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Grand National 2017: Horse Race Betting Odds and Tips

The Grand National is set to start early next year. The three-day event is scheduled to run from April 6 to April 8, and it promises a lot of exciting horse races for those who will attend the festival.

Even though the event promises to offer exhilarating entertainment for sports lovers, especially since it will feature top class jockeys and well trained horses, it is also a wonderful opportunity for professional gamblers to make huge returns from betting on the Grand National contests. Betting on horse racing is quite a profitable venture, though it is as risky as any gambling and you could win a lot of money if you are not careful with how you place your wager.

Grand National Horses - Betting Tips

If you are planning to indulge in the Grand National betting, then these tips may come in handy for you. They include a selection of 5 horses that may win in the coming event. However, you need to conduct your own analysis before betting because in horse racing, everything is left to fate, and how much effort the runners put in during the races.

Here are the top 5 horses likely to win during the coming Grand National contest.

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Kasey***
Coefficient - 14
Tips efficiency - 97 %

According to many of the Grand National 2017 odds, Many Clouds is a decent favourite. Furthermore, this is going to be his only aim this season, but winning back to back Nationals is great to ask although he has a handicap mark of 5lb. The only problem is that he can be sometimes wobbly after his run, so we can suppose that there are some physical problems.

Vaughn
Coefficient - 50
Tips efficiency - 85 %

Silviniaco Conti is not very well tested but he usually proves to be an excellent jumper. During his 29 races, he failed only once. Nicholls told that all he did was stay but warned that he would wait to see how he was treated in the weights before making the final decision as to run him or not. If Nicholls’ runners gain the form, Silviniaco Conti should be taken very seriously.

Gus***
Coefficient - 50
Tips efficiency - 85 %

Shutthefrontdoor was the 5th in Grand National 2015, although his November prep run over hurdles was a good one. He appeared to be the 3rd, giving weight to the runners before him, but hung left, supposedly, due to some discomfort. At Grand National 2016, he didn’t quite get home. His trainer is Jonjo O’Neill. It is believed that Shutthfrontdoor should to be treated more kindly in the weights to keep a chance of combating the distance.

Steven***
Coefficient - 33
Tips efficiency - 95 %

Gilgamboa has a lot to prove in the upcoming Grand National meeting. He has raced lightly in 9 races and has proven to be a competitive chaser. He won the Grade 1 Fairyhouse contest last year, even though he finished fifth place during the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, and 5th place again during the Cheltenham Festival.

Gilgamboa has never won races stretching over 2 miles. However, his young age, at only 8 years old, is advantageous to him as it shows that he has a lot of space to improve his ranking, which is currently at 156. This gelding has the potential of pulling in wins in races at the Grand National meeting and if you are looking to handicap horses, then Gilgamboa is a worthy chaser to wager your money on.

Franco***
Coefficient - 20
Tips efficiency - 92 %

Don Poli has won 8 times in the last 10 races. Two of these were during the Cheltenham Festival and during the Lexus Chase held at Leopardstown. However, his racing style has been questioned by many critics, which is perhaps why he is not considered a favorite in the upcoming Grand National. However, considering that he is trained by Gordon Elliott, and has 5 wins in races over 3 mile distances, the horse will put in the required effort to give an exhilarating performance during the event.

Even though the gelding may struggle to keep up with the fast pace in the early stages of the event, the training he will receive under Willie Mullins can be effective to transform him into a worthy challenger in the Grand National Meeting. The good thing about Don Poli is that the gelding appears to love racecourse battle and he will do all it takes to win the first place. If he is allowed to compete in the upcoming Grand National race event, he would win it comfortably.

Ivy***
Coefficient - 33
Tips efficiency - 89 %

The Young Master won the hearts of many when he won the Badger Ales Trophy organized at the Wincanton. He has trained with Neil Mulholland and won 2015’s BET365 Gold Cup. The race has banked 4 wins in races over 3 mile distances. He fell twice over his career as a runner, and has run 10 times in chases. Even though he has never competed in the Grand National meeting, The Young Master is in a pretty good form to take any challenger in the prestigious horse hunt races schedule for next year at the Aintree Racecourse. 

The Young Master’s ranking stands as follows: his stamina is rated 7, jumping rated at 5, form rated at 7, ability to race at Aintree course rated at 6, with a 6 stable rating. This horse has good statistics for a winner in the upcoming Grand National meeting. Therefore, he is a good pick to place your bet on, that is if he gets approval to race at the prestigious festivals.

Kelly***
Coefficient - 16
Tips efficiency - 91 %

The Last Samuri won the Class 2 handicap chase organised in Kempton, December last year. The gelding then improved performance by winning the Grimthorpe contest held in Doncaster. During this event, the gelding won with over ten lengths, despite the race being over 3 miles. The win demonstrates that the horse stamina is unquestionable. If The Last Samuri can defeat The Druids Nephew by over 10 lengths during the Grimthorpe event, who can question the horse’s amazing performance?

Considering that the gelding will make history as the first Grimthorpe winner to race at the Grand National since 2008, punters anticipate an easy win for the horse in the Grand National contest. His impressive performance at Doncaster is an indication that the horse is an amazing form to win the race with over 2 lengths. If you are looking to pick any horse in the upcoming Grand National meeting, then The Last Samuri is a good bet for you.

Ronie***
Coefficient - 33
Tips efficiency - 89 %

Carlingford Lough is perhaps the most under-rated chaser in the history of Grade 1 racing giants. Carlingford has built an amazing track record and has achieved a lot during its career as a Grade 1 chaser. It has won two Irish Gold Cups and also won the Galway Plate. However, there are some instances where the horse performed poorly in his career, considering that he raced over 3 times without clinching a title in the Irish Gold Cup. Training under John Kiely, he won the Irish Gold Cup and proved that he has a lot to offer in the racing tracks. Even though the horse’s stamina is a bit sketchy when it comes to racing over 3 miles distances, punters anticipate a wonderful performance in the next Grand National meeting. His previous performance in the tracks makes him a favourite chaser in the coming Aintree contests. Carlinford is a good horse to wager on in the upcoming events.

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The Last Samuri 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
One For Arthur 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Don Poli 16 20 14 16 14 16 16
Empire Of Dirt 20 25 20 20 25 25 25
Vieux Lion Rouge 20 25 25 25 20 25 25
The Young Master 33 33 25 33 25 25 20
Carlingford Lough 33 33 25 33 20 33 25
Minella Rocco 33 33 25 25 33 33 33
Ucello Conti 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Vicente 33 25 33 33 33 33 33
Rogue Angel 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Definity Red 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Champagne West 33 33 33 33 33 25 25
Outlander 33 33 33 33 33 25 25
Gallant Oscar 33 33 33 33 33 33 25
Cause Of Causes 33 40 33 40 33 33 20
Caroles Destrier 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Blaklion 40 40 33 33 33 33 33
Highland Lodge 50 33 50 50 50 40 40
Foxrock 40 40 40 50 50 40 40
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The Last Samuri 16 16 16 16 16 18 16
One For Arthur 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Don Poli 16 16 20 16 16 16 16
Empire Of Dirt 25 20 25 25 22 25 25
Vieux Lion Rouge 25 20 25 20 20 28 25
The Young Master 25 25 33 22 25 33 20
Carlingford Lough 33 33 20 33 28 25 33
Minella Rocco 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Ucello Conti 33 33 33 28 33 33 33
Vicente 33 33 33 33 28 33 25
Rogue Angel 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Definitly Red 33 33 33 33 28 33 33
Champagne West 33 33 25 33 28 33 25
Outlander 33 33 33 33 28 33 33
Gallant Oscar 33 25 33 33 28 40 33
Cause Of Causes 33 33 33 33 33 33 40
Caroles Destrier 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Blaklion 33 33 33 33 33 40 33
Highland Lodge 50 33 50 50 40 40 50
Foxrock 33 50 40 50 40 50 40
Each-way terms: 4
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Types of horse racing bets
Grand National horse racing bets

Simple bets are not popular in horse racing bets, and punters are of the opinion that a multi-bet is better, considering that the returns are quite substantial compared to placing a simple wager. In the Grand National, there will be many races to chose from, which allows you to wager a multi-bet. Look into the following multi-bets and understand how they work before you embark on horse race betting adventure.

  • A Trixie

    A trixie involves placing 4 wagers on 3 selections in 3 different contests. The bet has 3 doubles and 1 treble. It is a full cover bet and for it to win, two out of the three runners selected must win the race.

  • A Patent

    This is an improvement on the Trixie bet, in that it provides an extra singles bet on each selection; thus, it has 3 doubles, 3 singles and 1 treble. Many professional gamblers prefer a patent bet to a trixie because it guarantees rewards if any of the selected runners wins their race. However, a point to note is that if any runner loses a race, it drastically reduces the overall payout for the wager.

  • Lucky 16

    In this bet, you place 15 bets in the following order: 4 singles, 4 trebles, 6 doubles and an odd accumulator. Punters who specialize in multi-bet prefer this bet because of the bonuses involved. Yes, there are bonuses given on a Lucky 16 wager. There is a one-loser bonus is applied in a situation whereby only one of the selected runners loses the race. There is also a one-winner bonus that is applied when only one of the selected runners wins their race. For a lucky 16 bet to win, one or more selected runners must win their race.

  • Yankee

    This bet involves placing 11 bets in the following structure: 6 doubles and 4 trebles, with an odds accumulator. The bet got its name from an American soldier who wagered a small amount but won a significant payout amounting to hundreds of thousands because of the roll over effect.  However, this bet only guarantees a return of more than 2 runners in your selection win their races.

    These are just some of the available bets you can come across during the Grand National horse racing contest. There are many more types of bets available such as the Canadian bet, the super Yankee, Heins, and Goliath. You need to acquaint yourself with these bets to help you improve your betting chance, hence enable you to win more money.

Betting Successfully on the 2017 Grand National Festival
Grand National racing betting

If you are travelling to the Aintree Racecourse to enjoy the Grand National Horse Hunt races, then also prepare yourself to place bets during the event. Who knows, you may just end up winning a huge payout from the event.

Here is how you can prepare yourself for betting during the Grand National meeting:

Know the event schedule

The Grand National is expected to run for three days, with different races scheduled for each day of the event. Betting successfully in the Grand National requires that you understand what races are on and who are involved in the races, including the jockey, the runner and their respective trainers. In most race events, there is always a document denoting the race program.

This document has all the relevant information pertaining to the day’s races. It documents who the participants are and when they are expected to race. Moreover, the document will inform you on the performance history of the participating parties. For instance, you can review the performance history of a particular horse and compare it with other competing horses to determine how it will perform in the next race. This way you be able to make informed selections when placing a wager.

Analyze a runner’s performance on different race surfaces

Well, different horses have different performance on different surfaces. While some horses perform remarkably well on a natural dirt surface, others prefer to run on grass or all-weather surfaces. Therefore, considering that the surface of the race track affects the runner’s performance, it is recommended to review the preference of the horses before making a selection on your wager. A horse that performs well on natural dirt may not be so good on a different surface such as grass or all-weather surfaces. This is an important point to consider before picking a horse to bet on during the Grand National meeting.

The runner’s company is important

The company of the horse is extremely crucial as it affects the outcome of the races. Some horses are trained by professionals who are experienced in training horses to run, and therefore, such horses are more likely to emerge winners in their respective Grand National races. Some jockeys have a good history of winning races compared to others. Therefore, you need to review these factors before making your selection on a bet to increase your chances of winning.

Picking horses without reviewing past performances or even considering their professional trainers and jockey is an attempt at failure. You may end up picking the wrong horse that cannot match the competition in their level, hence end up losing badly. However, if you review this information, you will select horses that have the potential to win, which increases your chances of getting returns on your betting investment.