Grand National Betting Tips 2019

The Grand National is the world's most famous chase, the one race every year that even your granny has a bet on! No race requires more luck to win, and thus, this 40-runner cavalry charge over 30 of Aintree's unique fences can be won by almost any horse entered, including 100/1 chances like Mon Mome back in 2009. You will get Grand National tips from every angle, but here are our recommended bets:

Grand National Betting Tips 2019
TipOddsBet with
Ramses De Teillee25/1Coral (6 places)
Vintage Clouds12/1BetVictor (6 places)
Walk In The Mill28/1William Hill (6 places)
Bless The Wings100/1William Hill (6 places)

Grand National 2019 Odds

Top of the 2019 Grand National odds, remarkably, is last year's winner Tiger Roll at no bigger than 4/1 with Black Type, his handicap rating just 9lbs higher than 12 months ago.

Trainer Gordon Elliott's plucky nine-year-old has bucked the trend of recent Grand National winners by coming back better than ever this season, and is primed for his bid to join the mighty Red Rum in the hall of Grand National legends.

Since Red Rum's third and final win in 1977, no horse has won the the race more than once - in fact, there's only three other horses in the race's 180-year history that have achieved that feat.

Lining up to deny Tiger Roll will be 39 talented challengers, including last year's second Pleasant Company, Cheltenham Gold Cup second Anibale Fly, and the Trevor Hemmings-owned pair Lake View Lad and Vintage Clouds, out to give the Preston North End FC owner a record fourth victory.

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Grand National Runners 2019: Guide To Top 10

The profile of a Grand National winner has changed in the last decade with reductions to fence sizes making the race faster, and placing an emphasis on stamina over jumping ability, though it's still very difficult to win carrying more than 11st on your back.

We've taken a look at all the potential runners for the 2019 Grand National and believe these are 10 horses have the best chance of winning the Aintree spectacle on Saturday, April 6.


Top 10 Tips for Grand National

  1. Tiger Roll - Won last year and has gone on to record fourth Cheltenham Festival win in the Cross Country Chase. He is set to carry 6lbs more weight, but boasts many similarities to the last two-time Grand National winner, Red Rum, and could well justify favouritism. >> 4/1 Black Type

  2. Walk In The Mill - Showed liking for Grand National course and fences with decisive victory in Becher Chase last December. Had a bit in hand that day and is weighted similarly for his return to Aintree, after being kept over hurdles to protect his rating since. A Becher Chase winner has not done the double, yet, but they regularly finish top 10.>> 28/1 William Hill

  3. Joe Farrell - Won the Scottish Grand National last year under 10st 6lb, and since run just twice. Rating is 7lbs higher now, but if getting in to the race, the 10-year-old will carry just 10st 2lb. He's either incredibly well-handicapped or plainly not good enough, as only four horses carrying a weight lighter than 10st 3lb have won in the past 50 years - and none for 20. More lightly-raced than traditional winners, but clearly stays and ground will suit. >> 20/1 Coral

  4. Mall Dini - Cheltenham Festival-winning hurdler who has not won over fences, but gone some way to proving stamina by finishing fourth over 3m5f and finishing half a length second over 3m2f at Cheltenham. Bags of experience, no jumping worries, and hails from a notoriously shrewd Irish stable. >> 20/1 William Hill

  5. Pleasant Company - Finished second last year having made up plenty of ground from the last fence. Was beaten just a head, carrying 2lbs less than the winner, having been ninth under a similar weight on his first run in the Grand National a year earlier. Will carry 11st 1lb this time and aged 11, but very lightly-raced and trained specifically for Aintree for the past three seasons. >> 20/1 William Hill

  6. Vieux Lion Rouge - Jumped the Grand National course six times and always finished, winning the 2016 Becher Chase, finishing second in last year's, and placing top 10 three times in the Grand National itself. Never run in the National off a lower handicap mark nor has he carried as little weight (10st 6lb). Would prefer some ease in ground, and worry he pulled up last time in the Haydock trial, but trainer's team in top form and this 10-year-old is Mr Reliable at Aintree. >> 66/1 William Hill

  7. Lake View Lad - In form of his life since bought by owner Trevor Hemmings to focus on the longer distances in October. Won two valuable 3m handicap chase from two runs in December, then carried topweight to third in the uber-competitive Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. That was the biggest field he'd run in at 24 and showed he can handle that kind of hurly burly. Racing off the same handicap rating at Aintree, though carrying much less weight at 11st 1lb. >> 14/1 Bethard

  8. Rathvinden - Proved stamina with 4m victory at Cheltenham Festival last year, and showed quality with Grade 1 placings over hurdles and fences. Aimed at the Grand National all season, and clearly in good form judged on comeback win at Fairyhouse in February. However, he has never run in a handicap chase before, and has little experience in big fields. Worry is he won't be tuned in enough to avoid trouble, but that could be off-set by the booking of jockey Ruby Walsh. Could question fitness too. >> 12/1 Coral

  9. Ramses De Teillee - Knocking on the door in similar marathon chases on his last two runs, and treated very fairly by the handicapper for those efforts. Must overcome youth, but is 10 runs over fences do include big runs in four of the biggest staying handicap chases on the calendar. He's also in the magical 'Under 11st' list, booked to carry 10st 9lb. >> 33/1 Coral

  10. Vintage Clouds - Also owned by Trevor Hemmings. A place ahead of Lake View Lad at Cheltenham carrying 11lbs less weight, and again carries less weight in the Grand National at a mere 10st 4lbs. Third in last year's Scottish Grand National, placed in Grade 2 company. Seriously respected. >> 14/1 BetVictor


BONUS TIP: Bless The Wings hails from the same stable as Tiger Roll, so the gloss was taken off his great run into third last year somewhat. Given he came into the race having failed to finish four of his five runs that season, it's safe to say he's not reliable, but he is a dour stayer, who jumps fantastically and does seem to know when to have a going day.

At 14, he's highly unlikely to have what it takes to win the Grand National, but it'll be hard to find a tip that will try harder for you than this two-time Irish Grand National second. Plus, he's 100/1 with William Hill, who are paying out down to sixth place.