2013 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.
2013 Grand National Preview
On His Own will be one of the leading contenders for the 2013 Grand National, as he aims to bounce back from a fall in the race 12 months ago and Willie Mullins' raider is one of a heap of Irish challengers that feature prominently in the 2013 Grand National Betting.
Seabass is sure to prove a popular selection for punters as he will be aiming to build on last year's third placed finish in the race for Ted Walsh. Ted's daughter Katie will also be striving to be the first lady rider to pilot the winner and she has a tremendous chance in what is a superb renewal.
AP McCoy has opted to partner Ted Walsh's other runner Colbert Station, who will head to Aintree on the back of a brace of successes, whilst Chicago Grey will be another from the Emerald Isle who warrants respect.
Ballabriggs won the race in 2011 and he is aiming to emulate the mighty Red Rum in regaining the marathon crown for Donald McCain's, whilst last year's runner-up Sunnyhillboy will aim to go one better, with the likes of Cappa Bleu and Teaforthree both adding tremendous depth to a superb contest.
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 2013
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.