It’s that time of year again, as the official list of 2024 Grand National entries was revealed today.

As we gear up for the 176th renewal of the great race, which will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 13th 2024 at 4pm, it all starts here.

For 2024, 94 horses have been given the green light, and unsurprisingly, Corach Rambler is included on that list.

Trained by Lucinda Russell, Corach Rambler looks set to return to retain his crown.

Now ten years old and still in excellent form, can he run away with it again in 2024? Or will his trip to the Cheltenham Gold Cup scupper his chances?

Of the 94 entries, 61 are trained in Ireland, which is a new record for the race.

Gold Cup winner Minella Indo is a big name from Henry De Bromhead. So too, is I Am Maximus from Willie Mullins and last year’s runner-up, Vanillier, from Gavin Cromwell.

Gordon Elliott Entries

Would it even be the Grand National if Gordon Elliott didn’t absolutely dominate the entries?

One of Ireland’s most successful trainers, he consistently enters a huge number of potential runners into the Grand National. Last season, it was 21 runners; this year, he’s gone even further and entered 26.

That is a whopping 27.6% of all entries. Is it ridiculous? Yes. But just bear in mind that from 21 last year, only five actually made the final line-up.

The problem this year is that there are only 34 places at the starting tape, so he could end up holding quite the hand going into the race.

Not only does he have Galvin in the mix, but he also has serious contenders in Gevrey and Fury Road, both of whom have significant wins under their belt.

Willie Mullins 2024 Grand National Entries

No slouch when it comes to training winners, Willie Mullins has 13 entries for 2024, though Gaillard Du Mesnil, last year’s third-place finisher, is not one of them.

I Am Maximus and Capodanno are currently his best priced in the ante-post betting markets, both on 20/1.

Again, like Gordon Elliott, he only ran five of them last year, so it’ll be interesting over the next few weeks to see which get a shot at the race and which either don’t make the cut or are withdrawn at the scratching stages.

Other Notable Entries

Mister Coffey from Nicky Henderson is his back again for 2024, and while he was the trainer’s only entry last year, this time around, he has a couple of stablemates in the mix.

Having never won the race, Henderson will be hoping for a miracle from one of his chasers, with Dusart and Fantastic Lady also potential runners.

Nassalam, from trainer Gary Moore is the highest rated UK entry. At just seven years old, not only did he win the Welsh Grand National trial, but just over two weeks later, he went back to Chepstow to win the Welsh Grand National itself.

And he did it by a staggering 34 lengths. If that doesn’t scream Grand National 2024 contender, I don’t know what does!

The next stage is now the weights, which will be announced in two weeks’ time.

The BHA Handicapper doesn’t have to follow the Irish ratings and has the freedom to rate these horses independently when it comes to the allocation of weights.

So it will be interesting to see how the markets shape up when they are revealed.

Prominent Owners

Two of the biggest owners in National Hunt Racing, in terms of numbers, are JP McManus and Gigginstown.

This year JP McManus has entered five runners as an owner, so it looks like another strong hand for the gold and green hoops.

Three are with Willie Mullins: Capodanno, I Am Maximus and Janidil. Limerick Lace is with Gavin Cromwell, and Fakir D’oudairies is with Joseph O’Brien.

Gigginstown has 11 entries, all of them trained by Gordon Elliott. They include Coko Beach, Conflated, and Delta Work.

All 2024 Grand National Entries

    • Adamantly Chosen (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Ain’t That A Shame (IRE) 10 Henry de Bromhead
    • Amirite (IRE) 8 Henry de Bromhead
    • Angels Dawn (IRE) 9 S. Curling
    • Annual Invictus (IRE) 9 Chris Gordon
    • Ashtown Lad (IRE) 10 Dan Skelton
    • Ash Tree Meadow (FR) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Asterion Forlonge (FR) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 11 Gordon Elliott
    • Bronn (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Busselton (FR) 7 Joseph Patrick O’Brien
    • Capodanno (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Celebre d’Allen (FR) 12 Philip Hobbs & Johnson White
    • Cepage (FR) 12 Venetia Williams
    • Chambard (FR) 12 Venetia Williams
    • Chemical Energy (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Classic Getaway (IRE) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Coko Beach (FR) 9 Stud Gordon Elliott
    • Conflated (IRE) 10 Stud Gordon Elliott
    • Corach Rambler (IRE) 10 Lucinda Russell
    • Delta Work (FR) 11 Gordon Elliott
    • Desertmore House (IRE) 9 Martin Brassil
    • Diol Ker (FR) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Dunboyne (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Dusart (IRE) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Eklat de Rire (FR) 10 Henry de Bromhead
    • Eldorado Allen (FR) 10 Joe Tizzard
    • Embittered (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Empire Steel (IRE) 10 Sandy Thomson
    • Fakiera (FR) 9 Eoin Griffin
    • Fakir d’Alene (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Fakir d’Oudairies (FR) 9 Joseph Patrick O’Brien
    • Famous Bridge (IRE) 8 Nicky Richards
    • Fantastic Lady (FR) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Farouk d’Alene (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Favori de Champdou (FR) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Fiddlerontheroof (IRE) 10 Jim Boyle
    • Foxy Jacks (IRE) 10 M. F. Morris
    • Frontal Assault (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Full Back (FR) 9 Gary Moore
    • Fury Road (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Galia des Liteaux (FR) 8 Dan Skelton
    • Galvin (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Gevrey (FR) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Glengouly (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Good Boy Bobby (IRE) 11 Nigel Twiston-Davies
    • Hewick (IRE) 9 John Joseph Hanlon
    • Highland Hunter (IRE) 11 Fergal O’Brien
    • I Am Maximus (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Iron Bridge (IRE) 8 Jonjo O’Neill
    • Its On The Line (IRE) 7 Emmet Mullins
    • James du Berlais (FR) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Janidil (FR) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Kinondo Kwetu 8 Sam England
    • Kitty’s Light 8 Christian Williams
    • Latenightpass 11 Dan Skelton
    • Le Milos 9 Dan Skelton
    • Letsbeclearaboutit (IRE) 9 Gavin Cromwell
    • Limerick Lace (IRE) 7 Gavin Cromwell
    • Longhouse Poet (IRE) 10 Martin Brassil
    • Macs Charm (IRE) 9 Colm A. Murphy
    • Mac Tottie 11 Peter Bowen
    • Mahler Mission (IRE) 8 John McConnell
    • Malina Girl (IRE) 7 Gavin Cromwell
    • Meetingofthewaters (IRE) 7 W. P. Mullins
    • Minella Crooner (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Minella Indo (IRE) 11 Henry de Bromhead
    • Minella Trump (IRE) 10 Donald McCain
    • Mister Coffey (FR) 9 Nicky Henderson
    • Monbeg Genius (IRE) 8 Jonjo O’Neill
    • Moroder (IRE) 10 Seamus Mullins
    • Mr Incredible (IRE) 8 W. P. Mullins
    • Nassalam (FR) 7 Gary Moore
    • Noble Yeats (IRE) 9 Emmet Mullins
    • Ontheropes (IRE) 10 W. P. Mullins
    • Panda Boy (IRE) 8 Martin Brassil
    • Placenet (FR) 7 David Pipe
    • Revels Hill (IRE) 9 Harry Fry
    • Riaan (IRE) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Roi Mage (FR) 12 Patrick Griffin
    • Royal Thief (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Run Wild Fred (IRE) 10 Gordon Elliott
    • Sail Away (FR) 8 Dan Skelton
    • Salvador Ziggy (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott
    • Samcro (IRE) 12 Gordon Elliott
    • Shakem Up’arry (IRE) 10 Ben Pauling
    • So des Flos (FR) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Stattler (IRE) 9 W. P. Mullins
    • The Goffer (IRE) 7 Gordon Elliott
    • Threeunderthrufive (IRE) 9 Paul Nicholls
    • Tommie Beau (IRE) 9 Seamus Mullins
    • Tullybeg (IRE) 9 Gordon Elliott
    • Vanillier (FR) 9 Gavin Cromwell
    • Where It All Began (IRE) 8 Gordon Elliott

How The Entries Get Whittled Down

As we move through the next few weeks and months, those 94 2024 Grand National entries will eventually get reduced down to the 34 that will start the race on Saturday April 13th 2024.

In order to qualify for the race, prior to March 27th, a horse must have started in a steeplechase during the current season and have been placed first, second, third, or fourth in a steeplechase with an official distance description of ‘two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or more, at any time during the horse’s career.

Horses must be also allotted a rating of 130 or more by the BHA Handicapper following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 19th.

To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in Steeple Chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 19th.

At the Handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allotted a rating.

Entries closed on the 6th of February (94 entries), and the weights will be revealed on the 20th of February 2024.

The first scratching deadline is the 6th of March. The second scratching deadline is the 27th of March. Five-day confirmation stage is on the 9th of April with the final declaration stage on the 12th of April.

For all the odds, check out our odds page, and don’t forget that there will be a lot of betting offers on the run up to the race so we will also keep you up to date with them.

We will also be spending a lot of time producing some great tips, so don’t forget to check them out closer to the race.