Grand National Betting Tips

Here are a few simple Grand National tips to help simplify the challenging task of picking a winner.

Don’t bet on aging horses. This is an easy mistake to make if you’re new to Grand National betting. Horses are considered to be past their best from the age of 12 onwards. This means your best bet is to pick horses between the ages of eight and 12. You can also consider striking off six- and seven-year-old horses as they are usually too inexperienced to win such a long, challenging race. In these cases Grand National odds are a realistic indication of the horses’ prospects.

Don’t bet on a horse that hasn’t won over three to four miles. The majority of past Grand National winners have won long races before going on to win the Grand National. When doing your 2013 Grand National betting you can visit the Racing Post for up-to-date information on the form and statistics of any registered British racehorse. These statistics will help you establish which horses fare best over long distances.

Check the going. Many racehorses have definite preferences for track firmness. Check what the track conditions tends to be when your horse wins. The going at Aintree racecourse ranges between good and good to soft depending on weather conditions, so a Grand National betting tip is to look for horses that can succeed on all tracks or that have achieved the majority of their wins with similar track conditions.

Stay away from horses that have recently fallen in a race. Although history provides several heroic examples of horses who defied pre-race injuries and the Grand National odds to win the race, these are exceptions rather than the norm. A good Grand National betting tip is to review your horse’s form and check whether there have been any falls in recent races. Even minor injuries impact a horse’s performance and damage its confidence.

Bet Irish. A look at the horses that have dominated the Grand National throughout its history quickly shows why this Grand National betting tip cannot be overlooked, with the majority of Grand National winners coming from Ireland. Participation in the Irish Grand National also provides a good guide to form, as this race is an excellent measure of the abilities needed to win the Grand National.

For more Grand National betting tips visit our Grand National betting page.

Aintree - Aintree
John Smith's Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (Class 1) - 16:15
Click red odds to strike a bet
Seabass 8 13/2 15/2 15/2 8 11/2 7 15/2
On His Own 10 8 9 9 10 8 10 9
Cappa Bleu 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12
Chicago Grey 12 11 12 11 12 11 12 12
Teaforthree 12 10 12 11 12 10 12 12
Colbert Station 12 12 11 12 12 12 14 12
Imperial Commander 14 11 16 14 14 11 16 16
Balthazar King 16 16 16 14 16 16 20 16
Rare Bob 20 16 22 16 20 16 20 18
Sunnyhillboy 20 25 20 20 20 20 20 20
Roberto Goldback 22 25 25 20 22 25 20 22
Join Together 20 25 20 25 20 25 20 20
Ballabriggs 20 20 20 28 20 20 16 20
Always Waining 25 33 28 28 25 33 33 33
Soll 33 33 40 28 33 33 33 33
Big Fella Thanks 40 33 33 33 40 33 40 33
Harry The Viking 33 40 25 33 33 40 40 33
Quiscover Fontaine 40 40 33 33 40 40 50 33
Quel Esprit 40 40 40 33 40 40 50 40
Across The Bay 33 40 33 33 33 40 40 40
Treacle 33 40 33 33 33 40 33 33
Saint Are 40 66 50 40 40 66 66 40
Lost Glory 50 50 66 50 50 50 50 50
Forpadydeplasterer 50 66 66 50 50 66 66 66
Weird Al 50 66 66 50 50 66 66 66
Joncol 50 50 50 50 50 50 66 50
What A Friend 50 33 50 50 50 33 66 66
Becauseicouldntsee 66 66 50 50 66 66 80 66
Auroras Encore 66 66 66 50 66 66 80 66
Oscar Time 50 66 66 66 50 66 50 66
The Rainbow Hunter 66 66 80 66 66 50 80 80
Swing Bill 80 80 100 66 80 80 80 66
Viking Blond 80 66 100 66 80 66 80 80
Major Malarkey 80 50 100 80 80 50 100 80
Ninetieth Minute 66 80 100 80 66 80 66 66
Mr Moonshine 80 66 80 80 80 66 66 80
Tatenen 66 100 66 100 66 100 66 100
Any Currency 100 100 100 80 100 100 66 100
Tarquinius 100 100 100 80 100 100 80 100
Mumbles Head 100 100 100 80 100 100 66 100
Pentiffic - NR - - - - - -
Mortimers Cross - NR - - - - - -