Grand National Official Going 2013
The going conditions could well play a key part in how the 2013 Grand National works out, regular punters as well as first time betters will want to know what ground their horse runs best on. The official going determines how soft or hard the ground is at the track on race day, some horses run better on firmer ground while others will like a bit of rain and the ground to be a little bit softer.
The ground does play a major part in the outcome of the race, if the there is some wet weather about and the ground comes up soft then the 4m+ trip can feel even longer than it usually does for the horses. Likewise if we have a warm start to april and the ground at Aintree dries up then there will be one or two who will not fancy the hard ground and the fences.
What we will also see is that the going conditions and weather will have a big affect on the number of finishers for the Grand National, anything like heavy ground will see plenty struggle as they did in 2001 with just four finishers on heavy ground. That highlights how the ground conditions at Aintree can affect the race and all Grand National punters should take that into account on the morning of the big race.
We will be placing the official going for the 2013 Grand National right here for punters to have a check on before placing a bet, it can change quite quickly on a bad weather day so it should be watch closely. Perhaps the ideal conditions for the race will give us Good Going, this will give all the 40 runners a fair chance on the ground and that will be the hope for the clerk of the course at Aintree.
Grand National 2013 - Potential Going Conditions
- Good To Firm
- Good To Soft