The Grand National Steeple Chase – 7 Simple Tips to Help You Pick the Winner
The Aintree Grand National was first run in 1839.
The first Aintree Grand National, won by the 5-1 favourite “Lottery”.
Horses have to successfully jump a total of 30 fences. Each of the 16 individual fences is jumped twice, apart from The Chair and The Water Jump. The race comprises two circuits of the course.
How to win the Grand National.
1. Do not bet on a horse carrying more than 11 stone 5 pounds.only Red Rum has managed to carry more than 11st 5lbs to victory since 1957.
2. Look for a horse that has run over the course before.
3. Look for a horse between the ages of eight to eleven. No seven-year-old has won for 70 years and we have to go back another 28 years to find the last successful six-year-old
4. Look for a horse that has won a previous chase with prize money value of at least 18,000.
5. Look for a horse that has won over a distance of three miles before, preferably three miles five furlongs.
6. Rule out horses wearing blinkers or a visor as they have a terrible record.
7. Look for horses in the first ten in the betting forecast. The quality of fields in the national has improved recently and the winner is usually one of the fancied horses.
Placing you wager
A Win Bet
To place a 2 Win bet on say horse number 9 for example, simply say ” 2 win on 9″
Each Way Bet
A very popular way of betting on the Grand National is the each way bet, this is simply a ‘Win’ bet and a ‘Place’ bet on the same horse.
To place a 2 ‘each way’ bet on horse number 9 simply say ” 2 each way on 9″.
In Handicap races such as the Grand National with 16 plus runners you need your horse placed – 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th to get a return on your wager
Of the last ten winners all had demonstrated their class to win this race by previously landing a Listed or Graded (Class A or 1) race.
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