Grand National meeting 2019: Tips, runners, festival results, winners, weather, race card, betting odds

Malik Ouzia

Aintree racecourse is ready for its biggest week of the year, with over 150,000 people expected to visit the Liverpool track for the Grand National meeting.

The three-day event features 21 races, nine of them grade one contests, and is headlined by Saturday’s Grand National, the most famous race in the sport.

The 2018 winner Tiger Roll is back to defend his crown, and will be strong favourite after a brilliant win in the Cross Country Chase, looking to become the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Nationals.

This year’s race, the 172nd annual running of the contest, offers £1million in prize money.

Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview of the meeting and the big race…

Date, time and venue

The Grand National Meeting begins on Thursday, 4 April and runs until Saturday, 6 March.

The meeting is staged at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, and includes seven races per day.

Saturday’s Grand National is the showpiece event and will run at 5:15pm on the final day. For individual times check out the full schedule below.

Tips

Tips will appear here closer to raceday.

Weather

Weather forecasts and going updates will appear here closer to the meeting.

Schedule and results

Davy Russell celebrates his win in the 2018 Grand National on Tiger Roll Photo: Getty Images

Thursday

1:45pm Manifesto Novices' Chase
2:20pm Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle
2:50pm Betway Bowl Chase
3:25pm Aintree Hurdle
4:05pm Foxhunters' Chase
4:40pm Red Rum Handicap Chase
5:15pm Nickel Coin Mares' Standard Open NH Flat Race

Friday

1:45pm Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle
2:20pm Top Novices' Hurdle
2:50pm Mildmay Novices' Chase
3:25pm Melling Chase
4:05pm Topham Chase
4:40pm Sefton Novices' Hurdle
5:15pm Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race

Saturday

1:45pm Gaskells Handicap Hurdle
2:25pm Mersey Novices' Hurdle
3:00pm Maghull Novices' Chase
3:40pm Liverpool Hurdle
4:20pm Betway Handicap Chase
5:15pm Grand National
6:20pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle

Grand National odds (via Betfair)

  • Tiger Roll 4/1
  • Anibale Fly 11/1
  • Rathvinden 12/1
  • Lake View Lad 14/1
  • Vintage Clouds 14/1
  • Mall Dini 20/1
  • Ms Parfois 20/1
  • Rock The Kasbah 20/1
  • Pleasant Company 22/1
  • Bristol De Mai 25/1
  • Jury Duty 25/1
  • Walk In The Mill 25/1
  • Minella Rocco 28/1
  • One For Arthur 28/1
  • Pair Of Brown Eyes 28/1

Odds subject to change correct as of 26/03/19