Grand National Guide

Grand National Betting Guide 2012 - Ballabriggs Holds Off Oscar Time to win the National

Grand NationalThe 2011 Grand National is upon us and there a number of horses being backed in the latest betting, Dont Push It will be hoping that all roads lead back towards Aintree success as he bids to win the Grand National for the second time. AP McCoy was the star of the 2010 Grand National as he won the race for the first time, he will be eager for more and will be hoping Dont Push It can maintain his form. There is a top field though as always with the likes of Big Fella Thanks and Niche Market set to be back for another crack at the race, while as we look at the Grand National Odds we are seeing The Midnight Club and Dont Push It fighting for favouritism. The Willie Mullins horse looks to fit the profile of a big run in the National and Ruby Walsh will be on board  the horse at Aintree.

1615 John Smith's Grand National Steeplechase
1. Ballabriggs (Jason Maguire) 14-1
2. Oscar Time (Sam Waley-Cohen) 14-1
3. Don't Push It (Tony McCoy) 9-1
4. State Of Play (Paul Moloney) 28-1
5. Niche Market (Harry Skelton) 16-1
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Latest Grand National Race Card and Runners

Hello Bud is another one who should be considered after the veteran ran a blinder to win the Becher Chase over the National fences, it was a great run for the horse that finished 5th in the Grand National last season and he could prove a great each-way bet once again 2011.

Grand National Odds 2012 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, the likes of Big Fella Thanks, Niche Market and Ballabriggs among others are well backed for the 2011 race.

It is no surprise to see Dont Push It also near the top of the ante post betting as he looks to win the race for the second successive year, he gave AP McCoy his first win in the race in 2010 and he could well run another big race in 2011.

Compare Bookmakers Odds for the 2012 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 Big Fella Thanks, What A Friend and Balllabriggs who are all expected to go well this year.

Grand National Runners and Riders Form Guide

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 2012 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