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Aintree Grand National 2024 going report, weather forecast and course conditions

England has been drenched by record rainfall so Aintree could resemble a bit of a bog for the Grand National.

The word ‘testing’ is probably going to be bandied about over the coming days in the build up to the world’s greatest steeplechase and it will, no doubt, be worth trying to identify the mud larks in the 34-runner field.

The Grand National is not the only show in town, however, as 20 more cracking contests including the Grade 1 Aintree Bowl will take place at the Merseyside racecourse between Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13.

Grand National odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise, the latest going report and weather forecast for Aintree is below.

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Aintree Going

The latest inspection on Saturday, April 13 at 8:49am has the official going at Aintree as Soft, Good to Soft (in places) on the Grand National course and Good to Soft, Soft (in places) on the Mildmay course.


Mildmay (Chase) – 5
Mildmay (Hurdle) – 4.3
Grand National – 4.2

*GoingStick updated on Saturday, April 13

Aintree Weather Forecast

The rain is set to ease during the three days of racing at Aintree as a maximum of 4mm is forecast in that period. It is, otherwise, expected to be cloudy and dry, with temperatures reaching 15 degrees celsius.

Aintree Races

Our Racecards page has details of the runners and riders plus Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Grand National Festival schedule.

The following seven races take place at Aintree on Saturday, April 13:

Saturday, April 13

13:20: Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
13:55: Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
14:30: William Hill Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
15:05: JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)
16:00: Randox Grand National Chase (Premier Handicap)
17:00: Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
17:35: Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2)

Aintree Tips

Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2024 Aintree Grand National Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Grand National-winning jockeys Ruby Walsh and Mick Fitzgerald, ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman and shrewd tipster Rory Delargy.

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