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Grand National: Betting Offers

Grand National

With the 2013 Grand National almost upon us, and forty runners to choose from, it’s time to decide how to make use of the free bets that bookies seem so keen to give away.

The free bets that bookies offer are a sure way of increasing your enjoyment of the most famous jump race in the world as well as increasing a bookies member base.

Betting On The Grand National

With prize money at just under a million pounds it’s the one horse race that everybody seems to like to have a flutter on, be they into horse racing or not. Add history, spectacle and drama; and horse racing doesn’t get any more exciting than the Grand National.

Held annually at Aintree, near Liverpool, the four-and-a-half mile race is a test of horse and jockey, and there’s plenty to think about when using those betting offers.

Horses complete the course twice, jumping thirty fences including ditches, water jumps, and seven foot high hedges, so anything can happen and often does.

Some say that the race is a lottery and that you may as well stick a pin in the Grand National runners list to decide who to use free bet offers on. But nothing could be further from the truth and you can rule out most of the field by looking at past Nationals and the horse’s form.

If you want the best chance of coming good with those Grand National betting offers there are a few tips that you should consider if you want to be picking a winner.

Grand National Betting Tips

Look for a nine or ten year old carrying 10-07 to 11-05 in weight, horses that have previously run well at Aintree are better bets. If you place free bet offers on French trained horses be aware that they normally struggle, but Irish runners perform well in the Grand National.

Rule out any horses that have fallen in previous races and haven’t run at Aintree before.

Look at the horse’s trainer; Ted Walsh and Donald McCain horses do well at Aintree. It’s for you to decide how to use bookies betting offers. You may want to follow your favourite jockey or pick the grey horses. Last year’s race was a breathtaking finish with Neptune Collonges just coming in ahead of Sunnyhillboy, becoming the first grey to win the race since 1961.

Betting on the 2013 Grand National is really starting to hot up at online bookies with a number of horses expected to run well. Irish Trainer Willie Mullins is running On His Own who fell at Beacher’s second time around last year (13/2 at Bet365).

Another horse well worth a free bet is Colbert Station (12/1 at William Hill). Other horses to consider are Sea Bass, third last year ridden by Katie Walsh, and Cappa Bleu who came fourth.

Teaforthree ticks all the right boxes for a 2013 Grand National winner; he has plenty of stamina, proven ability in big races and he’s a quality jumper who has never fallen (16/1 at Ladbrokes).

Grand National Free Bets

There are plenty of free bet offers to be had including money match, cashback offers and plenty of other great deals besides. Bet Victor offer 'Non-Runner No Bet' on the National and are paying out on 6 places for the 2013 Grand National!

The Grand National is also a protected UK sporting event, ensuring it gets the terrestrial coverage it deserves, so you can watch the race and see how those Grand National betting offers have done from your armchair.

It’s one of the top-viewed events and will be broadcast by Channel 4 on Saturday 6th April at 4:15pm for the first time since the BBC started broadcasting the biggest UK sports betting event.