Grand National - At The Races

Grand National Features

The handicap element of the National

It may be the world’s greatest race, but it’s a handicap first and foremost, and Jamie Lynch looks at the calculable components of this year’s field.

Fitzy's Focus

Grand National-winning jockey Mick Fitzgerald has analysed the credentials of the leading Randox Health Grand National contenders and gives his verdict on their chances of glory in the world's most famous steeplechase.

Mike Cattermole's Festival Eyecatchers

Sky Sports Racing's Mike Cattermole has shortlisted 10 eyecatchers from the Cheltenham Festival that are set to return to action at the Grand National Meeting.

Gordon Elliott

Two-time National-winning trainer Gordon Elliott spoke exclusively to Declan Rix about the great race, Silver Birch and this year’s favourite and reigning champion, Tiger Roll.

Jimmy Frost

Former leading rider turned racehorse trainer and sire of top jockeys, Jimmy Frost recalls the day he won the 1989 Grand National aboard Little Polveir.

National Meeting Stats Guide

ATR's race stats expert Paul Jones reveals what to look for in all 21 races at the National meeting; includes shortlists of positives and negatives plus past winners tables.


We look at the key trends behind the Grand National Meeting, from the records of trainers and jockeys at the race through to runners from the Cheltenham Festival and racing styles of the winners.

Amy Murphy

FansBet Racing Ambassador and Newmarket rising star Amy Murphy runs the rule over her Aintree representatives.

Barry Geraghty's National Course Guide

Leading jockey Barry Geraghty landed the world’s most famous race aboard Monty’s Pass in 2003 - read his in-depth guide to Aintree’s unique Grand National course.