GRAND NATIONAL 2023 PREVIEW
The showpiece event of the National Hunt calendar, Aintree in Liverpool will host the Grand National 2023 with free live streaming on ITV.
The Randox Health sponsored race is a steeplechase run over 4 miles 514 yards with 30 jumps over two circuits of the course. The prize fund for the Grand National 2023 is £1,000,000 which makes it the most valuable jump race in Europe. 600 million people will watch the race in over 140 countries with more than 70,000 in attendance at Aintree on the day.
40 horses and their jockeys will line-up in what is the ultimate test in British horse racing. The Grand National course has much larger fences than normal. The Chair, Valentine’s Brook, Foinavon, Becher’s Brook and the Canal Turn are just some of the famous fences that runners and rider need to navigate in the race.
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🏇 Grand National 2023
📅 Saturday 15 April 2022
⏰ 1715 UK
🖥️ Free Live Streaming on ITV
At the five-day declaration stage for the Randox Grand National, all of the leading contenders have confirmed their participation in Saturday’s big race at Aintree. A full field of 40 horses is expected to compete for the £1 million prize, with Lucinda Russell’s Corach Rambler currently favoured in the betting market.
Noble Yeats, last year’s winner and recent fourth-place finisher in the Gold Cup, will attempt to become a multiple winner of the world’s greatest steeplechase, following in the footsteps of legendary horses Red Rum and Tiger Roll.
Venetia Williams, who famously won the race in 2009 with 100-1 long shot Mon Mome, will saddle Cloudy Glen for the late Trevor Hemmings. Meanwhile, Sam Thomas and Gordon Elliott’s horses, Our Power and Dunboyne, respectively, have benefited from the withdrawals of Royale Pagaille and Quick Wave, and are set to compete near the bottom of the handicap. Other confirmed runners include Francky Du Berlais, Fortescue, Back On The Lash, and Defi Bleu.
Envoi Allen, The Shunter, Gin On Lime, and Battleoverdoyen were among the horses initially entered but have since been removed from the field, leaving 50 contenders. Gevrey and Punitive, trained by Gordon Elliott, are on the verge of missing the cut, but Gevrey has been in good form, finishing just a length behind the winner in the Irish National.
Our Power, who has won four of his eight starts over fences, including the London Gold Cup at Ascot and the Coral Trophy at Kempton, will carry just 10st in the marathon four-and-a-quarter-mile race. Dunboyne, who was second in the Thyestes at Gowran Park and fourth in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham, is one of seven horses from Gordon Elliott’s stable, which includes Delta Work and Galvin, who finished first and second in Cheltenham’s cross-country chase.
JP McManus, the owner of Any Second Now, who finished as runner-up to Noble Yeats last year, has five horses entered, including Capodanno, Carefully Selected, Gaillard Du Mesnil, Mr Incredible, and Recite A Prayer. Irish trainer Willie Mullins will also be well represented, with five horses set to run in the race.
Grand National 2023 Betting Tips – Five Horses To Watch
- Noble Yeats – 8/1
The defending champion has been in great form this season and confirmed his credentials with a strong showing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Although he was unable to challenge the winner, he finished the race with a powerful run that showed he is a serious contender for this year’s Grand National, despite carrying a weight of 11st 11lb.
- Mr Incredible – 14/1
This horse has demonstrated a talent for stamina tests this season and performed well under a heavy weight when he finished third at the Cheltenham Festival. He will carry far less weight in the Grand National and is expected to thrive over the longer distance. He is trained by Willie Mullins, so the jockey bookings will be significant.
- Our Power – 20/1
Our Power has received considerable support and has secured a place in the Grand National due to the withdrawal of Quick Wave. He has only run twice this season, winning on both occasions, and appears to have been specifically prepared for this race.
- Capodanno – 25/1
Trained by Willie Mullins, Capodanno is an intriguing contender. He has demonstrated his quality by winning an Irish Grade 1 race over 3m1f, but the question mark over his ability to stay the longer distance of 4m2½f remains. He finished third in his only start this season, and Mullins will hope that the rain stays away.
- The Big Breakaway – 50/1
Once considered a future star, The Big Breakaway’s career has not gone according to plan. However, he displayed his potential by finishing second to The Two Amigos in the Welsh National over 3m6½f. He will have an additional three furlongs to work with at Aintree.
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What channels are streaming Grand National 2023 Horse Racing?
ITV Racing is a television program in the UK that broadcasts live horse racing coverage from major events, including the Grand National, Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot, and many others. In addition to live race coverage, ITV Racing also offers pre-race analysis, interviews with jockeys and trainers, post-race analysis, and other related content.
Broadcast on ITV live as well as ITVX on catchup, ITV Racing often features well-known horse racing commentators and analysts, such as Ed Chamberlin, Francesca Cumani, and AP McCoy. The program typically airs on Saturdays and during major racing festivals throughout the year.
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