The 2011 John Smith’s Grand national kicks off in sixteen day lasting 3 days, from 7th-9th April in Aintree.The 7th is Liverpool day. The next day is Ladies Day famous for hats!. The major event is on the 9th -the 2011 Grand national steeplechase.
The annual race is probably one of the most watched events in UK horse racing betting, and definitely one of the most exciting and exhilarating races of the year for fans of the sport. As you might suspect, Twitter is awash with people hunting for Grand National tickets). Now to do your homework, to work out who you are going to put a bet on and which free-bets or special offers you will use up when you put on a bet (lots of bookmakers advertise lucrative deals for the Grand National).
check out our Grand National betting tips below to assist you to identify possible winners, and give you some interesting Grand National facts too.
CHOOSING A WINNER IN THE GRAND NATIONAL
- Lots of Runners: With about 40 horses in the race you can surely expect a spectacle. That’s a lot of legs! It’s quite common to see riders falling and horses running without jockeys.
- Track is Long!: 4.5 miles
- Jumps & Balance: Horses with history of falling are not very likely to possess confidence and to maintain their balance to realistically have a chance of winning the race.
- Stamina: This is a long race – therefore horses with no track record of victories on tracks over 3 miles in distance are more unlikely to win on a 4.5 mile track.
- The race is synonymous with the racehorse “Red Rum”which was trained on the beaches of Southport and went on to win 3 Grand Nationals, capturing the nation’s hearts.
- Each way betting – placing an each way bet on the grand national is an easy way to make profit, as bookmakers pay four places on each way bets as standard
- It is rare to find a runner in the event with such short odds that you won’t make a profit with an each way bet, should the horse place 1st-4th.
GRAND NATIONAL FREE BETS
Bookmakers and betting sites offer bets for free offers during popular sporting events such as the Grand National, the Champion’s league final etc.