Betting On The 2018 Grand National
March 8, 2018
The Grand National is undoubtedly the biggest single horse race in the calendar, and this year it will be taking place on Saturday 14th April, as millions of viewers will be tuning in to the famous race from all around the world.
Over 150,000 people are expected to flock to Aintree racecourse to watch racing in the flesh, with the festival taking place over three days, from Thursday 12th until Saturday 14th April. The Grand National itself will get underway at 5:15pm, which is a change to the old 3:15pm time slot.
Each of the 40 runners and riders that will start the race will feel as if they can win the event, and as always it will be an amazing occasion. They will have to clear all 30 fences and travel four and a half miles, but it will be worth it if they cross that line first and write their name into the history books. No horse race in the world draws more money in terms of betting than the Grand National, and this year will be no different.
Watching the Grand National will be exciting, but it will be made even better if you can use betting offers to make a profit. Rather than simply throwing your money on a selection and hoping for the best, you could take advantage of some special promotions to earn free bets. Bookmakers such as William Hill, Sky Bet and Betfred have fantastic offers on horse racing, which could help give you an extra chance of winning some cash.
You can bet on the 2018 Grand National on pretty much every bookmaker site worth their salt. Bookies can find many exciting offers here like bet £5 get £20 by Coral or bet £10 get £30 by William Hill. There will also be the opportunity to use matched betting techniques to your advantage. If you are unfamiliar with matched betting, it is a way of using bookmaker offers to make an expected profit by placing a back bet with the bookmaker and a lay bet with a betting exchange.
Ante Post odds are being listed on possible entrants for the race. In terms of finding a likely winner, Scottish trained horses will be looking for success yet again, after One For Arthur ended 40 years without a Scottish trained winner with the famous victory last year. One For Arthur will not be defending the title due to injury, but Seeyouatmidnight (33/1) and Captain Redbeard (66/1) are the main Scottish hopes for a victory.
The current overall favourite according to the odds available with William Hill is Total Recall at 11/1. Other runners that the bookies fancy to cross the line first include Blaklion at 12/1, with Cause Of Causes and The Last Samuri at 16/1 each. Outside chances that may offer good value include Ucello Conti 33/1 and Sub Lieutenant 50/1.
The field will not be officially finalised until a day or two before the race itself, but punters in the know will have been looking at potential winners for the last few months. You can give yourself a much better chance of making a profit by taking advantage of the numerous betting offers available from online bookmakers.
Remember that offers such as Best Odds Guaranteed and Money Back If A Loser will give you a great chance to make some extra money with matched betting, and here at Matched Bets we will make sure we list step by step guides for all of the relevant offers around the Grand National.