Aintree Bowl Odds

Kemboy Was A Stunning Winner Of the Bowl in 2019
Kemboy Was A Stunning Winner Of the Bowl in 2019

Aintree Bowl Odds

The Bowl is always a top draw race during the Grand National meeting with the best staying chasers in training both sides of the Irish Sea heading to Aintree for a crack at Grade 1 glory. The betting will be available here just as soon as possible.

Day 1 - Thursday 3rd April 2020 - 2.50pm - Aintree Bowl - Grade 1 - 3m1f

The Bowl betting will be here when available...

Aintree Bowl Tips

The Aintree Bowl is the highlight of the first day of the National Festival and it will be no different in 2020, we often get a number of Gold Cup horses from Cheltenham taking their chance so it is always a hot betting heat on and off course.

We will be making our selection for the Bowl closer to the race so keep your eyes peeled on this page in April.

What is the Aintree Bowl?

First run in 1984, the Bowl has grown into a fantastic race on the national hunt calendar and more than just a consolation for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The race itself is run over just shy of 3m1f and it is a Grade 1 race for horses aged five and over with 19 fences to be jumped.

Only four horses have ever won the Bowl twice with Silviniaco Conti the last two to do so and it can be a tough race for punters to pick over with the race coming at the end of a long campaign.

There is no doubt that the 2020 race will be hotly anticipated once again and it will be fascinating to see which equine superstar can become the latest name to win the Liverpool contest.

The history of the Aintree Bowl

The Aintree Bowl can throw up a surprise or two after the Gold Cup at Cheltenham but there are still some stellar names on the recent roll of honour.

Stand out names on the list include Silviniaco Conti who won the race twice for Paul Nicholls and Cue Card who famously won this race in style for Colin Tizzard back in 2016.

We saw a brilliant winner in 2019 as Kemboy scorched clear to win the for Willie Mullins and we can expect a similar standard in 2020.

What happened in the 2019 Aintree Bowl?

We had a small but select field of six runners for the Bowl in 2019 and it shaped up to be a fascinating contest in the wake of the Gold Cup. Kemboy started favourite having fallen at the first at Cheltenham and he duly showed his freshness with a near faultless display to mark himself out as a top draw animal.

The Willie Mullins trained horse jumped like a stag and pulled nine lengths clear of King George winner Clan Des Obeaux who simply did not have the pace to deal with the Ruby Walsh trained winner,

Recent winners of the Aintree Bowl

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R Walsh

W Mullins




Might Bite

N de Boinville

N Henderson




Tea For Two

L Kelly

N Williams




Cue Card

P Brennan

C Tizzard




Silviniaco Conti

N Fehily

P Nicholls




Silviniaco Conti

N Fehily

P Nicholls




First Lieutenant

B Cooper

M Morris




Follow The Plan

T Doyle

O McKiernan





P Brennan

T George




What A Friend

R Walsh

P Nicholls




Madison Du Berlais

T Scudamore

D Pipe



Who is the most iconic winner of the Bowl?

A plethora of big name horses have won the Bowl in recent years including Barton Bank, Florida Pearl, Exoctic Dancer, Silviniaco Conti, Cue Card and Might Bitwe but in terms of the most famous winner then it is hard to look past Desert Orchid.

The famous grey was better known for his exploits at Kempton but he was a consistent animal and famously got his head in front in Liverpool back in 1988.

Are there any trials for the Aintree Bowl?

We see a number of runners from the Cheltenham Gold Cup head to the Bowl at Aintree and any important race results with the Liverpool contest in mind will feature on this page for punters to study.

Fresh horses also tend to do well in the Bowl so it is well worth keeping an eye on those contenders that miss Cheltenham or had an easier race at Prestbury Park.

Who is the most successful jockey in the Bowl?

The Bowl has a fantastic roll of honour and that includes the jockeys with no less than seven riders winning the race two times during their careers, but so far we have seen no three-time winner. Among the jockeys to have won the race twice are ruby Walsh and Noel Fehily, with the latter winning in 2014 and 2015 on Silviniaco Conti.

Who is the most successful trainer in the Aintree Bowl?

Paul Nicholls is out on his own with four winners of the race including See More Business (2000), What A Friend (2010) and Silviniaco Conti (2014 and 2015) representing the Ditcheat handler in the winners enclosure.

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