Grand National Festival 2022: schedule, full list of horses and weights for Aintree race

Grand National Festival 2022: schedule, full list of horses and weights for Aintree race

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Following a long term nonappearance, the much adored Grand National returns this week.

Last year’s Grand National occurred away from plain view, with fanatics of the celebrations simply ready to get the activity by watching it on TV. This was expected to the Covid pandemic which significantly affected the occasions and friendliness enterprises, prompting the wiping out or deferment of numerous yearly festivals.

This year, the Grand National is making its eagerly awaited return, starting off tomorrow, Thursday, April 7 and enduring through to Saturday, April 9. Once more true to form, coordinators are putting it all out there to guarantee race participants have the best time currently they’re allowed to go to face to face.

Runners and riders at the start of the 2021 Randox Grand National at Aintree Racecourse

Planning to attend the festival dominates many ticket holders’ thoughts for months in the run up, with outfits and travel options closely considered. Some people may even think about taking in supplies like their own food or alcohol, but there’s strict rules in place on what race goers are allowed to bring past the ticket barriers.

This year, there’s advice and guidance on what to take to the racecourse, as well as some items which are strictly prohibited.

How many runners are in the Grand National?

For safety reasons, the Grand National is always capped at 40 horses so between now and we’re going to see many horses fall by the wayside. There are various declaration stages during February, March and April which also help whittle down the entries to the 40 Grand National Runners.

Who decides which horses run in the Grand National?

The 174th running will have Grand National weights released in February 2022 by the British Horseracing Authority’s head of handicapping. They decide the weights and ratings for the runners entered which will invariably end up being a deciding factor of which the final 40 runners will be on the day.

Once each horse has been allocated a weight to carry, we have a clearer idea which horses will be the actual Grand National runners for 2022, and this has a significant impact on the 2022 Grand National betting odds.

Grand National 2022 runners and weights

At the time of writing, the following 40 horses are set to run in the Aintree Grand National, with the horses ranked 41 to 44 set to act as four reserves.

  • Minella Times 11-10 (st-lbs)
  • Delta Work 11-09
  • Easysland 11-08
  • Any Second Now 11-08
  • Run Wild Fred 11-07
  • Lostintranslation 11-06
  • Brahma Bull 11-06
  • Battleoverdoyen 11-06
  • Burrows Saint 11-05
  • Mount Ida 11-05
  • Longhouse Poet 11-04
  • Fiddlerontheroof 11-04
  • Two For Gold 11-03
  • Santini 11-02
  • Samcro 11-01
  • Farclas 11-01
  • Escaria Ten 11-01
  • Good Boy Bobby 10-13
  • Lord Du Mesnil 10-13
  • Coko Beach 10-13
  • De Rasher Counter 10-12
  • Caribean Boy 10-12
  • Court Maid 10-12
  • Kildisart 10-11
  • Discorama 10-11
  • Top Ville Ben 10-11
  • Enjoy D’allen 10-11
  • Anibale Fly 10-11
  • Dingo Dollar 10-11
  • Freewheelin Dylan 10-10
  • Class Conti 10-10
  • Noble Yeats 10-10
  • Mighty Thunder 10-10
  • Cloth Cap 10-10
  • Snow Leopardess 10-09
  • Agusta Gold 10-09
  • Phoenix Way 10-09
  • Deise Aba 10-08
  • Blaklion 10-08
  • Poker Party 10-08
  • Death Duty 10-07
  • Domaine De L’Isle 10-07
  • Eclair Surf 10-06
  • Fortescue 10-06

Grand National Festival 2022 schedule

Day 1: Thursday 7th April – Opening Day

Last updated – 2:00pm, Tuesday 5th April

13:45 – The SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase

14:20 – The Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle

14:55 – The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase

15:30 – The Betway Aintree Hurdle

16:05 – The Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:40 – The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase

17:15 – The Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat
Day 2: Friday 8th April – Ladies Day

13:45 – The Orrell Park Handicap Hurdle

14:20 – The Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle

14:55 – The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase

15:25 – The Marsh Steeple Chase

16:05 – The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase

16:40 – The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle

17:15 – The Lydiate Handicap Hurdle
Day 3: Saturday 9th April – Grand National Day

13:45 – The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle

14:25 – The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle

15:00 – The Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase

15:35 – The Liverpool Hurdle

16:15 – The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase

17:15 – The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase

18:20 – The Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Grand National 2022 prohibited items

No food and drink is permitted to be taken onto the racecourse. If you pack a picnic, it can be consumed in car parking areas but nowhere else. There’ll be a number of concession stalls selling food and drink to purchase while you’re there, but you can’t take your own.

It’s also advised for people to only take a small bag to the venue, ensuring no prohibited items are inside it. Guidance on The Jockey Club’s website states: “Customers are being advised not to bring a bag larger than a small handbag (30cm x 10cm x 20cm) with them. Please be aware that there will be no left luggage facility on site. Bringing a bag will further delay your entry to the racecourse and we, therefore, encourage you not to bring any bags or prohibited items to the racecourse.”

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