Grand National Weights 2014 -

Newcomers to the Grand National will need to know that the weight any horse carries around Aintree is likely to be absolutely crucial to their chances of going well, a horse carries a weight assigned to them by the handicapper according to their previous form. The idea of the handicap system is to create an even race, so the so called best horse in the race will carry the most wait and the lesser horses will be given a fair chance by having less on their back.

The theoretical idea behind the handicap system is that all the horses will finish the race at exactly the same time, of course this would never happen but it does give the Grand National an extra edge. The announcement of the weights for the intended entries to the race are make-or-break for many of the runners, connections will be awaiting the announcement eagerly hoping their horses are awarded a fair mark. Often you see horses withdrawn from the field after owners and trainers felt their horse had been awarded a weight which is too high in relation to their form.

First time punters on the Grand National will want to keep an eye on those horses with weights of around 11st on their back, the Grand National Tips point towards winning National horses carrying less than 11st 5lbs while less than 11st is ideal for potential winners of the race. The weight are vitally important when it comes to the Grand National Odds each year, the ones at the top of the weights tend to drift slightly after the announcement despite having the best form on their record.

Grand National Weights 2014

1Tidal Bay1311-10Paul Nicholls
2Long Run911-9Nicky Henderson
3Hunt Ball911-7Nicky Henderson
4Roi Du Mee911-6Gordon Elliott
5Triolo D'alene711-6Nicky Henderson
6Rocky Creek811-5Paul Nicholls
7Katenko811-4Venetia Williams
8Bog Warrior1011-2Tony Martin
9Mossey Joe1111-1Enda Bolger
10Quito De La Roque1011-1Colm Murphy
11Colbert Station1011-0Ted Walsh
12Walkon911-0Alan King
13Balthazar King1010-13Philip Hobbs
14Wayward Prince1010-13Hilary Parrott
15Mr Moonshine1010-12Sue Smith
16Teaforthree1010-12Rebecca Curtis
17Across The Bay1010-11Donald McCain
18Double Seven810-11Martin Brassil
19Godsmejudge810-11Alan King
20Battle Group910-10Johnny Farrelly
21Buckers Bridge810-10Henry De Bromhead
22Lion Na Bearnai1210-10Thomas Gibney
23Prince De Beauchene1110-10Willie Mullins
24Monbeg Dude910-9Michael Scudamore
25Sunnyhillboy1110-9Jonjo O'Neill
26Big Shu910-8Peter Maher
27Burton Port1010-8Jonjo O'Neill
28Our Father810-8David Pipe
29Mountainous910-7Richard Lee
30The Rainbow Hunter1010-7Kim Bailey
31Vintage Star810-7Sue Smith
32Chance Du Roy1010-6Philip Hobbs
33Hawkes Point910-6Paul Nicholls
34Kruzhlinin710-6Donald McCain
35Pineau De Re1110-6Dr Richard Newland
36Golan Way1010-5Tim Vaughan
37Twirling Magnet810-5Jonjo O'Neill
38Vesper Bell810-5Willie Mullins
39Same Difference810-4Nigel Twiston-Davies
40The Package1110-4David Pipe
41Raz De Maree910-3Dessie Hughes
42Rose Of The Moon910-3David O'Meara
43Shakalakaboomboom1010-3Nicky Henderson
44Alvarado910-2Fergal O'Brien
45Last Time D'Albain1010-2Liam Cusack
46Lost Glory910-2Jonjo O'Neill
47One In A Milan910-2Evan Williams
48Goonyella710-1Jim Dreaper
49Goulanes810-1David Pipe
50Swing Bill1310-1David Pipe
51Soll910-0Jo Hughes
52Minella For Value89-13John Butler
53Night In Milan89-13Keith Reveley
54Saint Are89-13Tim Vaughan
55Out Now99-12Edward O'Grady
56Tranquil Sea129-12Warren Greatrex
57Alfie Sherrin119-11Jonjo O'Neill
58Court By Surprise99-11Emma Lavelle
59There's No Panic99-11Paul Nicholls
60Quiscover Fontaine109-10Enda Bolger
61Standing Ovation79-10David Pipe
62Wyck Hill109-10David Bridgwater
63Baile Anrai109-9Dan Skelton
64Gullible Gordon119-9Karen Bowen
65Quinz109-9Philip Hobbs
66Any Currency119-6Martin Keighley
67Sir Du Bearn89-6Peter Bowen
68Solix89-6Ian Williams
69Storm Survivor89-6Jonjo O'Neill
70Victrix Gale89-6Tony Martin
71Tour Des Champs79-4Nigel Twiston-Davies
72Merlin's Wish99-2Martin Keighley
73Sergeant Pink88-11Dianne Sayer