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Grand National Finishers

With a total of forty runners going to post in the Grand National, much talk is about how many of those lining up will be capable of completing the challenging course. With a trip of Four and a half miles to navigate and a total of 30 fences to jump, it is an achievement in itself for any horse to complete the Aintree Grand National and betting on this outcome has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Only once in the last ten years has more than half the field managed to complete the course, with most of the runners being found out by the grueling test of stamina or coming unstuck at one of the fences. Going also has an influence on the number of finishers in the Grand National with soft ground or worse resulting in fewer finishers and good ground tending to see more horse past the finishing post. Only four finsihed on heavy ground in 2001 whilst the average number of finishers in the past 15 years has been just 13, meaning an average of 27 of those who have gone to post have failed to make it round.

Grand National Finishers Odds

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Grand National Finishers Trends

Year Going No. of Finishers
2009 Good 17
2008 Good 15
2007 Good 12
2006 Good to soft 9
2005 Good to soft 21
2004 Good 11
2003 Good 14
2002 Good 11
2001 Heavy 4
2000 Good 17
1999 Good 18
1998 Soft 6
1997 Good 17
1996 Good 17
1995 Good 15