Grand National, Aintree 2017

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When it’s time to bet on an important horserace, bettors go mad. When it’s time to bet on the Grand National we might as well be talking about the Holy Grail of bettors. The statistics say that a quarter of the adult population in the UK will bet on the 2017 event and it is more than a certainty that the Grand National is just as important to bettors outside the UK as well! What makes this specific race different is its unpredictable nature of results. However, running the numbers can help you identify the potentials and make a decision on which of the contestants has the greatest likelihood to win the big race.

On April 8th the Aintree Racecourse will host the event whose renowned steeplechase has been run since 1839. For the life of the bettors, it is quite inconceivable to host it anywhere else! The gates will open for the general public at 10:00 a.m. If you do not have tickets, there is no need to feel depressed as it is just as good to watch it live on TV. For the sports fans the day will be great as there will be some first class Premier League action and The Masters tournament following the Grand National.
40 horses will be selected out of the 110 entries to compete for the great prize. A prize that has more to do with the prestige that a trainer and a jockey earn out of the victory than the actual money. The final line-up will be decided on Thursday or Friday before the race.

At this time, some of the favorites for this year are:


  • Vieux Lion Rouge
  • Definitely Red
  • Blacklion
  • Cause of Causes
  • The Last Samurai
  • One For Arthur

Which horse do you think is going to win? If you need something more than your gut feeling to make a decision, then it’s best to check the Matchbook odds at BET-IBC and get some additional insights!