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As the Aintree racecourse annual event approaches, we will update you with our horse-racing expert betting tips including Grand National 2017 runners review, odds updates and bookmakers offers.
Betting on Grand National 2017 could not be easier, with leading brands offering a host of great odds ahead of the big race. If you fancy a free bet or you have had an expert prediction, you can stay updated here with the latest Grand National betting odds.
The current Grand National Betting sees Many Clouds a 33/1 shot for the big one, with the Willie Mullins trained Don Poli and last years’ runner-up The Last Samuri are both 25/1 (888 Sport & Ladbrokes).
Unsurprisingly all the major betting firms are offering Grand National odds and have done since the horses crossed the line in last season’s race. This is, after all, the biggest horse racing betting event of the year and one which will have major ramifications on the end-of-year balance sheets of the bookmaking firms.
Come race day all traditional ‘shop bookmakers’ and online bookmakers will be showering their customers with Free Grand National betting offers, money back concessions and all sorts of enhancements and bonuses.
The Grand National race is a great race to ‘play’ as an ante-post backer – that’s if you can identify a definite runner. A close inspection of recent Grand National results clearly show an average of around ten horses go off at odds under 20/1. At present no horse is quoted below 20/1 and all but four of the horses in the current Grand National betting are 33/1 or greater.
The National is the ideal place to use all your Grand National free bets you have acquired as a new customer of an online sportsbook. That’s because your winnings could be substantial and that irksome practise of the stake not being returned amongst a free bet winners will go unnoticed. Just consider the average price of a Grand National winner during the past ten years is over 30/1!
There will be a lot of changes to the Grand National odds in the coming weeks and months. As the race approaches and the Grand National runners are known there will also be no end of free bets and special bet offers from online sportsbooks. So… check back here regularly for all the news, updates and promotions.
1988 Grand National winner Rhyme ‘n Reason, 1999 winner Bobbyjo and 2006 winner Numbersixvalverde were all previous winners of the Irish Grand National and so Thunder and Roses, Shutthefrontdoor and Rogue Angel who won the Irish version of the race in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively have to be considered for the 2017 marathon.
In recent times a Welsh Grand National winner has also won the Aintree Grand National: Bindaree in 2002, Silverbirch in 2007. The 2016 winner Vicente is a huge price of 33/1 with Betfair for Paul Nicholls so is another worth keeping in mind.
The Last Samuri has to be considered among the favourites and is put up here as the bet to have for legendary trainer Kim Bailey. The eight-year-old will be nine by the time April 2017 comes around and he improved with every run last season, with excellent wins at Kempton and Doncaster in the lead up to Aintree.
He took to the National fences like a duck to water and if you take last year’s winner Rule The World (now retired) out of the equation, he won the race very easily indeed having been in or near the front for much of the race. If he gets to the 2017 Grand National with a good prep, odds of 25/1 with 888Sport and Ladbrokes look very attractive.
The Crabbies Grand National race 2017, one of the most famous horse races in the world, takes place at Aintree on April 8th 2017.
The Grand National was first officially staged in 1839 and was won by the aptly named ‘Lottery’.
A little-known fact, although commonly known as the Aintree Grand National, the race has not always been staged at the fabled Liverpool racecourse. For three years during WWI, and because of the intervention of the war, the race was staged at Gatwick racecourse. Alas that venue now has an airport on top of it!
Looking through the Grand National results and winners list show both will do well to win the race for a second time. The last horse to win the race more than once was Red Rum in 1977 when he landed the race for a third time. Before that you have to go back to 1935/36 to see a horse appear twice on the winner’s list.