2024 Grand National Trial Betting Odds at Haydock Park racecourse

Saturday, 17 February 2024

There are a maximum thirteen runners who are set to line up for the 2024 Grand National Trial on Saturday, with customers able to wager on contenders who are likely to line up at Aintree further down the line. As you might expect, we have a wide open betting heat involving the likes of Iron Bridge, Famous Bridge and My Silver Lining.

Credo, Iwilldoit and Snipe are other realistic contenders when it comes to this race at Haydock Park, with the majority of runners having a chance to make an impression and run into a place. The bookies are sure to offer a number of price boosts when it comes to this exciting betting heat which is likely to provide plenty of pointers.

2024 Grand National Trial Tips

The Grand National Trial Handicap Chase isn’t just a chance to see some of the big race contenders who could descend on Aintree in a few weeks’ time. It’s a strong race in its own right, with Iron Bridge among the betting favourites and he was second in his previous encounter. The eight-year-old was able to finish second in the Welsh Grand National last time out.

Famous Bridge is another one of the market leaders and he’s recorded a couple of victories this season. Nicky Richards is the trainer of a horse who was pulled up at Doncaster towards the end of January, with the runner returning to a track where successive victories were recorded towards the end of last year.

My Silver Lining has recorded two wins and two runner-up spots this year, with Emma Lavelle training a horse who fended off thirteen rivals to record a victory at Warwick in January. Previously to this, there was a second placed finish at Sandown, with the eight-year-old looking well capable of getting the trip when it comes to this National trial.

Credo has puzzling form which saw the horse start the season with a victory and has since recorded second, third and fourth-placed finishes in consecutive fashion. Anthony Honeyball saw his horse claim a win at Wincanton and he was then second to Famous Bridge at Haydock Park which suggests that another tilt could be on the cards.

2023 Grand National Trial Tips

Corach Rambler could yet be a future Grand National winner and the nine-year-old heads the betting market for this trial race at Haydock Park. Many regard the horse as being off a favourable mark carrying 11-2 and we saw the runner finish fourth in the Coral Gold Cup Handicap Chase, with the horse likely to have benefitted from that particular run at Newbury.

Bristol De Mai has had a decorated career, with the twelve-year-old entering the twilight of his career, with the horse proving underwhelming last time he turned out at Haydock. Fourth in the Betfair Chase proved that the trip was too stiff for this runner who might benefit more from a long distance slog and we did see this runner win the same race twelve months ago.

Does He Know is a younger horse and the eight-year-old was able to win the Jewson Handicap Chase, with the horse landing the spoils over three miles, three and a half furlongs. The horse has the potential to step up after that performance and looks to have the sort of stamina that can make an impression in this race.

Venetia Williams will be quietly confident that horses from her stable can make an impression, with Fontaine Collonges winning the Betfair Exchange Handicap on 19 November, with the runner claiming a victory by a head. Quick Wave is a ten-year-old who was pulled up at Chepstow in the Welsh Grand National although there was previously a long-distance win at Sandown Park.

2021 Grand National Trial Betting Tips

The 2021-22 National Hunt season is in full swing and we’re looking forward to the Grand National Trial Handicap Chase betting odds, with the prices available in the weeks leading up to the race. This horse race will have a direct bearing on the 2022 Grand National odds and this is an opportunity for runners to lay down a market before the Grand National weights are announced.

Among the Haydock betting favourites are Sam Brown, with Anthony Honeyball training this ten-year-old and he recently finished second in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase. The fact that this race took place at Haydock is a big pointer, with the horse having finished well behind the leaders in the Unibet Many Clouds Chase back in December although the runner probably needed that outing.

When it comes to betting on the Grand National, many customers will be interested in Secret Reprieve and this is an eight-year-old who has enjoyed some tremendous performances, most notably at Chepstow Racecourse. The horse was recently sent off as favourite for the Welsh Grand National and finished well down the order.

However, previously to this, the horse had endured a massive lay-off and perhaps we’ll see the Welsh horse coming back to his best form considering that the horse had previously won the Coral Welsh National and we know that the runner has the sort of pedigree to compete favourably in this race.

There are some interesting runners when it comes to the Grand National betting and the evergreen Blaklion could end up running a big race in this trial race at the age of thirteen. Dan Skelton continues to get a tune out of this horse and the runner was an impressive sixth in the 2021 Grand National.

Blaklion has shown some solid form this season, with the horse often loving Haydock Racecourse and he was able to land the spoils in the Last Fling Handicap Chase, with that being a twenty-eight length victory and this horse could be a good each-way horse racing bet.

Bristol De Mai is a potential Grand National winner although the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained runner was pulled up at Aintree in 2021, with the runner also pulled up in the Betfair Chase. The horse now needs to improve on a third-placed finish at Lingfield Racecourse which recently happened.

2021 Grand National Trial Handicap Chase Betting

At the time of writing, the race favourite is available at the 6/1 mark which illustrates that this is a wide open encounter and there will be several runners at double figure odds who are likely to run into a place.

Secret Reprieve Bidding to Make it Three in a Row

One horse who could go close is Secret Reprieve, with the seven-year-old having scored a winner in early December when scoring at Chepstow, while the Evan Williams-trained runner then returned to the Welsh racecourse and triumphed over a longer distance of three miles, six-and-a-half furlongs, meaning that stamina shouldn’t be an issue this time around.

The latter victory took place in the Welsh Grand National, with the horse sent off as the 5/2 favourite and there seems little reason to desert the runner considering there were complications during that most recent victory which could mean further progress could be on the cards.

Could Notachance Have a Strong Chance of Winning National Trial?

Despite the horse’s name, we think Notachance could have a decent chance of scoring a win at Haydock in late February, with Alan King having saddled the horse to two victories already this season and there are plenty of signs that we will see a decent run from the seven-year-old who has a favourable weight handicap of 10-2.

The horse scored his first victory of the season over three miles at Bangor-On-Dee racecourse and that was achieved on soft ground before the runner triumphed with a victory at Warwick on 16 January when winning over three miles and five furlongs so there is plenty of class.

Who Are the Other Grand National Trial Contenders?

Bristol De Mai is the headline act who will be turning out in this race and we’re intrigued to see how the Nigel Twiston-Davies horse fares considering that he will be carrying a lot of weight compared to the vast majority of his opponents. The ten-year-old is trading at around the 10/1 mark and won the Betfair Chase on heavy ground on 21 November 2020, with the horse having been rested since then.

Sojourn has the advantage of already running at Haydock this season and finished second in the Betfair Tommy Whittle Chase, while The Two Amigos seems to be getting closer to Secret Reprieve after two second-placed finishes behind the same horse this season and maybe it will be third time lucky.