Aintree Grand National Betting 2018
In Australia, The Melbourne Cup is widely known as the horse race that stops a nation. Well, in the UK The Aintree Grand National is the equivalent. This year the most famous steeplechase race in the world will be run on the 14th of April and it promises to be as exciting a spectacle as ever. Here in our Aintree Grand National Betting Guide you will find all you need to know about this massive event that has a prize fund of £1 million.
A monstrous field of 40 horses go to post in this 4 mile 2 furlong race (6940m) and a total of 30 fences must be jumped. These aren’t just any fences though and this race has some of the most feared and revered obstacles in the sport. Beecher’s Brook and The Chair are just two of them, and this is such a tough race that fatalities can often occur. It takes a special sort of horse to come out on top in this gruelling race, and you need a brave jockey on your side too.
For punters the Aintree Grand National is one of the trickiest puzzles of all to solve. With fearsome jumps and such a big field anything can happen, and more often than not it usually does. Since 2000 only three favourites have won, and until One For Arthur scored at 15.0 last year the previous five winners returned at odds of 34.0, 67.0, 26.0, 26.0 and 34.0. Each way and place wagers are the way to go in this race, and our horse racing experts will hopefully point you in the right direction.
Aintree Grand National Last 5 Winners
|2017||One For Arthur||Lucinda Russell||Derek Fox||10-11||15.0|
|2016||Rule The World||Mouse Morris||David Mullins||10-07||34.0|
|2015||Many Clouds||Oliver Sherwood||Leighton Aspell||11-09||26.0|
|2014||Pineau De Re||Richard Newland||Leighton Aspell||10-06||26.0|
|2013||Aurora’s Encore||Sue Smith||Ryan Mania||10-03||67.0|
Aintree Grand National Trends And Betting Tip
Finding the winner of the Aintree Grand National is far from an exact science. However, there are some trends than can often highlight horses that could go well in the race. Our horse racing experts have gone through the stats with a fine tooth comb and below you can find some of the most important Aintree Grand National trends, as well as our Aintree Grand National tip.
Aintree Grand National Trends
- Since 2000, 14 of the 18 winners have been aged either 9yo, 10yo or 11yo.
- In the same period only 6 of the 18 winners carried more than 11 stone so a light weight is ideal.
- It can pay to concentrate on horses that are already proven over the Grand National fences.
- With a marathon trip of over 4 miles look out for horses with proven stamina.
- Always keep an eye on the weather as the ground conditions can be crucial.
- Horses that ran well in the Irish Grand National the previous year can often go well.
AussieBet’s Aintree Grand National Betting Tip
- One horse that ticks a lot of boxes for this race is Seeyouatmidnight.
- This 10yo is in the right age bracket and he races off a nice weight of 10st 11lbs.
- He proved his stamina when beaten just 3L in the Scottish Grand National off a mark of 149.
- He races off the same mark in the Aintree Grand National.
- One for Arthur won it for Scotland last year, and Seeyouatmidnight could make it two in a row for shrewd Scottish handler Sandy Thomson.
- He jumps well, he stays and if it comes up soft Seeyouatmidnight is capable of running a huge race at odds of 26.0 with Bet365 Australia who are already offering 5 places e/w.
Aintree Grand National Betting Tip: Seeyouatmidnight e/w @ 26.0 Bet365 Australia (5 Places)
Where To Bet On The Aintree Grand National
Okay, so now we have hopefully found you the winner of The Aintree Grand National in Seeyouatmidnight. The big question is, where should Aussie punters bet on The Aintree Grand National. Well, before you place your wager there are a number of things to take into consideration.
Firstly, you should check all bookmakers to see if there is any difference between the odds that are on offer. For example, our selection Seeyouatmidnight is priced up at odds of 26.0 with Bet365 Australia, but with SportsBet he is 21.0. That is a big difference and it proves that it pays to shop around for the best prices on offer.
Another key consideration when choosing where to bet on The Aintree Grand National is what promotions are on offer. For example, standard each way bets usually require your horse to finish in the first four to guarantee a return. However, bookies often run extra place specials and in 2017 SportsBet paid out on the first six places. Right now, Bet365 Australia are offering 5 places for each way bets. So, to maximise your chance of turning a profit check out all the promotions on offer before you place your wager.
How To Bet On The Aintree Grand National
So, now you know what to back and where you want to back your Aintree Grand National selection. The next question we answer is, how to bet on The Aintree Grand National. Well, in a race of this nature, it makes sense to keep stakes small, as with 40 horses and 30 fences it really is a lottery of a race.
If you fancy winning big bucks on The Aintree Grand National you could do worse than trying a small exotic bet like an exacta or trifecta. If you do manage to find the right combination you could be in for a massive windfall. For less adventurous Aussie punters, the best way to bet on The Aintree Grand National is simple win/each way/place betting. Small stakes at big odds is definitely the right approach for this race.
As we outlined earlier, it is imperative to shop around for the best deals before betting on The Aintree Grand National. Some bookies will offer extra places for each way and place betting. At the time of writing Bet365 were offering 5 places for each way bets. However, Ladbrokes Australia, PalmerBet and CrownBet are all worth checking out closer to the day for Aintree Grand National extra place specials.
When To Bet On The Aintree Grand National
Another important decision that has to be made is when to bet on The Aintree Grand National. In the futures market if your selection doesn’t make it into the race you wave goodbye to your money, so effectively you are ‘All In’ if you have a bet. Unfortunately, at the time of writing (April 3rd) we found that most Australian bookies were still ‘All In’ for The Aintree Grand National.
However, closer to the race many bookmakers offer non-runner money back on The Aintree Grand National. So, if you fancy a horse that might be just outside the weights and that isn’t guaranteed a run, then it makes sense to bide your time and wait for non-runner money back offers to become available. Make sure to keep an eye on this page, and our extensive bookie reviews, as we will let you know as soon as the latest and best Aintree Grand National promotions and non-runner money back specials become available.
Aintree Grand National Latest Odds
Not a whole lot of Aussie bookmakers are offering odds on The Aintree Grand National at the time of writing. One bookmaker that does have a futures market available for the race is Bet365 Australia and they are also paying out on the first five for each way and place bets. Check out the current All In odds (April 4) with Bet365 Australia for The Aintree Grand National below.
Aintree Grand National Latest Odds Bet365 Australia
Odds recorded on 4th April – 5pm
|Horse||Current Odds||Horse||Current Odds|
|Anibale Fly||13.00||Tiger Roll||13.00|
|The Last Samuri||17.00||Minella Rocco||17.00|
|Vicente||34.00||Gas Line Boy||34.00|
|The Dutchman||34.00||Vieux Lion Rouge||34.00|
|Ucello Conti||34.00||Vintage Clouds||34.00|
|Regal Encore||34.00||I Just Know||34.00|
|Acapella Bourgeois||41.00||Raz De Maree||41.00|