Grand National 2023 full results

1st: 26 Corach Rambler 8/1f

2nd: 23 Vanillier 20/1

3rd: 13 Gaillard Du Mesnil 10/1

4th: 2 Noble Yeats 10/1

5th: 5 The Big Dog 12/1

6th: 40 Born By The Sea 50/1

7th: 19 Roi Mage 33/1

8th: 29 Mister Coffey 33/1

9th: 21 A Wave Of The Sea 66/1

10th: 15 Le Milos 12/1

11th: 35 Our Power 25/1

12th: 27 Enjoy D’allen 50/1

13th: 38 Fortescue 100/1

14th: 10 Carefully Selected 50/1

15th: 22 Minella Trump 50/1

16th: 37 Francky Du Berlais 125/1

17th: 25 Ain’t That A Shame 10/1

Also ran

Any Second Now (pulled up)

Galvin (unseated rider)

Fury Road (fell)

Capodanno (pulled up)

Delta Work (unseated rider)

Sam Brown (fell)

Lifetime Ambition (unseated rider)

Coko Beach (pulled up)

Longhouse Poet (unseated rider)

Darasso (unseated rider)

The Big Breakaway (fell)

Gape Gentleman (pulled up)

Diol Ker (unseated rider)

Velvet Elvis (pulled up)

Mr Incredible (unseated rider)

Cloudy Glen (unseated rider)

Hill Sixteen (fell)

Gabbys Cross (unseated rider)

Recite A Prayer (unseated rider)

Eva’s Oskar (unseated rider)

Dunboyne (pulled up)

Back On The Lash (pulled up)

Betway Bowl

The Betway Bowl is a Grade 1 steeplechase run over 3 miles and 210 yards on the Mildmay Course at Aintree on the opening day of the three-day Grand National Festival in early April. Inaugurated, as the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Cup, in 1984, the race has been run under various titles, for sponsorship purposes, but has been sponsored by Betway since 2017. Worth £250,000 in guaranteed prize money, the Betway Bowl was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2010 and, alongside the Betfair Chase, King George VI Chase and Cheltenham Gold Cup, remains one of just four races of its kind in the National Hunt calendar.

Originally intended as a consolation race for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Betway Bowl has been won by some notable staying steeplechasers, including Wayward Lad, Desert Orchid, See More Business, Silviniaco Conti and Clan Des Obeaux, in its history. Paul Nicholls, trainer of the three last named horses, also saddled What A Friend to victory in 2010, for a total of six wins altogether, making him the most successful handler in the history of the race.

The 2023 renewal of the Betway Bowl, scheduled for Thursday, April 13, is still several months away, so ante-post prices are not yet available. However, granted that the Mildmay Course at Aintree is a flat, sharp track, not unlike Kempton Park, horses that run creditably in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day are always worth considering for the Betway Bowl later in the season. Clan Des Obeaux, for example, has been a regular contestant in both races in recent seasons, winning the King George VI Chase in 2018 and 2019 and the Betway Bowl in 2021 and 2022. The last horse to win both races in the same season was the enigmatic, but talented, Might Bite in 2017/18; in between times, he also finished second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle

The Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle is a Grade 1 hurdle race run over 2 miles and 209 yards on the Mildmay Course at Aintree on the opening day of the Grand National Festival in April. As the name suggests, the race is restricted to horses aged four years or, in other words, horses aged three years at the start of the current season.

The Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle was inaugurated, in its current guise, as the Weetabix Hurdle, in 1976, when it replaced the Lancashire Hurdle, which was run for the final time the previous year. The word ‘Anniversary’ was added to the race title in 1988 and the race was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2005.

Nowadays, the Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle is the second most prestigious juvenile hurdle in the British National Hunt calendar, after the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Indeed, it is often contested by horses that ran in the ‘championship’ race for juvenile hurdlers; the last horse to complete the Triumph Hurdle/ Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle double was Pentland Hills, trained by Nicky Henderson, in 2019.

Alan King and Paul Nicholls are, jointly, the leading trainers in the modern history of the Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle. King was responsible for Katchit (2007), Walkon (2009), Grumeti (2012) and L’Unique (2013), while Nicholls saddled Le Duc (2003), Zarkandar (2011), All Yours (2015) and Monmiral (2021). The 2022 renewal of the Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle produced a dramatic result; odds-on favourite Pied Piper rallied to force a dead-heat with Knight Salute – whom he had beaten 17¼ lengths, on the same terms, in the Triumph Hurdle – in the final strides, only to be demoted to second place for causing interference.

The 2023 renewal of Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle is scheduled for 2.20pm on Thursday, April 7. Look out for horses that feature highly in the ante-post lists for the Triump Hurdle, such as the promising Daddy Long Legs, from the first crop of European champion three-year-old colt Almanzor.