Grand National 2022 Odds
Aintree Grand National | Saturday 9th April 2022
Went off as one of the race favourites in 2021 and had a really great race under jockey Mark Walsh. Had to settle for third place but looks set to be back again in 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 99P13- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: T WALSH
Ran straight into the history books in 2021 when winning the Grand National with Rachael Blackmore on board. An incredible race, a superb victory and a one-two for trainer Henry De Bromhead who also saddled the runner up.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 1221- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: H DE BROMHEAD
Winner of the National Hunt Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in 2021. Run over 3m6f, it was a solid inkling that Glavin had plenty of stamina to challenge for the Grand National 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 11111- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: I FERGUSON
Winner of the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse in 2019, he gave Willie Mullins his first win in the race. He was a firm favourite in 2021 and despite a great race didn’t have it in the tank to challenge Minella Times and finished in 4th place. Will no doubt challenge again in the Grand National 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 2624- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: W MULLINS
Winner of the Coral Welsh National in January 2021, Secret Reprieve was so close to starting the National in April but missed out on a spot and will have to wait until the 2022 Grand National to take his chances.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 22/F11- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: E WILLIAMS
An interesting entry into the odds market considering Castlebawn West hasn’t run since December 2020. It was the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown and he did win it, beating Minella Times so if he gets back on track this season he could be on for the 2022 Grand National.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 14U/31- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: W MULLINS
Winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase in November 2020, Cloth Cap was a very exciting prospect and went off as the 2021 favourite. However, he didn’t finish the race and pulled up at the 28th fence. Will he back in 2022?
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 8/311P- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: J O’NEILL
Was second to Galvin at the Cheltenham Festival but is so lightly chased that he will need some significant experience under his belt if he is to genuinely contend in 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 2112- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: P NICHOLLS
Quite young at just 7-years-old but got his chasing career off to a great start winning two as a novice. Despite his young age, still made it around the Grand National course to finish in 5th place. 2022 could be his year.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 53425- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: D FOSTER
Finished last season witha second place finish in the Irish Grand National but is the kind of horse that does much better on heavy ground so a bit of rain will be needed if he takes his chances in the Grand National 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 55222- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: D FOSTER
Changed trainers in March 2021 and it looks like it paid off as Dingo Dollar won at Newcastle before heading for the Scottish Grand National where he finished in 2nd place under jockey Ryan Mania.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 0P12- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: S THOMSON
Has steadily progressed over the last couple seasons and is turning into a long distance chaser to be reckoned with. Second place in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxter before winning the Scottish National in April 2021.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 116121- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: L RUSSELL
Very lightly chased with only five runs over fences under his belt. However, despite this he has really stepped up in distance, finishing third in the Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown in April.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 21P13- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: P NICHOLLS
Hard not to think of the Avengers when I see Assemble and with a bit of superhero luck this handy chaser could make his mark at Aintree having already won the Guiness Kerry National in 2021. A longer race but he’s showing potential.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: FF5-F71 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: J O’BRIEN
Does well at Cheltenham and was 2nd in the National Hunt in 2019 before placing third in the Ultima in 2020. A good chaser in the making and had a good run in the National to finish in 7th place.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 33/257- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: P NOLAN
More commonly seen at the Cheltenham Festival, Santini is best known for his second place finish in the Gold Cup in 2020. Will he pushed out of his comfort zone and get a shot at the 2022 Grand National? Only time will tell.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 2/253P- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: N HENDERSON
With three Gold Cup runs under his belt, including two epic wins, it’s highly unlikely that Al Boum Photo will be taking to the Grand National fences in 2022.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 11/13-2 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: W. MULLINS
Still a novice and lightly chased so may take his chances at Cheltenham again and leave the Grand National for another year.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 1223P- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 6 | TRAINER: C. TIZZARD
With career earnings topping a million pounds, Native River is still one of the best horses in training. With 20 wins or places from 22 chase starts, if he heads for the 2022 Grand National, he could add another coveted title to his cv.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 1/3143- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: C. TIZZARD
Stunned everybody when he romped home as the 150/1 winner of the Irish Grand National in 2021. Despite this he needs a few more wins under his belt if he wants to secure a place in the Grand National. But who knows, he could shock everybody again!
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 5981-46 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: D McLOUGHLIN
Surprised everybody by finishing in second place in the Grand National, behind stable mate Minella Times. Went off at odds of 100/1 which gave his each-way backers something to cheer about.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 764U2- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: H DE BROMHEAD
Won the Red Mills Chase in Feb 2020 and headed to Cheltenham the following month for a run in the Gold Cup, finishing in 10th place. Was second in the Ladbrokes Champion Chase last season and ran well in the Grand National until he unseated four fences from home.
NO. | JOCKEY: UNKNOWN | FORM: 25PU- | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: H DE BROMHEAD
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The 2022 Randox Health Grand National will take place on Saturday 9th April. Odds listed on this page are antepost and taken from Paddy Power. Check the odds with your Bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur. Full Terms and Conditions for the promotional bet offers can be found on the respective websites – please read them before signing up.
Odds are, in essence, a very simple representation of the amount of money returned on a winning bet, but they also signal a horses expected chances of winning.
However, as you can see from the odds at the top of this page, not all horses are priced at 40/1. This is because some horses in the race are known to be better than others and the really good horses attract lots of bets. Bookmakers don’t like to take lots of bets on one horse, because if that horse wins the bookmaker will lose money! So the bookmaker will offer more attractive (larger) odds on other horses in an effort to get people to back those instead.
The Bookie will always aim to make a profit regardless of the outcome of the race and that’s why you will see the odds fluctuating right until they’re off.
For many people, the appeal of the Grand National is down to the fact that longshots have won the race in the past. Winners have returned victorious at odds of 100/1 including Mon Mome in 2009 and famously Foinavon in 1967.
In 2013 Auroras Encore backers cheered when he powered to a nine-length victory at 66/1. The 2014 winner Pineau De Re was quoted at odds of 40/1 in the days leading up to the race but on the morning of the National his best odds shortened to 25/1. In fact, the average odds of the winning horse since 1990 have been around 20/1.
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What Do The Numbers In Odds Mean?
You’ll most often see odds displayed like this: 5/1, 10/1, 25/1 and all the way up to 100/1 and sometimes even higher. But what do these numbers represent?
In the examples above the first numbers: 5, 10, 25 and 100 represent the returned amount for a winning £1 bet. A winning £1 bet at 10/1 will return £10 plus you’ll also get your original £1 stake back.
Occasionally you’ll see short priced odds like this: 5/2 or 6/5 the numbers look different, but the principle is the same. For example 5/2 is another way of saying 2.5/1 if you bet £1 at 5/2 and your horse wins you’ll get £2.50 in return (plus your stake).
How Does Each Way Betting Affect Odds
When you back a horse eachway you’re betting it will finish in either 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th positions. (BETFAIR usually payout on eachway bets to 5 places in the Grand National – please check before betting.)
If you make a £10 Eachway bet the total cost will be £20, that’s because you’re actually making two bets with the bookmaker, one bet that the horse will finish 1st and another that it will place in either 2nd, 3rd or 4th position (and 5th with Betfair). Of course you can lower your stake to ‘£5 eachway’ and then the total cost of the bet will be reduced to just £10.
Lets say you’ve had a £10 eachway (£20 total cost) at odds of 10/1 and your horse romps home in first place – how much do you win? Well, you’ve got £10 @ 10/1 = £100, PLUS you also get 1/4th the quoted odds on the place part of the bet, which is £10 @ 2.5/1 = £25 giving you a total of £125 and don’t forget you also get your original £20 stake returned too.
Should your horse finish in either 2nd, 3rd or 4th position, known as a ‘place’ you will win £25 plus the £10 ‘place’ part of your original £20 stake will be returned. You might be wondering why you only get £25 back in winnings if the odds are 10/1 and your bet was £10, shouldn’t that be £100! Well no, the bookmakers only pay out a 1/4th of the quoted odds on horses that finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th and because your horse didn’t finish 1st you will lose the win portion of the original stake.
How Often Does The Favourite Win The National
In the last 100 hundred years only 12 favourites have actually won the Grand National. Six of them have come in the last 20 years notably: Tiger Roll (2019), Don’t Push It (2010), Comply Or Die (2008), Hedgehunter (2005), Earth Summit (1998) and Rough Quest in 1996.
Nearly all these horses have gone off at 7/1, except for Tiger Roll who went off at odds of 4/1, which on the face of it seems miserly odds for such a high-risk race.
Do Longshots Have A Real Chance
Five 100/1 winners have won the race in the last 100 years. Below you can see the odds of the winners since 2009
Where Can I Get The Best Odds
This is a tricky question to answer. It’s certainly worth shopping around for a price on a specific horse, especially if that horse is considered a longshot.
I often see horses priced a 40/1 with one bookmaker which can be backed at 66/1 or even 80/1 with another. At the other end of the market, the difference in odds is usually small.
It’s worth noting that promo offers and enhanced eachway place terms offered by some bookmakers could easily outweigh a small difference in odds.
Amounts shown in the table include returned stake. Eachway places assume 1/4 odds will be paid by the bookmakers and also include place portion of stake returned. If you back a horse eachway for £5 the total bet is £10 (£5 win & £5 place). If your eachway selections wins add the place amount and win amount together to get your total return.
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