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Friday, 23 March 2018

2018 Grand National Tips

Grand National 2018 Four grueling miles, two furlongs. It's a long way when you are winning or losing in the Grand National. Whether you are looking to bet ante-post or wait for the day, it pays to get your Grand National Tips ready because it often pays to get your bets placed early and secure bigger odds. 

The Grand National is held at Aintree, Liverpool. The 14th April: 5:15 Aintree. Get ready for the biggest steeplechase in the world. It is a handicap like no other simply because it has 30 fences that detail stories of both good and bad luck.

Who can forget horses such as Red Rum who won three times in the 1970's and runner up on two other occasions. Ginger McCain made a name for himself and cemented that he was a trainer to admire when Amberleigh House went on to win for the stable in 2004. Both horses winning at the age of 12. 

At present, the Grand National features 73 entrant but that will be a much smaller number come race day. The knack for ante-post better (betting before the day) is that you have to hope your horse makes the line. The favourites are likely to be kept safe and sound and highly likely to get to the races but that doesn't mean problems or injuries don't happen. We have only to look back to Cheltenham to see the big hopes can falter or even be withdrawn. 

Two leading fancies:


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Blaklion:  Presently priced 10/1 with bookmakers. This nine-year-old bay gelding is a son of Kayf Tara. Nigel Twiston-Davies horses has won over £400,000 in prize money. He finished fourth in last year's Grand National when behind One For Arthur. Blaklion was made 8/1f for that race and could well be similar odds. A win over this course back in December when 7/4f although a much shorter trip. The stable haven't won this race since Bindaree back in 2002 who won at 20/1. Blaklion has proven form and the type to put down a challenge. 

The Last Samuri: Presently priced at 16/1 with bookmakers.  Kim Bailey was disappointed last year when this horse was pulled up because of being baldly hampered and never traveling thereafter. Considering he finished second in 2016, it is understandable why many punters will feel this ten-year-old chestnut gelding has some hope of going well this time round. In truth, he has to carry more weight which is never easy on this demanding course. 

Both horses has fair each-way chances.