2024 Grand National News
The date for the 2024 Grand National has been announced and we at grand-national.uk will keep you abreast of all the latest developments ahead of the famous steeplechase on 13th April, 2024.
The five most backed horses for the 2024 Grand National
Corach Rambler won the 2023 Randox Grand National in thrilling fashion and the Lucinda Russell-trained runner has been the most backed horse for the 2024 Grand National since the end of this year’s contest.
As 8/1 favourite in the 2023 Grand National, Corach Rambler managed to fend off a somewhat spirited late charge by Vaniller to triumph by two-and-a-quarter lengths and give trainer Lucinda Russell another victory in the contest, six years on from One For Arthur who won in 2017.
Thus far, Corach Rambler has been easily the most backed horse for the 2024 Grand National on ante-post markets.
The Big Dog
The Big Dog came in fifth in the 2023 Grand National, the runner having landed the Troytown Handicap Chase and Munster National, as well as finishing third in the Welsh Grand National this season. He has once again proven his experience and stamina in big field handicap contests and many punters believe that he will challenge again in the 2024 Grand National.
From the final fence it was Vanillier who came home the strongest in the 2023 Grand National and he placed Corach Rambler under serious pressure. The eight-year-old is currently a 25/1 shot for the 2024 Grand National and having impressed when winning the Albert Bartlett at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, he is fancied to be amongst the contenders at Aintree n April 13th.
Despite carrying top weight and with a different jockey in the saddle, Noble Years put in a solid performance to finish in fourth position in the 2023 Grand National. He warmed up for the 2023 Aintree showpiece with a fourth-placed finish in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March and many believe that he will be one to watch for 2024.
Gaillard Du Mesnil
Gaillard Du Mesnil is currently the fifth most heavily backed horse for the 2024 Grand National, the seven-year-old having been well fancied heading into the 2023 renewal. He stayed-on extremely well when landing the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham last month and he gave a decent run in the National earlier this month.
Currently up for grabs at 25/1 for the 2024 Grand National, the Willie Mullins inmate is expected to give a good account of himself on 13th April.