Making the most of your Grand National bets Those familiar with the racing season will of course know that we have a couple of mega months ahead of us. The betting public will have their wallets at the ready for the ever captivating four day Cheltenham Festival between the 10th and 13th of March – with 28 races to get their teeth into! Hot on the heels of that on Saturday 4th April is the jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing, none other than the Aintree Grand National. This race, steeped in history, is the real ‘meat’ of the racing season and gets casual punters and professional gamblers alike weighing up value bets, and taking advantage of the numerous betting bonuses that are out there.

The Grand National really is a betting occasion where if you play your cards right you can tip things in your favour. The bookmakers are practically jumping over themselves to be the one that you place your bets with and as a punter it’s possible to exploit that as a shrewd betting opportunity. There are various odds booster type bets and free bet bonuses around as well as ‘No lose in x situation’ type bets. It certainly pays to check out the latest bookmakers Grand national betting offers for 2020. A good tactic is to narrow down what you plan to bet on, then check out the betting options that best align with your selections.

Often the first port of call with a field as big as the Grand National is whether to do a straight win bet or go for the each-way option. For some, the idea of picking a winner in a field of around 40 is like finding a needle in a haystack, and doing an each way selection instead can offer a bit more hope. It can also encourage those having a flutter to opt for bigger priced horses (especially since each way bets in the Grand National are 5 places). Admittedly they’re also 1/5 of the odds too though, and so there’s a case for going all out to find the winner if you’re confident of your choice.

Some make a beeline for favourites, as in theory at least they have more going for them than most, even in a race as unpredictable as the Grand National. All the more reason to take that approach this year you could argue, as the Gordon Elliot trained Tiger Roll tries to prove, for the first time in history, that lightning can strike three times by winning the Grand National three years in a row. Elliot will be elated if he achieves this record breaking feat. Even though he’s stated that his dream in life is to become Champion Trainer , if anything this would be more impressive. It certainly makes the race even more of a must see event than usual. Whatever approach you take, and whatever you end up betting on, the best of luck to you!

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