The Grand National takes places over the famous Aintree fences On Saturday April 5th. Here Betpal provide the ultimate guide to the race, including a brief history of the Grand National and betting guide, a list of the runners and riders for the 2014 renewal, the latest bookmaker offers and some exclusive key trends betting analysis.

The Grand National

Grand National OffersThe Grand National is the termed “the greatest test of horse and rider”. The national hunt showpiece handicap is the most valuable jump race in Europe and takes place annually at Aintree Racecourse. The race often attracts people to horse racing for the first time.

The race itself is run over 4 miles and 3 and half furlongs. Horses need to jump 30 fences over two circuits of the National course. With the obstacles at Aintree being among some of the toughest in the land, the race represents a huge test of jumping, speed, and crucially, stamina.

Bechers Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn fences have all passed into racing folklore, and while recent safety concerns have meant the jumps are not as daunting as they may have been in the past, the race remains a unique test.

Grand National Key Trends and Betting tips

Grand National Betting Guide

The National often attracts first time punters to horse racing. The most popular bets will be in the outright win market, and the ever popular Each-way market. Each way punters need to select their bookmaker carefully, as there is often a battle among bookmakers to offer the best ‘place’ terms. This year BetVictor are currently paying out up to 6th – other may firms may follow suit.

Grand National Offers

Follow the links below to find out details of each bookmaker’s Grand National Offers and promotions for the Aintree festival as a whole;

Bet365 Grand National Offers

Paddy Power Grand National Offers

Betfair Aintree Festival Offers

BetVictor Grand National Offers


Grand National Runners and Riders 2014

Grand National Betting GuideThe field will be limited to 40 runners, so those numbered 41 and higher will only race if other horses are withdrawn.

1 Tidal Bay 14/1
2 Long Run 14/1
3 Hunt Ball 50/1
4 Triolo D´Alene 20/1
5 Rocky Creek 20/1
6 Quito De La Roque 40/1
7 Colbert Station 25/1
8 Walkon 50/1
9 Balthazar King 25/1
10 Wayward Prince 66/1
11 Mr Moonshine 33/1
12 Teaforthree 8/1
13 Across The Bay 40/1
14 Double Seven 25/1
15 Battle Group 50/1
16 Buckers Bridge 66/1
17 Lion Na Bearnai 33/1
18 Prince De Beauchene  20/1
19 Monbeg Dude 14/1
20 Big Shu 25/1
21 Burton Port 20/1
22 Our Father 40/1
23 Mountainous 40/1
24 The Rainbow Hunter 33/1
25 Vintage Star 40/1
26 Chance Du Roy 33/1
27 Hawkes Point 33/1
28 Kruzhlinin 66/1
29 Pineau De Re 20/1
30 Golan Way 66/1
31 Twirling Magnet 50/1
32 Vesper Bell 50/1
33 The Package 33/1
34 Raz De Maree 66/1
35 Rose Of The Moon 50/1
36 Shakalakaboom’ 25/1
37 Alvarado 40/1
38 Last Time D´Albain  50/1
39 Lost Glory 66/1
40 One In A Milan 66/1
41 Goonyella 40/1
42 Swing Bill 66/1
43 Soll 40/1
44 Night In Milan 33/1
45 Minella For Value 66/1
46 Saint Are 100/1
47 Tranquil Sea 50/1
48 Out Now 66/1
49 Alfie Sherrin 33/1
50 Court By Surprise 40/1