AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL

SATURDAY 5TH APRIL 2025

Below, you can view the antepost odds for the potential runners in the 2025 Grand National. We provide the latest odds, detailed form guides, and general insights on each horse.

Odds represent the chances of each horse winning the race and determine how much you can win if you place a bet. For example, if a horse has odds of 10/1, you will win £10 for every £1 you bet if that horse wins.

At the bottom of this page, you'll find a full guide to understanding Grand National odds.

APRIL 5th

GRAND NATIONAL COUNTDOWN

Days
Hours

I AM MAXIMUS

14/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: 1-14311 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: W P MULLINS

After a triumphant run in the Irish Grand National in 2023, he's conquered Aintree's big fences and won the race in 2024. Will he be back for the 2025 Grand National and can he win it again?

CORBETTS CROSS

20/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: -312F13 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: E MULLINS

Shaping up to be a handy long-distance chaser, especially with a win in the National Hunt Challenge Cup at Cheltenham.  

INTENSE RAFFLES

25/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: 5-7111 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 6 | TRAINER: T GIBNEY

Winner of the Irish Grand National in 2024, is this young chaser Aintree bound in 2025?

GALVIN

33/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: -8544 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 10 | TRAINER: G ELLIOTT

Bagging 4th place in 2024, Galvin showed his worth as a long-distance chaser. He could be back in 2025 but can he really go three places better?

DELTA WORK

33/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: U-3662 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: G. ELLIOTT

Delta Work's journey in the 2023 Grand National was abruptly halted at the 21st fence, but returned in 2024 with another stunning display to finish second to I Am Maximus.

MINELLA INDO

33/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: P-1443 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 11 | TRAINER: H DE BROMHEAD

Winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2021, Minella Indo proved he is the classiest of runners when finishing 3rd in the 2024 National. Will he back in 2025?

CHIANTI CLASSICO

33/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: -11214 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 7 | TRAINER: K BAILEY

Winner of the Ultima at Cheltenham (the stepping stone for Corach Rmabler in 2023), Chianti Classico is in flying form. If he keeps it up he could be the one to watch in the 2025 Grand National. 

KITTY'S LIGHT

33/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: -470575 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 8 | TRAINER: C. WILLIAMS

The whole nation cheered Kitty's Light around the Grand National and were thrilled when he bagged 5th place for his connections. Truly a shining light!

NOBLE YEATS

50/1

JOCKEY: -

NO: | FORM: -72170 | WEIGHT: UNKNOWN | AGE: 9 | TRAINER: E MULLINS

The 2022 runner has tried his best to retain and then regain his title but could only manage 4th place in 2023 and 19th in 2024. 

Ante post odds listed on this page are taken from Betfred on 19/04/2024. No horse is guaranteed a position in the race until the final declaration stage. Check the odds with your Bookmaker before placing a bet, as fluctuations occur. Full Terms and Conditions for the promotional bet offers can be found on the respective websites – read them before you sign up.

UNDERSTANDING ODDS

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT

However, as you can see from the odds at the top of this page, not all horses are priced at 34/1. This is because some horses in the race are known to be better than others and the really good horses attract lots of bets.

Bookmakers don't like to take lots of bets on one horse because if that horse wins, the bookmaker will lose money! So the bookmaker will offer more attractive (larger) odds on other horses in an effort to get people to back those instead.

The Bookie will always aim to make a profit regardless of the outcome of the race, and that's why you will see the odds fluctuating right until they're off.

For many people, the appeal of the Grand National is down to the fact that longshots have won the race in the past. Winners have returned victorious at odds of 100/1, including Mon Mome in 2009 and famously Foinavon in 1967.

In 2022 Noble Yeats started at 80/1 before eventually going off at 50/1. In 2013 Auroras Encore backers cheered when he powered to a nine-length victory at 66/1. In fact, the average odds of the winning horse since 1990 have been around 20/1.

If you'd like to know more about placing a bet on the big race then read our guide to betting each-way (Click Here).

What Do The Numbers In Odds Mean?

You'll most often see odds displayed like this: 5/1, 10/1, 25/1 and all the way up to 100/1 and sometimes even higher. But what do these numbers represent?

In the examples above the first numbers: 5, 10, 25 and 100 represent the returned amount for a winning £1 bet. A winning £1 bet at 10/1 will return £10 plus you'll also get your original £1 stake back.

Occasionally you'll see short priced odds like this: 5/2 or 6/5 the numbers look different, but the principle is the same. For example 5/2 is another way of saying 2.5/1 if you bet £1 at 5/2 and your horse wins you'll get £2.50 in return (plus your stake).

How Does Each Way Betting Affect Odds

When you back a horse eachway you’re betting it will finish in either 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th positions. (Bookmakers usually payout on eachway bets to 5 places in the Grand National - please check before betting.)

If you make a £10 Eachway bet the total cost will be £20, that’s because you’re actually making two bets with the bookmaker.

The first bet is that the horse will finish 1st and another best is that it will place in either 2nd, 3rd or 4th position (and 5th with Betfred).

Of course you can lower your stake to ‘£5 eachway’ and then the total cost of the bet will be reduced to just £10.

Lets say you’ve had a £10 eachway (£20 total cost) at odds of 10/1 and your horse romps home in first place – how much do you win?

Well, you’ve got £10 @ 10/1 = £100, PLUS you also get 1/4 the quoted odds on the place part of the bet, which is £10 @ 2.5/1 = £25 giving you a total of £125 and don’t forget you also get your original £20 stake returned too.

Should your horse finish in either 2nd, 3rd or 4th position, known as a ‘place’ you will win £25 plus the £10 ‘place’ part of your original £20 stake will be returned.

You might be wondering why you only get £25 back in winnings if the odds are 10/1 and your bet was £10, shouldn’t that be £100!

Well no, the bookmakers only pay out a 1/4 of the quoted odds on horses that finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th and because your horse didn’t finish 1st you will lose the win portion of the original stake.

How Often Does The Favourite Win The National

In the last 100 hundred years only 13 favourites have actually won the Grand National. Six of them have come in the last 20 years notably: I Am Maximus (2024), Corach Rambler (2023), Tiger Roll (2019), Don’t Push It (2010), Comply Or Die (2008) and Hedgehunter (2005).

Nearly all these horses have gone off at 7/1, except for Tiger Roll, who went off at odds of 4/1, which on the face of it, seems miserly odds for such a high-risk race.

Do Longshots Have A Real Chance

Five 100/1 winners have won the race in the last 100 years. Below you can see the odds of the winners since 2009

2009 Mon Mome 100/1
2010 Don't Push It 10/1
2011 Ballabriggs 14/1
2012 Neptune Collonges 33/1
2013 Auroras Encore 66/1
2014 Pineau De Re 25/1
2015 Many Clouds 25/1
2016 Rule The World 33/1
2017 One For Arthur 14/1
2018 Tiger Roll 10/1
2019 Tiger Roll 4/1
2021 Minella Times 11/1
2022 Noble Yeats 50/1
2023 Corach Rambler 8/1

Where Can I Get The Best Odds

This is a tricky question to answer. It's certainly worth shopping around for a price on a specific horse, especially if that horse is considered a longshot.

I often see horses priced a 40/1 with one bookmaker which can be backed at 66/1 or even 80/1 with another. At the other end of the market, the difference in odds is usually small.

It's worth noting that promo offers and enhanced eachway place terms offered by some bookmakers could easily outweigh a small difference in odds.

GUIDES

BETTING

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WHAT YOU COULD WIN

ODDS & PAYOUT TABLE

ODDS STAKE WIN EACHWAY (PLACE)
5/1 £5 £30 £11.25
8/1 £5 £45 £15
10/1 £5 £55 £17.50
16/1 £5 £85 £25
20/1 £5 £105 £30
25/1 £5 £130 £36.25
33/1 £5 £170 £46.25
40/1 £5 £205 £40
66/1 £5 £335 £87.50
80/1 £5 £405 £105
100/1 £5 £505 £130

Amounts shown in the table include returned stake. Eachway places assume 1/4 odds will be paid by the bookmakers and also include place portion of stake returned.

If you back a horse eachway for £5 the total bet is £10 (£5 win & £5 place). If your each-way selections wins add the place amount and win amount together to get your total return.