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Grand National 2019 Weights revealed

Press Release 12th February 2019 Aintree

Bristol De Mai tops weights for 2019 Randox Health Grand National

 

February 12, 2019 

Multiple G1 winner Bristol De Mai heads the weights on 11st 10lb, with a lowered rating of 168, for the 2019 Randox Health Grand National, details of which are revealed today (please note the embargo of 3pm UK time today).

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With a prize fund of £1 million, the world's greatest chase is the most valuable Jump race globally and takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6, day three of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. This year sees the 172nd running of the great Aintree chase.

 

Bristol De Mai, one of nine entries for dual Randox Health Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, gained his second G1 Betfair Chase at Haydock Park in November, when he defeated Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Native River by four lengths.

 

Twiston-Davies, whose Aintree successes came courtesy of Earth Summit (1998) and Bindaree (2002), also has impressive Sky Bet Chase victor Go Conquer (10st 13lb) and 2017 Becher Handicap Chase winner Blaklion (10st 12lb) among his nine entries.

 

The 2018 Randox Health Grand National hero Tiger Roll (Gordon Elliott IRE) has been given 11st 1lb, as he bids to become the first dual winner of the race since the legendary Red Rum.

 

Tiger Roll is the 20/1 joint-favourite with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival, alongside Welsh Grand National winner seven-year-old Elegant Escape (Colin Tizzard, 11st 4lb) – Earth Summit was the last horse to win the Welsh Grand National and Randox Health Grand National in the same season (1997/98).

 

Tiger Roll’s trainer Gordon Elliott, also successful with Silver Birch in 2007, accounts for 22 of the record 47 Irish-trained entries. Elliott’s team also features Cheltenham Festival winner The Storyteller (11st 3lb) and General Principle (10st), winner of the 2018 Irish Grand National.

 

Elliott’s big Irish rival Willie Mullins, responsible for 2005 Grand National scorer Hedgehunter, has 10 entries in total. Mullins’ contenders are headed by last year’s head runner-up Pleasant Company (10st 11lb), G2 National Hunt Chase winner Rathvinden (10st 10lb) and Up For Review (10st 2lb), who was an eye-catching third in the Thyestes Chase on his latest start.

 

Anibale Fly (Tony Martin IRE, 11st 6lb) has the biggest weight of any Irish-trained challenger. The J P McManus-owned runner finished fourth last year on the back of a career-best third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

 

Owner Trevor Hemmings is chasing a fourth Randox Health Grand National triumph, which would make him the winning-most owner of all time. His three entries include the highly-progressive Lake View Lad (Nick Alexander, 10st 11lb), winner of the Listed Rehearsal Chase and G3 Rowland Meyrick Chase already this season, and Betway Grand Sefton Handicap Chase scorer Warriors Tale (Paul Nicholls, 10st 9lb).

 

The 2017 Randox Health Grand National victor One For Arthur (Lucinda Russell) was unable to defend his crown last year due to injury. He has been allotted 10st 10lb.

 

Other entries with proven form over the Grand National fences include this season’s Becher Handicap Chase winner Walk In The Mill (Robert Walford, 10st) and Ultragold (Colin Tizzard, 10st 3lb), who has captured the two most recent renewals of the Randox Health Topham Chase.

 

Trainer Dr Richard Newland, who tasted Grand National glory in 2013 with Pineau De Re, is chasing another victory with Abolitionist (10st 1lb). Third in the 2017 Irish Grand National for Ellmarie Holden, the 11-year-old won a three-mile handicap hurdle impressively at Aintree in November on his first start for Newland and has not raced since.

 

No mare has won the Randox Health Grand National since Nickel Coin in 1951. The four female contenders this time around are Shattered Love (Gordon Elliott, 10st 10lb), a dual G1-winning novice over fences last season, G2 National Hunt Chase second Ms Parfois (Anthony Honeyball, 10st 2lb), Magic Of Light (Jessica Harrington IRE, 10st 7lb) and Baie Des Iles (Ross O’Sullivan IRE, 9st 12lb).

 

Other entries include Rock The Kasbah (Phillip Hobbs, 10st 9lb), winner of a G3 handicap chase at Cheltenham in November, and Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase second Mall Dini (Pat Kelly IRE).

 

British Horseracing Authority Handicapper Martin Greenwood, who framed the weights for the first time this year and has total discretion for the Randox Health Grand National, said: “It was fairly straightforward to do the weights. I tried to treat it like any other race whilst bearing in mind there has to be some digression when needed.

 

“Bristol De Mai heads the weights and his rating has been compressed by 5lb as I thought it was better to have a horse at the top of the handicap whose rating was slightly out of kilter. If Bristol De Mai does run then I think it was the right call to make.

 

“I found Auvergnat (10st 8lb) of Enda Bolger’s hard to weigh up. He has a lot of Cross Country form and he was the hardest one I had to deal with. He has been running primarily in Cross Country races and they are events which are having an increasing impact on the Grand National, highlighted by Tiger Roll’s success last year.

 

"His form ties in with Josies Orders and Tiger Roll. He would almost have three different ratings, one in the mid-140s for regulation fences, a high 150s for the Cross Country fences and I have put him somewhere in the middle of that (152) to tie in with Josies Orders.

 

“Tiger Roll is up 9lb from his mark for last year’s Grand National and Pleasant Company 7lb. I have them both on the same mark for what they were rated after last year’s Grand National. Tiger Roll confirmed that rating in the Cross Country Handicap at Cheltenham in November. Pleasant Company has been a bit disappointing in a few runs since, but I think the Aintree fences will bring out the best in him, so that is why I left him on that mark.

 

“I think there are several interesting runners like Vintage Clouds and Elegant Escape, who is towards the top of the betting and he is an improving horse and was a good second to Frodon at Cheltenham last time out so you can see why he is one of the more fancied horses.

 

“I think it would be a knee-jerk reaction to make too much of the small amount of horses who are weighted 11st or higher. I wouldn’t want to get too clever about what the reason is.

 

“At the entry stage, you needed to be around the mid-70s to get you into the race. I think anything based in the top 80 has a chance of getting in. Four of the last five years, horses approaching that number have got in so some connections shouldn’t give up because they are rated towards the bottom.”

 

John Baker, Managing Director at Aintree Racecourse, said today: “The countdown to the 172nd running of the world’s greatest and most valuable chase begins in earnest today with the unveiling of the weights for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National.

 

“Our thanks go to Martin Greenwood for framing the weights for the first time in 2019. The entries look very strong, with a record Irish-trained presence, and we look all set for an outstanding race at Aintree on Saturday, April 6.”

 

 

Latest odds from Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival

 

20/1 Tiger Roll, Elegant Escape

25/1 Rock The Kasbah, Vintage Cloud, Walk In The Mill, Pleasant Company, Mall Dini, General Principle

33/1 Blaklion, Valtor, Ballyoptic, Lake View Lad, Vieux Lion Rouge, One For Arthur, Step Back, Auvergnat, Anibale Fly, Alpha des Obeaux, Dounikos, Royal Vacation, Ms Parfois, Acapella Bourgeois, Abolitionist, Rathvinden, Up For Review

40/1 Give Me A Copper, Go Conquer, Folsom Blue, Impulsive Star, Isleofhopendreams, Fact of The Matter, Daklondike, Jury Duty, Cogry, Ramses de Teillee, The Young Master, Total Recall, Bristol de Mai, Traffic Fluide, Pairofbrowneyes, Out Sam, Ultragold, Warriors Tale, Noble Endeavor, Allysson Monterg, Minella Rocco, Missed Approach

50/1 Monbeg Notorious, Baie des Iles, Mr Diablo, Milansbar, Ballyarthur, Vieux Morvan, Master Dee, Mala Beach, Van Gogh du Granit, Black Corton, Blow By Blow, Borice, Livelovelaugh, Calett Mad, Joe Farrell, Call It Magic, The Storyteller, The Dutchman, The Last Samuri, Rogue Angel, Edwulf, Sandymount Duke, Don Poli, Shantou Village, Shattered Love, Singlefarmpayment, Sizing Codelco, Some Neck, Carole's Destrier, Yala Enki

66/1 Sub Lieutenant, Tea For Two, Exitas, Regal Encore, Red Infantry, Captain Redbeard, Highland Lodge, Kilcrea Vale, Polidam, Looking Well, Bless The Wings, Valseur Lido, Magic of Light, Outlander, Ballydine, Measureofmydreams, Ned Stark, A Toi Phil, Back To The Thatch, Westerner Point, Willie Boy, American, Splash of Ginge, Ziga Boy

100/1 Morney Wing, Jarob, Ballyhill, Kingswell Theatre, Scoir Mear, Woods Well, Rathlin Rose, Just A Par, Potters Corner

Each-Way: 1/4 odds, 1-2-3-4

 

Betway Specials

Irish 1-2 5/1

Irish 1-2-3 14/1

Irish 1-2-3-4 40/1

 

Winner to be leading at the last:

Yes 1/2

No 6/4

 

Winning distance

Under 3 lengths 2/1

3-9 lengths 6/4

Over 9 lengths 7/4

 

Female jockey to ride the winner 8/1

 

Where will the winner be trained?

UK 8/15

Ireland 6/4

 

Winning owner

J P McManus 10/1

Giggingstown House Stud 5/1

 

Age of winner

7 or 8 3/1

9 6/4

10 5/2

11 or 12 5/1

 

Winning weight

Less than 11st 4/9

11st or more 7/4

Randox Health Grand National

Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 6, 2019. 4m 2f 74y over the Grand National fences. For seven-year-olds and upwards who, up to and including March 19 have started in a steeple chase during the current season and been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chase with an official distance description of' two miles seven and a half furlongs' or more at any time during the horse’s career, Horses must also be allotted a rating of 125 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 10. Horses who are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse's racecourse performances up to and including February 10 would merit a minimum rating of 125. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 10. At the Handicapper's discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. Entries closes January 29, entries revealed January 30 (112 entries – 2 not qualified), weights revealed February 12, first scratchings deadline February 26, second scratchings deadline March 19, five-day confirmations April 1, final declarations 10am April 4. Maximum field of 40 plus four reserves.

 

 

Horse

Age

Wgt

Rating

Owner

Trainer

1)

BRISTOL DE MAI (FR)

8

11-10

168

Simon Munir & Isaac Souede

Nigel Twiston-Davies

2)

ANIBALE FLY (FR)

9

11-06

164

J P McManus

Tony Martin IRE

3)

ALPHA DES OBEAUX (FR)

9

11-04

162

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

4)

ELEGANT ESCAPE (IRE)

7

11-04

162

John Romans

Colin Tizzard

5)

THE STORYTELLER (IRE)

8

11-03

161

Pat Sloan

Gordon Elliott IRE

6)

VALTOR (FR)

10

11-02

160

Simon Munir & Isaac Souede

Nicky Henderson

7)

EDWULF

10

11-01

159

J P McManus

Joseph O'Brien IRE

8)

TIGER ROLL (IRE)

9

11-01

159

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

9)

OUTLANDER (IRE)

11

11-00

158

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

10)

DON POLI (IRE)

10

10-13

157

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11)

GO CONQUER (IRE)

10

10-13

157

Paul & Clare Rooney

Nigel Twiston-Davies

12)

SUB LIEUTENANT (IRE)

10

10-13

157

Gigginstown House Stud

Henry de Bromhead IRE

13)

BLAKLION

10

10-12

156

Simon Such & Gino Paletta

Nigel Twiston-Davies

14)

MALA BEACH (IRE)

11

10-12

156

Chris Jones

Gordon Elliott IRE

15)

YALA ENKI (FR)

9

10-12

156

Hills of Ledbury (Aga)

Venetia Williams

16)

BALLYOPTIC (IRE)

9

10-11

155

Mills & Mason Partnership

Nigel Twiston-Davies

17)

BLACK CORTON (FR)

8

10-11

155

The Brooks, Stewart Families & J Kyle

Paul Nicholls

18)

LAKE VIEW LAD (IRE)

9

10-11

155

Trevor Hemmings

Nick Alexander

19)

MINELLA ROCCO (IRE)

9

10-11

155

J P McManus

Jonjo O'Neill

20)

PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE)

11

10-11

155

Malcolm Denmark

Willie Mullins IRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21)

AMERICAN (FR)

9

10-10

154

The Jago Family Partnership

Harry Fry

22)

DOUNIKOS (FR)

8

10-10

154

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

23)

ONE FOR ARTHUR (IRE)

10

10-10

154

Two Golf Widows

Lucinda Russell

24)

RATHVINDEN (IRE)

11

10-10

154

Ronnie Bartlett

Willie Mullins IRE

25)

SHATTERED LOVE (IRE)

8

10-10

154

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

26)

SIZING CODELCO (IRE)

10

10-10

154

Ann & Alan Potts Limited

Colin Tizzard

27)

TOTAL RECALL (IRE)

10

10-10

154

Slaneyville Syndicate

Willie Mullins IRE

28)

TRAFFIC FLUIDE (FR)

9

10-10

154

Galloping On The South Downs Partnership

Gary Moore

29)

ROCK THE KASBAH (IRE)

9

10-09

153

Diana Whateley

Philip Hobbs

30)

WARRIORS TALE

10

10-09

153

Trevor Hemmings

Paul Nicholls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31)

AUVERGNAT (FR)

9

10-08

152

J P McManus

Enda Bolger IRE

32)

REGAL ENCORE (IRE)

11

10-08

152

J P McManus

Anthony Honeyball

33)

ROYAL VACATION (IRE)

9

10-08

152

Jean Bishop

Colin Tizzard

34)

A TOI PHIL (FR)

9

10-07

151

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

35)

JURY DUTY (IRE)

8

10-07

151

Sideways Syndicate

Gordon Elliott IRE

36)

MAGIC OF LIGHT (IRE)

8

10-07

151

Ann & Alan Potts Limited

Jessica Harrington IRE

37)

MASTER DEE (IRE)

10

10-07

151

Paul & Clare Rooney

Fergal O'Brien

38)

MONBEG NOTORIOUS (IRE)

8

10-06

150

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

39)

NOBLE ENDEAVOR (IRE)

10

10-06

150

Chris Jones

Gordon Elliott IRE

40)

SANDYMOUNT DUKE (IRE)

10

10-06

150

Ronnie Wood

Jessica Harrington IRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41)

THE LAST SAMURI (IRE)

11

10-06

150

Paul & Clare Rooney

Harry Fry

42)

ACAPELLA BOURGEOIS (FR)

9

10-05

149

Slaneyville Syndicate

Willie Mullins IRE

43)

RAMSES DE TEILLEE (FR)

7

10-05

149

John White & Anne Underhill

David Pipe

44)

TEA FOR TWO

10

10-05

149

Jane Williams & Len Jakeman

Jane Williams

45)

DAKLONDIKE (IRE)

7

10-04

148

Prof Caroline Tisdall

David Pipe

46)

MALL DINI (IRE)

9

10-04

148

Philip Reynolds

Patrick Kelly IRE

47)

CALETT MAD (FR)

7

10-03

147

Simon Munir & Isaac Souede

Nigel Twiston-Davies

48)

STEP BACK (IRE)

9

10-03

147

Cracker and Smodge Partnership

Mark Bradstock

49)

THE DUTCHMAN (IRE)

9

10-03

147

SprayClad UK

Colin Tizzard

50)

ULTRAGOLD (FR)

11

10-03

147

Brocade Racing John Romans Terry Warner

Colin Tizzard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51)

BLOW BY BLOW (IRE)

8

10-02

146

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

52)

MS PARFOIS (IRE)

8

10-02

146

M R Chapman

Anthony Honeyball

53)

PAIROFBROWNEYES (IRE)

10

10-02

146

Fibbage Syndicate

Willie Mullins IRE

54)

SINGLEFARMPAYMENT

9

10-02

146

N T Griffith & H M Haddock

Tom George

55)

SOME NECK (FR)

8

10-02

146

Susannah Ricci

Willie Mullins IRE

56)

UP FOR REVIEW (IRE)

10

10-02

146

Andrea & Graham Wylie

Willie Mullins IRE

57)

VALSEUR LIDO (FR)

10

10-02

146

Gigginstown House Stud

Henry de Bromhead IRE

58)

VIEUX LION ROUGE (FR)

10

10-02

146

Prof Caroline Tisdall & John Gent

David Pipe

59)

ABOLITIONIST (IRE)

11

10-01

145

Mark Albon, John Provan & Chris Stedman

Dr Richard Newland

60)

GIVE ME A COPPER (IRE)

9

10-01

145

Done, Ferguson, Kyle, Mason & Wood

Paul Nicholls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61)

MISSED APPROACH (IRE)

9

10-01

145

Alan & Andrew Turner

Warren Greatrex

62)

FOLSOM BLUE (IRE)

12

10-00

144

Core Partnership

Gordon Elliott IRE

63)

GENERAL PRINCIPLE (IRE)

10

10-00

144

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

64)

LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE)

9

10-00

144

Susannah Ricci

Willie Mullins IRE

65)

VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE)

9

10-00

144

Trevor Hemmings

Sue Smith

66)

WALK IN THE MILL (FR)

9

10-00

144

Baroness Harding

Robert Walford

67)

WILLIE BOY (IRE)

8

10-00

144

Kate & Andrew Brooks

Charlie Longsdon

68)

BALLYHILL (FR)

8

9-13

143

Simon Such & Gino Paletta

Nigel Twiston-Davies

69)

BLESS THE WINGS (IRE)

14

9-13

143

Adrian Butler & Stephen O'Connor

Gordon Elliott IRE

70)

CAPTAIN REDBEARD (IRE)

10

9-13

143

Stuart Coltherd

Stuart Coltherd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71)

POLIDAM (FR)

10

9-13

143

Simon Munir & Isaac Souede

Willie Mullins IRE

72)

ALLYSSON MONTERG (FR)

9

9-12

142

David Fox

Richard Hobson

73)

BAIE DES ILES (FR)

8

9-12

142

Zorka Wentworth

Ross O'Sullivan IRE

74)

EXITAS (IRE)

11

9-12

142

P Middleton, M Lowther

Phil Middleton

75)

ISLEOFHOPENDREAMS

12

9-12

142

Kilbroney Racing

Willie Mullins IRE

76)

JOE FARRELL (IRE)

10

9-12

142

M Sherwood, N Morris & R Curtis

Rebecca Curtis

77)

JUST A PAR (IRE)

12

9-12

142

M Scott

James Moffatt

78)

RED INFANTRY (IRE)

9

9-12

142

Rob Little

Ian Williams

79)

SHANTOU VILLAGE (IRE)

9

9-12

142

Jane Gerard-Pearse

Neil Mulholland

80)

THE YOUNG MASTER

10

9-12

142

Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters

Neil Mulholland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

81)

WESTERNER POINT (IRE)

10

9-11

141

Thade Quill Syndicate

Eoghan O'Grady IRE

82)

BALLYARTHUR (IRE)

9

9-10

140

Graham and Alison Jelley

Nigel Twiston-Davies

83)

BALLYDINE (IRE)

9

9-10

140

Alan Halsall

Charlie Longsdon

84)

COGRY

10

9-10

140

Graham and Alison Jelley

Nigel Twiston-Davies

85)

FACT OF THE MATTER (IRE)

9

9-10

140

The Sandylini Racing Partnership

Jamie Snowden

86)

OUT SAM

10

9-10

140

D Charlesworth

Gordon Elliott IRE

87)

VIEUX MORVAN (FR)

10

9-10

140

M L Bloodstock Limited

Joseph O'Brien IRE

88)

IMPULSIVE STAR (IRE)

9

9-09

139

Robert Waley-Cohen & Men Holding

Neil Mulholland

89)

KINGSWELL THEATRE

10

9-09

139

John J Murray

Michael Scudamore

90)

MR DIABLO (IRE)

10

9-09

139

Aidan Glynn

Philip Dempsey IRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91)

CAROLE'S DESTRIER

11

9-08

138

Mrs C Skipworth

Neil Mulholland

92)

MILANSBAR (IRE)

12

9-08

138

Robert Bothway

Neil King

93)

BORICE (FR)

8

9-07

137

Simon Munir & Isaac Souede

Gordon Elliott IRE

94)

JAROB

12

9-07

137

Chris Jones

Gearoid O'Loughlin IRE

95)

MEASUREOFMYDREAMS (IRE)

11

9-07

137

T Howley Jnr/A J O'Ryan/D McDonnell

Gordon Elliott IRE

96)

ROGUE ANGEL (IRE)

11

9-07

137

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

97)

SPLASH OF GINGE

11

9-07

137

John Neild

Nigel Twiston-Davies

98)

ZIGA BOY (FR)

10

9-07

137

Axom LI

Alan King

99)

CALL IT MAGIC (IRE)

9

9-05

135

Zorka Wentworth

Ross O'Sullivan IRE

100)

HIGHLAND LODGE (IRE)

13

9-05

135

Cheveley Park Stud

James Moffatt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

101)

KILCREA VALE (IRE)

9

9-05

135

Alan Spence

Nicky Henderson

102)

WOODS WELL (IRE)

8

9-05

135

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott IRE

103)

LOOKING WELL (IRE)

10

9-03

133

David Wesley Yates

Nicky Richards

104)

BACK TO THE THATCH (IRE)

7

9-02

132

M R & Mrs C J Barnwell

Henry Daly

105)

POTTERS CORNER (IRE)

9

9-02

132

All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies

Christian Williams

106)

MORNEY WING (IRE)

10

8-13

129

The Steeple Chasers

Charlie Mann

107)

NED STARK (IRE)

11

8-12

128

Noel Moran/Mrs Valerie Moran

Gordon Elliott IRE

108)

RATHLIN ROSE (IRE)

11

8-12

128

Fergus Wilson

David Pipe

109)

SCOIR MEAR (IRE)

9

8-11

127

J P McManus

Thomas Mullins IRE

110)

VAN GOGH DU GRANIT (FR)

10

8-11

127

Fergus Wilson

David Pipe

 

110 entries remain – SKIPTHECUDDLES (IRE) & LIEUTENANT COLONEL not qualified

47 Irish-trained

Breakdown of entries by trainer with previous successes in the Randox Health Grand National

 

 

22 ENTRIES

Gordon Elliott IRE

(2007 Silver Birch, 2018 Tiger Roll)

Alpha des Obeaux 11st 4lb

The Storyteller 11st 3lb

Tiger Roll 11st 1lb

Outlander 11st

Don Poli 10st 13lb

Mala Beach 10st 12lb

Dounikos 10st 10lb

Shattered Love 10st 10lb

A Toi Phil 10st 7lb

Jury Duty 10st 7lb

Monbeg Notorious 10st 6lb

Noble Endeavor 10st 6lb

Blow By Blow 10st 2lb

Folsom Blue 10st

General Principle 10st

Bless The Wings 9st 13lb

Out Sam 9st 10lb

Borice 9st 7lb

Measureofmydreams 9st 7lb

Rogue Angel 9st 7lb

Woods Well 9st 5lb

Ned Stark 8st 12lb

 

10 ENTRIES

Willie Mullins IRE

(2005 Hedgehunter)

Pleasant Company 10st 11lb

Rathvinden 10st 10lb

Total Recall 10st 10lb

Acapella Bourgeois 10st 5lb

Pairofbrowneyes 10st 2lb

Some Neck 10st 2lb

Up For Review 10st 2lb

Livelovelaugh 10st

Polidam 9st 13lb

Isleofhopendreams 9st 12lb

 

9 ENTRIES

Nigel Twiston-Davies

(1998 Earth Summit, 2002 Bindaree)

Bristol De Mai 11st 10lb

Go Conquer 10st 13lb

Blaklion 10st 12lb

Ballyoptic 10st 11lb

Calett Mad 10st 3lb

Ballyhill 9st 13lb

Ballyarthur 9st 10lb

Cogry 9st 10lb

Splash of Ginge 9st 7lb

 

5 ENTRIES

David Pipe

(2008 Comply Or Die)

Ramses De Teillee 10st 5lb

Daklondike 10st 4lb

Vieux Lion Rouge 10st 2lb

Rathlin Rose 8st 12lb

Van Gogh Du Granit 8st 11lb

 

Colin Tizzard

Elegant Escape 11st 4lb

Sizing Codelco 10st 10lb

Royal Vacation 10st 8lb

The Dutchman 10st 3lb

Ultragold 10st 3lb

 

4 ENTRIES

Neil Mulholland

Shantou Village 9st 12lb

The Young Master 9st 12lb

Impulsive Star 9st 9lb

Carole's Destrier 9st 8lb

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 ENTRIES

Paul Nicholls

(2012 Neptune Collonges)

Black Corton 10st 11lb

Warriors Tale 10st 9lb

Give Me A Copper 10st 1lb

 

2 ENTRIES

Henry de Bromhead IRE

Sub Lieutenant 10st 13lb

Valseur Lido 10st 2lb

 

Harry Fry

American 10st 10lb

The Last Samuri 10st 6lb

 

Jessica Harrington IRE

Magic Of Light 10st 7lb

Sandymount Duke 10st 6lb

 

Nicky Henderson

Valtor 11st 2lb

Kilcrea Vale 9st 5lb

 

Anthony Honeyball

Regal Encore 10st 8lb

Ms Parfois 10st 2lb


Charlie Longsdon

Willie Boy 10st

Ballydine 9st 10lb

 

James Moffatt

Just A Par 9st 12lb

Highland Lodge 9st 5lb

 

Joseph O’Brien IRE

Edwulf 11st 1lb

Vieux Morvan 9st 10lb

 

Ross O’Sullivan IRE

Baie Des Iles 9st 12lb

Call It Magic 9st 5lb

 

1 ENTRY

Nick Alexander

Lake View Lad 10st 11lb

 

Enda Bolger IRE

Auvergnat 10st 8lb

 

Mark Bradstock

Step Back 10st 3lb

 

Stuart Coltherd

Captain Redbeard 9st 13lb

 

Rebecca Curtis

Joe Farrell 9st 12lb

 

Henry Daly

Back To The Thatch 9st 2lb

 

Philip Dempsey IRE

Mr Diablo 9st 9lb

 

Tom George

Singlefarmpayment 10st 2lb

 

Warren Greatrex

Missed Approach 10st 1lb

 

Philip Hobbs

Rock The Kasbah 10st 9lb

 

Richard Hobson

Allysson Monterg 9st 12lb

 

Patrick Kelly IRE

Mall Dini 10st 4lb

 

Alan King

Ziga Boy 9st 7lb

 

Neil King

Milansbar 9st 8lb

 

Charlie Mann

Morney Wing 8st 13lb

 

Tony Martin IRE

Anibale Fly 11st 6lb

 

Phil Middleton

Exitas 9st 12lb

 

Gary Moore

Traffic Fluide 10st 10lb

 

Thomas Mullins IRE

Scoir Mear 8st 11lb

 

Dr Richard Newland

(2014 Pineau De Re)

Abolitionist 10st 1lb

 

Fergal O’Brien

Master Dee 10st 7lb

 

Eoghan O’Grady IRE

Westerner Point 9st 11lb

 

Gearoid O’Loughlin IRE

Jarob 9st 7lb

 

Jonjo O’Neill

(2010 Don’t Push It)

Minella Rocco 10st 11lb

 

Nicky Richards

Looking Well 9st 3lb

 

Lucinda Russell

(2017 One For Arthur)

One For Arthur 10st 10lb

 

Michael Scuadmore

Kingswell Theatre 9st 9lb

 

Sue Smith

(2013 Auroras Encore)

Vintage Clouds 10st

 

Jamie Snowden

Fact of The Matter 9st 10lb

 

Robert Walford

Walk In The Mill 10st

 

Christian Williams 

Potters Corner 9st 2lb

 

Ian Williams

Red Infantry 9st 12lb

 

Jane Williams

Tea For Two 10st 5lb

 

Venetia Williams

(2009 Mon Mome)

Yala Enki 10st 12lb

 

 

Previous winning owners with entries in the

Randox Health Grand National

 

Cheveley Park Stud (1992 Party Politics – in the colours of Patricia Thompson)

1 entry

Highland Lodge 9st 5lb

 

Gigginstown House Stud (2016 Rule The World, 2018 Tiger Roll)

14 entries

Alpha Des Obeaux 11st 4lb

Tiger Roll 11st 1lb

Outlander 11st

Don Poli 10st 13lb

Sub Lieutenant 10st 13lb

Dounikos 10st 10lb

Shattered Love 10st 10lb

A Toi Phil 10st 7lb

Monbeg Notorious 10st 6lb

Blow By Blow 10st 2lb

Valseur Lido 10st 2lb

General Principle 10st

Rogue Angel 9st 7lb

Woods Well 9st 5lb

 

Trevor Hemmings (2005 Hedgehunter, 2011 Ballabriggs, 2015 Many Clouds)

3 entries

Lake View Lad 10st 11lb

Warriors Tale 10st 9lb

Vintage Clouds 10st

 

J P McManus (2010 Don’t Push It)

6 entries

Anibale Fly 11st 6lb

Edwulf 11st 1lb

Minella Rocco 10st 11lb

Auvergnat 10st 8lb

Regal Encore 10st 8lb

Scoir Mear 8st 11lb

 

John Provan (2014 Pineau De Re)

1 entry

Abolitionist (owned in partnership with Mark Albon and Chris Stedman) 10st 1lb

 

Two Golf Widows (2017 One For Arthur)

1 entry

One For Arthur 10st 10lb

 

 

Randox Health Grand National Weights/Ratings

– comparison with 2018

(at time of weights’ announcement)

 

Horse                     Age    2019            2018            Rating Change  Current Trainer

Bristol de Mai                     8        11-10 (168)  11-09 (164)  +4lb                       Nigel Twiston-Davies

Anibale Fly              9        11-06 (164)  11-04 (159) +5lb                       Tony Martin IRE

Alpha Des Obeaux    9        11-04 (162)  11-00 (155) +7lb                       Gordon Elliott IRE

Edwulf                    10      11-01 (159)  11-09 (164)  -5lb                        Joseph O'Brien IRE

Tiger Roll                9        11-01 (159)  10-09 (150) +9lb                       Gordon Elliott IRE

Outlander                11      11-00 (158)  11-08 (163) -5lb                        Gordon Elliott IRE

Go Conquer             10      10-13 (157)  10-10 (151) +6lb                       Nigel Twiston-Davies

Sub Lieutenant        10      10-13 (157)  11-05 (160)  -3lb                        Henry de Bromhead IRE

Blaklion                   10      10-12 (156)  11-06 (161)  -5lb                        Nigel Twiston-Davies

Mala Beach              11      10-12 (156)  11-03 (158)  -2lb                        Gordon Elliott IRE

Minella Rocco                     9        10-11 (155)  11-07 (162)  -7lb                        Jonjo O'Neill

Pleasant Company    11      10-11 (155)  10-07 (148)  +7lb                       Willie Mullins IRE

American                 9        10-10 (154)  11-02 (157)  -3lb                        Harry Fry

Rathvinden              11      10-10 (154)  10-09 (150)  +4lb                       Willie Mullins IRE

Sizing Codelco         10      10-10 (154)  10-13 (154)  =                            Colin Tizzard

Total Recall             10      10-10 (154) 11-01 (156)  -2lb                        Willie Mullins IRE

Traffic Fluide           9        10-10 (154)  10-10 (151)  +3lb                       Gary Moore

Rock The Kasbah     9        10-09 (153)  10-08 (149)  +4lb                       Philip Hobbs

Warriors Tale           10      10-09 (153)  10-08 (149)  +4lb                       Paul Nicholls

Regal Encore           11      10-08 (152)  10-09 (150)  +2lb                       Anthony Honeyball

Noble Endeavor        10      10-06 (150)  10-13 (154)  -4lb                        Gordon Elliott IRE

The Last Samuri      11      10-06 (150)  11-04 (159)  -9lb                        Harry Fry

Acapella Bourgeois   9        10-05 (149)  10-09 (150)  -1lb                        Willie Mullins IRE

The Dutchman         9        10-03 (147)  10-07 (148)  -1lb                        Colin Tizzard

Valseur Lido           10      10-02 (146)  11-03 (158)  -12lb                      Henry de Bromhead IRE

Vieux Lion Rouge     10      10-02 (146)  10-09 (150)  -4lb                        David Pipe

Abolitionist              11      10-01 (145)  10-04 (145)  =                            Dr Richard Newland

Missed Approach      9        10-01 (145)  9-11 (138)    +7lb                       Warren Greatrex

General Principle      10      10-00 (144)  9-12 (139)    +5lb                       Gordon Elliott IRE

Vintage Clouds        9        10-00 (144)  10-00 (141)  +3lb                       Sue Smith

Walk In The Mill       9        10-00 (144)  10-00 (141)  +3lb                       Robert Walford

Bless The Wings      14      9-13 (143)    10-02 (143)  =                            Gordon Elliott IRE

Captain Redbeard    10      9-13 (143)    10-03 (144)  -1lb                        Stuart Coltherd

Polidam                   10      9-13 (143)    10-05 (146)  -3lb                        Willie Mullins IRE

Baie Des Iles           8        9-12 (142)    10-04 (145)  -3lb                        Ross O'Sullivan IRE

The Young Master    10      9-12 (142)    9-08 (135)    +7lb                       Neil Mulholland

Cogry                      10      9-10 (140)    9-11 (138)    +2lb                       Nigel Twiston-Davies

Out Sam                 10      9-10 (140)    9-03 (130)    +10lb                     Gordon Elliott IRE

Vieux Morvan                     10      9-10 (140)    9-12 (139)    +1lb                       Joseph O'Brien IRE

Carole's Destrier      11      9-08 (138)    10-05 (146)  -8lb                        Neil Mulholland

Milansbar                12      9-08 (138)    10-02 (143)  -5lb                        Neil King

Rogue Angel            11      9-07 (137)    9-05 (132)    +5lb                       Gordon Elliott IRE

Splash Of Ginge       11      9-07 (137)    9-11 (138)    -1lb                        Nigel Twiston-Davies

 

 

Randox Health Grand National weight statistics 2000-2019

AT TIME OF ISSUE OF WEIGHTS

year                 no of entries                 11st+               10st+            no & % in handicap                % 135+

2000                99                                24                    42                    66        67%                    -

2001                126                              7                      32                    39        31%                    -

2002                139                              9                      24                    33        24%                    -

2003                148                              18                    49                    67        45%                    -

2004                117                              23                    43                    66        59% 47%

2005                152                              28                    64                    92        61%                    47%

2006                144                              19                    66                    85        59%                    51%

2007                117                              25                    62                    87        74%                    62%

2008                149                              26                    79                    105      70%                    59%

2009                120                              13                    48                    61        51%                    80%

2010                111                              30                    67                    97        87%                    85%

2011                101                              19                    63                    82        82%                    85%  

2012                82                                21                    48                    69        84%                    85%

2013                83                                19                    40                    59        71%                    78%

2014                114                              19                    63                    82        72%                    76%

2015                96                                19                    57                    76        79%                    85%

2016                126                              19                    64                    83        66%                    83%

2017                109                              15                    58                    73        67%                    88%    

2018                104                              15                    61                    76        73%                    90%

2019                112                              9                      67                    76        68%                    91%

ON DAY OF RACE

year               runners               in handicap       out of handicap             lowest rated runner

2000                40                    33                                7                                  120

2001                40                    26                                14                                123

2002                40                    31                                9                                  130

2003                40                    36                                4                                  130

2004                39                    34                                5                                  116

2005                40                    40                                0                                  134

2006                40                    40                                0                                  135

2007                40                    40                                0                                  134

2008                40                    40                                0                                  137

2009                40                    40                                0                                  139

2010                40                    40                                0                                  139

2011                40                    40                                0                                  138     

2012                40                    39                                1                                  131

2013                40                    37                                3                                  131        

2014                40                    40                                0                                  138     

2015                39                    39                                0                                  139

2016                39                    39                                0                                  145

2017                40                    40                                0                                  143     

2018                38                    38                                0                                  142     

 

MEDIAN RATING OF HORSES ENTERED

2006      2007      2008      2009      2010      2011      2012      2013   2014        2015      2016      2017   2018      2019

135       137       137       142       143       141       144       143       142     142          144       146   145       146

 

POSITION NEEDED IN WEIGHTS AT ENTRY TO GET RUN IN RACE

year      position

2000      81st

2001      79th

2002      68th

2003      77th

2004      95th

2005      75th

2006      76th

2007      75th

2008      71st

2009      74th

2010      79th

2011      70th

2012      72nd

2013      76th

2014      76th

2015      67th

2016      59th

2017      71st

2018      73rd

 

Top-weighted horses at the Randox Health Grand National Launch

 

2018

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position At Aintree

Definitly Red                      9-11-10                  NR

Bristol De Mai                    7-11-09                  NR

Edwulf                              9-11-09                  NR

Outlander                          10-11-08                NR

Minella Rocco                     8-11-07                  NR

Blaklion                             9-11-06                  BD 1st

Sub Lieutenant                  9-11-05                  NR

Anibale Fly                        8-11-04                  4th

The Last Samuri                10-11-04                PU bef 26th

Mala Beach                        10-11-03                NR

Number of entries 105

Number in handicap 76

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st Tiger Roll                     10-09

2nd Pleasant Company       10-07

3rd Bless The Wings           10-02

4th Aniable Fly                  11-04

 

2017

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position At Aintree

Outlander                          9-11-10                  NR

Champagne West               9-11-09                  NR

Empire Of Dirt                   10-11-08                NR

Don Poli                            8-11-07                  NR

Carlingford Lough              11-11-06                NR

The Last Samuri                9-11-05                  16th

Alary                                 7-11-04                  NR

Alelchi Inois                       9-11-03                  NR

Minella Rocco                             7-11-02           NR

Devils Bride                       10-11-01                NR

Number of entries 109

Number in handicap 73

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      One For Arthur         10-06

2nd     Cause Of Causes      10-08

3rd     Saint Are                 10-05

4th     Blaklion                   10-10

2016

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position At Aintree

Many Clouds                      9-11-10                  16th

Don Poli                            7-11-09                  NR

Silviniaco Conti                  10-11-08                PU bef 14th  

Carlingford Lough              10-11-07                NR

Valseur Lido                      7-11-06                  NR     

Houblon Des Obeaux          9-11-05                  NR

First Lieutenant                 11-11-04                Fell 2nd

Foxrock                             8-11-03                  NR

Wonderful Charm               8-11-03                  PU bef 21st

Ballynagour                       10-11-02                UR 19th

Number of entries 126 entries

Number in handicap 83

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Rule The World        10-07

2nd     The Last Samuri      10-08

3rd     Vic Canvas              10-06

4th     Gilgamboa               11-01

 

2015

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position At Aintree

Carlingford Lough              9-11-10                  NR               

Lord Windermere               9-11-10                  PU bef 25th

Many Clouds                      8-11-09                  WON  

Sam Winner                      8-11-08                  NR

Boston Bob                        10-11-07                NR

Unioniste                           7-11-06                  Fell 5th

Rajdhani Express               8-11-04                  NR

Roi Du Mee                        10-11-04                NR

First Lieutenant                 10-11-03                16th

Rocky Creek                      9-11-03                  17th

Number of entries 96 entries (was 98 - Cappa Bleu scratched, Qulinton not qualified)

Number in handicap 76

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Many Clouds            11-09

2nd     Saint Are                 10-06

3rd     Monbeg Dude          10-07

4th     Alvarado                  10-02

 

2014

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position at Aintree

Tidal Bay                           13-11-10                UR 8th

Long Run                          9-11-09                  Fell 9th

Hunt Ball                           9-11-07                  17th

Roi Du Mee                        9-11-06                  NR

Triolo D’Alene                            7-11-06          PU bef 22nd

Rocky Creek                      8-11-05                  5th

Katenko                            8-11-04                  NR

Boston Bob                        9-11-03                  NR

On His Own                       10-11-03                NR

Bog Warrior                       10-11-02                NR

Number of entries 115 (1 not qualified)

Number in handicap 82

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Pineau De Re           10-06

2nd     Balthazar King         10-13

3rd     Double Seven          10-11

4th     Alvarado                  10-02

2013

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position at Aintree

Tidal Bay                           12-11-10                NR     

Albertas Run                      12-11-08                NR

Imperial Commander                 12-11-06                   PU bef 22nd

Quito De La Roque             9-11-05                  NR

What A Friend                           10-11-05                   PU bef 19th

Katenko                            7-11-04                  NR

Weird Al                            10-11-04                PU bef 25th

Prince De Beauchene                  10-11-03                   NR

Quel Esprit                        9-11-03                  PU bef 24th

Big Fella Thanks                11-11-02                UR 8th

Number of entries 83                

Number in handicap 59             

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Auroras Encore        9-13  

2nd     Cappa Bleu              10-07

3rd     Teaforthree              10-13

4th     Oscar Time              10-07

 

 

 

2012

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position at Aintree

Synchronised                     9-11-10                  Fell 6th

Ballabriggs                        11-11-09                6th

Midnight Chase                  10-11-08                NR

Weird Al                            9-11-08                  Fell 27th

Burton Port                        8-11-07                  NR

Quel Esprit                        8-11-07                  NR

Calgary Bay                       9-11-06                  14th

Neptune Collonges             11-11-06                WON

Alfa Beat                           8-11-05                  Fell 7th

Planet of Sound                 10-11-05                12th

Number of entries 82                

Number in handicap 69             

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Neptune Collonges   11-06

2nd     Sunnyhillboy           10-05

3rd     Seabass                  10-12

4th     Cappa Bleu              10-10

 

2011

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position at Aintree

Don't Push it                      11-11-10                3rd

Neptune Collonges             10-11-10                NR     

Tidal Bay                           10-11-09                UR 10th

Midnight Chase                  9-11-08                  NR

Deep Purple                       10-11-07                NR

Tranquil Sea                     9-11-07                  NR

Synchronised                     8-11-06                  NR

Vic Venturi                        11-11-06                BD 2nd

What A Friend                           8-11-06           PU bef 27th

Majestic Concorde              8-11-05                  UR 24th

Or Noir De Somoza             9-11-05                  Fell 6th

Number of entries           102 (1 scratched before weights calculated)

Number in handicap        82     

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Ballabriggs              11-00

2nd     Oscar Time              10-09

3rd     Don’t Push It           11-10

4th     State Of Play           10-06

 

2010

Horse                               Age/Weight           Position at Aintree

Albertas Run                      9-11-10                  NR

Madison Du Berlais             9-11-10                  Fell 19th

Notre Pere                         9-11-10                  NR

Taranis                              9-11-09                  NR

Our Vic                              12-11-08                NR

Mon Mome                         10-11-07                Fell 26th

Black Apalachi                   11-11-06                2nd

Joe Lively                          11-11-06                10th

Vic Venturi                        10-11-06                UR 20th       

Comply Or Die                   11-11-05                12th

Number of entries           112 (1 scratched before weights calculated)

Number in handicap        97     

Weights (at time of weights launch) of first four home

1st      Don’t Push It           11-05

2nd     Black Apalachi         11-06

3rd     State Of Play           10-11

4th     Big Fella Thanks      10-12

 

About Aintree Racecourse / The Jockey Club

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