The Grand National was considered as famous for its unpredictable nature in the past century. Nowadays, everything has changed and it is far less of a lottery than many people believe. The statistics can help you identify those runners that can win big races. It is also known as the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of 1 million in 2017. With BET-IBC you can open accounts at the best bookmakers and exchanges and bet on the Grand National.
The race last year was won by One For Arthur, ridden by jockey Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell. For this year there are plenty of runners to choose from: the Black Lion, Minella Rocco, Native River, Pleasant Company, Definitely Red, Our Duke, Don Poli, Total Recall, Ucello Conti, Vieux Lion Rouge, Vicente, Noble Endeavor, Outlander, Mall Dini, The Last Samurai.
The Grand National for 2018 will be held on Saturday 14th April at 5:15 p.m. at its usual venue of the Aintree Racecource. There is still time to place your bets via one of the best growing exchanges – Matchbook. However, you may want to learn more about the runners before placing your wagers, so let’s take a look at some of them:
The Black Lion
If the Black Lion finally participates at the Grand National again, it will require a significantly better race to improve on the fourth position he took last year. And probably a little less weight assigned by the handicappers.
Cause of Causes
He can be considered as a good pick as he nearly gave trainer Gordon Elliott his second Grand National win in 2017 before getting beaten at the post by One For Arthur.
He has great chances of winning this race.
This runner was a favorite at the beginning of the race. He had all the qualities needed to win a race like Grand National but he was not so lucky last year.
A descent runner that we may see back again in 2018.
The complexity of the Grand National fences and other obstacles, along with the number of contestants (around 40 horses) is what makes the race unique. Horses and riders have to negotiate different levels of difficulty in each obstacle at the same time as they are trying to remain in front of their competition. It gets even tougher as the whole event is a handicap race. Which means that each horse and rider, except the aforementioned, will also have to cope with the additional weight assigned to him to make the race more equal!
So, have you chosen your horse? Then it is the right time to get a Matchbook account via BET-IBC and try your luck!