How To Pick A Grand National Winner - Location
Betting based on the location of where a horse is trained for the Grand National is yet another fun and interesting way of picking your horse for the big race, horses arrive at Aintree from all parts of the UK and Ireland so there is sure to be one or two living and training nearby to you when you're thinking of having a bet.
Casual punters can have a flick through the list of runners and have a look at those trainers who are based in their neck of the woods, the hope is of course that the local area will bring you luck when the Grand National comes round in 2011. Paul Nicholls horses for instance will always recieve a lot of backing in the South West of England, this is largely because he has a great group of horses but also due to the fact that the locals will support him in all the big races including the National.
The same can be said for various different trainers through the UK and Ireland with Wales often contributing one or two runners to the race in recent years, Evan Williams has his stable down there and with State Of Play he has had a good horse for the National. He came 4th in 2009 and 3rd in 2010 and should still have another good chance in 2011, the patriotic Welsh punters will no doubt get stuck into State Of Play as they support Evan Williams who will be flying the flag for the Principality.
Potential Grand National Trainer Locations
- Wales - Evan Williams
- South West England - Paul Nicholls
- Midlands - Venetia Williams
- Ireland - Willie Mullins, Dessie Hughes, Gordon Elliott
- North East England - Ferdy Murphy, Howard Johnson
- North West England - Donald McCain Jnr