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Vanillier Installed As Grand National Favourite After Weights Are Revealed

Betfair now have Vanillier priced at 8/1 whilst Corach Rambler is a slight drifter at 12/1

Vanillier Installed As Grand National Favourite After Weights Are Revealed
Vanillier Installed As Grand National Favourite After Weights Are Revealed

The weights have been confirmed ahead of this year’s Grand National and the big market move has seen last year’s runner-up, Vanillier installed as the new race favourite. The Gavin Cromwell-trained nine-year-old finished second to Corach Rambler in the race last year but has seen a 9lbs swing in the weights in his favour for this year’s renewal. Bookmakers, Betfair now have Vanillier priced at 8/1 whilst Corach Rambler is a slight drifter at 12/1.

In 2023, Vanillier weighed in at 10st 6lbs and despite finishing strongly to take second he is up just 2lbs to 10st 8lbs for this year’s run. Meanwhile, Corach Rambler won off a weight of 10st 5lbs and returns to Aintree off a new mark of 11st 2lbs.

Vanillier is unlikely to be the only Gavin Cromwell-trained entry in this year’s Grand National with up to three stablemates in contention to run. Letsbeclearaboutit (10st 10lbs), Limerick Lace (10st 4lbs) and Malina Girl (10st 2lbs) are all still potential entries.

Hewick to carry top weight

If King George VI Chase winner, Hewick is to win the Grand National he will have to defy top weight. Hewick, rated 169 tops the weights at 11st 12lbs and trainer, John Hanlon has confirmed he’ll line up at Aintree providing he comes through next month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup unscathed.

Hewick, rated 169 tops the weights at 11st 12lbs
Hewick, rated 169 tops the weights at 11st 12lbs

There are still 87 horses in contention for this year’s Grand National and others to feature prominently in the betting include Mahler Mission (11st 1lb), Monbeg Genius (10st 4lbs) and Noble Yeats (11st 8lbs). Celebre D’Allen was the only horse scratched from the race while other horses that have failed to qualify include Battleoverdoyen, Fakiera, It’s On The Line, Placenet, Royal Thief and So Des Flos.

Grand National Weights

HorseWeightRating
Hewick11st 12lb169
Conflated11st 9lb166
Noble Yeats11st 8lb165
Capodanno, Coko Beach, Nassalam11st 4lb161
Fakir D'Oudairies11st 3lb160
Ash Tree Meadow, Corach Rambler, I Am Maximus, Janidil, Minella Indo11st 2lb159
Asterion Forlonge, Mahler Mission, Stattler11st 1lb158
Classic Getaway, Delta Work, Foxy Jacks11st157
Threeunderthrufive10st 13lb156
Galvin10st 12lb155
Farouk D'Alene, Salvador Ziggy10st 11lb154
Eldorado Allen, Letsbeclearaboutit10st 10lb153
Ain't That A Shame, Fury Road, James Du Berlais10st 9lb152
Bronn, Vanillier10st 8lb151
Dusart, Le Milos, Longhouse Poet, Mr Incredible10st 7lb150
Latenightpass, Minella Crooner, Run Wild Fred10st 6lb149
Adamantly Chosen, Chemical Energy, Mac Tottie10st 5lb148
Favori De Champdou, Limerick Lace, Meetingofthewaters, Monbeg Genius, Roi Mage, The Goffer10st 4lb147
Chambard, Eklat De Rire, Embittered, Galia Des Liteaux, Gevrey, Glengouly, Kitty's Light, Panda Boy10st 3lb146
Busselton, Empire Steel, Fiddlerontheroof, Malina Girl10st 2lb145
Desertmore House, Fantastic Lady, Highland Hunter, Kinondu Kwetu10st 1lb144
Fakir D'Alene, Ontheropes, Shakem Up'Arry10st143
Amirite, Angels Dawn, Annual Invictus, Diol Ker, Rhiaan, Sail Away, Samcro9st 13lb142
Macs Charm9st 12lb141
Cepage, Dunboyne, Iron Bridge, Tullybeg9st 11lb140
Famous Bridge9st 10lb139
Ashtown Lad, Frontal Assault, Mister Coffey9st 9lb138
Good Boy Bobby9st 8lb137
Tommie Beau9st 7lb136
Revels Hill, Where It All Began9st 6lb135
Moroder9st 2lb131
Full Back, Minella Trump9st 1lb130

Latest Randox Grand National odds (courtesy of Betfair)

HorseOdds
Vanillier8/1
Corach Ramber12/1
Mahler Mission, Monbeg Genius14/1
Noble Yeats16/1
Capodanno, Panda Boy, Galvin, Mr Incredible, Kittys Light20/1
I Am Maximum, Minella Indo, Latenightpass, Nassalam, Meetingofthewaters, Limerick Lace, Threeunderthrufive, Galia Des Liteaux, Chemical Energy25/1
Delta Work, Salvador Ziggy, Hewick, Aint That A Shame, Where It All Began, Angels Dawn, James Du Berlais, Minella Crooner, Glengouly33/1
Le Milos, Stattler, Conflated, Malina Girl, Coko Beach, Longhouse Poet, The Goffer, Foxy Jacks, Amirite, Ash Tree Meadow40/1
Desertmore House, Riaan, Letsbeclearaboutit, Eldorado Allen, Favori De Champdou, Janidil, Fakir D'Oudairies, Mac Tottie Classic Getaway, Roi Mage, Asterion Forlonge, Farouk Dalene, Annual Invictus50/1
Gevrey, Iron Bridge, Famous Bridge, Busselton, Fury Road, Dusart, Fiddlerontheroof, Fakir Dalene, Fantastic Lady. Diol Ker, Adamantly Chosen, Shakem Uparry, Sail Away, Ontheropes, Samcro, Highland Hunter, Macs Charm, Ashtown Lad, Dunboyne, Eklat De Rire66/1
Mister Coffey, Kinondo Kwetu, Bronn, Chambard, Run Wild Fred, Empire Steel, Revels Hill, Frontal Assault, Tullybeg, Good Boy Bobby100/1
Cepage, Tommie Beau, Embittered, Minella Trump150/1
Full Back, Moroder200/1