Grand National Betting Guide 2014 - Pineau De Re bounds to Aintree glory for Newland
Dr Richard Newland's Pineau De Re was a superb winner of the 2014 Crabbie's Grand National as the 25/1 shot pulled clear of the gutsy duo of Balthazar King and Double Seven in what was a race full of thrills and spills at Aintree.
He was always a prominent figure throughout the contest and turning home with several in contention Leighton Aspell pushed his mount clear and he propelled clear of his struggling rivals with Balthazar King just outbattling Double Seven, with Alvarado in a thrilling finish to the Merseyside showpiece.
16:15 Crabbie's Grand National Result
1. Pineau De Re - L Aspell - Dr Richard Newland 25/1
2. Balthazar King - R Johnson - P Hobbs 14/1
3. Double Seven - AP McCoy - M Brassil 10/1 JF
4. Alvarado - P Moloney - F O'Brien 33/1
5. Rocky Creek - N Fehily - P Nicholls 16/1
Grand National Odds 2014 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.
Grand National Betting Tips
While 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.
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 Jockeys
Some of the classiest jockeys will line up for the 2014 Grand National with AP McCoy bidding for his second win in the race, whilst Ruby Walsh could well partner Prince De Beauchene as he aims to win the contest for third time. We take a look at some of the leading riders in the 2014 Grand National and will indicate nearer the time who they will be riding.
Grand National Trainers
For every racehorse trainer winning the Grand National will be the pinnacle of their career and the 2014 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 2014 Grand National and who their leading horses are for the Aintree marathon.
Irish-trained Grand National Contenders
Irish trainers always bring a strong battalion over from the Emerald Isle for the Grand National and the 2014 running will be know different with Willie Mullins, in particular, providing some lively challengers for the 4m 4f marathon on April 5. 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.
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.
Grand National Free Bets
All 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 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.
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.
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