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The 2024 renewal of Aintree’s flagship race, the Grand National, is nearly upon us. The day before the off is a busy one as punters look for the best horses to bet on, and as usual, there’s no shortage of choice.

This year’s renewal looks as competitive as ever. There are certainly plenty towards the front of the market that appeal, but what about those at bigger odds?

Let’s see if we can find a few decent outsiders.

Three Grand National Outsiders to Consider

Here are three horses at chunky odds that could run better than the early odds may suggest:

Horse Odds

Adamantly Chosen


Galia Des Liteaux


Mahler Mission


Now, let’s take a closer look at these three Grand National outsiders, starting with the biggest price of the three.

Adamantly Chosen (trained by Willie Mullins) @ 66/1

Age: 7
Weight: 10st, 9lbs
Grand National form: Having first run in the race

Willie Mullins has a strong hand this year, there’s no doubt about that, though I am a little surprised that this fella is considered to be his outsider. At 66/1, I’m keen to have Adamantly Chosen on my each-way team, that’s for sure.

The seven-year-old looks well in at the weights, while he absolutely thrived when going beyond three miles for the first time in soft ground at Down Royal last time out. That wasn’t the toughest test, but he beat some good horses, including one that had previously finished sixth in a Grand National, all the way looking quite comfortable. Could get better over further.

Galia Des Liteaux (trained by Dan Skelton) @ 28/1

Age: 8
Weight: 10st, 7lbs
Grand National form: Having first run in the race

Very lightly raced, Galia Des Liteaux has quickly turned into a very competitive marathon-trip horse. Moreover, he comes here for a trainer who is now known as something of a handicap master, so I really would not be surprised if this one turned out to be quite ‘well in’ at the weights.

He finished fourth in a Grade 1 novice race at Aintree last season, while he’s since gone on to finish second when running over three miles and five furlongs at Warwick in January, That’s the furthest he’s gone distance-wise, and he looked great for the step up that day, running on as if even further would suit, which bodes well here.

Failed to fire at Exeter last time out, but was likely given an easy race to ensure that he wasn’t slapped with a hefty weight here. At 28/1, with the always impressive Harry Skelton in the saddle, he ticks more than enough boxes for me as a Grand National outsider and it's one of my favourite Grand National tips.

Mahler Mission (trained by John McConnell) @ 16/1

Age: 8
Weight: 11st, 5lbs
Grand National form: Having first run in the race

Okay, so Mahler Mission isn’t really an outsider, but he’s not in the top five in the betting, and with 16/1 still available, I’d say that he just about goes down as one at a big(ish) price. In other words, he could be a bit shorter, and may well be at the start of the race. The first thing to note is that he’s clearly been aimed at this race and connections have been keen to keep him under wraps as much as possible.

This is a horse who was out in front with only two to jump when falling in the National Hunt Challenge Cup at Cheltenham back in 2023, a race eventually won by the incredibly impressive Galopin Des Champs, while he ran a blinder in a big race at Newbury when last seen. On that evidence, he’s right for this sort of test, so much so that 16/1 looks ever so slightly on the large side.

FAQ about the Grand National

What are outsider tips for Grand National?

Outsider tips for horse races, including Grand National, are betting predictions focusing on the horses that aren't priced as the favourites. These might not be the most likely winners according to bookies and experts, but they come at higher prices and offer a good chance to win more.

Why follow some outsiders ?

There are many reasons why you should follow outsiders, other than better odds. This includes good performances at Grand National in the past, coming into the race in good form, great reputation of the trainer and jockey, favourable conditions, etc.

Do outsiders win the Grand National?

Of course. We saw in many instances in the past that outsiders can also win Grand National. Some of them, like Tipperary Tim, Mon Mome, Caughoo, and a few others, won despite being priced at 100/1.

Related Topics: Racing Tips Aintree
Horse Racing Tips
Mahler Mission
Aintree - 4:00 pm

16/1 @ Ladbrokes

Galia Des Liteaux
Aintree - 4:00 pm

28/1 @ Bet365

Adamantly Chosen
Aintree - 4:00 pm

66/1 @ PaddyPower


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