The BHA Handicapper has revealed the weights for the 2023 Grand National, with Any Second Now from trainer Ted Walsh, Conflated from trainer Gordon Elliott, and Hewick from JJ Hanlon being handed top weight at 11-10 each.

These three entries have been rated at 167 and are considered the best horses entered in the race.

Following closely behind them on the list are Galvin (11-11), Noble Yeats (11-11), Envoi Allen (11-08), and Royale Pagaille (11-08).

Last year’s winner, Noble Yeats from trainer Emmett Mullins, will be carrying a full 15lbs more than when he won last year and has been rated at 166. Despite this, he still has a chance to win back-to-back Grand Nationals after his win in the Many Clouds Chase in December.

Eight Withdrawals Since Entries Revealed

Since the entries were revealed two weeks ago, eight horses have already been withdrawn, leaving 77 entries for the next stage of the 2023 Grand National proceedings.

Henry de Bromhead announced the retirement of Minella Times due to a setback. De Bromhead expressed his disappointment, stating that he had hoped to give the horse another chance at the Grand National but decided to retire him instead.

Fiddlerontheroof (IRE), Grumpy Charley (GB), Iwilldoit (GB), and Riders Onthe Storm (IRE) have also been scratched from the race.

Additionally, Chemical Energy (IRE), Nearly Perfect (GB), and Minella Crooner (IRE) did not qualify for the race.

As a result, 77 horses are left to proceed to the next stage of the 2023 Grand National.

Grand National 2023 Weights

So without further ado, here is the full list of weights for all 78 remaining entries.

  • 1 Any Second Now – 11 12 – Ted Walsh
  • 2 Conflated – 11 12 – Gordon Elliott
  • 3 Hewick – 11 12 – John Hanlon
  • 4 Galvin – 11 11 – Gordon Elliott
  • 5 Noble Yeats – 11 11 – Emmet Mullins
  • 6 Envoi Allen – 11 08 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 7 Royale Pagaille – 11 08 – Venetia Williams
  • 8 Fury Road – 11 06 – Gordon Elliott
  • 9 Capodanno – 11 05 – Willie Mullins
  • 10 The Big Dog – 11 05 – Peter Fahey

 

  • 11 Delta Work – 11 04 – Gordon Elliott
  • 12 Sam Brown – 11 04 – Anthony Honeyball
  • 13 Franco de Port – 11 03 – Willie Mullins
  • 14 Lifetime Ambition – 11 03 – Jessica Harrington
  • 15 Carefully Selected – 11 01 – Willie Mullins
  • 16 Chris’s Dream – 11 00 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 17 Coko Beach – 11 00 – Gordon Elliott
  • 18 Gaillard du Mesnil – 11 00 – Willie Mullins
  • 19 Longhouse Poet – 11 00 – Martin Brassil
  • *20 Minella Times – 11 00 – Henry de Bromhead (now retired)

 

  • 21 Darasso – 10 13 – Joseph O’Brien
  • 22 Burrows Saint – 10 12 – Willie Mullins
  • 23 Pencilfulloflead – 10 12 – Gordon Elliott
  • 24 Ga Law – 10 11 – Jamie Snowden
  • 25 Happygolucky – 10 11 – Kim Bailey
  • 26 Le Milos – 10 11 – Dan Skelton
  • 27 Quick Wave – 10 11 – Venetia Williams
  • 28 The Shunter – 10 11 – Emmet Mullins
  • 29 Escaria Ten – 10 10 – Gordon Elliott
  • 30 Farclas – 10 10 – Stud Gordon Elliott

 

  • 31 Remastered – 10 10 – David Pipe
  • 32 The Big Breakaway – 10 10 – Joe Tizzard
  • 33 Threeunderthrufive – 10 09 – Paul Nicholls
  • 34 Cape Gentleman – 10 08 – John Hanlon
  • 35 Cilaos Emery – 10 08 – Sophie Leech
  • 36 Diol Ker – 10 08 – Noel Meade
  • 37 Roi Mage – 10 08 – Patrick Griffin
  • 38 A Wave of The Sea – 10 06 – Joseph O’Brien
  • 39 Minella Trump – 10 06 – Donald McCain
  • 40 Vanillier – 10 06 – Gavin Cromwell

 

  • 41 Velvet Elvis – 10 06 – Tom Gibney
  • 42 Ain’t That A Shame – 10 05 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 43 Corach Rambler – 10 05 – Lucinda Russell
  • 44 Enjoy d’Allen – 10 05 – Ciaran Murphy
  • 45 Lord Lariat – 10 05 – Dermot McLoughlin
  • 46 Ash Tree Meadow – 10 04 – Gordon Elliott
  • 47 Battleoverdoyen – 10 04 – Gordon Elliott
  • 48 Cloudy Glen – 10 04 – Venetia Williams
  • 49 Gin On Lime – 10 04 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 50 Mister Coffey – 10 04 – Nicky Henderson

 

  • 51 Mr Incredible – 10 04 – Willie Mullins
  • 52 Ashtown Lad – 10 03 – Dan Skelton
  • 53 Gabbys Cross – 10 02 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 54 Hill Sixteen – 10 02 – Sandy Thomson
  • 55 Eva’s Oskar – 10 01 – Tim Vaughan
  • 56 Rapper – 10 01 – Henry Daly
  • 57 Recite A Prayer – 10 01 – Willie Mullins
  • 58 Death Duty – 10 00 – Gordon Elliott
  • 59 Dunboyne – 10 00 – Gordon Elliott
  • 60 Francky du Berlais – 10 00 – Peter Bowen

 

  • 61 Frontal Assault – 10 00 – Gordon Elliott
  • 62 Our Power – 10 00 – Sam Thomas
  • 63 Sporting John – 10 00 – Philip Hobbs
  • 64 Back On The Lash – 9 13 – Martin Keighley
  • 65 Fortescue – 9 13 – Henry Daly
  • 66 Defi Bleu – 9 12 – Gordon Elliott
  • 67 Born By The Sea – 9 10 – Paul Gilligan
  • 68 Gevrey – 9 10 – Gordon Elliott
  • 69 Milan Native – 9 10 – Gordon Elliott
  • 70 Punitive – 9 10 – Gordon Elliott

 

  • 71 Captain Kangaroo – 9 08 – Willie Mullins
  • 72 Darrens Hope – 9 08 – Robert Murphy
  • 73 Fakiera – 9 08 – Gordon Elliott
  • 74 Mortal – 9 08 – Gordon Elliott
  • 75 Captain Cattistock – 9 05 – Fergal O’Brien
  • 76 Fantastikas – 9 05 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 77 Secret Reprieve – 9 05 – Evan Williams
  • 78 Glamorgan Duke – 9 01 – Paul Gilligan

How Important Is Weight In The Grand National?

The Grand National is a unique race in which horses are handicapped, meaning they can all carry different weights.

The purpose of handicapping is to balance out the field and give each horse an equal chance of winning.

Horses that are faster or better jumpers are given more weight to carry in an attempt to level the playing field.

The handicapper calculates how much weight to add to each horse’s saddle based on their form and rating.

For the Grand National, the maximum weight is 11st 10lbs, while the minimum weight is 10st 2lbs, regardless of the horse’s rating.

Moving Forward

So, with the entries submitted and the Grand National weights released, what’s next for the 2023 Grand National?

The first scratching deadline will be on March 7th at noon, though little activity is expected at this stage as horses with known injuries usually drop out.

The more interesting second scratching deadline will be on March 28th at noon. This deadline serves two purposes: firstly, it is the cut-off date for qualification, and secondly, it follows the Cheltenham Festival which could impact horses’ decisions to run at Aintree.

The five-day confirmation stage for the 2023 Grand National is on April 10th at noon, followed by the final declaration stage at 10am on April 13th.

Finally, the much-anticipated Grand National Day will take place on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at 5.15pm.