The 2023 Grand National took place on 15th April and may be remembered by some for the delay to the start caused by protest group Animal Rising. However, those who availed themselves of one of the many betting offers that paid each way bets down to six places may well remember it for the winnings they garnered from Born By The Sea.
It was the huge outsider Born By The Sea who came sixth, at the tidy price of 50/1, in the 2023 edition of the Grand National. Ridden by Philip Enright and trained by Paul Gilligan, Born By The Sea would not have been on the radar of too many punters, but defied those big odds to get in amongst the places – for those wise enough to go for at least six each way!
2023 Grand National Top Six
Below you can see a full list of the top six at the 2023 Grand National, the 175th running of this truly iconic race.
- 1st) Corach Rambler – 8/1 (F), Jockey: Derek Fox
- 2nd) Vanillier – 20/1, Jockey: Sean Flanagan
- 3rd) Gaillard Du Mesnil – 10/1, Jockey: Paul Townend
- 4th) Noble Yeats – 10/1, Jockey: Sean Bowen
- 5th) The Big Dog – 12/1, Jockey: Aidan Coleman
- 6th) Born By The Sea – 50/1, Jockey: Philip Enright
Favourites have done rather well in the Grand National over the last 20 years or so and we had another triumph for the jolly here. Jockey Derek Fox had ridden One For Authur to success in this race in 2017, thus joining the small list of multiple winners of this contest.
Also of note was the fine defence of his crown put up by Noble Yeats. The 2022 champion came home fourth, a valiant effort carrying 11-11, compared to the mere 10-5 Corach Rambler was saddled with. 17 horses finished the 2023 Grand National, which is around average and with some online betting sites paying each way down to 10 places, if your horse made the line, they had a pretty decent shout of a payout!
6th in the 2023 Grand National was Born By The Sea
Those who did go with a bookie paying out for the first 10 could also have won with the following, who completed the top 10 at the 2023 Grad National:
- 7th) Roi Mage, 33/1
- 8th) Mister Coffey, 33/1
- 9th) A Wave Of The Sea, 66/1
- 10th) Le Milos, 12/1
As we can see, there were some very nicely priced horses among those enhanced places too. However, returning to the horse that came home sixth in 2023, Born By The Sea, well done to anyone who unpicked that puzzle and backed the Irish horse.
Natalie Gilligan’s runner had finished 14th of 23 in his prep race at Cheltenham and fifth of six at Naas prior to that in February. Nonetheless, on the big day he came good and was almost four lengths clear of seventh.
Previous Year: In 2022 the 6th place finish was Fiddlerontheroof.