Grand National 2021 Runners

List of the major runners and riders for the 2021 Grand National

With 40 runners due to line up at Aintree for the Grand National on Saturday 10th April, picking the winner isn't going to be easy. Choosing the right type of Grand National horse to bet on is important, as the race offers a unique test of stamina and jumping.

The Timeform runner-by-runner guide provides 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.

Age, Colour, Sex

10 b g (14 Mar 2010)

Owner Gigginstown House Stud

Duly became the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Grand Nationals when beating Magic of Light by nearly three lengths at Aintree in 2019. Lost at Cheltenham Festival for first time since 2015 when denied a third successive Cross Country Chase in March 2020, but will likely have his season again directed towards Aintree, where he will hold obvious claims of landing a historic Grand National hat-trick.

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Age, Colour, Sex

7 b g (20 May 2013)

Owner Mrs S. Ricci

Completed a hat-trick of wins in a maiden at Gowran, Grade 3 novice at Limerick and Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse in 2018/19. Looked rusty back down markedly in trip when 26¾ lengths third of 5 to Fakir d'Oudairies in Drinmore Novices' Chase at Fairyhouse in December, but showed the benefit of that run when winning a minor hurdles event at Punchestown later the same month, benefitting from an excellent tactical ride. Strong travelling sort who still very much has time on his side.

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Age, Colour, Sex

8 b g (4 May 2012)

Owner Mr John P. McManus

Smart chaser who won the Kim Muir Chase at Cheltenham (by 3¾ lengths from Kilfilum Cross) in 2018/19. Shaped as though still in good form in each of his first four outings of last season before putting it all together to win a Grade 3 event at Naas in February, leading after two out and always holding on. Progression is required for him to play a part at Aintree but he is totally unexposed over marathon trips.

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Age, Colour, Sex

6 b or br g (20 Apr 2014)

Owner Mr John P. McManus

Enjoyed a terrific campaign last term, probably one of the bets of the bets of the season when landing a handicap at Cheltenham from a mark of 139 in December. Confirmed himself most progressive when landing the Grand Cross de Pau Reverdy at Pau in February, before running out an impressive winner of the Glenfarclas Chase, beating Tiger Roll by 17 lengths. Unbeaten in last eight completed starts and is a top-class prospect.

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Age, Colour, Sex

8 b g (25 Apr 2012)

Trainer Nicky Henderson

Owner Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes

Winning hurdler who has shown top-class form over fences. Won listed event at Sandown in November and Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham (by 3½ lengths from Bristol de Mai) in January, before proving at least as good as ever when a neck second to Al Boum Photo in Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, keeping on well after switched soon after last. Has had a breathing operation since last seen and looks sets to take high rank again this season.

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