Rachael Blackmore Grand National 2022: Who will the top jockey ride at Aintree?

Rachael Blackmore will bid to retain the Grand National crown on Saturday
Rachael Blackmore will bid to retain the Grand National crown on Saturday

Rachael Blackmore has become one of the finest riding talents in the weighing room in recent years, and the Irish jockey will bid to win the Grand National for the second year on the spin on Saturday afternoon, and we take a look at Blackmore's mount for the 2022 renewal at Aintree...

Producing a perfect ride in the 2021 Grand National, Blackmore guided Minella Times to a sensational victory in the world's greatest steeplechase, as the legendary rider became the first lady jockey to be victorious in the race, and she will look to enhance her already lofty reputation by winning it for the second year in a row.

Leighton Aspell was the last jockey to win the race two years on the spin as he rode both Many Clouds and Pineau De Re to glory, and Blackmore will be aiming to emulate that feat and she has stuck with last year's hero Minella Times, who is currently around a 12/1 chance to emulate Tiger Roll and win two Nationals in two years.

However, the Henry De Bromhead-trained star will have a much stiffer task on his hands in 2022, as having been victorious off a mark of 146 last season, he will have to contend with a new 15lb higher mark of 161 in Saturday's Grand National.

2022 Grand National
Minella Times silk

Minella Times

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Now rated 161, Minella Times will have the burden of top weight to carry in this year's Grand National, so it's going to be a gargantuan task for the nine-year-old to emulate last season's display, but he really relished the test of the Aintree showpiece, and he's sure to produce his best form in the 2022 renewal.

Targeted at this race all year, Minella Times has been seen twice on the track since his victory last year and having fallen in the John Durkan at Punchestown in December, he was then pulled up at Leopardstown in February, so he doesn't head to Merseyside in great form.

However, with Blackmore riding the crest of a wave following her sparkling Champion Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup wins at last month's Cheltenham Festival, Minella Times will have the best pilot on board to give him the best chance of retaining his crown, and the pair certainly have to be respected.

2022 Grand National Odds

Runners

Noble Yeats silk
28
Noble Yeats
Mr Sam Waley-CohenEmmet Mullins
1
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Any Second Now silk
4
Any Second Now
Mark WalshT M Walsh
1
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Stattler silk
Stattler
1
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Delta Work silk
2
Delta Work
Jack KennedyGordon Elliott
1
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Galvin silk
Galvin
1
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Ahoy Senor silk
Ahoy Senor
1
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Capodanno silk
Capodanno
1
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The Galloping Bear silk
The Galloping Bear
Threeunderthrufive silk
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Win My Wings silk
Win My Wings
1
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Kittys Light silk
Kittys Light
1
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Longhouse Poet silk
10
Longhouse Poet
Darragh O'keeffeMartin Brassil
1
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Corach Rambler silk
Corach Rambler
1
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Fiddlerontheroof silk
11
Fiddlerontheroof
Brendan PowellColin Tizzard
1
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Hewick silk
Hewick
1
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Secret Reprieve silk
Secret Reprieve
Happygolucky silk
Happygolucky
Escaria Ten silk
15
Escaria Ten
A P HeskinGordon Elliott
Mac Tottie silk
Mac Tottie
Iwilldoit silk
Iwilldoit
Lifetime Ambition silk
Lifetime Ambition
1
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Time To Get Up silk
Time To Get Up
Minella Times silk
1
Minella Times
Rachael BlackmoreHenry De Bromhead
1
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Gericault Roque silk
Gericault Roque
1
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Snow Leopardess silk
31
Snow Leopardess
Aidan ColemanCharlie Longsdon
1
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Enjoy D'allen silk
23
Enjoy D'allen
Conor OrrCiaran Murphy
1
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Sam Brown silk
Sam Brown
1
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Gaillard Du Mesnil silk
Gaillard Du Mesnil
1
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Santini silk
13
Santini
Nick ScholfieldPolly Gundry
1
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Run Wild Fred silk
5
Run Wild Fred
Davy RussellGordon Elliott
1
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Topofthegame silk
Topofthegame
Lord Lariat silk
Lord Lariat
1
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Musical Slave silk
Musical Slave
Frontal Assault silk
Frontal Assault
1
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Max Flamingo silk
Max Flamingo
Franco De Port silk
Franco De Port
1
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Burrows Saint silk
8
Burrows Saint
Paul TownendW P Mullins
1
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Early Doors silk
Early Doors
1
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Freewheelin Dylan silk
26
Freewheelin Dylan
Ricky DoyleDermot A McLoughlin
1
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Screaming Colours silk
Screaming Colours
Fortescue silk
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Fortescue
Hugh NugentHenry Daly
Commodore silk
33
Commodore
Charlie DeutschVenetia Williams
Coko Beach silk
18
Coko Beach
Jonjo O'Neill JrGordon Elliott
1
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Fidux silk
Fidux
Aramax silk
Aramax
Domaine De L'Isle silk
38
Domaine De L'Isle
Harry BannisterSean Curran
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Odds correct as of 2022-05-21 08:21 Odds subject to change.
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