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
The 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 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;
Grand National Runners and Riders 2014
The field will be limited to 40 runners, so those numbered 41 and higher will only race if other horses are withdrawn.
|6||Quito De La Roque||40/1|
|13||Across The Bay||40/1|
|17||Lion Na Bearnai||33/1|
|18||Prince De Beauchene||20/1|
|24||The Rainbow Hunter||33/1|
|26||Chance Du Roy||33/1|
|29||Pineau De Re||20/1|
|34||Raz De Maree||66/1|
|35||Rose Of The Moon||50/1|
|38||Last Time D´Albain||50/1|
|40||One In A Milan||66/1|
|44||Night In Milan||33/1|
|45||Minella For Value||66/1|
|50||Court By Surprise||40/1|