Four 2022 Grand National ante-post picks as weights are introduced

Check our early picks for the 2022 Grand National after the weights for the large race at Aintree on April 9 have been announced on Tuesday afternoon

The official weights have been introduced for the 2022 Randox, the world’s most famous National Hunt race, which takes place on Saturday April 9 at Aintree.

will breast the starting tapes come raceday, but for now the official entry listing stands at 104 possibles following the weights announcement at a ceremony in Liverpool.

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Grand National 2022 – Four ante-post picks

Odds appropriate at time of publishing and could additionally be subject to vary.

Snow Leopardess 

Not since Nickel Coin in 1951 has a mare received this race but perhaps after Rachael Blackmore broke the mould for female jockeys final time, we may see another triumph for the fairer intercourse on April 9.

Snow Leopardess was insanely gutsy when profitable the Becher Chase over the National fences in December and Charlie Longsdon’s charge impressed when profitable once more at Exeter at the weekend. 

She’s nicely down the listing at No 57 but ought to get in. There shall be plenty that like her chances and Magic Of Light went a close second behind Tiger Roll in 2019, so it’s removed from unheralded to have a mare within the combine. 

Selection: Snow Leopardess @


Paul Nolan’s Discorama went off at 16/1 in the race final yr and finished seventh, well overwhelmed ultimately. Connections might perhaps have been annoyed at not having had a run from November before that outing. He’s now a nine-year-old and ran a fantastic second at Fairyhouse this month, and should be well tuned for Aintree. He is set to carry 10st 5lb – a 1lb lower than last yr – and may go nicely.

Selection: Discorama @

Caribean Boy

Nicky Henderson has by no means gained a Grand National in England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales and the iconic Seven Barrows supremo admitted at the weights ceremony it “would mean the world to finally put that right”. Caribean Boy was a three-mile winner at Kempton in January and is 35th within the weights list, set to carry 10st 6lb (rated 149). Henderson says he’s the best kind of horse for the race and aims to give him another run at Kempton before April.

Selection: Caribean Boy @ 

De Rasher Counter 

Emma Lavelle has had the National as the main goal De Rasher Counter for some time and she or he would no doubt have been content material along with his run at Newbury final weekend in the Grade 2 Denman Chase the place he ran nicely for a great distance on his first begin since October 2020 before tiring late on. 

That outing was designed to blow away any cobwebs and he’s within the National on a mark of 149, carrying 10st 6lb. The 2019 Ladbrokes Trophy hero has a contact of sophistication on his day – he received that race off the same mark – and could outrun an enormous price if approaching for that Newbury spin.

Selection: De Rasher Counter @

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2022 Grand National weights: The first 20

1. Conflated 11st 10lb (167)

2. Galvin 11st 10lb (167)

3. Melon 11st 6lb (163)

4. Chris’s Dream 11st 5lb (162)

5. Franco De Port 11st 4lb (161)

6. Minella Times 11st 4lb (161)

7. Tiger Roll 11st 4lb (161) Withdrawn

8. Chantry House 11st 3lb (160)

9. Delta Work 11st 3lb (160)

10. Any Second Now 11st 2lb (159)

11. Easysland 11st 2lb (159)

12. Run Wild Fred 11st 1lb (158)  

13. Battleoverdoyen 11st (157)

14. Brahma Bull 11st (157)

15. Lostintranslation 11st (157)

16. Assemble 10st 13lb (156)

17. Burrows Saint 10st 13lb (156)

18. Mount Ida 10st 13lb (156)

19. Fiddlerontheroof 10st 12lb (155)

20. Longhouse Poet 10st 2lb (155)

Selected others 

23. Santini 10st 10lb (153)

37. De Rasher Counter 10st 6lb (149)

42. Discorama 10st 5lb (148)

48. Cloth Cap 10st 4lb (147)

50. Freewheelin Dylan 10st 4lb (147)

57. Snow Leopardess 10st 3lb (146)

66. The Big Dog 10st 1lb (144)

87. Secret Reprieve 9st 9lb (138)

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