Horse Racing

Grand National 2021: The Jockeys To Follow

Previous Winning Jockeys

Davy Russell


Was set to be aboard 2-time National winner Tiger Roll before his withdrawal and now likely to ride one of Denise Foster’s horses. She took over the training at Gordon Elliott’s stable following his recent ban.

David Mullins


Won the race on his very first attempt as a 19-year-old in 2016 when partnering 33/1 chance Rule The World. He is likely to be aboard one of the Willie Mullins contenders.

Leighton Aspell


Already two Nationals to his name, courtesy of Pineau De Re (2014) and Many Clouds (2015). No better jockey over the unique fences and has to be respected, whatever his mount may be.

Robbie Power


Landed the race on Silver Birch in 2007 and expected to be on board the 2019 runner-up Magic Of Light on this occasion.

Must have a good chance of winning the race for a second time, as the 20/1 chance with Paddy Power is being campaigned with a repeat bid in mind.

Jockeys To Watch Out For

Paul Townend


Going well when unseated from Pleasant Company in 2019. Will probably be faced with the difficult decision of which of the Mullins’ runners to ride.

Will be on board the fancied Burrows Saint this year and can be backed at 9/1 with BetVictor.

Rachael Blackmore


Only a matter of time before a female jockey makes history by winning the famous race.

Rachael is the jockey of the moment after winning the Top Jockey award at the recent Cheltenham Festival with 6 winners. Looks set to ride Minella Times (10/1 with 888sport) for Henry de Bromhead and will be a popular choice.


Jonjo O’Neill Jr

Famous father failed to win the race despite having many great opportunities. His son, one of the best conditionals of the season, is likely to put the record straight at some point in the future.

Jack Tudor


The 7lb conditional partnered Potters Corner to win the Welsh Grand National in 2019 and the 25/1 chance with BetVictor* has to be taken very seriously.

* Grand National odds quoted correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.