Grand National Betting

This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Here at Oggs we have a few more thoughts on the Grand National and the team are divided on who they are going to back this year. Plotting the history we see familiar names, we all have our own champions and we all have a ‘nearly’ story. ‘But what are we all betting on this year?’ I hear you ask, well read on, find out and see if you agree. 

Aintree, 10th April, The Grand National betting spectacular. The busiest betting day of the year in the UK. Horses, riders, bookies, punters, the tipsters; who will be the 2010 Grand National hero?

Did you know the Grand National is the most bet on horse race in the whole world? Now that’s a fact that is annually trotted out each year, together with the 40 national hunt riders and their fearless horses. It’s the greatest horse racing betting spectacular because of its history, its immense and famous fences, the immense distance and especially the love punters have had for greats like Red Rum, Arkle, Corbierre, Last Suspect, L’escargot, Spanish Steps etc . Not all were winners, but they came back year after year and battled out through hedge and mud against each other to the admiration and awe of us all.

It’s a race for the gambler and the housewife; favourites go off at decent odds and even runners up being favourites or not pay well too as they go off anywhere between 6-1 to 500-1. And then there of course is work place sweepstakes which sweep the country the week before. Why I always get the worst horse in these I don’t know.

Now I’ve been quite lucky or perhaps just shrewd over the past 30 years. A tactic of choosing 3 horses, 8, 9 and 10 year olds, has produced more than 50% winners and a fair few placings adding to the winning pot. I haven’t chosen all 3 yet this year, I normally decide 24 hours before the race, not leaving anything to chance, but I have an early favourite and one that today Ruby Walsh decided to partner – Big Fella Thanks. A very decent Paul Nicholl’s trained horse and powerful runner it’s the first of my three and I’d say why not get on early at Ladbrokes or William Hill etc via Oggs UK Bookmakers and I’m sure you’ll find they will be offering welcome bonuses or even a special Grand National free bet. Good luck and I’ll post more on my 2nd and 3rd choices in a week’s time and what other horses the team here tip for a good return.

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