Grand National 2022 antepost odds: Galvin leads the way; Cloudy Glen looks strong

Cloudy Glen had an impressive win at the Ladbrokes Trophy and has now entered the Grand National 2022 antepost betting market with a bang. The race horse defied the odds of 33/1 to win at Newbury on Saturday, December 4. Cloudy Glen’s trainer Venetia Williams previously saddled up Aintree winner Mon Mome in 2009. Mon Mome started the race at 100/1 odds. There are hopes that Williams will be able to do the same with Cloudy Glen.

Minella Times won the Grand National last season and is one of the favorites to win the race this time around. Horse racing fans are already anticipating the Grand National and a big 2022 horse racing calendar. Bettors can visit to get the latest bet bonuses and information on horse race betting before taking a punt on the Grand National and other events.

Steeplechase scene black whiteWho are the Grand National 2022 favorites?

While Minella Times is considered one of the favorites to win the Grand National 2022, Galvin and Run Wild Fred are currently the odds leaders to romp to victory at Aintree. Both horses, Galvin and Run Wild Fred, are at the antepost betting odds of 16/1.

Galvin is trained by famed horse racing trainer Gordon Elliott. In October, Galvin got back to winning ways on the racetrack with a victory at the Irish Daily Star Chase. The seven-year-old has strengthened his claims to the Grand National 2022 trophy by finishing second in the Grade 1 Champion Chase at Down Royal.

Galvin’s win at Down Royal followed on from the seven-year-old’s fantastic first-place win in a Grade 3 race at Punchestown.

“He might be more a Grand National horse,” Elliott said after the Down Royal event. “He knows how to win and he’s just a great horse to have.”

Elliott’s Mount Ida is another horse that will be let loose at Aintree. Mount Ida impressed onlookers at Clonmel recently. Run Wild Fred became co-favorite to win the Grand National 2022 after a victory in November’s Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan.

When is the Grand National 2022?

The Grand National 2022 is scheduled for Saturday, April 9. The race will be the crowning glory of the three-day Grand National Festival held at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. The festival is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 7.

The Grand National is run over 4 miles and 2.5 furlough. The Aintree race is one of the most prestigious in the world. In 2020, the Grand National’s prize purse was £750,000. Irish horses have dominated the Grand National in recent seasons by winning four of the last five meetings.

Two of those wins came courtesy of the exploits of the incredible Tiger Roll. There has been no word thus far on whether Tiger Roll will run once more in the Grand National in 2022.

In 2021, jockey Rachael Blackmore made history as the first female jockey to win the legendary Grand National. Prior to winning the Grand National, Blackmore was named the Cheltenham Festival’s top jockey. Blackmore’s accomplishment has led to her being nominated for the BBC’s World Sports Star of the Year award for 2021.

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