Grand National Tips 2022

Last Updated 11 Jan 2022 | Commercial content | 18+

Discover the best Grand National tips for 2022. As you probably know, the event – The Aintree Grand National – is known as the ultimate test in British horse racing. The Grand National 2022 is due to be run on Saturday 9th April 2022. Even though the real action is still ahead of us, you can find Grand National betting tips and odds all year round through different stages of the world’s greatest steeplechase. To get tips on the other British horse races, read our page dedicated to British horse racing tips.

2022 Tips: Runners and Odds

Many punters prefer ante-post betting and they carefully follow the latest news in the world of horse racing in order to make the right choice. Since the majority of bookmakers already offer Grand National betting odds, we decided to take an early look at some of the current predictions and Grand National tips to see which runners are among the main favourites.

Horse Trainer Top Odds*
Cloth Cap J. O’Neill TBA
Kimberlite Candy T. Lacey TBA
Burrows Saint W. P Mullins TBA
Secret Reprieve Evan Williams TBA
Any Second Now T. Walsh TBA
Presenting Percy G. Elliott TBA
Magic Of Light J. Harrington TBA

* You should have in mind that the odds can change before the event. Make sure to check them regularly in order to make an informed decision when you want to place your bet.

Grand National 2022 Tips and Hints – Which runner to look for

Tiger Roll was the greatest favourite for the 2021 Grand National but sadly will not be the first horse to win the race three years in succession. After his withdrawal, other horses have good chance to win too, here you can find the list of the favourites. When it comes to Grand National ante-post betting, keep in mind that Grand National tips over time. That’s why early betting has its good and bad sides. Currently, these are some of the Grand National favourites according to popular Grand National betting tips. For more information about the horses and favourites, read our page dedicated to Grand National horses (past winners and who to bet on).

Grand National 2022 Tips: Cloth Cap

Cloth Cap is owned by Sir Trevor Hemmings who has won the Grand National three times (Hedgehunter in 2005, Ballabriggs in 2011 and Many Clouds in 2015). His horse was an impressive winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury in November. The race is a major staying handicap chase and often provides leading contenders for the Aintree marathon. Cloth Cap jumps well and has the stamina to win the National. The horse could lead from the start and be hard to pass.

Grand National 2022 Tips: Tiger Roll (Withdrawn)

Tiger Roll has been withdrawn from the Grand National after being allocated just one pound less than the three top weights which seems fair on past form. The owners believed the handicapper has been too hard even though he has won the last two Grand Nationals with something in hand. The horse was trying to be the first three-time winner in three years. However, other horses are better handicapped and a third win was a tough ask.

Grand National 2022 Tips: Any Second Now

Any Second Now was trained with last year’s Grand National in mind but the race was cancelled. The horse has some decent form, including winning a competitive handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival. The trainer has an excellent record in the race which he won with Papillon in 2000. Any Second Now was fancied to win the 2020 Grand National and the positives from last year still apply for this year’s race in April and a bold bid is expected.

Grand National 2022 Tips: Kimberlite Candy

Kimberlite Candy is proven over the unique Grand National fences, having finished second in the Becher Chase last December. The horse made a mistake at the first fence but then jumped well for the rest of the three miles and almost two furlongs contest. Kimberlite Cando has improved the rating in each of the last three runs so is progressive. The horse won over three miles and five furlongs at Warwick last January and has many of the attributes of a Grand National winner.
Currently, some good odds are offered on him during these early stages of Grand National betting.

Grand National 2022 Tips: Burrows Saint

As an eight-year-old Burrows Saint is young for a Grand National winner and horses aged nine and over win most years. The horse could also be lacking the experience to win such a hot contest. However, the Willie Mullins-trained entry has won the Irish Grand National which is a test of jumping and stamina. Burrows Saint has been given a manageable handicap mark and could be a decent bet at the weights. The horse looks like one of the stronger challengers from Ireland.

Grand National Betting Tips: Secret Reprieve

Secret Reprieve is an unexposed young horse who could be ahead of the handicapper. As a seven-year-old the age trends are a negative be 10-01 could be a gift. The facile win in the stamina test of the Welsh Grand National suggests staying the trip should not be an issue at Aintree. Secret Reprieve is still officially a novice but has the potential to be competitive in graded races. If that potential is realised winning the National of the weight is feasible.

Grand National Betting Tips: Magic of Light

Magic Of Light finished second behind Tiger Roll in the 2018 Grand National. The margin of defeat was two and three quarter lengths, receiving eight pounds. Tiger Roll has been allocated 10 pounds more than Magic of Light in this year’s National so the horses are closely matched. Magic Of light is a consistent horse who has completed the National course so could make the frame again.

Grand National Betting Tips: Potters Corner

Potters Corner won the Virtual Grand National last April. Although that result is irrelevant in terms of the real race, the horse clearly has the attributes to be a contender. Potters Corner excels in long-distance handicap chases and has the stamina to relish the National distance. The horse has a solid profile but goes better in soft ground so plenty of rain would be a positive. Potters Corner could run in the cross country race at the festival en route to Aintree.

Grand National Betting Tips: Presenting Percy

Presenting Percy was the favourite for the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup but finished eighth and fell in the race last year. The horse has maintained a high rating but could finish only eighth in a Grade 1 chase in Ireland at the end of December. However, the defeat of Kemboy off level weights at Thurles in November is outstanding form. Kemboy boosted the form by winning the Irish Gold Cup and that gives Presenting Percy a great chance at the weights in the National.

If you are wondering how to watch the race, read our page on Grand National Live (top live stream services).

Grand National Predictions: Ante-Post Favourites

If you fancy ante-post betting, then it’s about time to start analysing Grand National runners and riders. Of course, it’s highly important to take into account some previous Grand National winners, but at the same time, don’t forget to pay attention to many other factors that could lead to different outcomes.

Key Grand National trends like age, weight, course form and past winning trainers can often help – these stats and trends will help highlight the best profiles based on past winners of the Aintree Grand National.

Grand National tips will change as the event draws nearer. For instance, if there are certain Grand National horses that show some improvements through the season, then the odds will probably get lower. Some of the horses might not run, for different reasons, while others will be in better or worse shape for the big event. These are all the factors that influence the Grand National tips you are able to find in a given period.

The final 2022 Grand National runners will be announced two days before the race on Thursday, April 7th. Who to bet on in the Grand National is a question that might have a tricky answer, especially because Grand National top tips change in the months, weeks, days and even hours leading up to the race. Anyway, let’s take a look at the current situation when it comes to Grand National top tips.

Before we start talking about the current favourites, you should know according to which criteria we are choosing them. First of all, horses’ previous overall performances provide key facts in this matter.

Another important thing that we shouldn’t forget is their Grand National history. For instance, Tiger Roll, the 2018 Grand National winner won in 2019 too while Anibale Fly finished third in 2018 and fifth in 2019. Trainers, jockeys and their histories are also something to take into consideration. Trainer Gordon Elliot has won the Grand National three times and for the last two runnings.

Grand National Tips

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