The Grand National preview
Aintree’s Grand National festival is well underway, signalling the most exciting day in the racing calendar is drawing ever closer.
With the field finalised for the Randox Health Grand National, it’s not time to start getting ready to place your bets.
It has been estimated that a quarter of the UK’s adult population will place a bet on the biggest race of the year.
It can sometimes feel daunting placing a bet on a 40 horse-strong race when the odds are against you. Whether you place a bet based on the name or the silks, to give yourself the best chance you should probably look at other, more critical factors.
Favourites this year for the winning title are The Last Samuri, More of That, Shantou Flyer and the Perfect Candidate. However, if you’re looking to wager your money on an outsider, your best bet would be to go for Doctor Harper or Thunder And Roses.
In the lead up to the race, Ethan Rowe, Editor in Chief of BiggestFreeBets comments: “There’s going to be a whopping 40 horses taking part in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree tomorrow, with the bookies placing their bets on The Last Sumuri, Vieux Lion Rouge and Definitely Red.
“That being said, after so many favourites returning from Cheltenham without victory, our best tip would be to bet on someone slightly lower down the list- not one of the immediate favourites.
“Saphir Du Rheu, for example, came fifth in the Gold Cup this year and hasn’t fallen since 2014, and Blaklion is well known for running well, coming second in Haydock’s Grand National Trial.”