Select the expected ground/ going conditions for the race as our results will vary depending on the ground. The going for the grand national is likely to be. 8 April - Check the weather forecast for the biggest steeplechase event in the UK, the Grand National. Definitly Red (right) is the form pick for The Grand National, but he doesn't in the Cork National to his name, one of which was on good going. Like Us On Facebook. Ticket Price Availability Buy Ticket. IT'S almost time for the most famous race of the year - but which horse should you be backing at the Grand National? Read about our approach to external linking. Read about Aintree legends of past and present. Check the going to see which horses will be favoured by the ground conditions on the day. Good to Soft Good in places.