2024 Irish Grand National Betting Odds at Fairyhouse racecourse

Monday, 01 April 2024

The Irish Grand National will feature a big field of runners, with trainer Gavin Cromwell having a couple of decent horses against the pack. Perceval Legallois and Inothewayurthinkin go in the green and gold of JP McManus and there’s a wide open look about the betting market with no obvious favourite.

Nick Rockett boasts impressive form coming into the encounter, with Corbetts Cross having also secured some notable victories and it will be interesting to see whether the latter can replicate his Cheltenham Festival performance. Intense Raffles and Embassy Gardens might also line up and take their chances here.

2024 Irish Grand National Tips

Willie Mullins had plenty of success at the recent Cheltenham Festival and one of his horses is among the betting favourites to win the Irish Grand National. Nick Rockett is a seven-year-old with plenty of ability and the runner looks to be favourably weighted at 10-13 for this encounter, with the bookies affording him plenty of respect.

The runner was last seen finishing second at Navan when following home American Mike and that came after a win at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day, with the horse previously finishing fourth in a December outing at the same course. The winner that day was Corbetts Cross and this horse has obvious credentials for this race.

The horse was able to oblige with a massive seventeen length win when it came to the National Hunt Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival, with the Emmet Mullins-trained runner streaking clear up the hill to secure a victory over Embassy Gardens who was a distant second but will line up and take his chances here.

Intense Raffles has won his past two races and should be respected on the basis of this form, with Thomas Gibney hoping that his horse is able to land another victory here. There have been back to back successes at Fairyhouse and the latest of these came in February where the horse was able to oblige by a massive winning distance.

2023 Irish Grand National Tips

We’re looking forward to what should be a strong renewal of the Irish Grand National, with Thedevilscoachman apparently in very good form. Trainer Noel Meade is clearly confident that the JP McManus-owned charge can benefit from the ground at Fairyhouse, with the seven-year-old bouncing back from a fall by securing consecutive victories.

The horse lined up at Limerick on 26 March, with the runner being sent off as the 11/8 favourite. That was over three miles on soft ground, with many customers looking to place an each-way bet, especially with the bookmakers paying so many places. Gaillard Du Mesnil is another lively contender fresh from landing the spoils at the Cheltenham Festival.

Willie Mullins saw his charge win the 2023 Challenge Cup at the meeting, with the runner obliging as the 10/11 favourite over three miles and six furlongs. It was also interesting to see Chemical Energy follow him home, with trainer Gordon Elliott having high hopes that his runner can frank the form and overcome the long distance at Fairyhouse.

Lord Lariat has not achieved a victory this season and the horse was last seen at Leopardstown Racecourse in early March. One reason to back this charge is that trainer Dermot McLoughlin has previously obliged with successive wins. Freewheelin Dylan claimed a victory before Lord Lariat obliged and he could be back for another success.

2022 Irish Grand National Odds and Tips

Many top horse racing betting sites now have racing odds available for the 2022 Irish Grand National, with many bookmakers willing to offer extra places when it comes to punters wanting get extra each-way value on a horse race such as this one. It will be interesting to see how the Fairyhouse racecard shapes up as we get closer to the off.

Stattler has now scored three successive wins and the latest of these came at the recent 2022 Cheltenham Festival. There was plenty to like about the horse’s eight length win in the National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Novices' Chase, with the runner having been well backed at 2/1 and he was a comfortable win against Run Wild Fred.

The horse was previously successful in the Naas Racecourse Business Club Novice Chase over three miles and one furlong on 30 January, with the horse also knowing his way around Fairyhouse as he testified when obliging at 5/4 over two miles and five furlongs back in December.

Farouk D'alene was sent off at betting odds of 9/2 in the recent Brown Advisory Novices' Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, although the horse struggled to get into any jumping fluency and then fell when travelling well later in the race, suggesting that there might be more to come this time around.

Lesser-known trainer Martin Brassil can score a big victory with Longhouse Poet and the horse will aim to bounce back from an underwhelming performance at the BetVictor Boyne Hurdle on 22 February, with the horse having been sent off as the 5/2 favourite.

2021 Irish Grand National betting tips

When it comes to the 2021 Irish Grand National, Coko Beach is trading as the current favourite, with the Gordon Elliott-trained charge having recently won a Grade 2 race at Navan over three miles on heavy ground although the horse might have to change stables in order to line up in this one.

Acapella Bourgeois Could Be Horse to Beat in Irish National

Acapella Bourgeois will be one of the older horses in the race and the eleven-year-old recently won the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse, with Willie Mullins seeing his charge win over a distance further than three miles, with jockey Danny Mullins steering the horse to success on soft-to-heavy ground.

The horse finished second to Al Boum Photo in the Savills New Year's Day Chase but then struggled to make it home at Gowran Park at the end of January in a race which was won by Coko Beach, with this likely to be the leading contender for Mullins.

Minella Times has had a couple of really encouraging recent runs, with the Henry de Bromhead-trained horse having finished second behind Castlebawn West in the Paddy Power Chase over three miles, while there was also a narrow runner-up position behind Off You Go in the Leopardstown Handicap Chase.

2020 Irish Grand National Predictions and Tips

Willie Mullins had a typically successful 2020 Cheltenham Festival although things have been somewhat disruptive following those four days of brilliant horse racing considering that COVID-19 has played havoc with the racing schedule.

At the time of writing, horse racing in the UK is currently suspended although the sport continues in Ireland and there are plans afoot to run the Irish Grand National on Monday 13 April.

This is one of the highlights on the Irish National Hunt calendar, with Burrows Saint winning the 2019 race and betfair offer 14/1 about the seven-year-old returning to Fairyhouse hoping to land consecutive titles.

Mullins has given his main National hope plenty of rest in the lead-up to the two National races, with the horse running a Novice Chase at the beginning of December before a more meaningful victory in a hurdle race at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve.

However, there are three horses ahead of the reigning champion in the betting, with Any Second Now, Discorama and Ravenhill all trading at 12/1 and it will be interesting to see what sort of market moves take place.

Irish Grand National Betting Odds

Four of the previous five winners have been carrying a weight of 10-06 or less and it’s certainly worth bearing in mind when you put together an Irish Grand National shortlist, especially if the ground comes up on the soft side for this race.

Thunder And Roses, Rogue Angel, General Principle and Burrows Saint were among those winners, with Our Duke the only one bucking the trend and we’re looking at Discorama as the one of the three favourites for that reason alone.

Discorama is off a mark of 10-04 and the age of 7 seems a fairly good one to strike gold at Fairyhouse, with the horse running well in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when running into third place.

On that occasion, the horse was off 11-01 and should go better this time around, with Paul Nolan likely to feel confident about his runner providing he’s not feeling the pinch after that tough run in March.

Any Second Now is carrying a couple of pounds more although he’s had plenty more rest than some of his rivals after last being seen at Naas towards the end of February, with the horse having fallen in the Irish National last year when travelling well.

Ravenhill was another Cheltenham Festival top performer after winning the National Hunt Challenge Cup, with the 12/1 shot showing plenty of class when winning over three miles and six furlongs, with the horse adapting to the soft ground.

How to Bet on the Irish Grand National

Many bookmakers will offer enhanced places when it comes to each-way bets on the 2020 Irish Grand National and you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be big-priced horses that finish in the frame.

Some betting customers will be looking for horses at a big price that can finish in the first five or six places, with Willie Mullins having an interesting runner in the form of Class Conti who is near the bottom of the weights.

The horse is trading at odds of 20/1 and will carry just 10-01, with the runner outrunning his price of 33/1 when last seen at Gowran Park. The runner opened at 50/1 that day although we’re going to see him sent off at a much shorter price.

It wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see a JP McManus horse claim the spoils. While Any Second Now is the favourite, Early Doors, Fitzhenry and The Long Mile are other horses that can run well, while Anibale Fly could well get an outing too.