What time does Grand National 2024 start? Field, schedule, results, weather forecast, latest odds today

The Grand National takes centre stage at Aintree today for the 176th running of the famous horse race.

Corach Rambler looks to defend his crown, having given jockey Derek Fox and trainer Lucinda Russell their second win in the showpiece handicap steeplechase 12 months ago. Russell said she was “absolutely over the moon” earlier this month when Corach Rambler stayed on well up the hill to finish third in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

I Am Maximus, Limerick Lace, Meetingofthewaters, Vanillier and Panda Boy are among his strongest challengers this time around, while 2022 winner Noble Yeats will be looking to improve on last year’s fourth place.

Changes have been made to this year’s Grand National, with the maximum number of runners reduced from 40 to 34, while the race itself will start an just over an hour earlier. The first fence has been brought forward 60 yards, in an attempt to slow the pace in the early stages, and a standing start will be used.

What time does the Grand National start?

The 2024 Grand National meeting runs from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13, with the Grand National itself taking place at 4pm BST on Saturday.

It is an earlier start time for the race, having previously been run at 5:15pm.

Sulekha Varma, The Jockey Club’s North West Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Aintree, said: “This was a decision we took after a number of participants and other racing stakeholders raised concerns about the long build-up to the race throughout the day and heightened tension as a result.”

As ever, the famous Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool will host the race.

Corach Rambler will be looking to repeat his Grand National success at Aintree (Getty Images)
Corach Rambler will be looking to repeat his Grand National success at Aintree (Getty Images)

Grand National field

Here are the confirmed 34 runners for the 2024 Grand National in full.

  • Noble Yeats

  • Nassalam

  • Coko Beach

  • Capodanno

  • I Am Maximus

  • Minella Indo

  • Corach Rambler

  • Janidil

  • Stattler

  • Mahler Mission

  • Delta Work

  • Foxy Jacks

  • Galvin

  • Farouk D’Alene

  • Eldorado Allen

  • Ain’t That A Shame

  • Vanillier

  • Mr Incredible

  • Run Wild Fred

  • Latenightpass

  • Minella Crooner

  • Adamantly Chosen

  • Mac Tottie

  • Chemical Energy

  • Limerick Lace

  • Meetingofthewaters

  • The Goffer

  • Roi Mage

  • Glengouly

  • Galia Des Liteaux

  • Panda Boy

  • Eklat De Rire

  • Chambard

  • Kitty’s Light

Grand National race card, schedule and results

Day One

1:45pm: Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

1. Il Etait Temps

2. Ginny's Destiny

3. Grey Dawning

2.20pm: Boodles Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

1. Sir Gino

2. Kargese

3. Kalif Du Berlais

2.55pm: Aintree Bowl Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

1. Gerri Colombe

2. Ahoy Senor

3. Corbetts Cross

3.30pm: William Hill Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)

1. Impaire Et Passe

2. Bob Olinger

3. Langer Dan

4.05pm: Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

1. It’s On The Line

2. Bennys King

3. Annamix

4.40pm: Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase

1. Sans Bruit

2. Saint Roi

3. Path D'Oroux

5.15pm: Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat

1. Diva Luna

2. Jubilee Alpha

3. La Marquise

Day Two

1:45pm: Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

1. Inothewayurthinkin

2. Iroko

3. Heart Wood

2.20pm: William Hill Handicap Hurdle

1. Kateira

2. Jango Baie

3. Inthewaterside

2.55pm: TrustATrader Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

1. Mystical Power

2. Firefox

3. Lookaway

3.30pm: My Pension Expert Melling Chase (Grade 1)

1. Jonbon

2. Conflated

3. Protektorat

4.05pm: Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Chase

1. Arizona Cardinal

2. James Du Berlais

3. Kandoo Kid

4.40pm: Cavani Sartorial Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

1. Dancing City

2. The Jukebox Man

3. Cherie D’Am

5.15pm: Lydiate Handicap Hurdle

1. El Jefe

2. Ballee

3. Afadil

Day three

1:20pm: Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle

1.55pm: Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

2.30pm: William Hill Handicap Steeple Chase

3.05pm: JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)

4.00pm: Randox Grand National Steeple Chase

5:00pm: Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

5.35pm: Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat

Grand National tickets

There are still tickets available for Saturday’s proceedings at Aintree. Head to the official Jockey Club website to find out more.

Grand National weather forecast

There are light rain showers forecast for Aintree on an overcast Saturday, with a breeze and a temperature of around 15 degrees.

Grand National latest odds

A final selection of 34 runners has been made from the 51 total entrants.

  • I Am Maximus 13/2

  • Corach Rambler 7/1

  • Limerick Lace 9/1

  • Meetingofthewaters 9/1

  • Panda Boy 9/1

  • Mahler Mission 10/1

  • Vanillier 11/1

  • Mr Incredible 12/1

  • Kitty’s Light 12/1

  • Minella Indo 14/1

  • Delta Work 16/1

  • Noble Yeats 20/1

  • Coko Beach 20/1

  • Ain’t That A Shame 22/1

25/1 bar

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).