The 2022 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a doubleheader for trainer Gordon Elliott who finds two of his entries on top weight.

Both the Irish Gold Cup winner, Conflated and the Savills Chase winner, Galvin have been handed 11-10 by the BHA Handicapper for the 2022 Grand National which will take place on Saturday, April 9th 2022.

They have been rated at 167, and head the 107 entries with Melon (11-06), Chris’s Dream (11-05) and Franco de Port (11-04) following them on the list.

Last year’s winner, Minella Times from trainer Henry De Bromhead, has also been weighted on 11-04, a full 15lbs heavier than when winning last year. The handicapper has rated him at 161, in contrast to his Irish OR which stands at 158.

Undoubtedly this will have a significant impact on his chances of winning back-to-back Grand Nationals especially as this season has not been going to plan. Already, from two starts, Minella Times has fallen at Punchestown and pulled-up at Leopardstown. Can he regain the form that saw him enter the history books last year? Only time will tell.

Since the entries were announced, three horses have already been withdrawn. Brace Yourself and Double Shuffle have been scratched and Time To Get Up did not qualify as horses must have run in at least six chases and he has only run in five.

That leaves 104 moving on to the next stage of the 2022 Grand National proceedings.

And here they all are…

2022 Grand National Weights

So without further ado, here is the full list of weights for all 104 entries.

  • 1 Conflated – 11 10 – Gordon Elliott
  • 2 Galvin – 11 10 – Gordon Elliott
  • 3 Melon – 11 06 – Willie Mullins
  • 4 Chris’s Dream – 11 05 – Henry De Bromhead
  • 5 Franco de Port – 11 04 – Willie Mullins
  • 6 Minella Times – 11 04 – Henry De Bromhead
  • 7 Tiger Roll – 11 04 – Gordon Elliott
  • 8 Chantry House – 11 03 – Nicky Henderson
  • 9 Delta Work – 11 03 – Gordon Elliott-
  • 10 Any Second Now – 11 02 – Ted Walsh

 

  • 11 Easysland – 11 02 – Jonjo O’Neill
  • 12 Run Wild Fred – 11 02 – Gordon Elliott
  • 13 Battleoverdoyen – 11 00 – Gordon Elliott
  • 14 Brahma Bull – 11 00 – Willie Mullins
  • 15 Lostintranslation – 11 00 – Colin Tizzard
  • 16 Assemble – 10 13 – Joseph O’Brien
  • 17 Burrows Saint – 10 13 – Willie Mullins
  • 18 Mount Ida – 10 13 – Gordon Elliott
  • 19 Fiddlerontheroof – 10 12 – Colin Tizzard
  • 20 Longhouse Poet – 10 12 – Martin Brassil

 

  • 21 Two For Gold – 10 11 – Kim Bailey
  • 22 Eklat de Rire – 10 10 – Henry De Bromhead
  • 23 Santini – 10 10 – Polly Gundry
  • 24 Chatham Street Lad – 10 09 – Michael Winters
  • 25 Escaria Ten – 10 09 – Gordon Elliott
  • 26 Farclas – 10 09 – Gordon Elliott
  • 27 Off You Go – 10 09 – Charles Byrnes
  • 28 Ontheropes – 10 09 – Willie Mullins
  • 29 Samcro – 10 09 – Gordon Elliott
  • 30 Itchy Feet – 10 08 – Olly Murphy

 

  • 31 Windsor Avenue – 10 08 – Brian Ellison
  • 32 Coko Beach – 10 07 – Gordon Elliott
  • 33 Good Boy Bobby – 10 07 – Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 34 Lord du Mesnil – 10 07 – Richard Hobson
  • 35 Caribean Boy – 10 06 – Nicky Henderson
  • 36 Court Maid – 10 06 – Tom Mullins
  • 37 De Rasher Counter – 10 06 – Emma Lavelle
  • 38 Sam Brown – 10 06 – Anthony Honeyball
  • 39 Anibale Fly – 10 05 – Tony Martin
  • 40 Braeside – 10 05 – Gordon Elliott

 

  • 41 Dingo Dollar – 10 05 – Sandy Thomson
  • 42 Discorama – 10 05 – Paul Nolan
  • 43 Enjoy d’Allen – 10 05 – Ciaran Murphy
  • 44 Highland Hunter – 10 05 – Paul Nicholls
  • 45 Kildisart – 10 05 – Ben Pauling
  • 46 Top Ville Ben – 10 05 – Philip Kirby
  • 47 Class Conti – 10 04 – Willie Mullins
  • 48 Cloth Cap – 10 04 – Jonjo O’Neill
  • 49 El Presente – 10 04 – Kim Bailey
  • 50 Freewheelin Dylan – 10 04 – Dermot McLoughlin

 

  • 51 Jett – 10 04 – Robert Waley-Cohen
  • 52 Mighty Thunder – 10 04 – Lucinda Russell
  • 53 Noble Yeats – 10 04 – Emmet Mullins
  • 54 Agusta Gold – 10 03 – Willie Mullins
  • 55 Cloudy Glen – 10 03 – Venetia Williams
  • 56 Phoenix Way – 10 03 – Harry Fry
  • 57 Snow Leopardess – 10 03 – Charlie Longsdon
  • 58 Blaklion – 10 02 – Dan Skelton
  • 59 Deise Aba – 10 02 – Philip Hobbs
  • 60 Kalooki – 10 02 – Philip Hobbs

 

  • 61 Milan Native – 10 02 – Dan Skelton
  • 62 Poker Party – 10 02 – Tom George
  • 63 Death Duty – 10 01 – Nicky Henderson
  • 64 Domaine de L’Isle – 10 01 – Warren Greatrex
  • 65 Go Another One – 10 01 – Denis G. Hogan
  • 66 The Big Dog – 10 01 – Gordon Elliott
  • 67 Eclair Surf – 10 00 – Evan Williams
  • 68 Fortescue – 10 00 – John McConnell
  • 69 Commodore – 9 13 – Kim Bailey
  • 70 Romain de Senam – 9 13 – Christian Williams

 

  • 71 School Boy Hours – 9 13 – Noel Meade
  • 72 Back On The Lash – 9 12 – Martin Keighley
  • 73 Elegant Escape – 9 11 – Colin Tizzard
  • 74 Full Back – 9 11 – Gary Moore
  • 75 Mister Fogpatches – 9 11 – Pat Fahy
  • 76 Roi Mage – 9 11 – Patrick Griffin
  • 77 Scoir Mear – 9 11 – Tom Mullins
  • 78 Smoking Gun – 9 11 – Gordon Elliott
  • 79 Uisce Beatha – 9 11 – Sophie Leech
  • 80 Kauto Riko – 9 10 – Tom Gretton

 

  • 81 Mac Tottie – 9 10 – Peter Bowen
  • 82 Discordantly – 9 09 – Jessica Harrington
  • 83 Hill Sixteen – 9 09 – Sandy Thomson
  • 84 Kapcorse – 9 09 – Paul Nicholls
  • 85 Plan of Attack – 9 09 – Henry De Bromhead
  • 86 Potters Corner – 9 09 – Christian Williams
  • 87 Secret Reprieve – 9 09 – Evan Williams
  • 88 Defi Bleu– 9 08 – Gordon Elliott
  • 89 Definite Plan – 9 08 – Gordon Elliott
  • 90 Mister Whitaker – 9 08 – Donald McCain

 

  • 91 Mortal – 9 08 – Mick Channon
  • 92 Robin des Foret – 9 08 – Henry de Bromhead
  • 93 Achille – 9 06 – Gordon Elliott
  • 94 Eurobot – 9 06 – Philip Hobbs
  • 95 Larry – 9 06 – Neil Mulholland
  • 96 Pink Eyed Pedro – 9 06 – Robert Widger
  • 97 The Two Amigos – 9 05 – Dr Richard Newland
  • 98 The Hollow Ginge – 9 03 – Noel C. Kelly
  • 99 Alpha des Obeaux – 9 01 – Paul Nicholls
  • 100 Didero Vallis – 9 01 – Gordon Elliott

 

  • 101 Gwencily Berbas – 9 01 – David Pipe
  • 102 Jerrysback – 9 01 – Philip Hobbs
  • 103 Stones And Roses – 9 01 – Willie Mullins
  • 104 Via Dolorosa – 8 10 – David Pipe

Next Stages For The 2022 Grand National

So now that the entries are in and the 2022 Grand National Weights are out what comes next?

The first scratchings deadline will be on 1st 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 22nd 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.

The second reason is that the Cheltenham Festival will be over by March 22nd. 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 2022 Grand National is 4th April with the final declaration stage on 7th April. And then, of course, we have the big day itself – Grand National Day on Saturday, April 9th 2022 at 5.15pm.

What Does The Weight Mean In The Grand National?

Unlike a lot of other races, the horses in the Grand National are handicapped and this means they can all have different weights. But why is this?

In horse racing, a handicapper’s job is to try and balance out the field so each horse has as close to an equal chance of winning as possible.

Some horses are faster or jump better so to give the ‘lesser’ ones a real chance in the race, the handicapper calculates how many lead weights must be added to the saddle of each horse.

A horse that has strong form may have more weight added to its saddle, in an attempt to make the race more evenly balanced.

For the Grand National, the handicapper can only go up to a maximum of 11st 10lbs on weight. The minimum weight is 10st regardless of the horse’s rating.

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