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Grand National 2019 Runners

List of the major runners and riders for the 2019 Grand National

With 40 runners due to line up at Aintree for the Grand National on Saturday 6th April, picking the winner isn't going to be easy. See below for the Timeform runner-by-runner guide to the top Grand National contenders, giving you all the details you need such as the horse’s age and the weight they have to carry, along with their recent form, plus we also give expert Timeform insight and Star Ratings to help you find the winner.

Timeform Star Guide
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Silk colours for ANIBALE FLY (FR), trained by A. J. Martin, Ireland and owned by Mr John P. McManus
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Weight: 11-8
Age: 8

Won the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown (by 7 lengths from Ucello Conti) in December and shaped well when third to Native River in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, suited by a thorough test of stamina. Ran a blinder when fourth to Tiger Roll in 2018 Grand National and looks a major player for the 2019 renewal as a result.

Won the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown (by 7 lengths from Ucello Conti) in December and shaped well when third to Native River in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, suited by a thorough test of stamina. Ran a blinder when fourth to Tiger Roll in 2018 Grand National and looks a major player for the 2019 renewal as a result.

Silk colours for BLAKLION, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by S Such & CG Paletta
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Weight: 11-10
Age: 9

2017 fourth who proved better than ever when chasing home Bristol de Mai in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, and was most impressive when going one better in the Becher Chase, beating a pair of fellow course-specialists, The Last Samuri and Highland Lodge, by nine lengths. Unseated rider early in the 2018 Grand National

2017 fourth who proved better than ever when chasing home Bristol de Mai in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, and was most impressive when going one better in the Becher Chase, beating a pair of fellow course-specialists, The Last Samuri and Highland Lodge, by nine lengths. Unseated rider early in the 2018 Grand National

Silk colours for PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Mr Malcolm C. Denmark
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Weight: 10-11
Age: 10

Won the Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase at Punchestown and Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse (by half a length from Thunder And Roses) in 2016/17. Made little impact in handicaps but back to best when head second of 38 to Tiger Roll in Grand National at Aintree last time, jumping superbly in main and rallying well after being headed. Major player.

Won the Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase at Punchestown and Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse (by half a length from Thunder And Roses) in 2016/17. Made little impact in handicaps but back to best when head second of 38 to Tiger Roll in Grand National at Aintree last time, jumping superbly in main and rallying well after being headed. Major player.

Silk colours for TIGER ROLL (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud
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Weight: 10-13
Age: 8

Won the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham in 2016/17 and returned to form at the Festival when landing the Cross Country Chase by two lengths from Urgent de Gregaine. Followed up in 38-runner Grand National at Aintree last time by a head from Pleasant Company, looking in full control at The Elbow (tied up and advantage reduced close home). Comes to life in the spring and should make a bold bid to defend his crown.

Won the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham in 2016/17 and returned to form at the Festival when landing the Cross Country Chase by two lengths from Urgent de Gregaine. Followed up in 38-runner Grand National at Aintree last time by a head from Pleasant Company, looking in full control at The Elbow (tied up and advantage reduced close home). Comes to life in the spring and should make a bold bid to defend his crown.

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