As the Grand National looms, the nation descends to have a bet on the historical race (estimated 50% of the adult population has a bet on the race), and for those not placing a bet on the ante post markets the time has come to decide where their money is going. Our advice would be to use low stakes and go EW on three horses. Everyone knows the National is a lottery but you can swing the odds in your favour with a couple of solid selections, and lets admit it, it is more about finding a winner to brag to family and friends than turning over a profit (much better races to do so if this is your aim!).
We have broken down the field to find 3 selections that we feel are worth your choice, by the end of the 4 and a half miles and 30 fences let’s hope we have a couple finishing in the places. Bet Victor are paying 6 places for the National and would therefore be our choice for placing bets as that additional place could make all the difference!
A couple of things we like to look for in our Grand National selections each year is to choose horses within certain parameters including:
– Carrying between 10 & 11 and a half Stone
– In general we try and pick a 9 or 10 year old but there are some exceptions
– Not the Favourite!
Teaforthree 16/1 EW
Balthazar King 20/1 EW
Cappa Bleu 14/1 EW