2014 Grand National
The Grand National at Aintree is the one race every year when the nation comes together to have a bet, families gather around the TV for one of the biggest sporting events of the year and the 2013 race will be no different.
The National gives those more casual punters the chance to get involved with Horse Racing each April, it is the worlds most famous Steeple Chase and traditionally is the most exciting and open race of the year. The Grand National Tips are of course the most popular of the season and that is no different this time around with a number of trends and pointers for punters to mull over.
2014 Grand National Preview
Teaforthree was a gutsy third when a prominent figure throughout the 2013 Grand National and the Rebecca Curtis-trained raider will look to improve on that effort on April 5 when the classy performer heads to Aintree for what will be one of the best renewals of the Grand National.
Paul Nicholls's Tidal Bay will carry top weight as he aims to bag another top notch prize having won a number of notable races, whilst Scottish National winner Godsmejudge will bid for a second marathon success and will spearhead Alan King's team in the Merseyside showpiece.
Monbeg Dude is a former winner of the Welsh National and is a prominent figure in the 2014 Grand National Betting, whilst the likes of Irish hope Prince De Beauchene, Hennessy Gold Cup winner Triolo D'alene and former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run add great depth to the race.
16:15 Crabbie's Grand National Result
1. Pineau De Re - L Aspell - Dr Richard Newland 25/1
2. Balthazar King - R Johnson - P Hobbs 14/1
3. Double Seven - AP McCoy - M Brassil 10/1 JF
4. Alvarado - P Moloney - F O'Brien 33/1
5. Rocky Creek - N Fehily - P Nicholls 16/1
Novel Ways and Tips To Pick A Grand National Winner
The country loves to have a bet on the Grand National with the large majority of them having little knowledge of racing, with that in mind there are a number of fun and interesting ways to pick your horse for the biggest steeplechase in the world. Many casual punters will follow the Grand National Jockey Colours before making a bet, the race card will feature all of the silks and colours and it will be easy to find your favourite colour.
The Grand National Sweepstake Guide is also another excellent and fun way to try and and find the winner by pure chance and luck, it's a great way to bring the race to a new audience and gives everyone entered an even chance of picking out the winner and claiming the money. New punters to the Grand National could do a lot worse than have a look at those horses coming over the Irish Sea, the Irish Grand National Runners have a great record in the race in recent years and they are likely to go well again in 2012.
Why not make the Grand National a little bit personal by backing the horse that has the same Date Of Birth as you, or if you like to follow the stars then the Grand National Star Signs are definitely worth taking a look at. If you know your Aries from Gemini then hopefully you will be luck in 2012 and can pick the winner from a field of 40 top class Grand National Runners.
Grand National Odds 2014
The whole country likes to have a bet on the Grand National with odds always offering great value, there will be a massive field of 40 runners at Aintree hoping to win the race and as Mon Mome showed in 2009 anyone can win. Mon Mome was 100/1 in the Grand National Odds so even those that pick their horse by its colours or name will still be in with a decent chance of success.
Neptune Collonges was a memorable winner of the 2012 race and there will no doubt be a competitive field lining up at the marathon start to contest what will be another incident-packed renewal.
Grand National Tips and Trends
There are a number of tips and trends for punters to study before having a bet on the Grand National and they can help narrow down want at 40 runners is always a big field. The Grand National Tips should are essential reading for those punters who are happy to study the stats before the National but they can help punters make that all important right decision. Some of the key trends for punters to have a look at include the age of the horse, their experience over the fences and the weight they have to carry around the course.
The Grand National takes place at the world famous Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool and it is a fitting event for such a huge sporting event, the whole of Merseyside and the country embrace the National and there is always a full house at the track on National day. The course itself and Grandstands have of course been updated through the years to accommodate such an event, the demand for Grand National Tickets is extremely high and Aintree is already making preparations for the 2012 race.
The Aintree Fences are just as iconic as the grandstands with some of the most famous jumps in the world are taken in on Grand National day, Becher's Brook and The Chair are ones to watch as keep your fingers crossed as your horses takes them on.