Grand National Preview
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Grand National Preview

The 2023 Grand National is just around the corner and punters everywhere are gearing-up for what promises to be an enthralling event.

Played at the Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside, the region has a long history with horse racing and the tradition may stretch back as far as the Tudor age.

The first official Grand National took place in 1839 and the event has gone on to become one of Britain’s most celebrated sporting events and its prize pool of over £1 million represents the most out of any jump-race in the world.

Last year’s Grand National was a resounding success and it marked the first iteration of the event since 2019 to not be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Noble Yeats was the winner last year, and the horse is tipped to at least finish strongly in 2023.


Aintree’s Famous Course

The Aintree Racecourse is perhaps best known for its fences, especially Becher’s Brook, The Chair, and the Canal Turn, and the overall length of the course has caused it to be considered the ultimate test of both the horse and its jockey. 

Winning the Grand National is a career-defining achievement, and several bettors who usually do not follow horse racing will wager on the event. 

2023 Grand National Favourites

This year’s Grand National looks as if it’ll field a strong lineup of runners and riders and the event is set to be more competitive than it ever has done before. 

Noble Yeats 

Noble Yeats achieved a memorable Grand National victory last year and recently impressed in the Gold Cup. With Sam Waley-Colen in the saddle, Noble Yeats could buck the trend of a Grand National winner performing poorly the next year. 

Noble Yeats is among the favourites at the 2023 Grand National, with odds of around 8/1

Any Second Now

Any Second Now’s name may very well be fitting as the horse is among the favourites for victory at the 2023 Grand National. 

Trained by Ted Walsh, Any Second Now has established itself as a course specialist, attaining consecutive third and second-place finishes in recent years, the latter at the 2022 Grand National. 


Gordon Elliot’s Galvin has longer odds than the previous two horses, but the horse remains a solid option at the 2023 Grand National. 

The runner up at the Cross Country at Cheltenham last month, Galvin is a strong horse on its day, though it may be past its best by now as the form of previous years seems to be lacking.

Bettors should, however, never discount Galvin when it comes to the major races. Its odds of 20/1 aren’t too favourable, but as far as long-odds options go, Galvin is one of the best. 

Mr Incredible 

Mr Incredible placed second in the Classic Handicap Chase at Warwick at the start of the year and followed up with a third-placed finish at Cheltenham’s Kim Muir. 

The seven-year-old has improved leaps and bounds since joining the famed Willie Mullins in late 2022, and its potential is sky-high. 

Fury Road

The young Fury Road gave Galopin Des Champs a hard race in the Irish Gold Cup before a sixth-placed finish at the RyanAir Chase at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. 

With odds around 33/1, Fury Road is a longer-odds option, and the 2023 Grand National may be a little too soon for the horse to stake down its claim as one of the best. 

The 2023 Grand National is shaping up to be a highly competitive event. The festival will take place on 15 April 2023, with the main races taking place at 5:15 pm GMT. 






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