2024 Grand National at Aintree promises to be memorable

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Who will win the 2204 Grand National?

A field from all over the world has been assembled for the 2024 Grand National

News Insights

  • The 2024 Grand National is to be held at Aintree on Saturday 13th April.
  • Of the 40 horses in the field, only 5 are set to be from the UK.
  • Ireland has dominated the entry list once again in 2024, with 21 entrants.
  • Whilst another 14 horses at Aintree have French origins.

The Grand National is a pillar of UK National Hunt racing at Aintree and the race remains as pertinent in the UK and Australia as it ever has been. 

2024 heralds a new dawn of the race, with horses from all over the world flocking to Merseyside to take part in the Grand National and it should be another memorable contest for all punters and online betting sites

When it comes to races that stop a nation, such as the Melbourne Cup in Australia and the Kentucky Derby in America, the Grand National has the same effect in the UK for both punters and Aussie bookmakers
The impact of the Grand National on international betting sites remains huge, with 40 horses lining up at a famously chaotic start line and having to navigate 30 daunting jumps in the route around the Aintree track. 
2024 presents another chance for a horse to etch their name in to world racing folklore and the stage is set once more for an epic Grand National at Aintree.  
Return of the Rambler? 

2023 was all about Corach Rambler, a prolific Irish stayer for Lucinda Russell who was far too good for the chasing pack at Aintree. 
A superb run to finish third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month has only affirmed Corach Rambler’s status with many punters and online betting sites and it is the favourite once again in 2024. 
Going back-to-back and winning the Grand National in consecutive years is always a tough thing to do but Corach Rambler looks set to give it a good shot this season. 
Magnificent Mullins 

Alongside the Grand National Festival at Aintree, the Cheltenham Festival in March is the other key event in the UK National Hunt calendar. 
Star Irish Trainer Willie Mullins wasn’t able to land the Melbourne Cup at the back end of 2023, but he had all his ducks in a row at the Cheltenham Festival. 
Mullins surpassed 100 Cheltenham Festival winners in 2024 and few would bet against his key contenders I Am Maximus and Meeting of The Waters challenging here at Aintree. 
Few British hopes 

With just 5 UK based horses expected to line up at the 2024 Grand National, a home win would come as a shock to many Australian horse racing betting apps but there are some very decent horses in contention. 
Kitty’s Light is a horse that has been soaring in the ante-post markets of late and it looks to be capable of mounting a serious charge for home hopes. 
Latenightpass and Mac Tottie are seen as outside hopes in 2024 but they will be backed to the hilt by the home crowd at Aintree. 

The gravitas of the Grand National at Aintree in the UK is akin to that of the Melbourne Cup in Australia and it will be tracked and backed in abundance by punters with all the biggest horse racing online betting sites in 2024.