Grand National Trainers

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.

Here are the Grand National trainer statistics over the past 20 renewals for trainers who have entries in the 2021 renewal, those not listed have had under 5 runners. R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places (Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookmakers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National) C = Completed runners:

Trainer R-W-P-C Win EW
Gordon Elliott 27-3-5-14 +23.00 +23.00
Paul Nicholls 66-1-4-22 -32.00 -32.00
W P Mullins 40-1-5-17 -32.00 -32.00
Nigel Twiston-Davies 39-1-2-9 -18.00 -18.00
David Pipe 34-1-2-19 -26.00 -26.00
Jonjo O'Neill 32-1-6-13 -21.00 -21.00
Venetia Williams 20-1-1-5 +81.00 +81.00
T M Walsh 10-1-3-5 +1.00 +1.00
Philip Hobbs 22-0-2-6 -22.00 -22.00
Nicky Henderson 21-0-0-5 -21.00 -21.00
Kim Bailey 13-0-1-5 -13.00 -13.00
Alan King 11-0-0-2 -11.00 -11.00
Evan Williams 10-0-5-6 -10.00 -10.00
Tom George 10-0-2-4 -10.00 -10.00
A J Martin 9-0-1-4 -9.00 -9.00
Noel Meade 7-0-0-3 -7.00 -7.00
Henry De Bromhead 5-0-0-3 -5.00 -5.00


Here are the Grand National trainer statistics over the past 20 renewals for runners over national fences for trainers who have entries in the 2021 renewal, those not listed have had under 10 runners. R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places (Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookmakers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National) C = Completed runners. Statistics include Becher, Fox Hunters, Sefton, Topham and Grand National:

Trainer R-W-P-C Win EW
Paul Nicholls 172-9-25-94 -51.00 -51.00
Nigel Twiston-Davies 108-7-14-49 -43.25 -43.25
Jonjo O'Neill 70-5-13-30 -8.50 -8.50
Nicky Henderson 65-5-11-29 -6.50 -6.50
David Pipe 74-4-8-44 -18.00 -18.00
W P Mullins 67-3-13-34 -39.00 -39.00
Philip Hobbs 54-3-10-27 -17.50 -17.50
Gordon Elliott 46-3-7-27 +4.00 +4.00
Dr Richard Newland 25-3-5-15 +73.00 +73.00
Venetia Williams 53-2-7-23 +57.00 +57.00
Colin Tizzard 21-2-6-14 +45.00 +45.00
Alan King 23-1-2-9 -12.00 -12.00
T M Walsh 14-1-3-5 -3.00 -3.00
Tom George 39-0-6-20 -39.00 -39.00
Kim Bailey 29-0-6-13 -29.00 -29.00
Evan Williams 18-0-5-10 -18.00 -18.00
A J Martin 14-0-1-6 -14.00 -14.00
Noel Meade 13-0-1-7 -13.00 -13.00
Henry De Bromhead 10-0-2-7 -10.00 -10.00

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 an additional five times over the Grand National fences over the past twenty years. Twiston-Davies' runners always warrant the closest inspection and his main contender for the 2021 looks to be Ballyoptic who won three times last season.

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 9 winners over the National fences in the past twenty years. Nicholls main runners for this year's renewal look set to be Yala Enki and Truckers Lodge.

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's best hope this year looks to be with the in-form Ramses De Teillee who has won two of his three starts last season.

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 in 2018 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 2021 renewal with Pleasant Company again entered as well as the likes of former Irish National winner Burrows Saint.

Gordon Elliott Runners

Gordon Elliott won the Grand National with his first runner, Silver Birch, in 2007 and went close again in 2017 with runner up Cause Of Causes.  Elliott ended an eleven-year wait when Tiger Roll won the Grand National in 2018 and then followed up again the following year. Tiger Roll returns to defend his crown and looks to become the first runner since Red Rum to win the race three times and the first to ever win three back-to-back renewals of the race.

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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.