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When is the Aintree Grand National 2022? Date, TV details, and race details



It’s nearly time for the 2022 Aintree Grand National going under starters orders this Saturday. Here’s all you need to know about this year’s running of the most famous steeplechase in the world.

Where and when is it on?

The race takes place at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday April 9 and is the highlight of the three-day Grand National Festival. The showpiece event starts at 5.15pm.

Where can I watch and follow the races?

Virgin Media One and ITV1 are covering the festival with a daily show throughout the week. Both channels begin their coverage at 2pm on Saturday.

Who are the runners and what are the odds?

A late raft of non-runners on Friday lunchtime saw three reserves sneak into the final field.

Commodore, School Boy Hours and Romain De Senam moved into the 40-strong line up as Phoenix Way, Easysland and Lord Du Mesnil stepped aside.

Odds are subject to change in the run up to the race.

Minella Times (11/1)

Delta Work (15/2)

School Boy Hours (33/1)

Any Second Now (7/1)

Run Wild Fred (20/1)

Lostintranslation (40/1)

Brahma Bull (66/1)

Battleoverdoyen (50/1)

Burrows Saint (20/1)

Mount Ida (20/1)

Longhouse Poet (14/1)

Fiddlerontheroof (14/1)

Two For Gold (28/1)

Santini (33/1)

Samcro (50/1)

Escaria Ten (10/1)

Good Boy Bobby (40/1)

Romain De Senam (100/1)

Coko Beach (33/1)

De Rasher Counter (40/1)

Court Maid (66/1)

Kildisart (33/1)

Discorama (33/1)

Top Ville Ben (50/1)

Enjoy D’allen (12/1)

Anibale Fly (40/1)

Dingo Dollar (50/1)

Freewheelin Dylan (50/1)

Class Conti (66/1)

Noble Yeats (22/1)

Mighty Thunder (33/1)

Cloth Cap (16/1)

Snow Leopardess (15/2)

Agusta Gold (50/1)

Commodore (40/1)

Deise Aba (50/1)

Blaklion (50/1)

Poker Party (66/1)

Death Duty (25/1)

Domaine De L’isle (66/1)

Eclair Surf (14/1)

Fortescue (20/1)

What can I read about the race on Independent.ie?

Ireland’s Rachael Blackmore made history last year by becoming the first woman to win the race since it was first run in 1839. Blackmore is back on board Minella Times and is “very excited” to try and make it two in a row.

However, history is not on her side, with Tiger Roll in 2018 and 2019 and Red Rum in 1973 and 1974, the rare exceptions proving the rule that the best chance of a jockey riding back-to-back National winners is not to ride the previous year’s winning horse.

However, Daragh Ó Conchúir says that a fourth consecutive triumph by an Irish-trained horse is likely and, on a lighter note, we have the strange tale of Caughoo, the 1947 Grand National winner and an unusual return to the course 40 years on for you.



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