Grand National 2022 date, start time and entries for famous Aintree race

The Aintree blockbuster awaits!

Rachel Blackmore Minella Times Grand National 2021


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The world’s greatest steeplechase is racing into sight as we enter the final weeks of the National Hunt season.

The Grand National 2022 is set to be a cracker as fans are allowed to pack the Aintree grandstands after last year’s contest took place behind closed doors.


2021 proved to be historic as Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the race after steering Minella Times to victory for Henry de Bromhead.

Last year’s scorer is among the Grand National 2022 runners, and you’ll find all the key details about this year’s renewal below.

When is the Grand National 2022?

The Grand National runners and riders are set to go to post at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 9. It’s the feature race of the three-day Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, which is slated to begin on Thursday, April 7.

Which horses are set to run in the Grand National 2022?

A total of 107 horses were entered for the Grand National including last year’s hero Minella Times and the field has since been whittled down to the final 40 horses after Thursday’s final declaration stage.

1) Minella Times 11-10 (st-lbs)
2) Delta Work 11-09
3) School Boy Hours 10-05
4) Any Second Now 11-08
5) Run Wild Fred 11-07
6) Lostintranslation 11-06
7) Brahma Bull 11-06
8) Burrows Saint 11-05
9) Mount Ida 11-05
10) Longhouse Poet 11-04
11) Fiddlerontheroof 11-04
12) Two For Gold 11-03
13) Santini 11-02
14) Samcro 11-01
15) Escaria Ten 11-01
16) Good Boy Bobby 10-13
17) Romain De Seman 10-05
18) Coko Beach 10-13
19) De Rasher Counter 10-12
20) Kildisart 10-11
21) Discorama 10-11
22) Top Ville Ben 10-11
23) Enjoy D’allen 10-11
24) Anibale Fly 10-11
25) Dingo Dollar 10-11
26) Freewheelin Dylan 10-10
27) Class Conti 10-10
28) Noble Yeats 10-10
29) Mighty Thunder 10-10
30) Cloth Cap 10-10
31) Snow Leopardess 10-09
32) Agusta Gold 10-09
33) Commodore 10-05
34) Deise Aba 10-08
35) Blaklion 10-08
36) Poker Party 10-08
37) Death Duty 10-07
38) Domaine De L’Isle 10-07
39) Eclair Surf 10-06
40) Fortescue 10-06

When were the Grand National 2022 weights revealed?

The weights for the Grand National 2022 were revealed on Tuesday, February 15. It offers our first chance to get an idea of who’s likely to make the cut and who’ll probably miss out on running at Aintree. The handicapper once again came under fire from Tiger Roll’s connections after they disputed the mark awarded to the dual winner.

Who is the favourite to win the Grand National 2022?

Snow Leopardess is proving popular with punters thanks to her low position in the weights and course form after victory in December’s Becher Chase over the iconic fences.

Any Second Now finished third in 2021 and is prominent in Paddy Power’s betting market for the Grand National 2022. Ted Walsh’s charge enhanced his claims for the Aintree showpiece by winning the Grade 3 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February.

Delta Work has been a major market mover off the back of his defeat of Tiger Roll in a thrilling Cross Country Chase at last month’s Cheltenham Festival.

How much is the Grand National 2022 worth?

The winner of the Grand National will bag a cool £500,000 for connections, a sizeable increase from the £375,000 claimed by Minella Times last year. The total prize money has also shot up from £750,000 to £1m.

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