Grand National runners and riders

The final declared Grand National runners and riders have been confirmed for today’s John Smiths Grand National at Aintree. Check the form and odds from the list of horses in the grand national 2012
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap

J: A P Mccoy

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner could make a remarkable double with the Grand National.

Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap

J: J M Maguire

T: D McCain Jnr

Excellent winner last year – could he finally become the horse to win back to back Nationals?.

Maroon, white braces and sleeves

J: Ms K Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Improving all the time, could he be another Papillon for this stable?.

Dark blue and light blue stripes, black and red striped cap

J: B J Geraghty

T: N J Henderson

Progressive young handicapper from the stable of Nicky Henderson.

Red, white sleeves, red spots, brown cap

J: W Hutchinson

T: A King

Hugely impressive when taking the Becher Chase.

BLACK and BEIGE (halved), beige sleeves, black chevrons on sleeves, BEIGE cap

J: R Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Impressive winner of Thyestes Chase in Ireland, could be anything.


J: Paul Moloney

T: Evan Williams

Won decent handicap at Haydock and then third in Welsh National. Former Foxhunters winner at Cheltenham..

Light blue, orange epaulets

J: T Scudamore

T: D Pipe

Won at Royal Ascot in 2010 and at the Cheltenham Festival last year; the Grand National would be some treble!.

Maroon, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap

J: P Carberry

T: G Elliott

Another from the ever more powerful yard of former Grand National winner Gordon Elliott – this one has bags of stamina.

Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green cap, white star

J: R P Mclernon

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Won the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival and finally seems to be fulfilling his potential.

Blue, primrose striped sleeves and cap

J: Miss N Carberry

T: A L T Moore

Won last season’s Irish National. Trained by Arthur Moore and ridden by his niece, Nina Carberry..

Black, orange seams, orange sleeves, orange stars on cap

J: R M Power

T: S R B Crawford

Former Grade Two chase winner who was running well in last year’s Grand National when falling at the fourth last.

White, light blue sash, brown cap

J: D J Condon

T: N F Glynn

Ran a cracker in the recent Kim Muir at Cheltenham.

Yellow, dark green stripe and armlets, quartered cap

J: P J Brennan

T: V R A Dartnall

Twice runner-up in the Welsh National.Loves soft ground.

Black, yellow cap

J: A E Lynch

T: T J Taaffe

Suffered badly when stable was out of form but now back to his best.

Purple and white (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue cap

J: R Johnson

T: P J Hobbs

Won a 100k+ race at Punchestown in 2010 and showed he is back to form by finishing runner-up in the Hennessy.

Maroon, white hooped sleeves

J: J Reveley

T: J Wade

Ran a screamer when third in last year’s Scottish National.

Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, red star

J: D A Jacob

T: P F Nicholls

Top class chaser who has an exuberant jumping style that would be a great sight at Aintree.

Red, mauve chevron, mauve and red quartered cap

J: Harry Haynes

T: J M Jefferson

At the top of his form after taking two recent big handicaps.

Royal blue, red seams, royal blue sleeves and cap

J: Bryan J Cooper

T: D T Hughes

Dessie Hughes’ runners always warrant respect in the Grand National.

Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap

J: P Townend

T: W P Mullins

Ruby Walsh rode a great race to get this horse round last year – could improve in 2012.

Dark green, maroon stars, maroon cap

J: D Elsworth

T: Miss H C Knight

Fell in last year’s Grand National, improved form this season.

Emerald green, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star

J: D F Oregan

T: D T Hughes

Finished second in 2010 on his third attempt – fourth time lucky?.

Emerald green, yellow hoops, royal blue cap

J: D J Casey

T: W P Mullins

Maybe the best outsider?

Black, grey disc, armlets and cap

J: T J Murphy

T: D McCain Jnr

Won the 2011 Charlie Hall at Wetherby and then finished third behind Kauto Star at Haydock.
Light green, orange chevron, orange cap

J: D N Russell

T: J J Hanlon

Double Kerry National winner who has had the Grand National as his target all season.

Emerald green, purple armlets

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Miss V Williams

100/1 grand national winner in 2009 got as far as the 26th fence in 2010. Still a force to be reckoned with.

Royal blue, pink hoop

J: N Fehily

T: Evan Williams

Has become a Grand National legend – placed three times!.

Black, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap

J: Harry Skelton

T: D T Hughes

Has had no luck in his two previous attempts, could be dangerous with a clear round in 2012.

Royal blue and white diabolo, white sleeves and cap

J: S Quinlan

T: K C Bailey

Good recent record, four wins in last eight starts..

Light blue, dark blue diamond and diamond on cap

J: J E Moore

T: Evan Williams

Doubts about his stamina seem to have been quashed with recent win over 3m 5f

White, royal blue spots, white and royal blue striped cap

J: S Twiston-Davies

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Finished 5th in National in 2010 and then won Becher Chase. A great jumper..

Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap

J: M P Walsh

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Failed to complete in last two Nationals but has the talent to play a part.

Royal blue, emerald green sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots

J: Conor Ofarrell

T: D Pipe

Three time winner over fences but does he have the required stamina for a National?.

Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap

J: Felix De Giles

T: B Ellison

This race has been the target all year.

Red, royal blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap

J: B Hughes

T: N A Twiston-Davies

Decent novice this season but big ask to step up to the Grand National with such little experience.

Black and white (halved), red sleeves and cap

J: A Thornton

T: R Rowe

Not the most obvious candidate for the National as stamina at three miles is still in doubt.

Black, yellow epaulets, black sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap

J: D C Costello

T: Tim Vaughan

Winner of his last two races, interesting outsider.

Emerald green

J: N P Madden

T: D T Hughes

Former winner of a Grade One chase but no real form at over 2m6f. Dessie Hughes will have to find some form for this one..

Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap

J: B T Oconnell

T: G Elliott


Trainer won the Grand National in 2007.