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Grand National Runners 2024

List of horses likely to be running in the 2024 Grand National. 

For full detail, form summary and expert view on each runner click on the profile link. To open an online betting account and place your bet at top odds for your selection, click on see offer. 


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This page gives you an overview of each of the Grand National Runners. You can see their age, weight, number (when available), jockey colours, our star rating and their latest grand national odds. 

Alongside this we give a very brief comment on each horses chances in this year's Grand National. 

For more detail click on the profile link by each horse. Here you will see a more detailed analysis by one of our Grand National experts (our team of four horse racing tipsters have been studying this race every year for many years). You can see their grand national tips here. 

On the profile pages we also show you more detail about each runner including their stats and our ratings for different factors such as stamina, jumping ability. 

Once you have chosen your grand national runner to bet on you will need to open an online betting account with the bookmaker showing the best odds for your grand national horse

Click See Offer by your horse and then register your account and place your bets. Every year more and more people have been placing their grand national bets online and saving time. If you are used to placing your bets in a betting shop then do not worry, placing your Grand National bet online is a quick and easy way to place your bets. 

To choose from a range of recommended betting sites and claim an offer see our grand national offers page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the grand national runners for 2024?

    The full field of runners is now available above.

  • Are there any non runners for Grand National 2024?

    Once the final field is announced on Thursday 11th April, any non-runners will be announced in the racing press. Our runners page will be updated immediately to reflect the correct final field.

  • Grand National Runners and Riders 2024

    The grand national riders are confirmed in the days leading up to the race but these can change right until the day of the race. We will list the jockeys here by the runners as soon as we are aware of the jockey bookings. 

2024 Grand National Latest News

We will be adding any significant news articles in the run-up to the Grand National here:

Noble Yeats Well Backed

The 2022 Grand National winner Noble Yeats is one of the best backed horses this afternoon, ridden by Jockeys Championship chasing Harry Cobden.

Ain't That A Shame For Bookies!

Some firms report Ain't That A Shame will be a bad result for them, a popular choice for punters trained by GN winning trainer Henry De Bromhead and ridden by owner and amateur jockey David Maxwell.

Mr Incredible Big Market Mover

Unlucky in the race last year, Mr Incredible attracting plenty of support now and into single figures.

Good Money For Capodanno

Another Willie Mullins trained runner, Capodanno has attracted plenty of support seeing his odds halved with some firms.

I Am Maximus Now Clear Favourite

Continued support for I Am Maximus sees the Willie Mullins trained runner now a clear favourite.

Outsiders Being Supported

Betting firms report money for Galvin, Capodanno, Coko Beach, Mac Tottie and Eldorado Allen.

Run Wild Fred a NON RUNNER

The Gordon Elliott trained Run Wild Fred will not take his chance due to lameness, taken out at 10:14 on Saturday morning. Elliott still has seven runners in the big race.

Corach Rambler Drifting In The Betting

Defending GN champ Corach Rambler is on the drift in the early Saturday morning betting and is big as 8/1 with some firms. There's continued support for I Am Maximus and the best backed horse this week Limerick Lace who both could go off favourite.

National Course Good To Soft (Soft in Places)

The ground is now soft, good to soft in places on the Grand National course after a dry night at Aintree and no more than 2mm of rainfall on Friday.

Chambard a NON RUNNER

The Venetia Williams trained Chambard (No.33), a previous winner over the National fences is declared a NON RUNNER (07:57 Saturday morning) due to lameness.

Testing Conditions On Grand National Course

Jockeys riding over the National Course in the Topham Chase on Friday predicted ground conditions are likely to be testing for the Grand National.

Best Backed Horses On Friday Morning

Panda Boy, Limerick Lace, Mahler Mission and Delta Work attracting support on Friday morning.

I Am Maximus Joint Favourite With Some Bookmakers

The Willie Mullins trained Irish Grand National winner I Am Maximus has joined Corach Rambler at the head of the betting on Friday morning after some bookies reporting a drift on last year's National winner.

Grand National Course Dries to Soft

The ground conditions has changed to soft, heavy in places on the Grand National course on Friday morning after a dry night. There is no significant rain forecast for Friday and there could be showers on Grand National day.

Nine jockeys make their debut in the Grand National

A number of jockeys will be having their first ride in the National on Saturday. The debutants are as follows:

Caoilin Quinn - Nassalam

Ben Harvey - Mahler Mission

Gavin Brouder - Foxy Jacks

Sam Ewing - Galvin

David Maxwell - Ain't That A Shame

Tom Hamilton - Run Wild Fred

Gina Andrews - Latenightpass

Danny Gilligan - Chemical Energy

Luct Turner - Chambard

Final field confirmed for 2024 Grand National

Only Conflated was taken out of the Grand National at the 48 hour declaration stage which means Kittys Light sneaks in at number 34 in the race. 

Twenty-six of the runners are from Ireland and eight from the UK. 

Gordon Elliott runs eight as does Willie Mullins. Henry De Bromhead saddles three runners.

Elliott sweet on Delta Work's National chances

Three-time Grand National winning trainer Gordon Elliott has confirmed he will have eight runners in the Grand National and that the pick of his runners would be Delta Work. Elliott confirmed the eleven-year-old has been 'flying over the last few weeks'. Delta Work finished third to Noble Yeats in 2022 and is currently a general 25/1 shot.

Blackmore confirmed for Minella Indo

Rachael Blackmore has been confirmed as the jockey for former Gold Cup winner Minella Indo in the 2024 Grand National.

Blackmore famously became the first woman to win the Grand national when victorious on Minella Times in 2021.

Weights likely to rise in Grand National as Conflated declared for Melling Chase

Current Grand National top weight Conflated has been declared for Friday's Melling Chase meaning he looks a certain non-runner for the National. 

The Grand National weights will rise by one pound when Conflated is taken out of the race with 2022 winner Noble Yeats moving up to top weight on 11st 12lb. The rise is good news for connections of Eklat De Rire, Chambard and Kittys Light as those three faced a ballot for two places if no horse in the current field was withdrawn.

Ruby Walsh tips Capodanno in the Grand National

Grand National winning jockey Ruby Walsh has given his top three picks for the big race and the horse at the top of his list is Capodanno. The Willie Mullins trained gelding has picked up a Grade Two chase at Cheltenham en route to Aintree this year.

Walsh also highlighted the chances of the previously placed Delta Work and Kerry National winner Desertmore House if he makes the final line-up.

Mark Walsh plumps for Limerick Lace from the McManus batallions

JP McManus' retained jockey has chosen to ride Limerick Lace in the Grand National ahead of the leading owners other runners Capodanno, Meetingofthewaters and Janidil. Willie Mullins had specifically asked McManus for Paul Townend to contine his association with I Am Maximus so that horse was not an option for Walsh to ride. 

Limerick Lace won the Mares' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and has been heavily backed over the last few days.

How is the final list of Grand National runners decided?

Grand National 2024 runners likely to form the field are listed above with the final line up being confirmed on Thursday 11th April 2024. 

The entries into the race are all allotted running weights during February each year. Then on the Thursday before the Grand National, at 10am, the top 34 runners in the weights which haven't been withdrawn are confirmed. From 2024, the maximum number of runners has been reduced from 40 to 34. This has been done to make the race safer for horses and jockeys.

In previous years a reserve system has been in place in case of any non-runners in the run up to the race. However, from 2023 the reserve system was scrapped and if their are non-runners after the declaration time the race will go ahead minus those non-runners.

Grand National Guide will of course keep you updated at every step, we will have the runners updated here as soon as possible after each stage. So the final list of grand national runners is decided based on 

  • Entries (Close end of January)
  • Weights (Revealed mid February)
  • Declarations (End of Feb, mid March & Grand National week)
  • Non runners 
  • Final Confirmation (Friday 12th April 1pm)

Grand National Entries

Each year there are normally several hundred grand national entries which are whittled down to the final 34 runners on race day. A horse will be able to be entered in the grand national if it meets the minimum entry criteria. 

The race is open to horses aged 7 and older with a handicap of 120 or higher. All entries must also have finished in the first four in a chase of 3 miles or longer. Here are the stats from this year's entries:

  • 94 Initial entries in January 2024 (nine more than 2023)
  • 61 Irish initial entries (up by seven from 2023)
  • 26 Initial entries trained by Gordon Elliott (five more than last year)
  • 13 Initial entries trained by Willie Mullins (up five from last year)
  • 2 Previous Winners Entered - Corach Rambler (2023) and Noble Yeats (2022)
  • 4 Greys due to run - Coko Beach, Eldorado Allen, Panda Bot and Vanillier
  • 3 Mares due to rrun - Galia Des Liteaux, Limerick Lace and Malina Girl

Grand National Weights

During February each year these entries are then allotted running weights for the Grand National. These are based on ratings which the official handicapper gives each of the horses entered. 

Each horse already has an official rating for use in handicaps but the official handicapper will adjust this where they think necessary to produce a rating just for the Grand National. 

Typically the handicapper will reduce the rating of the very top runners to compress the handicap, that really means narrow the weight differences between the runners. 

Because the Grand National is run over such a long distance, longer than other races during the season, each pound of weight theoretically has more impact. This is part the reason why the horses at the top of the handicap often run off ratings lower than their normal weights. 

Also this is an opportunity for the handicapper to have a specific opinion on each of the runners to try to make the race a true handicap - the theory being that each horse should carry the same chance once the weight is taken into account. 

Grand National Declarations

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.

Once the final Grand National declarations have been made we will have the confirmed runners and riders listed here. Use this list of Grand National horses to pick your bet for the 2024 Grand National.

Grand National Non Runners

The last declaration stage takes place at 10am on the Thursday before the race at which point the top 34 runners in the weights are left in. Reserves are no longer used.

If horses withdraw and become non runners after this point then the field will start with less than 34 runners. We will be updating this list of grand national horses regularly in the run up to the race so that we keep on top of the likely runners during the year and then from the Friday before the race we will confirm the final list of runners.

Horses become non runners for a number of reasons. Some horses prefer certain ground conditions and if these aren't in place the horse's connections may decide not to run their horse. 

Horses may have injuries or illnesses of course or connections may not have been able to get them to the required fitness in time. Some horses are entered in a number of races and the choice of where they will run is made at a later date. 

Confirmed Grand National Runners

The maximum grand national field is 34 runners and riders and the full number of horses are likely to start the 2024 Grand National unless there are any late withdrawals. 

  • Most Grand National Runners - 66 in 1929 
  • Least Grand National Runners - 10 in 1883 
  • Number of Runners Since 2000 - Between 38 and 40 each year
  • Fastest Winning Runner - Mr Frisk (1990) 8m 47.8s
  • Slowest Winning Runner - Lottery (1839) 14m 53s

More information about The Grand National Horses

We have included the runners name, number (from 11th April), age, weight, along with a brief description of the horses chances. By each of the grand national horses you will also see a star rating, their latest odds and the bookmaker to place your bet with. Click the link See Offer to open your account with an online bookmaker and place your grand national bet. No need to join the long queue at the betting shop these days, your grand national horses can be backed quickly and easily with a reputable online bookmaker by clicking on the links on this page.

There are various way to make your selection for the Grand National 2024 and we have tried to help you with your Grand National bets by providing content that can assist you if you are not sure which horse you want to bet on. We have provided a variety of different content to allow you to make your selection based on form and Grand National trends or if you want to follow our experts then we have four selections for you to choose from on our Grand National Tips page.

Grand National Runners and Riders - Further Analysis

For the Grand National 2024 we have undertaken detailed analysis to look at the records of Grand National Trainers and Grand National Jockeys. Our Grand National statistical research will help you if you want to select your Grand National bet by using the trainers and jockeys that have excellent previous records in the race and have supplied Grand National winners or placed horses. 

Alternatively, you might want to focus on the most successful Grand National jockeys such as Rachael Blackmore or Derek Fox who both recently won the Grand National. See these pages for more information

Help Choosing a Grand National Runner from the List

As well as picking your Grand National Horse from this list of runners, with brief information, we have a number of other fun ways you can select your Grand National bets. Some like to look down our list of runners and choose based on this information alone. Others take a lucky dip to pick a horse completely at random. You can select your Grand National runner by picking your horse by the colours that the jockey will wear in the Grand National 2024 or the area of the country they are trained in or even the star sign the horse was born under! Head over to our Lucky Dip/Pinstickers section of the site to select your runner by 

  • Lucky Dip
  • Star Sign 
  • Colour 
  • Where they live 

If you want to use a bit more skill in determining your grand national horses, then we have some really detailed tools that go into in depth analysis. Our Winner Predictor tool has an excellent record of picking the winner. It uses an algorithm that analyses many form factors and characteristics of each of the runners to produce a rating for each national horse. Check this out if you want to narrow down the field of runners to a smaller more manageable list to choose from. Our form tool does a similar thing but this is based on the criteria you think are important. Start with 34 runners and then enter factors which you look for such as if the runner has won over a certain distance or has a certain jumping record. As you enter your criteria, your list of grand national runners starts to decrease. Check out these useful grand national runner analysis tools 

If you would rather follow advice for the race then check out 2024 Grand National tips page or see all todays racing tips on our recommended site OLBG who have some excellent horse racing tips.

Female Grand National Runners & Riders

Many people like to place a bet on a female Jockey or a female horse (Mare).  

In 2024, there will be two mares running in the race:

  • Limerick Lace
  • Galia Des Liteaux

Lady jockeys with possible grand national runners this year are:

  • Rachel Blackmore (became the first lady jockey to win the Grand National three years ago)
  • Gina Andrews
  • Lucy Turner

Here are some interesting stats and facts about female grand national runners; 

  • Winning Grand National Mares - 13 
  • Last winning Grand National Mare - Nickle Coin (1951)
  • Last placed Grand National Mare - Magic of Light (2019)
  • Best Lady Jockey Position - Rachael Blackmore WON in 2021
  • Lady Jockey & Trainer - Venetia Williams rode in 1988 and trained the winner in 2009

Venetia Williams fell from 200/1 chance Marcolo as a jockey and went on to win as a trainer with 100/1 shot Mon Mome in 2009 and is the only lady to ride and train a grand national runner.