Grand National: Galvin 20/1 for Aintree 2022 glory after Punchestown success

Can Galvin give Gordon Elliott another big win at Aintree?


*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing/Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason, you will lose your stake under traditional antepost rules

Galvin can be nabbed at 20/1 for the Grand National 2022 after a winning return to the track in the Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown on Wednesday.

The Cheltenham Festival winner looked as good as ever beating the Willie Mullins pair Annamix and Brahma Bull despite giving lumps of weight to his race-fit rivals in the Grade 3 contest.


Galvin won all five of his starts last season, capping off a cracking campaign with success in the National Hunt Chase, and hopes are high that he can claim bigger prizes this term.

Paddy’s traders cut the seven-year-old to 33/1 from 40/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 after the Punchestown success but trainer Gordon Elliott believes Aintree could be the target.

“He might be more a Grand National horse. He knows how to win and he’s just a great horse to have,” Elliott said.

He added: “I thought it was a good performance with the weight that he had and we know he’s going to come on a lot for it as well as he is taking a good blow there. He’s in the Champion Chase at Down Royal and we could go there. He’s one to look forward to for the rest of the season anyway.”

Elliott has had plenty of success in the biggest race on the National Hunt calendar after saddling Silver Birch to glory in 2007 and Tiger Roll to back-to-back successes in 2018 and 2019.

Henry de Bromhead’s Minella Times claimed the honours in this year’s Grand National and is the 16/1 joint-favourite in Paddy’s antepost book to repeat his success. Any Second Now – trained by Ruby’s Walsh’s dad Ted – is also available at 16s after placing third in 2021.

Grand National Antepost Odds

16/1 – Any Second Now, Minella Times
20/1 – Galvin
25/1 – Burrows Saint, Secret Reprieve, Castlebawn West
33/1 – Cloth Cap, Next Destination, Farclas, Happygolucky, Run Wild Fred, Dingo Dollar, Mighty Thunder, Ontheropes
40/1 – BAR


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