How fast the time flies. One minute, we are celebrating Corach Rambler winning, and the next, the official list of Grand National 2024 entries is announced.

So now it’s time to see who got the thumbs up, who didn’t, and which of the 94 Grand National 2024 entries could potentially win it outright.

Scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13th 2024, there has been one notable change to the proceedings.

There is a NEW START TIME of 4pm. That means the race will not take place at 5.15pm as is customary.

The earlier start is in conjunction with the reduction in field size changes, which has changed from a maximum number of runners of 40 to 34 in 2024.

So with quite a few changes ahead, which entries should we be looking a little more closely at?

Grand National 2024 Entries

Unsurprisingly, Corach Rambler is included on the list.

Trained by Lucinda Russell, he is hoping to put in another winning performance and retain his crown for those elusive back-to-back wins.

Now ten years old and still in excellent form, can he run away with it again in 2024? It will be significantly more difficult this year as his weight will undoubtedly go up by at least 13lbs.

He could also have a run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Depending on the outcome of that race, connections may opt to give him a break.

Also worth noting in the Grand National 2024 entries is that of the 94, 61 are trained in Ireland, which is a new record for the race.

The largest owner is Gigginstown House Stud, with 11 entries, and 25 trainers have only entered one potential runner.

Gordon Elliott Entries

Every year we have the debate about how many is too many when it comes to trainers and multiple entries.

Gordon Elliott has historically entered the most, and 2024 is no different.

Last season, it was 21 runners; this year, he’s gone even further and entered 26. That makes up a staggering 27.6% of all entries.

Is it ludicrous? Yes. But just remember that from 21 last year, only five actually made the final line-up. And of his 26 Grand National 2024 entries, 11 are from Gigginstown.

That means 15 are for other owners, most with only one entry, and they, too, have a right to take their shot at the National.

With only 34 places at the starting tape, he could end up quite a few runners, but it will all depend on both the Handicapper and the declaration stages.

Willie Mullins Grand National 2024 Entries

No slouch when it comes to training winners, Willie Mullins has 13 Grand National 2024 entries. Notably absent is Gaillard Du Mesnil, last year’s third-place finisher.

It looks like connections have their sights firmly fixed on a Cheltenham Gold Cup run and have opted to bypass another shot at the National.

Capodanno and I Am Maximus are currently his best priced in the ante-post betting markets, with Capodanno holding the upper hand on 20/1.

This is usually not a race that Mullins focuses on. Yes, he sends decent entries and, yes, I’m sure he would love to win it again. His last win was in 2005 with Hedgehunter.

But it would be foolish to think that he prioritises it over Cheltenham, where he dominates year after year.

Other Notable Entries

Still, without a Grand National win, Nicky Henderson has upped his game in 2024 and entered three potential contenders.

Mister Coffey is back again, and while he was the trainer’s only entry last year, this time around, he has a couple of stablemates in the mix.

Dusart may take his chances, but recent form suggests he isn’t a major threat. He has had three runs since January 2023, pulled up in two and was brought down in the Scottish National (April 2023).

Fantastic Lady was second in last year’s Topham Chase so knows how to navigate the obstacles but with almost no experience beyond 2m6f, it’s going to be a tough ask.

Nassalam, from trainer Gary Moore is the highest rated UK entry. The formidable chaser not only won the Welsh Grand National trial but, two weeks later, went back to Chepstow and won the Welsh Grand National itself.

And he did it by a staggering 34 lengths. His Official Rating went through the roof which means so will his weight for Aintree.

He, too, has a Gold Cup entry, so it will be quite the race to see how things unfold and how they impact the Grand National in 2024.

 

All Grand National 2024 Entries

    • Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Ain’t That A Shame (IRE) 10 Henry de Bromhead
    • Amirite (IRE) 8 Henry de Bromhead
    • Angels Dawn (IRE) 9 S. Curling
    • Annual Invictus (IRE) 9 Chris Gordon
    • Ashtown Lad (IRE) 10 Dan Skelton
    • Ash Tree Meadow (FR) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Asterion Forlonge (FR) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 11 Gordon Elliott
    • Bronn (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Busselton (FR) 7 Joseph Patrick O’Brien
    • Capodanno (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Celebre d’Allen (FR) 12 Philip Hobbs & Johnson White
    • Cepage (FR) 12 Venetia Williams
    • Chambard (FR) 12 Venetia Williams
    • Chemical Energy (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Coko Beach (FR) 9 Stud Gordon Elliott
    • Conflated (IRE) 10 Stud Gordon Elliott
    • Corach Rambler (IRE) 10 Lucinda Russell
    • Delta Work (FR) 11 Gordon Elliott
    • Desertmore House (IRE) 9 Martin Brassil
    • Diol Ker (FR) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Dunboyne (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Dusart (IRE) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Eklat de Rire (FR) 10 Henry de Bromhead
    • Eldorado Allen (FR) 10 Joe Tizzard
    • Embittered (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Empire Steel (IRE) 10 Sandy Thomson
    • Fakiera (FR) 9 Eoin Griffin
    • Fakir d’Alene (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Fakir d’Oudairies (FR) 9 Joseph Patrick O’Brien
    • Famous Bridge (IRE) 8 Nicky Richards
    • Fantastic Lady (FR) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Farouk d’Alene (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Favori de Champdou (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 10 Jim Boyle
    • Foxy Jacks (IRE) 10 M. F. Morris
    • Frontal Assault (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Full Back (FR) 9 Gary Moore
    • Fury Road (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Galia des Liteaux (FR) 8 Dan Skelton
    • Galvin (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Gevrey (FR) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Glengouly (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 11 Nigel Twiston-Davies
    • Hewick (IRE) 9 John Joseph Hanlon
    • Highland Hunter (IRE) 11 Fergal O’Brien
    • I Am Maximus (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Iron Bridge (IRE) 8 Jonjo O’Neill
    • Its On The Line (IRE) 7 Emmet Mullins
    • James du Berlais (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Janidil (FR) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Kinondo Kwetu 8 Sam England
    • Kitty’s Light 8 Christian Williams
    • Latenightpass 11 Dan Skelton
    • Le Milos 9 Dan Skelton
    • Letsbeclearaboutit (IRE) 9 Gavin Cromwell
    • Limerick Lace (IRE) 7 Gavin Cromwell
    • Longhouse Poet (IRE) 10 Martin Brassil
    • Macs Charm (IRE) 9 Colm A. Murphy
    • Mac Tottie 11 Peter Bowen
    • Mahler Mission (IRE) 8 John McConnell
    • Malina Girl (IRE) 7 Gavin Cromwell
    • Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Minella Crooner (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Minella Indo (IRE) 11 Henry de Bromhead
    • Minella Trump (IRE) 10 Donald McCain
    • Mister Coffey (FR) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Monbeg Genius (IRE) 8 Jonjo O’Neill
    • Moroder (IRE) 10 Seamus Mullins
    • Mr Incredible (IRE) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Nassalam (FR) 7 Gary Moore
    • Noble Yeats (IRE) 9 Emmet Mullins
    • Ontheropes (IRE) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Panda Boy (IRE) 8 Martin Brassil
    • Placenet (FR) 7 David Pipe
    • Revels Hill (IRE) 9 Harry Fry
    • Riaan (IRE) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Roi Mage (FR) 12 Patrick Griffin
    • Royal Thief (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Run Wild Fred (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Sail Away (FR) 8 Dan Skelton
    • Salvador Ziggy (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Samcro (IRE) 12 Gordon Elliott
    • Shakem Up’arry (IRE) 10 Ben Pauling
    • So des Flos (FR) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Stattler (IRE) 9 W. P. Mullins
    • The Goffer (IRE) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Threeunderthrufive (IRE) 9 Paul Nicholls
    • Tommie Beau (IRE) 9 Seamus Mullins
    • Tullybeg (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Vanillier (FR) 9 Gavin Cromwell
    • Where It All Began (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott

    Getting To The Final Line Up In 2024

    As we move through the next couple of months, those Grand National 2024 entries will eventually get reduced from 94 to 34.

    That will be achieved in two ways. The first is through the Handicapper, who will allocate a weight to each horse.

    The best-rated will carry the highest weights, and they will then be numbered in descending order. Those towards the bottom will have little or no chance of making the cut.

    The second way is through the declaration stages, where trainers have the option to withdraw their horses. This can happen because plans change, injuries happen, or too much weight is allocated, and connections decide not to run.

    And of course, despite getting an entry, some actually don’t qualify.

    In order to do that, prior to March 27th, a horse must have started in a steeplechase during the current season and have been placed first, second, third, or fourth in a steeplechase with an official distance description of ‘two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or more, at any time during the horse’s career.

    Horses must be also allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 19th.

    Horses must have run at least three times in Steeple Chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 19th.

    2024 Declaration Stages

    Entries closed on the 6th of February (94 entries), and the weights will be revealed on the 20th of February 2024.

    The first scratching deadline is the 6th of March. The second scratching deadline is the 27th of March. Five-day confirmation stage is on the 9th of April with the final declaration stage on the 12th of April.

    For all the odds, check out our odds page, and don’t forget that there will be a lot of betting offers in the run-up to the race, so we will also keep you up to date with them.

    We will also be spending a lot of time producing Grand National tips, so don’t forget to check them out closer to the race.