The final list of runners and riders for the 2018 Grand National at Aintree on Saturday has been announced. The only withdrawal at the final 48-hour declaration stage is Gold Present.

The final field of 40 runners has now been announced, whittled down from a far larger list. 110 horses entered the race last year, 16 less than the previous year. All of the horses have been assigned a weight by the British Horse Racing Authority Head of Handicapping.

Trainer Nicky Henderson withdrew Gold Present because of the rain-softened ground, the horse had a round a 25-1 chance for the famous race.

The bookmakers’ favourites for the Grand National, at about 10-1, are Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Blaklion and Tiger Roll.

Baie Des Isles, the mount of jockey Katie Walsh for her trainer husband Ross O’Sullivan, has been well backed this week from odds of 33-1 to 16-1.

There are some superb betting offers available for this year Grand National and a number of bookies are paying extra places on each way bets.

Grand National odds
10-1 Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Blaklion, Tiger Roll
16-1 Seeyouatmidnight, Baie Des Iles, The Last Samuri
20-1 Ucello Conti, Minella Rocco 25-1 Bar
(Approximate prices as of 10:00 BST, Thursday 12 April)

A full list of runners and the latest odds can be seen on any bookmakers website. Our favourite bookmaker for placing bets on the 2018 Grand National is Betfair.

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