29.03.2017 - With the 2017 Grand National just around the corner now, you may be thinking about how you can get involved and enjoy the horseracing action. Well the good news is that you don’t have to be there at the races to be part of the fun and excitement, as you can bet on the National 2017 Festival and have your own vested interest in who places.With the 2017 Grand National just around the corner now, you may be thinking about how you can get involved and enjoy the horseracing action. Well the good news is that you don’t have to be there at the races to be part of the fun and excitement, as you can bet on the National 2017 Festival and have your own vested interest in who places.
While there is something to be said with just using blind luck, if you are hoping to increase your odds of winning you may want to make use of betting tips. And as for the tips floating around out there right now, well there is certainly no shortage of information.
Known for Being Unpredictable
What makes the Grand National such an exciting event, especially if you plan on placing a bet, is the fact that this race is known for being unpredictable. It's not uncommon for people to predict a clear winner in advance of the race, only to have that horse do horrible and one that no-one had their eye on walk away with the win. The race will be taking place on April 8 at the Aintree racecourse right at 5:15pm.
So, with this unpredictable fashion in mind, it’s always wise to get as much information as possible where betting tips are concerned. Now here's another interesting statistic, did you know that about 25% of adults in the UK are expected to place a bet of some sort or another on the race? That's a whole lot of people seeking tips and advice! It's estimated that just over 10 million people will be watching the race as it unfolds, and that's not even counting the 70,000 people that will attend in person.
How to Pick a Winner – Reading the Trends
There are a number of frontrunners at the moment when it comes to the horses worth betting on. Depending on the betting site you use, you may find the information differs slightly. According to the William Hill site there are some key trends that are emerging and worth noting.
It's also important to mention that the Grand National is actually a three-day event that features 21 different races. The most notable race is the The Randox Health Grand National, which is the one that happens on April 8.
If you're the type that likes to pick winners based on age, it's interesting to note that in the past 50 years not a single teenage horse has placed in the race. While this isn't written in stone, it's certainly a trend that you may want to consider as you look at all the horses.
So that may have you leaning towards the young horses, but you'll want to be careful here too. Again, going by the statistics, the majority of the horses who have placed have been between the ages of nine through 11. This information alone can help you to narrow down the field of options.
Sometimes people like to bet based on the jockey, because let's face it, without a good jockey the horse won't reach its full potential. The problem with this theory is that it's very rare for a jockey to win two times in a row. As for the trainers, you'd have to go back to 1974 with Ginger McCain's Red Rum to find the last time a trainer won two years in a row.
Prepare for the Excitement
In the end this event is all about excitement and thrills, many of which just couldn’t possibly be predicted in advance of the big day.