Today’s Aintree Grand National Full Results
The Grand National meeting provides three days of top quality jumps racing before the flat season kicks off in earnest. Here, GG will keep you up to date with every single horse race result from the 2023 Grand National meeting, including the big race itself at 5.15pm on Saturday 15th April.
Grand National 2023 Day 1 (Thursday) Results
Manifesto Novices’ Chase – Results
A thrilling start to the Festival as Banbridge wins the opener. Having stalked Stage Star throughout, he leapt to the lead two out and pulled clear with Saint Roi, staying on strongly to win and give trainer Joseph O’Brien a third Aintree winner.
Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle – Results
Another thrilling finish to the 2nd race of the day, as Zenta and Bo Zenith lock horns up the straight heading to the line. Zenta stays on the best though to just about get her nose ahead coming to the line. Another winner for Willie Mullins, this time ridden by Mark Walsh. With Nusret filling the places a little distance back in third.
Aintree Bowl Chase – Results
|3||A Plus Tard||10/3|
The step up in trip for Shishkin raised question marks heading into this race, but he put those doubts to bed by staying on very well to land the Aintree Bowl in game fashion. Ahoy Senor ran another cracking race at Aintree to finish second, with A Plus Tard a remote third.
William Hill Aintree Hurdle – Results
All eyes were on Constitution Hill heading into today, the headline act going into today’s racing at Aintree, and he did not disappoint, winning the Aintree Hurdle as he liked not even getting out of 1st gear. A real superstar. Sharjah ran very well to claim 2nd spot, and Zanahiyr filled the places with a decent run.
Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase – Results
|3||Lough Derg Spirit||40/1|
The point-to-point Gold Cup, was won in some style by Famous Clermont who cruised to an easy victory under William Biddick, he looked as if he joined in the race half way up the straight. Bennys King and Lough Derg Spirit both ran on very well to fill up the places.
Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase – Results
|1||Dancing On My Own||15/2|
|3||The Last Day||16/1|
Another top class finish on Day 1 of the Aintree Festival, as Douglas Talking leads them a merry dance from the front, jumping well but his slight mistake at the last presented the race to the fast finishing Dancing On My Own who swept in late to win, with the leader Douglas Talking finishing a decent second. The Last Day ran very well at a decent price to claim 3rd spot.
Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race – Results
Another impressive winner to end the day, as Dysart Enos provides Fergal O’Brien with his first Aintree Festival winner, and she wins the Grade 2 Mares Bumper in some fashion, a nice horse going forward for the yard. Golden Ace outruns his huge odds to come second at 40/1, as Williamstowndancer also runs well to claim 3rd spot for Willie Mullins.
Grand National 2023 Day 2 (Friday) Results
Mildmay Novices’ Chase – Results
All eyes were on Gerri Colombe in the opening contest, an unlucky looser at Cheltenham last time out, he went one better today when winning the Grade 1 Mildmay Novices Chase, and in excellent fashion as well. A real classy performance from him. Complete Unknown ran on well to claim second, and Bronn was a fairly remote third.
William Hill Handicap Hurdle – Results
A typically competitive handicap, where most of the jockeys were covered head to toe in mud at the end due to the persistent rain throughout the day, it was Fennor Cross who ran on the best to win the race with a bit up his sleeve. Buddy One ran on well also and could be one to keep an eye on going forward, with Sonigino filling the places.
Top Novices’ Hurdle – Results
On what looks like a race to have a few nice prospects going forward, it was won by Inthepocket who was very keen throughout the race, but he stayed on strongly to win despite Rachael Blackmore loosing her stick. Strong Leader ran on very well with a wet sail coming from the back, he is one to keep an eye on going forward, with Luccia running well to claim third spot.
Marsh Chase (Melling Chase) – Results
A race that centred around if Fakir D’Oudairies could land his third Marsh Chase in a row, but unfortunately Pic D’orhy was there to spoil the party, as the Paul Nicholls trained horse won this years renewal in some style. Fakir D’Oudairies ran well to claim second spot, with Minella Drama running a decent race to finish third.
Randox Topham Handicap Chase – Results
Another very competitive contest, and the prices of the first three in the market show how competitive this race really is. Bill Baxter stayed on the best, looking like a real professional over the National fences, with Fantastic Lady putting in a game performance in second, fighting with Bill Baxter all the way up the home straight. Killer Kane filled the places coming third, but did look tired crossing the line.
Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle – Results
This race does usually attract a fairly large field, and this year was no exception. Another Sefton Novices Hurdle victory for trainer Lucinda Russell with Apple Away who was incredibly game to pretty much make all and still win going away heading to the line. Maximilian ran another cracking race to finish second as it’s a northern 1-2 in the finish, with Iroko filling the places after a decent run from him.
Abersoch Land and Sea Handicap Hurdle – Results
A big priced winner of the last, for the same trainer as yesterday’s last race winner Fergal O’Brien, as Punctuation stays on very well to win nicely in the mud. Blueking D’oroux runs a fine race to come second, and Washington does well again to finish third.
Grand National 2023 Day 3 (Saturday) Results
Maghull Novices’ Chase – Results
|2||Marvel De Cerisy||15/2|
Jonbon returned to the winners’ circle in the Maghull, with no El Fabiolo to worry about he went off a very short price and won easily. Marvel De Cerisy tried to expose any weaknesses in the favourite, going hard from the off but weakened and was a fortunate second with Calico coming down at the last when a clear second.
Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle – Results
Race Summary:Hermes Allen
The question beforehand was how much West Balboa had to come after her Lanzarote Hurdle win, the answer was plenty as she scooted in by 5 lengths under Harry Skelton. She got the rail on the run-in and was never in danger, Pounding Poet was a good second at a huge 50/1, with Good Time Jonny taking the eye finishing well for 4th.
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle – Results
Irish Point continues his improvement and took the Mersey in grand style with Davy Russell enjoying a winner in the sun before his retirement. Hermes Allen was back to form and paid for sitting too close to a rip-roaring speed early with Kateira.
JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle – Results
|1||Sire Du Belrais||8/1|
The enigmatic Sire Du Berlais landed his second Liverpool Hurdle in as many runnings, adding to his Stayer’s’ Hurdle success in great style. Flooring Porter adopted his customary front-running tactics but just couldn’t burn them off or get a breather in, Marie’s Rock loomed up to that rival in great style but was mowed down by the stamina-laden winner, who looked to be in significant trouble during the race having been at the back of the field before flying when they turned for home.
William Hill Freebooter Handicap Chase – Results
Midnight River provided Harry Skelton with another winner on the day, as he delivered another patient ride to perfection. Shakem Up’arry was the subject of plenty of market support but ultimately came unstuck by the step up in trip, having hit the front he just couldn’t last home and was eventually grabbed for third on the run-in.
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase – Results
|3||Gaillard Du Mesnil||10/1|
Another Grand National success for Lucinda Russell & Scotland as Corach Rambler blew them away and could be called the winner some way out under Derek Fox. Vanillier finally got his career back on track last time and finished second again giving his connections plenty to work with with this race likely to be his target again. Last year’s winner, Noble Yeats, came under pressure a long way from home but to his credit gave his all and stayed on well to take fourth for GG ambassador Sean Bowen.
Weatherbys hhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race – Results
|2||Blizzard Of Oz||3/1|
Blizzard of Oz looked the winner all-over coming for home, he cantered into the lead under Patrick Mullins, but it was FLORIDA DREAMS who showed the greater attitude and resolution to go by on the rail under Danny McMenamin to score by just over a length to conclude the Aintree 2023 Grand National festival.
What we expect at this Year’s Grand National Meeting
The three day meeting will be full of top class horses and we’re expecting some big performances. Arguably the biggest name in National Hunt racing could line up on the opening day of the meeting, as Constitution Hill bids to make it a perfect 7/7 over hurdles with victory in the Aintree Hurdle. Nicky Henderson’s star will undoubtedly go off at odds against if he does go for this, and considering he hasn’t had a rival finish close to him so far, he’s unlikely to lose his unbeaten record here.
The other big race on the opening day is the Aintree Bowl, which could see Shishkin bidding to regain the winning threat, having disappointed in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham the previous month. He could face some serious opposition though, with the likes of Ahoy Senor, Conflated and Bravemansgame potential rivals.
The key race on the second day of the Festival is the Marsh Chase (registered as the Melling Chase), where 2021 + 2022 winner Fakir D’Oudairies will bid to become the most successful horse in the history of the race with a third successive victory. That won’t be easy however, with the likes of Pic D’Orhy, Envoi Allen and Hitman all potentially taking him on.
Although there’s plenty of fantastic action across the final day card, it’s clear the feature race is the Grand National, arguably the biggest race in the National Hunt calendar. Last year’s winner Noble Yeats will be a much shorter price than the 50/1 he went off in 2022, but he’s progressed since then and looks set to make a bold bid of emulating Tiger Roll and winning back-to-back Grand Nationals.
There are plenty of other big names set to take him on though, including last year’s runner-up Any Second Now and third-placed Delta Work, along with the likes of Mr Incredible and Gaillard Du Mesnil. The key hope for the Brits looks to be Corach Rambler, whose trainer Lucinda Russell was the last successful British trainer in the race, having won with One For Arthur back in 2015.
The Winner of the Aintree Grand National 2022
There was a fitting winner of the 2022 Grand National, albeit a shock one, as Sam Waley Cohen steered 50/1 outsider Noble Yeats to victory. It was the amateur jockey’s final ride of his career and he couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, riding the winner in the Grand National. Not only that, but the winner was owned by his father, Robert Waley Cohen! The result saw trainer Emmet Mullins land a first Grand National winner, with Noble Yeats becoming the first seven-year-old to win the Aintree showpiece since 1940.