haydock in February final yr, however pulled up within the National and coach mentioned floor was in opposition to his horse. Second to Good Boy Bobby at Wetherby in December, however upset newest begin.

    18. COKO BEACH

    7yo, 10st 13lb
    Form: 46P644
    Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Sean Flanagan
    Beat Run Wild Fred at Gowran Park in January 2021, ran OK when seventh overwhelmed by winner Freewheelin Dylan within the Irish National. Not in greatest kind since, however truthful run when fourth in a National trial at Punchestown in February. Hard to see him kicking sand within the faces of the perfect of those.


    10yo, 10st 12lb
    Form: 4P/2-4
    Owner: Makin’ Bacon P’ship
    Trainer: Emma Lavelle
    Jockey: Adam Wedge
    Hit profession peak when successful 2019 Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury, however pulled up in 2020 Midlands Grand National and sidelined in 2021. Comeback run at Newbury in February was not unhealthy – final of 4 to complete, however truthful effort after lengthy break. If he wins, it received’t be a streaky victory.


    10yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: 2/37-4
    Owners: Simon Munir and Isaac Souede
    Trainer: Ben Pauling
    Jockey: James Bowen
    Spent practically 18 months on sidelines after operating at Newbury in November 2020, however returned there final month and gave a efficiency of promise when fourth over 2½ miles. Has but to attempt a long-distance chase, however secure jumper with an Aintree win on his CV. One to notice.


    9yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: 3/257-52
    Owners: Thomas Friel and Andrew Gemmell
    Trainer: Paul Nolan
    Jockey: Bryan Cooper
    Finished seventh final yr after creeping into rivalry from midfield earlier than weakening in ultimate half-mile. Had proven stamina in long-distance chases and the very fact he’d been absent for 5 months previous to that race might have counted in opposition to him. Should be within the groove; good second final trip.


    10yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: P5F312
    Owner: Harbour Rose P’ship
    Trainer: Philip Kirby
    Jockey: Tommy Dowson
    Bounced again from a fall when tackling Aintree’s National fences in December’s Becher Chase – received by Snow Leopardess – to complete third in a chase earlier than switching to hurdles for a win and second. Likeable kind, however has fallen 4 instances in his profession and that may be a fear forward of this problem.


    8yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: 23-735
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Ciaran Murphy
    Jockey: Conor Orr
    A key contender from Ireland, he was bought lately to legendary proprietor JP McManus, whose advisors would have been scrupulous of their homework. Third in final yr’s Irish National behind Freewheelin Dylan and Run Wild Fred, however weighted to shut the hole, has by no means fallen and skilled particularly for this race.


    12yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: P-39098
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Tony Martin
    Jockey: Luke Dempsey
    Has completed fourth and fifth on this race (Tiger Roll received each instances), however pulled up final yr when by no means in rivalry. Ran significantly better to complete third at Punchestown a month later, however has proven little in 4 begins since November. Not getting youthful, however sound jumper and will get spherical once more.


    10yo, 10st 11lb
    Form: 12-435
    Owners: M Warren, J Holmes, R Kidner and J Wright
    Trainer: Sandy Thomson
    Jockey: Ryan Mania
    Scottish challenger who ran a mighty race when shut second in final yr’s Scottish National. Three truthful runs this season; newest defeat on floor softer than excellent and if it stays dry, his likelihood on this check improves. His jockey, a former huntsman and MFH, received 2013 National on Auroras Encore.


    10yo, 10st 10lb
    Form: 1-46UP
    Owner: Miss S Mangan
    Trainer: Dermot McLoughlin
    Jockey: Ricky Doyle
    Sent off the 150/1 outsider when successful final yr’s Irish National, however beloved the bottom and a front-running function on that event. Will discover it very arduous to steer all the best way on this longer check and general kind isn’t ok, but when he will get right into a rhythm might properly acquire a spot.


    10yo, 10st 10lb
    Form: 40-P90
    Owners: Simon Munir and Isaac Souede
    Trainer: Willie Mullins
    Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
    Looked sensible as a teenager in his native France earlier than becoming a member of Willie Mullins, who carried out his magic and saddled the horse to win at first time of asking in April 2019. But there’s been no additional success in 12 races and it’s probably this Conti lacks the category for a National win.


    7yo, 10st 10lb
    Form: 469p29
    Owner: Robert Waley-Cohen
    Trainer: Emmet Mullins
    Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen
    There will probably be loads of British assist for this Irish contender following his sale in February to Robert Waley-Cohen, whose son Sam takes the journey. Sam was second within the 2011 National on his father’s Oscar Time and he has an important document over these fences. His mount this time is younger, however it’s a Noble problem.


    9yo, 10st 10lb
    Form: 21-4PP
    Owner: Alison Sparkle Ltd
    Trainer: Lucinda Russell
    Jockey: Derek Fox
    Put collectively some mighty performances final season when proving himself a proficient staying chaser. Won the Edinburgh National, was second within the Midlands National then received the Scottish model. Said to have a respiratory drawback when pulled up newest begin, but when that’s fastened might have a mighty say.

    30. CLOTH CAP

    10yo, 10st 10lb
    Form: P-46R3
    Owners: Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings
    Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill
    Jockey: Tom Scudamore
    Started favorite for final yr’s race and ran properly for a great distance till stumbling 4 fences from dwelling and was pulled up. Owner Trevor Hemmings died subsequently, and Cloth Cap’s performances have lacked the zip of outdated. Fair third on newest begin, however wants much more to win the National.


    10yo, 10st 9lb
    Form: 46-111
    Owner: Andrew Fox-Pitt
    Trainer: Charlie Longsdon
    Jockey: Aidan Coleman
    It has been 71 years since a mare received the National (see Court Maid), however this one has an opportunity. Bred by Oliver and Marietta Fox-Pitt, carrying the colors of son Andrew, she received Aintree’s Becher Chase in December. Has received once more since, carries a horny weight – and he or she’s had a foal!


    9yo, 10st 9lb
    Form: 08-PP2
    Owner: Dr S Fitzgerald
    Trainer: Willie Mullins
    This mare constructed a sequence of wins and locations over a number of seasons, however then appeared to have misplaced her manner till operating a significantly better race at Down Royal final month when an in depth second. She appears to be like to be up in opposition to it within the National and is extra prone to contest Friday’s Topham Chase.


    9yo, 10st 9lb
    Form: 4-721F
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Harry Fry
    Jockey: Kevin Brogan
    Won an Irish point-to-point in 2018 and was bought for £270,000 quickly after, however has run simply 11 instances since and solely tackled fences seven instances. Won a handicap chase at Ascot in January, however fell on his subsequent begin and but to attempt any race past three miles. Hard to envisage this Phoenix rising to the problem.

    34. DEISE ABA

    9yo, 10st 8lb
    Form: P-22P2
    Owners: Exors of the late Trevor Hemmings
    Trainer: Philip Hobbs
    Jockey: Tom O’Brien
    Has discovered two methods of operating – good and never so good. He both wins, loses narrowly or pulls up. Showed his aptitude for a check of stamina when overwhelmed millimetres in December’s London National, then pulled up in Welsh National earlier than one other good run. Interesting if on a going day.

    35. BLAKLION

    13yo, 10st 8lb
    Form: 0746-511P
    Owners: Darren and Annaley Yates
    Trainer: Dan Skelton
    Jockey: Harry Skelton
    It’s 99 years since a 13-year-old received this race – Sergeant Murphy underneath
    Capt Tuppy Bennett – and whereas this veteran has rediscovered successful methods this season, he’s up in opposition to it. Fourth on this race in 2017 and sixth final yr (overwhelmed 37 lengths). Can hopefully put in one other clear spherical.


    10yo, 10st 8lb
    Form: 43/00P
    Owner: Robcour
    Trainer: Henry de Bromhead
    Jockey: Robbie Power
    Returned to motion in December after a protracted break and was overwhelmed in a handicap chase at Leopardstown. The same story when given a spin over hurdles a month later, then pulled up in cross-country chase at Cheltenham. Useful when youthful and poker gamers would possibly danger a wager on him.

    37. DEATH DUTY

    11yo, 10st 7lb
    Form: 6-5716
    Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
    Trainer: Gordon Elliott
    Jockey: Jordan Gainford
    High class in his youth and will pay a number of payments on this race, however has proven an inherent ability for heavy floor and such circumstances are uncommon at Aintree. Won over 3½ miles on heavy at Punchestown in February and ran properly in a chase at Cheltenham for sixth. Might skip this and run in Irish National.


    9yo, 10st 7lb
    Form: 1-P420
    Owners: L Power and Ian Hutchins
    Trainer: Sean Curran
    Jockey: Harry Bannister
    Ran properly when fourth within the Becher Chase over these fences in December, however properly overwhelmed by winner Snow Leopardess and runner-up Hill Sixteen. Subsequently solely tenth of 16 in Eider Chase over 4 miles-plus. While he has not fallen in 26 bounce races, he appears to be like outclassed.


    8yo, 10st 7lb
    Form: 8-F312
    Owners: Dominic Burke and Tim Syder
    Trainer: Emma Lavelle
    Jockey: Tom Bellamy
    Not sure to get a run, however he appears to be like a National horse. In good kind this season, ending third within the Welsh National, successful Warwick’s Classic Chase then taking second within the Eider Chase behind Win My Wings, who received Saturday’s Scottish National. Has solely run 12 instances– could be one for 2023.


    8yo, 10st 6lb
    Form: 1-37231
    Owner: Tim Nixon
    Trainer: Henry Daly
    Jockey: Hugh Nugent
    Interesting if making the lower (simply outdoors the highest 40) for he’s progressive and has by no means fallen. Yet to show he’ll relish an excessive stamina check and speedy household give no apparent clues, however received properly when beating Fiddlerontheroof over three miles at Ascot. Owner bred the horse and jockey is his grandson.



    10yo, 10st 5lb
    Form: 2U9P-1
    Owners: Mrs C Watson
    and Mrs S Graham
    Trainer: Venetia Williams
    Jockey: Charlie Deutsch
    Not positive of a run and has had respiration issues to beat, however helpful when on tune. Good second to Snow Leopardess at Haydock in November 2020 and received his solely begin this season at Cheltenham in December. Trainer received the 2009 National with 100/1 shot Mon Mome.


    9yo, 10st 5lb
    Form: 43-61P
    Owner: JP McManus
    Trainer: Noel Meade
    Pulled up on newest outing at Cheltenham, however was in contact with leaders when stumbling 4 fences from end. Was despatched off favorite for that race having received a 28-runner handicap chase at Leopardstown in December. This School Boy prone to be absent from the race except different runners drop out.


    10yo, 10st 5lb
    Form: 43-61P
    Owner: Judith Wilson
    Trainer: David Pipe
    Jockey: Philip Armson
    Is unlikely to safe a run except various horses drop out, and he made no impression earlier than pulling up in final month’s Midlands National on his first begin for present coach – had been bought for £45,000 a yr earlier. Seems probably he lacks stamina for this, though he has not fallen in 41 races.

    44. ROI MAGE

    10yo, 10st 3lb
    Form: 134751
    Owner: Douglas Pryde
    Trainer: Pat Griffin
    Jockey: James Reveley
    Another needing luck to affix the line-up, but when getting in might run properly. Useful performer in France after which purchased late final yr with the National in thoughts. Won properly when stepped up in journey final time (Agusta Gold second), has a lightweight weight to hold and jumps properly. Owner had share in 2013 winner Auroras Encore.

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