The Grand National 2013

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013

It seems like Cheltenham has only just finished, but this Saturday all eyes will be on Aintree, when the nation settles down to watch the Horse Race that gets most attention from the British public all year – The Grand National.

40 horses compete for the coveted prize and with such a large field it’s no surprise that ‘On His Own’ is currently the only single figure price – 7/1 at Bet365. Picking a winner of this race is notoriously difficult but we think we can see a bit of value.

First things first, Seabass, who finished third last year will go off at a smaller price than the 11/1 current best price in the market. There was a huge gamble on the day of the race last year and with jockey Katie Walsh likely to attract much of the press on the day, Seabass could even go off favourite, so if you like trading, head to Betfair before long.

Our selection is TeaForThree at 16/1 with Ladbrokes and we’ll back each way.

We were almightily impressed with how well he handled the ground at the Cheltenham Festival and his second place in the Welsh National was a super effort when you consider he was giving plenty of weight to winner Monbeg Dude. The worry was a recent below par race at Haydock but we’ll put that down to the appalling conditions and we are confident his good jumping pedigree will bear fruits. He should stay and looks a good price for what’d be only the second Welsh-trained winner since Kirkland in 1905.

Best of luck and don’t go putting too much money down on this one – it can be a lottery!

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