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The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase

The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase is the sixth and featured race of Grand National Day and the main event of The Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse every April.

The Grand National Festival is home to the richest prize in National Hunt horse racing, The Grand National Steeple Chase, which offers a prize pot of £1,000,000.

This wonderful horse racing festival is about much more than just its main event though, with 21 other extraordinary races across this magnificent three-day affair. 

As well as The Grand National Steeple Chase on Grand National Day, 75,000 horse racing fanatics are also treated to two other featured races: The Betway Aintree Hurdle on Liverpool NHS Day and The Marsh Steeple Chase on Ladies Day.

This year’s edition of The Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse will take place on Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th of April 2021. For all of The Grand National Festival’s news and ticket information, sign up for The Jockey Club’s newsletter at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newsletter/.

About The Race

The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt steeplechase that serves as the main event of The Grand National meeting at Aintree every Spring.

Open to horses aged seven years old and above, The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase runs 4 miles and 514 yards of The National Course and features 30 of its iconic fences around the track.

The purse for this exhilarating race is £1,000,000, which is to be shared proportionately between the first four horses to successfully complete the race. Here’s how much is assigned to each placement position:

1st place – £500,000

2nd place – £200,000

3rd place – £100,000

4th place – £65,000

The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase will begin at 17:15 on Saturday the 10th of April 2021.

Runners

The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase is one of the most prestigious races in the National Hunt calendar, contested by only the finest horses, jockeys and trainers in National Hunt horse racing.

With the team of the winning horse walking away from Aintree with half a million pounds in prize money, you know you’re in for a phenomenal experience every time this intense race comes around.

In a race contested by 40 runners as standard, here are the top 10 finishers, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race on Grand National Day during the Grand National meeting at Aintree Racecourse last time out in 2019:

1st placeTiger Roll (IRE) – 4/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliott

2nd placeMagic Of Light (IRE) – 66/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Paddy Kennedy and trained by Jessica Harrington

3rd placeRathvinden (IRE) – 8/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh and trained by Willie Mullins

4th placeWalk In The Mill (FR) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey James Best and trained by Robert Walford

5th placeAnibale Fly (FR) – 10/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Mark Walsh and trained by A J Martin

6th placeOne For Arthur (IRE) – 25/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell

7th placeRegal Encore (IRE) – 66/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Jonathon Burke and trained by Anthony Honeyball

8th placeSinglefarmpayment (GB) – 50/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan and trained by Tom George

9th placeOutlander (IRE) – 66/1 starting price – ridden by jockey James Bowen and trained by Richard Spencer

10th placeValseur Lido (FR) – 66/1 starting price – ridden by jockey Rachael Blackmore and trained by Henry De Bromhead

Tips

If there were to be just one single race that you bet on throughout the entire National Hunt racing calendar, make it The Grand National. 

With 40 runners participating and 30 fences in their way, anything can happen and everything does, with favourites odds that return five-fold your stake and outsiders priced as high as 100/1 finishing in placement positions regularly.

If you’re not sure where to begin with your selections, whether you prefer to bet big on the favourites or dabble a few quid across some outsiders, trust our knowledgeable, professional Aintree tipsters for the best Grand National tips.

As well as the best Aintree tips, we’ve got promo codes for the biggest free bets, most enhanced odds, most paid extra places and even cashback on any losses, so you can fully maximise your winning and profit potential at The Grand National Festival this April. 

Odds

Odds for The Grand National Festival are some of the best seen all year round, with bookies competing fiercely for your valuable custom. 

Odds for The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase last time out ranged between 4/1 for the race favourite Tiger Roll, and 100/1 for longest outsider Just A Par.

This edition of The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase was in fact won by the race favourite Tiger Roll for his second win in two attempts, turning £10 outright backing stakes into £50 in returns, £40 in profits.

Previous Runners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase during the Grand National meeting, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting abandoned due to the Coronavirus pandemic)

2019

The winner of The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase last time out on Grand National Day for The Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse was 4/1 race favourite Tiger Roll for the second consecutive year, ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliott.

66/1 outsider Magic Of Light finished two and three-quarter lengths behind Tiger Roll in second place, followed by 8/1 second-favourite Rathvinden in third place and 25/1 outsider Walk In The Mill in fourth.

2018

In 2018, the winner of The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree was 10/1 priced Tiger Roll for his first of two consecutive Grand National wins, ridden by jockey Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliott.

25/1 outsider Pleasant Company finished just a head behind Tiger Roll in second place, followed by 40/1 longer outsider Bless The Wings in third place and 10/1 priced Anibale Fly in fourth.

2017

14/1 priced One For Arthur won The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase on Grand National Day in 2017, ridden by jockey Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell.

16/1 priced Cause Of Causes from The USA finished four and a half lengths behind One For Arthur in second place, followed by 25/1 outsider Saint Are in third place and 8/1 priced Blaklion in fourth.

2016

Back in 2016, the winner of The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase at The Aintree Grand National meeting was 33/1 outsider Rule The World, ridden by jockey Danny Mullins and trained by Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris.

8/1 priced The Last Samurai finished six lengths behind Rule The World in second place, followed by huge 100/1 outsider Vics Canvas in third place and 28/1 priced Gilgamboa in fourth.

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