It's nearly time for the Grand National 2021, and it's high time you started to familiarise yourself with the names involved in this year's race. Find here a full list of Grand National runners and riders for horse racing's greatest steeplechase.
Grand National 2021 Runners - The Final listThe Grand National is UK's annual horse race that stops the nation. This year's edition will be an extra special running of the greatest steeplechase in the world after last year’s race was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 Grand National will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 10th at 5.15pm. Sponsored by Randox Health, it is a UK handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 514 yards with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps.
The £1 million showpiece is again set to feature a maximum field of 40 after 68 entries stood their ground at Monday's declaration stage.
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Which horses are running in the 2021 Grand National?
The final field for this year's Grand National at Aintree this Saturday took greater shape on Monday when 68 entries stood their ground at the five-day stage.
Below you’ll find the official list of Grand National Runners leading up to Aintree 2021.
(Racecard number, horse, trainer, jockey, recent form, age, weight carried ie 11st 10lb is top weight. Form: F - Fell, P- Pulled up, U -Unseated rider.)
1 Bristol De MaiTrainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Jockey: Daryl Jacob
2 Chris's DreamTrainer: Henry de Bromhead
Jockey: Darragh O'Keeffe
3 Yala EnkiTrainer: Paul Nicholls
Jockey: Bryony Frost
4 BallyopticTrainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
5 Definitly RedTrainer: Brian Ellison
Jockey: Henry Brooke
6 Lake View LadTrainer: Nick Alexander
Jockey: Brian Hughes
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7 Burrows SaintTrainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Patrick Mullins
8 Magic Of LightTrainer: Jessica Harrington
Jockey: Robbie Power
9 Acapella BourgeoisTrainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Danny Mullins
10 TalkischeapTrainer: Alan King
Jockey: Tom Cannon
11 Tout Est PermisTrainer: Noel Meade
Jockey: Sean Flanagan
12 Anibale FlyTrainer: Tony Martin
Jockey: Denis O'Regan
13 Mister MalarkyTrainer: Colin Tizzard
Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
14 Kimberlite CandyTrainer: Tom Lacey
Jockey: Richie McLernon
15 Any Second NowTrainer: Ted Walsh
Jockey: Mark Walsh
16 Balko Des FlosTrainer: Henry de Bromhead
Jockey: Aidan Coleman
17 Alpha Des ObeauxTrainer: Denise Foster
Jockey: Jody McGarvey
18 Ok CorralTrainer: Nicky Henderson
Jockey: Derek O'Connor
19 TakingrisksTrainer: Nicky Richards
Jockey: Sean Quinlan
20 Shattered LoveTrainer: Denise Foster
Jockey: Kevin Sexton
21 JettTrainer: Jessica Harrington
Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen
22 Lord Du MesnilTrainer: Richard Hobson
Jockey: Nick Scholfield
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23 Potters CornerTrainer: Christian Williams
Jockey: Jack Tudor
24 Class ContiTrainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Brian Hayes
25 Milan NativeTrainer: Denise Foster
Jockey: Jamie Codd
26 DiscoramaTrainer: Paul Nolan
Jockey: Bryan Cooper
27 Vieux Lion RougeTrainer: David Pipe
Jockey: Conor O'Farrell
28 Cloth CapTrainer: Jonjo O'Neill
Jockey: Tom Scudamore
Odds: 11-2 favourite
29 Cabaret QueenTrainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Sean O'Keeffe
30 MinellacelebrationTrainer: Katy Price
Jockey: Ben Poste
31 CaneloTrainer: Alan King
Jockey: Tom Bellamy
32 The Long MileTrainer: Philip Dempsey
Jockey: Luke Dempsey
33 Give Me A CopperTrainer: Paul Nicholls
Jockey: Harry Cobden
34 FarclasTrainer: Denise Foster
Jockey: Jack Kennedy
35 Minella TimesTrainer: Henry de Bromhead
Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
36 Sub LieutenantTrainer: Georgie Howell
Jockey: Tabitha Worsley
37 Hogan's HeightTrainer: Jamie Snowden
Jockey: Gavin Sheehan
38 Double ShuffleTrainer: Tom George
Jockey: Jonathan Burke
39 Ami DesboisTrainer: Graeme McPherson
Jockey: Kielan Woods
40 BlaklionTrainer: Dan Skelton
Jockey: Harry Skelton
Who are the Grand National favorites?
Cloth Cap is the ante-post favourite. The Jonjo O’Neill-trained nine-year-old is unbeaten on his last two starts – November’s Grade 3 Trophy Chase win at Newbury and the Premier Chase at Kelso in March.
There will be no previous Grand National winners in the line-up, but Vieux Lion Rouge, Blaklion and Hogan’s Height do boast a victory over the big fences and many others in the line-up have run well over them.
Furthermore, many horses have won at the Cheltenham Festival - Balko Des Flos, Shattered Love, Milan Native, Farclas and Blaklion.
Other notable long-distance winners in the field include Takingrisks (Scottish National), Potters Corner (Welsh National), Secret Reprieve (Welsh National), Cloth Cap (Ladbrokes Trophy), Bristol De Mai (three-time Betfair Chase winner), Burrows Saint (Irish Grand National) and Talkischeap (bet365 Gold Cup).
Double winner Tiger Roll will miss this year's renewal - he will run in the AIntree Bowl - due to unfair weight.
What are the Grand National Reserves?
A maximum field of 40 horses will be allowed to run, with the final declarations revealed at 10am on Thursday. The remaining 28 - the lowest rated horses - will be balloted out 48 hours before the contest.
The four reserves are:
41 Some Neck (Simon Torrens)
42 Secret Reprieve (James Bowen)
43 Kauto Riko
44 Fagan (Harry Bannister)
What is the final list of Grand National runners?
The initial entry date is at the end of January and then there are further stages through to the race day when runners need to be confirmed at declaration stages which are sometimes called forfeit stages. At each stage a runners connections may need to pay a further entry fee to confirm their runner.
The last declaration stage takes place at 10am on the Thursday before the race at which point the top 40 runners in the weights are left in along with four reserves.
- Entries closes January 29
- Entries revealed January 30 (112 entries)
- Weights revealed February 12
- First scratchings deadline February 26
- Second scratchings deadline March 19
- Five-day confirmations April 5
- Final declarations 10am April 8.
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