A Guide For All The Horses Running In The 2023 Randox Grand National At Aintree

Here is all you need to know about the runners for the Aintree showpiece this Saturday
12:00, 12 Apr 2023

Grand National week is here. On Saturday the eyes of the UK will be fixated on Aintree for one of the biggest horse races in the world. After 50/1 shot Noble Yeats claimed victory last year, could we get another huge outsider winning it again this year?

Here are all the runners for the 175th Grand National who are looking to write themselves into racing’s history books.

Corach Rambler - 7-1 (FAV)

After recording a second consecutive Ultima Handicap Chase victory at Cheltenham, Corach Rambler is the favourite for National glory. He stays well and in this race it is so important.

Delta Work - 8/1

His latest triumph in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival would suggest he is at the peak of his physical powers and this might be his greatest shot at adding a Grand National title to his impressive CV.

Noble Yeats - 9/1

Reigning champion can emulate Tiger Roll and Red Rum with a consecutive National victory on Saturday. He is a strong stayer and knows the track well, but he is carrying more weight on this occasion.

Mr Incredible - 12/1

Finished third in his latest outing at the Cheltenham Festival. Mr Incredible has a good engine and could be built for this four-mile spectacle.

Ain’t That A Shame - 14/1

Won on his last outing at Gowran Park for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore. If reunited with the Irish jockey, Ain’t That A Shame will be a popular pick with punters.

Le Milos - 14/1

After winning the Coral Trophy earlier this year, Dan Skelton will fancy Le Milos’ chances this weekend. He is a horse that not only stays well but is versatile to the conditions of the ground.

Gaillard Du Mesnil - 14/1

Heads to Aintree having won at the Cheltenham Festival, but was fortunate after the leader fell at the last. He will give his camp a lot of confidence for the National.

Longhouse Poet - 14/1

Won on last appearance at Down Royal. Camp are feeling good about his chances heading to Aintree after finishing sixth last year in the National.

Any Second Now - 16/1

Finished second in the National to Noble Yeats last year. A good stayer and a solid jumper, could this be his year?

Vanillier - 16/1

First entry into the National will see Gavin Cromwell’s star tested over four miles and tests don’t come bigger than this.

The Big Dog - 16/1

Recorded wins at Navan and Limerick in 2022 but fell on last appearance at Leopardstown in February. It’ll be interesting to see how shaken up he is after that.

Capodanno - 18/1

Has the tendency to race wide and susceptible to mistakes over hurdles but still has the ability to stay well.

Galvin - 20/1

Delivered a strong run at Cheltenham finishing second behind Delta Work in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase. Gordon Elliott will certainly be fancying his chances with both of his stars.

Our Power - 20/1

Won last two races at Kempton and Ascot by a neck and two lengths respectively. This will be his first National appearance.


Coko Beach - 25/1

Coko Beach powered his way through the Grand National Trial at Punchestown and always looked to have plenty in the tank, jumping flawlessly throughout. He has come a long way since the National last April.

Lifetime Ambition - 25/1

Won four of 22 rules races. Got a taste of the Aintree track back in November finishing fourth in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase.

Back On The Lash - 25/1

Caught our attention when winning the Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in January, beating Festival winner Delta Work. On his return to Cheltenham for the Festival in March he was pulled up in the Cross Country Chase, which was won by Delta Work.

Roi Mage - 28/1

Made his Aintree debut last year in the Group Liverpool Hurdle and he was well beaten over three miles.

Eva's Oskar - 33/1 

Won a decent handicap at Cheltenham as their December Meeting and was a fair 4th in the Eider Chase at Newcastle last time out.

Gabbys Cross - 33/1

He may not be the best handicapped horse in the race by any stretch, but this sort of distance could be to the liking of Gabbys Cross.

The Big Breakaway - 33/1

He looks in good shape and ideally weighted to stake a claim in this year’s National. Stamina will not be an issue for him in this four-mile race. He handles both good and soft ground, which is another tick in the box, and his jumping could prove to be an advantage for him. 

Velvet Elvis - 33/1

Has proven to be a strong stayer but needs to find a way to finish strongly - the National will be a huge test for him.

Minella Trump - 40/1

Only ran once in the past 10 months and it didn’t go to plan as he finished last at Bangor-on-Dee.

Mister Coffey - 50/1 

The Nicky Henderson-trained Mister Coffey heads into the Grand National after an impressive run at the Cheltenham Festival to place third in the Novices’ Chase behind Gaillard Du Mesnil.

Fortescue - 50/1

Unseated rider in the Grand National last year and hasn’t shown great improvement since.

Fury Road - 50/1

Gordon Elliott’s nine-year-old has a good engine on him but more often than not he tends to burn out towards the end when it comes to the most important push of the race.

Cloudy Glen - 50/1

Has shown promise at times over the past two years but inconsistency has been a huge problem - pulled up on last outing at the Cheltenham Festival.


Sam Brown - 50/1

Has demonstrated his ability to travel well but is often burned out when it comes to the final fences. Sam Brown is not the most experienced hurdler either with this to be his fourth race over fences.

Carefully Selected - 33/1

A strong stayer on his day but there have been issues with his jumping of late, which could be a huge disadvantage in the National.

Hill Sixteen - 66/1

Has the experience of two runs at Aintree but only over three miles. This will be his first entry in the Grand National.

Recite A Prayer - 66/1

Trained by WIllie Mullins, Recite A Prayer has raced at Aintree before but this is his first entry in the National.

Dunboyne - 66/1

Finished fourth on his last outing at Cheltenham and was hampered by drifting left towards the final stages.

Francky Du Berlais - 66/1

First entry in the Grand National after three runs at Aintree in the past. Worryingly refused to jump the last hurdle in the Glenfarclas Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

Born By The Sea - 80/1

Well beaten on last outing at the Cheltenham Festival.

Enjoy D’Allen - 80/1

Prone to errors and unseated his rider in the Grand National last year. Not heading to Aintree with great confidence.

Escaria Ten - 80/1

Pulled up on last outing at Cheltenham Festival and was well beaten in his last completed race at Gowran Park back in January.

Darasso - 80/1

On his last outing at Gowran Park, he raced wide for much of the race as he finished last and he didn’t leave a great impression with his jumping.

Diol Ker - 80/1

A horse that you never know what you’re going to get when he takes to the track, things can either line up well for him and he will push for a place, or he will struggle to get going and be well beaten.

Cape Gentlemen - 80/1

Not heading to Aintree in the best of form and there are doubts about his staying ability. The Grand National is going to be a huge challenge for him.

A Wave Of The Sea - 100/1

A horse that has quite a turbulent record. He was pulled up on his last outing at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

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