Grand National Trainers

07:05, 17 Jul 2019 Updated 07:14, 17 Jul 2019
Use Grand National trainers stats and trends to help you to identify the winner of this year's Grand National.

Many people like to place their grand national bets on a favourite trainer or a popular, well-known trainer.

Using our trends showing the performance of each trainer's past grand national runners, you can see the best grand national trainers to follow and those to avoid. The following table shows the Grand National trainers who currently hold an entry and their record for the past 22 years:
TrainerRunnersWinsPlaced**CompletedWin LSPEach Way LSP
Nigel Twiston-Davies 432313/43-14.00-6.63
Gordon Elliott 162210/16+29.00+20.88
Paul Nicholls 711623/71-37.00-31.00
Willie Mullins 361315/36-28.00-23.38
David Pipe 321118/32-24.00-24.38
Jonjo O'Neill 311713/31-20.00+2.00
Sue Smith 13104/13+54.00+29.25
Lucinda Russell 3103/3+12.00+6.75
Philip Hobbs 26038/26-26.00-20.50
Nicky Henderson 22014/22-22.00-16.50
Tom George 9023/9-9.00-1.75
A J Martin 8013/8-8.00-6.25
Rebecca Curtis 6011/6-6.00-4.25
Henry De Bromhead 4002/4-4.00-4.00
Neil Mulholland 3000/3-3.00-3.00
Colin Tizzard 3001/3-3.00-3.00
James Moffatt 2001/2-2.00-2.00
Mark Bradstock 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Stuart Coltherd 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Anthony Honeyball 1001/1-1.00-1.00
Neil Alexander 0000/00.000.00
Mrs John Harrington 0000/00.000.00
Philip Kirby 0000/00.000.00
Phil Middleton 0000/00.000.00
Richard Spencer 0000/00.000.00
Robert Walford 0000/00.000.00
Mrs Jane Williams 0000/00.000.00
**Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookmakers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National

The following table shows the Grand National trainers who currently hold an entry and their record for the past 22 years for runners over the national fences so includes the Becher, Fox Hunters, Sefton, Topham and Grand National:
TrainerRunnersWinsPlacedCompletedWin LSPEach Way LSP
Paul Nicholls 17692294/176-55.00-50.34
Nigel Twiston-Davies 1139954/113-33.25-28.97
Jonjo O'Neill 6951030/69-7.50+5.11
Philip Hobbs 6351034/63-4.50-6.16
Nicky Henderson 635626/63-4.50-8.60
David Pipe 693440/69-26.00-32.25
Willie Mullins 6121031/61-42.00-24.80
Sue Smith 432523/43+39.00+17.35
Gordon Elliott 312320/31+14.00+7.75
Colin Tizzard 192412/19+47.00+33.98
Lucinda Russell 161012/16-1.00-6.25
James Moffatt 7125/7+14.00+11.50
Stuart Coltherd 6115/6+95.00+58.00
Robert Walford 1101/1+10.00+6.25
Tom George 360617/36-36.00-19.28
A J Martin 16038/16-16.00-11.81
Rebecca Curtis 15029/15-15.00-9.45
Henry De Bromhead 8015/8-8.00-5.75
Neil Mulholland 6001/6-6.00-6.00
Mrs John Harrington 3003/3-3.00-3.00
Mark Bradstock 2011/2-2.00+3.50
Neil Alexander 2001/2-2.00-2.00
Anthony Honeyball 1001/1-1.00-1.00
Philip Kirby 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Richard Spencer 1001/1-1.00-1.00
Mrs Jane Williams 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Phil Middleton 0000/00.000.00

Trainers With Winning Grand National Records

The Grand National has proved to be a race where certain trainers have had continued success.
These trainers know what is required to win the Grand National. This could be their year all over again! We will pay special attention to their runners.

Nigel Twiston Davies Runners

Nigel Twiston Davies has won the Grand National twice with Earth Summit and Bindaree and he's also won the joint most races over the Grand National fences over the past twenty-two years, level with Paul Nicholls. Twiston Davies' runners always warrant the closest inspection and his two main contenders this year will be Go Conquer and Ballyoptic

Sorry. Ballyoptic is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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Paul Nicholls Runners

Paul Nicholls has had rather a mixed bag from his runners in the National and finally registered his first win with Neptune Collonges in 2012. He leads the way with Twiston-Davies with 9 winners over the National fences in the past twenty-two years. Nicholls will send just Warriors Tale to the 2019 renewal.

Sorry. Warriors Tale is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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David Pipe Runners

Martin Pipe's son David is now very much forging his own reputation and he has had multiple entries in the Grand National since taking over from his father. Comply or Die won the race for him in 2008 and also finished runner-up the following year. Surprisingly no other David Pipe horse has managed to place since in the Grand National. Pipe sends two to this year's renewal with Ramses De Teillee and Vieux Lion Rouge looking to end his dry spell.

Willie Mullins Runners

Willie Mullins won the Grand National in 2005 with Hedgehunter who, but for falling at the last in 2004, could have also been placed on two further occasions. Mullins also guided the consistent Snowy Morning to third place in 2008 and last year Pleasant Company finished runner up to Tiger Roll but it could be argued that this is a disappointing return for such a strong stable. Willie looks to have a strong string heading to the 2019 renewal with Pleasant Company returning along with Livelovelaugh Pairofbrowneyes and Rathvinden

Gordon Elliott Runners

Gordon Elliott won the Grand National with his first runner, Silver Birch, in 2007 and after going close with Cause Of Causes in 2017 when runner up he ended an eleven-year wait when Tiger Roll won the grand national last year. Elliott also had Bless The Wings in the race last year who finished 3rd. Tiger Roll returns to defend his crown along with twelve other runners from the Elliot yard!

Sorry. General Principle is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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So the grand national tip based on trainer form is to beware of backing a horse just because it is from a popular yard but do pay close attention to the runners of Nigel Twiston-Davies who regularly reward each-way support.

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Odds are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change



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