It’s that famous time of year again, when everyone including your mum and your gran has a bet on their favourite horse to come out top at the famous annual Aintree event: The Grand National.
When betting on such a big race as the Grand National it’s wise to get the best possible deal, and make sure to take full advantage of the bookies offers, which can seriously improve your chances of turning a profit.
Check out our free guide below to making the most of this years Grand National:
Step 1: Claim A Free Bet
First of all you want to check out our free bet offers section and make sure you sign up to a bookmaker you don’t have an account with, this will immediately give you a free bet as high as £200, which will give you a definite advantage over most punters simply betting with their own cash.
Step 2: Check Which Bookmaker has the best specific offer for the Grand National.
Many bookies offer specific Grand National offers, you should be looking out for the great deals below:
Place terms – some bookies offer an increased place, therefore if your horse comes fifth rather than in the usual 1/2/3/4 you are still paid out on your each way bet. Enhanced place of 1/2/3/4/5 offered by Bet365
no-runner, no-bet – this ensures your bet will be refunded if you bet ante-post (before the race day) should your horse be a non-runner. no runner no bet is offered by Bet365 & Ladbrokes
Best Odds Guaranteed – This is done by certain bookmakers including Bet365, William Hill & Ladbrokes and it means if the SP (starting price) is greater than the price you take when you place the bet, you will still get the best odds if you win. So back a horse at 8/1, if it wins at 10/1, you get that price!
Step 3: Pick Your Horse
If you look at your race card when placing the bet, your daily newspaper tipster and invest in a copy of the racing post you will be armed with a good variety of information to make an informed choice on what are the horses to back. Failing that just pick the one in your favourite colour, or the name you like best!
Step 4: Get the best odds
Simply view our odds box below to see which bookmaker holds the best odds for the John Smith’s Grand National 2011. Most bookies will be similar for this event, but always take the best odds where you can.
Step 5: Enjoy the race!
Having gone with the best free bet, at the best bookmaker, checking you are getting the best grand national offer at the best price using the best tipsters you are now ready to watch a thrilling 10 minutes of race action. Best of luck and hope you win big!