Grand National Guide

Grand National Betting Guide 2015 - Shutthefrontdoor goes for glory in McCoy's final National ride

AP McCoy will have his final ride in the Grand National on April 11 and the retiring champion jockey will likely pilot Shutthefrontdoor in the Aintree marathon, as he attempts to win one of National Hunt's biggest prizes for the second time in his illustrious career.

Balthazar King was a fine runner-up last season and he will look to go one better, but he will have to get the better of Pineau De Re, who was a fine winner of the race 12 months ago, with the likes of Rocky Creek and Sam Winner just a brace of the Paul Nicholls-trained runners that could be prominent figures.

The 2015 Grand National Betting is sure to hot up as we get closer to the race and punters across the land will be aim to find the winner of what is the world's greatest steeple chase and one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar.

Grand National Odds 2015 Comparison

Many of you who are placing a bet on the National will want to get the very best odds about your race selection and we have all the prices from all the online bookmakers and betting exchange providing you with the opportunity to get the very best price on your selection. It is an open market at this stage with several runners well fancied in the odds.

Compare Bookmakers Odds for the 2015 Grand National

Grand National Betting Tips

Grand National TipsWhile we will be the first to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a Grand National certainty as it is such a difficult race to win and a race where so many things have to go absolutely right for your horse to finish the line ahead of their 39 rivals. However there are some tips in trying to narrow down your selection based on facts from previous winner's credentials. We shall also be putting up Grand National selections for those who would like to have a bet but just do not know where to begin.

Betting tips for the Aintree Grand National

Grand National Runners Form

Grand National form is very important during your selection process and so we will be identifying the form of each of the 40 runners which hopefully will steer you in the direction to a number of horse that may have a leading chance. All of the leading contenders will be featured including the likes of Teaforthree and Godsmejudge.

Grand National Runners and Riders Form Guide

Grand National Jockeys

Some of the classiest jockeys will line up for the 2015 Grand National with AP McCoy bidding for his second win in the race aboard the former Irish National winner Shutthefrontdoor, whilst Ruby Walsh will no doubt have a fine ride in the race, with Richard Johnson piloting last year's runner-up Balthazar King.

Grand National Jockeys

Grand National Trainers

For every racehorse trainer winning the Grand National will be the pinnacle of their career and the 2015 running will see some of the biggest trainers in the national hunt division battle it out for Aintree supremacy.  Irish handler Willie Mullins will unleash a strong attack on the race, whilst Donald McCain and Jonjo O'Neill will bid to aim the coveted title again.  So, we take a look at the trainers to watch for the 2015 Grand National and who their leading horses are for the Aintree marathon.

Grand National Trainers

Irish-trained Grand National Contenders

Irish trainers always bring a strong battalion over from the Emerald Isle for the Grand National and the 2015 running will be know different with Willie Mullins, in particular, providing some lively challengers for the 4m 4f marathon on April 11.  Gordon Elliott was the last Irishman to train the winner in 2007, when Silver Birch stormed to victory, and he will saddle Chicago Grey, whilst on our special section we take a look at the other main protagonists coming across the Irish Sea.

Leading Irish-trained Grand National Contenders

Grand National Trends

Although the Grand National looks a difficult task every year, history shows that you can easily dismiss some contenders on the back of some important criteria to follow.  Our Grand National Trends section offers punters a chance to read what is the most popular age for a winning horse, or what form to look out for, or what has been the most popular starting price.  All this information may assist you in carefully whittling down you Grand National selection.

Check out some Grand National Trends

Grand National Free Bets

Grand National Free BetsAll the leading bookmakers will be offering new customers a chance to avail themselves of a Grand National free bet, these are generally on a cash match basis on your first bet. Therefore you can generally attain the maximum free bet offers by placing your bet to the top level of the free bets on offer.

Grand National Bookmakers Free Bet Offers

Grand National Results

We recommend that you look back at the previous National winners as there are always some clues in previous results that can help you narrow down you race selection. We shall be putting up the Grand National 2014 winner within minutes of the horses weighing in so be sure to keep your eyes peeled here in early April.

Grand National Results History

About the Aintree Grand National

As the Grand National has such a great history we have identified some of the most interesting winners and the background to these stories. For instance the very first winner of the Grand National was a horse called Lottery, how an apt a name for such a difficult and exciting race.

Grand National and Aintree Racecourse Guide