2019 Grand National Preview


The Grand National

The Grand National takes place this weekend, and it is the one race in the horse racing calendar that stops the country, with sports fans and once-a-year punters all joining in with the fun. The race is televised on ITV, alongside other races from the three day meeting at Aintree, with five races on TV for each of the three days. This means the race is accessible on terrestrial TV for everyone to watch, so we can all enjoy the action together.

The big story going into the race this season is Tiger Roll. He won the race last year as many of you will remember, and he is coming back to try and be the first horse since Red Rum to win back to back Grand Nationals. It really would be a remarkable achievement for him to do that, and looking at how he has been running this season, you certainly wouldn’t bet against him to do so, he appears to be in even better form than last year.

While I am sure punters will continue to back him, he is incredibly short at around 7/2 for the big race now, so I am more than happy to look elsewhere.

The price on Tiger Roll collapsed when he ran a great race at the Cheltenham Festival to win the Cross Country Chase. On the final day of the festival, I thought Anibale Fly was equally as impressive when coming second in what looked to be a very competitive Gold Cup. He stayed on strongly up the hill that day, showing he needs a tougher test and that is exactly what he is going to get here. His price has held up better, and he is the main pick for me.

Elsewhere, if you are looking for a bigger priced runner then the young grey Ramses De Teillee could be one to run well. He is only seven, which makes him younger than most in the field, and he is a horse that looks destined to run in the Grand National for the next three or maybe even four years.

He has done nothing wrong so far in Britain, and his best run to date was his second in the Welsh National over the Christmas period. That race offers a very strong test, but he wasn’t stopping at the end and the extreme distance of the Grand National looks as though it will be right up his street. He lacks the experience that many of his rivals have, but he looks like a horse that will absolutely love the gruelling test that the Grand National offers.

Grand National Betting Tips

  • Anibale Fly EW @ 14/1 (Betfair 1/5 odds first six places)
  • Ramses De Teillee EW @ 25/1 (Betfair 1/5 odds first six places)

Grand National Betting Offers

Mansionbet – Faller Insurance on All Aintree Races

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Whether you are having a bet in the Grand National only, or all the races at Aintree this week, this offers is a fantastic one to have as cover for your bets. Mansionbet offer faller insurance where they will give you your money back as a free bet if your horse falls, unseats the rider, or is brought down by another horse.

We all see the number of fallers in the Grand National each year, and there is a chance that your horse will be one of those. If you are looking for a way to cover your bet then this is it, and you know that if your horse is unlucky and falls in any way, at least you will be getting your money back as a free bet to try your luck on something else.

Betfair – Enhanced Place Terms

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If you are having an each way bet on the Grand National then be sure to look out for bookmakers who are offering enhanced place terms to each way punters. The standard terms pay out on the first four, while Betfair are enhancing this to the first six. This means if your horse finishes 5th or 6th with Betfair you will get paid out as a winning bet, but if it finishes in those positions with other bookmakers then you may not.

With a race like the Grand National, it is vital you check the each way place terms before placing an each way bet. Betfair are offering the first six places for punters, which is a great offer that gives you even more chance of winning in the big race on Saturday.


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