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2021 Grand National Weights Revealed

Handicap Weights

The 2021 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a triple header as Bristol De Mai, Easysland, and Santini have all been handed top weight of 11-10. Putting them on a rating of 167, the trio head the 105 entries with Delta Work, Presenting Percy and Tiger Roll next in line, all on 11-09.

In a big change to the usual pomp and ceremony associated with the revealing of the weights for the Grand National, this year they were announced live on Racing TV. With Ed Chamberlain hosting the program today, the broadcast was a mix of pre-recorded zoom call chats with trainers and owners before the reveal.

As expected, Gordon Elliott confirmed he was prepping Tiger Roll for his historic bid to win a third consecutive title. That is in contrast to the annual threat from the O’Leary’s that if the dual winner is handicapped too heavily he will be withdrawn. Ultimately the decision will be Michael O’Leary’s but his words had little impact on the BHA Handicapper Martin Greenwood who has tried to make the race as fair as possible.

Three-time winning owner, Trevor Hemmings also made time for a chat with Ed and is as excited as ever at the prospect of adding another victory to his collection. His biggest hopeful looks like Cloth Cap, trained by Jonjo O’Neill.

He was handed a very generous and winnable weight of 10-05 and the odds on him plummeted. He is now the second favourite to win the 2021 Grand National, behind Tiger Roll. But in addition to Cloth Cap, Hemmings could also be represented by Lake View Lad and Deise Aba.

2021 Grand National Weights

So without further ado, here is the full list of weights for all 105 entries. There were originally 106 entries but St Barts didn’t qualified and has been removed from contention.

  • 1 Bristol de Mai – 11 10 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 2 Easysland – 11 10 – D. Cottin
  • 3 Santini – 11 10 – Nicky Henderson
  • 4 Delta Work – 11 9 – Gordon Elliott
  • 5 Presenting Percy – 11 9 – Gordon Elliott
  • 6 Tiger Roll – 11 9 – Gordon Elliott
  • 7 The Storyteller – 11 8 – Gordon Elliott
  • 8 Chris’s Dream – 11 7 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 9 Battleoverdoyen – 11 5 – Gordon Elliott-
  • 10 Yala Enki – 11 3 – Paul Nicholls

 

  • 11 Ballyoptic – 11 1 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 12 Definitly Red – 11 1 – Brian Ellison
  • 13 Lake View Lad – 11 0 – N. W. Alexander
  • 14 Ajas – 10 13 – D. Cottin FR
  • 15 Burrows Saint – 10 13 – W. P. Mullins
  • 16 Magic of Light – 10 13 – Mrs J. Harrington
  • 17 Acapella Bourgeois – 10 12 – W. P. Mullins
  • 18 Anibale Fly – 10 12 – A. J. Martin
  • 19 Aso – 10 12 – Venetia Williams
  • 20 Mister Malarky – 10 12 – Colin Tizzard

 

  • 21 Talkischeap – 10 12 – Alan King
  • 22 Tout Est Permis – 10 12 – Noel Meade
  • 23 Bellshill – 10 10 – Sandy Thomson
  • 24 Beware The Bear – 10 10 – Nicky Henderson
  • 25 Kimberlite Candy – 10 10 – Tom Lacey
  • 26 Pym – 10 10 – Nicky Henderson
  • 27 Alpha des Obeaux – 10 9 – Gordon Elliott
  • 28 Al Roc – 10 9 – Dr Richard Newland
  • 29 Any Second Now – 10 9 – T. M. Walsh
  • 30 Balko des Flos – 10 9 – Henry de Bromhead

 

  • 31 Brahma Bull – 10 8 – W. P. Mullins
  • 32 Champagne Classic – 10 8 – Gordon Elliott
  • 33 Ok Corral – 10 8 – Nicky Henderson
  • 34 Articulum – 10 7 – Terence O’Brien
  • 35 Jett – 10 7 – Mrs J. Harrington
  • 36 Shattered Love – 10 7 – Gordon Elliott
  • 37 Takingrisks – 10 7 – Nicky Richards
  • 38 The Jam Man – 10 7 – Ronan M. P. McNally
  • 39 Class Conti – 10 6 – W. P. Mullins
  • 40 Discorama – 10 6 – Paul Nolan

 

  • 41 Lord du Mesnil – 10 6 – Richard Hobson
  • 42 Milan Native – 10 6 – Gordon Elliott
  • 43 Potters Corner – 10 6 – Christian Williams
  • 44 The Conditional – 10 6 – David Bridgwater
  • 45 Cabaret Queen – 10 5 – W. P. Mullins
  • 46 Cloth Cap – 10 5 – Jonjo O’Neill
  • 47 Minellacelebration – 10 5 – Katy Price
  • 48 Robin des Foret – 10 5 – W. P. Mullins
  • 49 Vieux Lion Rouge – 10 5 – David Pipe
  • 50 Canelo – 10 4 – Alan King

 

  • 51 Give Me A Copper – 10 4 – Paul Nicholls
  • 52 Glen Forsa – 10 4 – Mick Channon
  • 53 The Long Mile – 10 4 – J.P.Dempsey
  • 54 Yorkhill – 10 4 – Sandy Thomson
  • 55 Agusta Gold – 10 3 – Ms Margaret Mullins
  • 56 Farclas – 10 3 – Gordon Elliott
  • 57 Hogan’s Height – 10 3 – Jamie Snowden
  • 58 Minella Times – 10 3 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 59 Sub Lieutenant – 10 3 – Georgie Howell
  • 60 Ami Desbois – 10 2 – Graeme McPherson

 

  • 61 Blaklion – 10 2 – Dan Skelton
  • 62 Double Shuffle – 10 2 – Tom George
  • 63 Gold Present – 10 2 – Nicky Henderson
  • 64 Keeper Hill – 10 2 – Warren Greatrex
  • 65 Moyhenna – 10 2 – Denis G. Hogan
  • 66 Death Duty – 10 1 – Gordon Elliott
  • 67 Secret Reprieve – 10 1 – Evan Williams
  • 68 Some Neck – 10 1 – John McConnell
  • 69 Rocky’s Treasure – 10 0 – Kim Bailey
  • 70 Cap du Nord – 9 13 – Christian Williams

 

  • 71 Deise Aba – 9 13 – Philip Hobbs
  • 72 Fagan – 9 13 – Alex Hales
  • 73 Golan Fortune – 9 13 – Phil Middleton
  • 74 Jerrysback – 9 13 – Philip Hobbs
  • 75 Kauto Riko – 9 13 – Tom Gretton
  • 76 Saturnas – 9 13 – W. P. Mullins
  • 77 Storm Control – 9 13 – Kerry Lee
  • 78 Valtor – 9 13 – Nicky Henderson
  • 79 Another Venture – 9 11 – Kim Bailey
  • 80 Captain Drake – 9 11 – Harry Fry

 

  • 81 Crievehill – 9 11 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 82 Run Wild Fred – 9 11 – Gordon Elliott
  • 83 The Hollow Ginge – 9 11 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 84 Fitzhenry – 9 10 – Paul Nolan
  • 85 Flying Angel – 9 10 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 86 Le Breuil – 9 10 – Ben Pauling
  • 87 Prime Venture – 9 10 – Evan Williams
  • 88 Achille – 9 9 – Venetia Williams
  • 89 A Toi Phil – 9 9 – Gary Moore
  • 90 Dounikos – 9 9 – Gordon Elliott

 

  • 91 Hold The Note – 9 9 – Mick Channon
  • 92 Plan of Attack – 9 9 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 93 Roaring Bull – 9 9 – Gordon Elliott
  • 94 Musical Slave – 9 8 – Philip Hobbs
  • 95 Soupy Soups – 9 8 – Neil Mulholland
  • 96 Treacysenniscorthy – 9 8 – Robert Widger
  • 97 Beau Bay – 9 7 – Dr Richard Newland
  • 98 Hear No Evil – 9 7 – Noel C. Kelly
  • 99 Shantou Flyer – 9 7 – Paul Nicholls
  • 100 Monbeg Notorious – 9 6 – Gordon Elliott

 

  • 101 Aforementioned – 9 5 – Gordon Elliott
  • 102 Saint Xavier – 9 5 – Richard Hobson
  • 103 Fingerontheswitch – 9 3 – Neil Mulholland
  • 104 One Style – 9 3 – Venetia Williams
  • 105 Bellow Mome – 9 2 – W. P. Mullins

Next Stages For The 2021 Grand National

So now that the entries are in and the 2021 Grand National Weights are out what comes next?

The first scratchings deadline will be on 2nd March although not much really happens at this point. Horses that are known to be injured generally come out at this stage.

Following that is the second scratchings deadline on 23rd March. This is always more interesting for two reasons. The first is that it is the deadline for qualification. Prior to this date, the potential runner must have started in a steeple chase during the current season.

Currently Burrows Saint, Anibale Fly, Talkischeap, Champagne Classic and OK Corral do not meet that requirement. That said Burrows Saint is due to race in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on February 22nd so that will tick that box.

The second reason is that the Cheltenham Festival will be over by March 23rd. Plenty of horses will have entries into both and how they come out of Cheltenham will often determine whether or not they also go to Aintree.

The five-day confirmation stage for the 2021 Grand National is 5th April with the final declaration stage on 8th April. And then, of course, we have the big day itself – Grand National Day on Saturday, April 10th 2021 at 5.15pm.

How The Odds Have Changed

As expected with the weights announcement today, the odds have also had a major overhaul. Paddy Power bookmakers have now moved to Non Runner Money Back so their odds are lower than a lot of other bookmakers. But at least if your horse doesn’t run you will get your money back.

As such, Tiger Roll has gone from 16/1 antepost to 10/1 NRNB. Cloth Cap has moved into 2nd favourite position and Kimberlite Candy has moved from 25/1 to 16/1.

But if you want to check out all the odds then just click here to go to our Grand National Odds page!


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