Grand National Racecard

We are just hours away from the greatest horse race on earth and it is time to put your pins down, or pick the best name from the bunch or go for your favourite coloured silks in the line up and make your 2015 Grand National selections. We hope to be able to assist you in making your choices and getting the best price on our odds comparison racecard below. Many of you will not have an online betting account and this is a very simple thing to set up, simply click the bookmakers name below alongside the horses and you can open an account within minutes.

1Tidal Bay

Tidal Bay    Form: 1-1532   (Paul Nicholls / Sam Twiston-Davies)

Top weight for Paul Nicholls and bidding to become the first teenager to win the National since 1923. Finished third in the Welsh National off of top weight and never been in better form. Class act but no top weight since Red Rum has won the National.  -  Bet Now

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2Long Run

Long Run    Form: 2-54U1   (Nicky Henderson / Mr S Waley-Cohen)

Class horse of the race who won the 2011 Gold Cup for Nicky Henderson. Fallen below top class since 2012 King George win but did bounce back to win an average handicap at Kelso last time. Leading claims if he takes to the fences, big if though.  -  Bet Now

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3Hunt Ball

Hunt Ball    Form: 686934   (Nicky Henderson / Andrew Tinkler)

Former progressive chaser who has shown some of his old spark since returning to the UK for Nicky Henderson. A respectable 4th in the Ryanair Chase last time but has plenty of weight to carry here and others are preferred.  -  Bet Now

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4Triolo D'Alene

Triolo D'Alene    Form: 1-1310   (Nicky Henderson / Barry Geraghty)

Enters calculations after winning this season's Hennessy Gold Cup and Topham Chase at last year's National meeting. Never fallen and looks to have the engine to stay beyond 4m. Nicky Henderson has never won the race and this looks as good a chance as any, leading contender.  -  Bet Now

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5Rocky Creek

Rocky Creek    Form: 113-22   (Paul Nicholls / Noel Fehily)

Leading fancy from the Paul Nicholls yard who has finished second in both the Hennessy and Argento Chase this season. Whilst he lacks chasing experience, he jumps well and looks to have stamina in abundance based on his novice efforts last year and represents a big danger.  -  Bet Now

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6Quito De La Roque

Quito De La Roque    Form: F475P   (C A Murphy / Brian O'Connell)

This Irish Raider has struggled to build on his impressive novice form of a couple of years back but continues to remain competitive in Graded races without winning. The handicapper hasn't taken any chances but the National represents a drop in class and isn't without place claims.  -  Bet Now

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7Colbert Station

Colbert Station    Form: 03U0F   (T M Walsh / Mark Walsh)

Fell at the Chair last year when well fancied for Ted Walsh and will run off 1lb less this time around. Shown very little since his run at Aintree but might have each-way claims if he can regain some of his lost sparkle.  -  Bet Now

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Walkon    Form: P52-U4   (Alan King / Wayne Hutchinson)

Multiple Grade One winner over hurdles but has yet to demonstrate he translates that ability over fences. On an 11 race losing streaking and has yet not won beyond 2m4f raising huge stamina doubts. Hard to fancy.  -  Bet Now

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9Balthazar King

Balthazar King    Form: P-1111   (Philip Hobbs / Richard Johnson)

Finished 15th in the National last year after racing enthusiastically in the early stages but better than ever so far this term. Won the Cross Country Chase off top weight at Cheltenham last time, strong claims but needs decent ground.  -  Bet Now

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10Wayward Prince

Wayward Prince    Form: 6-52P7   (Hilary Parrott / Jack Doyle)

A hit-and-miss performer that would merit consideration if coming to the race having shown good recent form but that's not the case. Sound jumper that has yet to fall but questions surround ability to make the frame beyond 3m1f and lack of big field chasing experience is a concern. Others preferred.  -  Bet Now

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11Mr Moonshine

Mr Moonshine    Form: 573112   (Sue Smith / Ryan Mania)

Represents last year's winning trainer but pulled up in the race 12 months ago. Third in the Beecher Chase in December and two wins and a second last three starts suggest he's coming in to form. Merits each-way consideration but could find a few too good.  -  Bet Now

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Teaforthree    Form: 03-928   (Rebecca Curtis / Nick Scholfield)

5lb lighter than when third 12 months ago and will no doubt benefit from that experience. Has had three runs this season, most notably when finished second at Newbury in February. Finished eighth in the Gold Cup last time out and is a leading contender providing that hasn't taken too much out of him.  -  Bet Now

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13Across The Bay

Across The Bay    Form: 0-581U   (Donald McCain / Henry Brooke)

Lower in the weights than when finishing 14th in the National last season but will need a career best to feature. Eighth in the Becher Chase last December and could finish, but others preferred.  -  Bet Now

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14Double Seven

Double Seven    Form: 111116   (Martin Brassil / Undecided)

Progressive chaser who could still be on his way up the handicap for National winning trainer. Won five in-a-row, including Munster National, before finishing 6th last time at Leopardstown over 2m5f but should improve for better ground if he stays, interesting.  -  Bet Now

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15Battle Group

Battle Group    Form: 1-1PRP   (Johnny Farrelly / Brendan Powell)

A decent sort who has lost his way. Failed to finish any of his starts this season including when he refused to race in the Long Walk Hurdle at Newbury. Decent enough if in the mood and has Aintree form but best watched on this occasion.  -  Bet Now

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16Buckers Bridge

Buckers Bridge    Form: 05103   (Henry De Bromhead / A E Lynch)

Last seen when a distant 3rd in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse which saw him qualify for the National. 5th in a Grade 2 Chase back in November. Needs to prove stamina but certainly no mug at a big price.  -  Bet Now

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17Lion Na Bearnai

Lion Na Bearnai    Form: P-5714   (Thomas Gibney / Davy Russell)

2012 Irish Grand National winner who looked in decent form when winning at Fairyhouse in heavy ground over 2m5f back in February. A solid jumper who could get round but surely his best days are behind him. Others preferred.  -  Bet Now

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18Prince De Beauchene

Prince De Beauchene    Form: 2-3094   (W P Mullins / Undecided)

Would have to end a five race losing streak to win the Grand National but that is not inconceivable. Has some very useful form to his name prior to this season and would be foolish to dismiss any Willie Mullins runner.  -  Bet Now

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19Monbeg Dude

Monbeg Dude    Form: P-3415   (Michael Scudamore / P Carberry)

Former Welsh National winner who has been aimed at Aintree for some time. Won a strong handicap race at Cheltenham back in November before finishing 5th in the Grimthorpe last time out. Talking horse who should enjoy the trip and looks well handicapped, strong claims.  -  Bet Now

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20Big Shu

Big Shu    Form: 211-23   (Peter Maher / Peter Buchanan)

2013 Cross Country Chase winner at Cheltenham who was last seen finishing 3rd in the defence of that title with 11lb more on his back. Confirmed stayer and a strong jumper, needs to prove class but is very interesting.  -  Bet Now

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21Burton Port

Burton Port    Form: 509P82   (Jonjo OŽNeill / Brian Harding)

Good enough to finish 4th in the 2011 Gold Cup but not repeated that form since. Showed some life last time when 2nd at Newbury in handicap company in first time cheek-pieces. Might have a squeak on decent ground.  -  Bet Now

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22Our Father

Our Father    Form: 24-759   (David Pipe / Conor O'Farrell)

Sole victory over fences came on his chasing debut but has struggled to build on that but is young enough to find further improvement. Has quite a bit to find on form with a few of his Grand National rivals though and hard to make a case for.  -  Bet Now

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Mountainous    Form: 1-3315   (Richard Lee / Jamie Moore)

Winner of this season's Welsh Grand National and a reliable performer but not a superstar. Hard to fancy to win the Aintree Grand National unless the ground comes up soft or even better for him, heavy.  -  Bet Now

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24The Rainbow Hunter

The Rainbow Hunter    Form: UP-261   (Kim Bailey / Aidan Coleman)

Unseated rider in the National 12 months ago and has been targeted at the race once more. Won the Skybet Chase at Doncaster back in January and a repeat of that form would see him have claims. Has each-way claims but jumping is a doubt.  -  Bet Now

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25Vintage Star

Vintage Star    Form: 1262F   (Sue Smith / Brian Hughes)

Represents last year's winning National trainer and whilst putting in some credible efforts in handicap company, has yet to make his presence felt in a race of real quality or value. Fell last time out at the Cheltenham Festival and is hard to see him featuring.  -  Bet Now

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26Chance Du Roy

Chance Du Roy    Form: 98-1P4   (Philip Hobbs / Tom O'Brien)

Becher Chase winner over the National fences back in December and that alone ensures he is to be respected. Last seen 4th in a good handicap at Ascot behind Teaforthree and should finish but may just fall short of class needed to win.  -  Bet Now

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27Hawkes Point

Hawkes Point    Form: 2P-426   (Paul Nicholls / Ryan Mahon)

A strong stayer who finished second in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Last seen a staying on 6th in the National Trial at Haydock but never looked close to winning that day. Likely to be plugging on at the end at a biggish price.  -  Bet Now

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Kruzhlinin    Form: 441173   (Donald McCain / Wilson Renwick)

Any National horse trained by a McCain will interest punters but this seven-year--old has plenty to find. Last seen when 3rd at Kelso in listed race, also finished 7th in the Skybet Chase at Doncaster in Jan. Clearly a horse with potential but this race might be too early for him.  -  Bet Now

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29Pineau De Re

Pineau De Re    Form: 5F2713   (Dr Richard Newland / Leighton Aspell)

Not getting any younger but beat some useful rivals in a veterans chase at Exeter in January and was the easy winner of last year's Ulster Grand National. Fell in the Beecher Chase in December, which is a negative but looks well treated at the weights and stamina not a problem. Each-way claims.  -  Bet Now

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30Golan Way

Golan Way    Form: 3/3-U1   (Tim Vaughan / Michael Byrne)

A former decent novice chaser who has lost his way over the past couple of years. Won a Hunter Chase last time out at Warwick over 3m2f which was encouraging but has loads to find on all known recent form.  -  Bet Now

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31Twirling Magnet

Twirling Magnet    Form: 25017U   (Jonjo OŽNeill / Richie McLernon)

Boasts some respectable handicap form and represents a former Grand National winning trainer. However, has yet to win a race of notable value and has to prove himself in big field events. Can't be ruled out but not one to put a lot of confidence in.  -  Bet Now

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32Vesper Bell

Vesper Bell    Form: 72-FU9   (W P Mullins / Undecided)

Lightly raced for his age and scope for further improvement but doesn't find winning easy with just one success over fences to his name. Has to be respected due owner and trainer combination but others are preferred.  -  Bet Now

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33The Package

The Package    Form: 14PP-3   (David Pipe / Tom Scudamore)

Second try at the National after unseating rider back in 2010. A seasoned handicapper who makes his presence felt if completing races but only has two career wins over fences. Should come on for his one run this season at Cheltenham but place claims at best.  -  Bet Now

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34Raz De Maree

Raz De Maree    Form: 1-P0P3   (D T Hughes / Davy Condon)

Irish Raider who won the Cork Grand National last season but has since failed to make his presence felt. On his best form he would have to be respected and would rate a bigger danger if ground comes up soft but not one to put a lot of faith in to.  -  Bet Now

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35Rose Of The Moon

Rose Of The Moon    Form: 14P-01   (David OŽMeara / Jake Greenall)

Second season chaser who has some eye-catching wins to his name in low quality races. Whether he's up to the task at Aintree is a big question but a solid jumper and whilst others are preferred this year, could be one for the future.  -  Bet Now

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Shakalakaboomboom    Form: 29/6P0   (Nicky Henderson / David Bass)

Finished ninth in the 2012 Grand National and is 9lb lighter this time around so could well improve on that effort. However, has shown nothing from his three runs this season and others are preferred. Each-way claims at best.  -  Bet Now

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Alvarado    Form: R3-51P   (Fergal OŽBrien / Paul Moloney)

Beat Monbeg Dude when winning a decent handicap at Cheltenham back in November and has been attracting each-way money ever since. Last seen being pulled up on New Year's Day which is a worry, needs more but no mug.  -  Bet Now

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38Last Time DŽAlbain

Last Time DŽAlbain    Form: 433-00   (Liam P Cusack / Robbie Colgan)

Finished 3rd in the Topham Chase over the National fences 12 months ago which is encouraging. Run well below expectations on two starts since then, including last time when only 10th at Leopardstown in an average race. Likes the fences but recent form is way below what is needed here.  -  Bet Now

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39One In A Milan

One In A Milan    Form: F3P465   (Evan Williams / Adam Wedge)

Just one win over fences as a novice last season and has been switched between chasing and hurdles this term. Came fourth in the Welsh National in December but this looks a step too far and hard to fancy.  -  Bet Now

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40Swing Bill

Swing Bill    Form: 406-50   (David Pipe / Conor O'Farrell)

Has never fallen in 33 starts over fences and has completed the Grand National twice, most recently finishing sixth last year. No reason why he can't get round again, especially now 7lb lighter but you have to go back to 1923 to find the last winning 13-year-old!  -  Bet Now

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