Grand National Tips 2022

The Grand National meeting is one of the feature meetings in the calendar for racing fans. Three days of fantastic racing, all leading up to the penultimate race on day three – the Grand National. If you’re looking for tips, you’ve come to the right place! 

Grand National Thursday Tips – Day 1

Time Race Tip Place Bet
13:45
Manifesto Novices’ Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Erne River Place Bet
14:20
4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Pied Piper Place Bet
14:55
Betway Bowl Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Conflated Place Bet
15:30
Aintree Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Epatante Place Bet
16:05
Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Cousin Pascal Place Bet
16:40
Red Rum Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Sky Pirate Place Bet
17:15
Nickel Coin Mares’ NH Flat Race
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Law Ella Place Bet

We’ve previewed each race and given our selection in our Grand National Day One Preview – including our experts verdict on each race.

Read our through the card preview for Day One of the Grand National meeting HERE

Grand National Thursday Tips – Day 2

Time Race Tip Place Bet
13:45
Alder Hay & Aintree Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Solwara One Place Bet
14:20
Top Novices’ Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours El Fabiolo Place Bet
14:55
Mildmay Novices’ Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Bravemansgame Place Bet
15:30
Marsh (Melling) Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Captain Guinness Place Bet
16:05
Topham Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Royal Rendezvous Place Bet
16:40
Sefton Novices’ Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Gelino Bello Place Bet
17:15
Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Whizz Kid Place Bet

We’ve previewed each race and given our selection in our Grand National Day Two Preview – including our experts verdict on each race.

Read our through the card preview for Day Two of the Grand National meeting HERE

Grand National Thursday Tips – Day 3

Time Race Tip Place Bet
13:45
EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Mill Green Place Bet
14:25
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Three Stripe Life Place Bet
15:00
Maghull Novices’ Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Edwardstone Place Bet
15:35
Liverpool Hurdle
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Flooring Porter Place Bet
16:15
Betway Handicap Chase
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Shan Blue Place Bet
17:15
Grand National
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Any Second Now Place Bet
18:20
Weatherbys Standard Open NH Flat Race
Horse Profile - Jockey Colours Henri The Second Place Bet

Can I bet on Grand National races today?

The majority of bookmakers all offer ante-post betting for the key racing events, such as the Grand National meeting. So, yes you can bet on the Grand National today.

In fact, some bookies will offer ante-post betting for next year’s Grand National shortly after this year’s finishes!


What percentage of Favourites win at the Grand National?

Since 1839, 16.2% of favourites have won the Grand National. Which works out roughly one winning favourite in every six renewals of the Grand National.

Since 2000, we have seen four winning favourites/joint favourites:

  • 2005 – Hedgehunter (7/1)
  • 2008 – Comply Or Die (7/1)
  • 2010 – Don’t Push It (10/1)
  • 2019 – Tiger Roll (4/1)

In that same time, we have seen nine horses win at odds of 20/1 or bigger. The biggest winner in recent years is Mon Mome, who shocked the nation as he stormed home to win at 100/1!


Grand National Betting Tips: How to Read a Form Guide

A horse’s form guide allows us to see how any given horse has performed on its most recent efforts.

Each number from 1-9 corresponds to an exact finishing position:

  • 1 – Horse finished first
  • 2 – Horse finished second
  • 3 – Horse finished third (continuing like this up to 9)
  • 0 – Horse finished tenth or further back.

Sometimes a letter will appear:

  • F – Horse fell
  • U – Horse unseated its rider, usually due to a bad error
  • P – Horse was pulled up, more often than not because it was a long way behind at the time.

There are other letters that are occasionally included:

  • R – Horse refused to race or jump a fence
  • B – Horse was brought down by another horse
  • O – Horse ran out of the course
  • CO – Horse was carried out by another rival
  • D – Horse was disqualified

The Aintree Racecourse

Home to the Grand National, Aintree is one of the top National Hunt venues in the UK. There have been various modifications to the National Course over the years, most recently in 2013, but the race still offers the ultimate challenge to both horse and rider and attracts a massive worldwide audience. Fences such as Becher’s Brook, The Chair and The Canal Turn have helped to capture the public’s imagination of the race and have become household names.

Though the National course gives Aintree its nationwide prominence it is the Mildmay Course which stages all but four of Aintree’s races. It is a flat, sharp track with two long straights. It is imperative that horses are fast and accurate at their obstacles over both courses.

If you haven’t been to the course, we highly recommend adding it to the bucket list!