2023 Grand National Favourites At Aintree
In this post you can find the 2023 Grand National favourites along with all the betting odds ahead of this prestigious race at Aintree.
2023 Grand National Favourites
Corach Rambler – Grand National Favourite
The 2023 Grand National favourite is Corach Rambler. The nine-year-old trained by Lucinda Russell enters this race as the market leader ahead of the world’s most famous horse race at Aintree and with good reason.
Corach Rambler was in flying form last time out in Cheltenham where he won the Ultima Handicap Chase, beating second-placed Fastorslow by a neck to make it back-to-back wins at the event. This was the bay gelding’s return to the track after a 108-day break after losing its two races after its success in Cheltenham 2022.
This nine-year-old has six victories and one third-place finish from its twelve outings on track. Following his success at Cheltenham in March he was given a BHA rating of 156 but is expecting to be around 10lbs ‘well in’ on official figures at Aintree as his Grand National mark is 146.
Corach Rambler is a justifiable favourite at 13/2 as he looks to have all the makings of a Grand National champion horse.
Noble Yeats – Grand National Co-Second Favourite
The eight-year-old trained by Emmet Mullins and the defending champion is expected to go close again this year. The horse was last out running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup coming fourth and fifteen lengths behind the winner Galopin Des Champs.
It must be noted though that the horse was credited for its performance in the race staying on for fourth despite travelling poorly. Jockey Sean Bowen said that the fourth-place finish in the Gold Cup is “great form” and that it was the ideal prep run for The Grand National.
The horse boasts a career record of six wins, one second and two-thirds with its most recent success coming very notably at Aintree back in December. That success came over a 3-mile 1-furlong trip when eight-year-old beat the six-horse field by 3.25 lengths.
All roads seem to be built for The Grand National though for Noble Yeats so it’s no surprise the horse is 8/1 to retain the crown and join the company of legendary horses.
Delta Work – Grand National Co-Second Favourite
The ten-year-old trained by Gordan Elliot is another one of the market leaders following some good form of late. Last time out for Delta Work came at Cheltenham when he stormed to victory in the Cross Country Chase, beating second-placed Galvin by 2.5 lengths.
This gelding is ultra-consistent and proof of that is from his thirty-two racing starts he has won twelve times, coming second three times and third seven times. One of those thirds came at last year’s Grand National when the now 10-year-old came 22 lengths back from shock winner Noble Yeats.
It will be interesting to see how Delta Work fares this year but the horse is not without a chance at 8/1.
Gaillard Du Mesnil
The W-P Mullins trained seven-year-old is coming into the race as one of the market leaders following his victory at Cheltenham in the WellChild National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Novices’ Chase.
That victory at Cheltenham came over a 3-mile 6-furlong distance (this race is 3-miles 5 furlongs) against a ten-horse-field. Second on that occasion was Chemical Energy, coming 2.75 lengths behind.
This grey gelding is ultra-consistent on track with a record of six wins, seven seconds and six-thirds from twenty runs. Its most recent outing in Fairyhouse came over the 2-mile 4-furlong trip. He came second on that outing, 4.5 lengths back from Mighty Potter.
At last year’s Irish Grand National, Gaillard came third, 7.5 lengths back from winner Lord Lariat. Our odds makers here at BoyleSports have Gaillard Du Mesnil at 12/1 to land The Grand National.
Any Second Now
The veteran amongst the market leaders is the T M Walsh trained 11-year-old Any Second Now who despite his advancing years enters this race with every chance of success.
This will be the horse’s third attempt at winning the prize having first featured at the event in 2021 coming third behind second-placed Balko Des and 8.25 lengths behind winner Minella Times.
This bay gelding went one better at the Grand National last year placing second, 2.25 lengths back from winner Noble Yeats. The horse’s last victory came last time out in Navan winning over the 2-mile 4 ½ furlong trip where he defeated the five-horse field by seven lengths.
Can Any Second Now show us age is just a number and finally land the event after years of knocking at the door? Currently, Any Second Now can be had at 14/1 to win the Grand National.
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