If you have concerns about gambling, please visit: BeGambleAware.org, Gamcare.org.uk or Gamstop.co.uk.

Grand National Favourites - 2014

Grand National

With just over a week until the 2014 Grand National, bookies have been deciding on the favourite runners for the world’ greatest steeplechase. With odds shortening as race day gets closer, bookies have thrown in some great free bet offers to tempt early bettors.

Tea for Three 8/1

Tea for Three, a 10-year-old Irish horse trained by Rebecca Curtis came in 8th place at Cheltenham and is currently 8/1 at Betfair.

Long Run 14/1

Long Run, the French favourite trained by Nicky Henderson is currently 14/1 at Ladbrokes. Odds are shortening on this 9 year old who has a win rate of 38.89% who's had good success at the King George VI Chase over the past few years.

Should you decide to take advantage of the Ladbrokes free bet offer for new signups you could win £700 if this former Gold Cup winner is successful.

Tidal Bay 14/1

Tidal Bay trained by Paul Nicholls is 14/1 at Betfred. After an impressive run at Wincanton, Tidal Bay is looking strong for the upcoming Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

Claim the Betfred free bet offer for new customers and if Tidal Bay wins you could win £350.

There’s talk that Tidal Bay could retire after the 2014 Grand National but if Wincanton is anything to go by then we’re likely to see that happen.

Pineau De Re 16/1

Another strong contender is Pineau De Re. Claim the BetVictor free bet offer for new customers as well as their best odds of 16/1 for £400 in winnings. Pineau De Re came 3rd at Cheltenham and won at Exeter recently and seems to be in great form for the 2014 Grand National.

Monbeg Dude 20/1

There are a few runners that most of the major online bookies offer around the 20/1 mark for the 2014 Grand National.

Monbeg Dude, the Irish 9 year old trained by Scudamore is still up there with the favourites, even after an early mistake in the Grimthorpe Chase. 888sport offers this runner at 20/1.

Rocky Creek 20/1

Rocky Creek, another Paul Nicholls trained horse in being offered at 20/1 by Betfair. With a 40% win rate and being in the top 3 in 9out of 10 races you can see why Rocky Creek is another favourite for the 2014 Grand National.

Bookies betting odds will no doubt shorten for as the Grand National approaches so claim Betfair's free bet offer for new signups and you'll win £1,000 if Rocky Creek comes in at 20/1.

A lot of the bookies favourites for the 2014 Grand National have had impressive runs over the past couple of weeks and this has been reflected in the odds that bookies offer.

Now's the time to claim some of the free bets that bookies are promoting for this years race and use them to get stronger odds and better value from the Grand National bets you place!