Grand National Festival Betting Tips
The Grand National is fast approaching, with the most exciting race of the season getting underway on the 6th April. Over 75,000 people will be flocking to Aintree to see who will take home the £500,000 Grand National prize. The field is often one of the largest of the season with up to 40 horses taking on the infamous fences around the Aintree track. With such a large field, outsiders often come up and surprise punters. Before we get to Saturday though, we've got 2 days of quality racing to get us excited. To help you out, Bet UK have 3 tips for each day of racing across the Festival.
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Horse Racing Tips For The Grand National
It’s finally time for the big race at Aintree, with the Grand National now just hours away. Below are Bet UK’s 3 tips for the 2019 Grand National.
NAP Of The Day
This might be the obvious choice, but there are plenty of reasons that Tiger Roll is one of the shortest-priced favourites in history. The 2018 National winner is back at Aintree again and comes into the race in the form of his life. Since his win last year, Tiger Roll has won 2 of his 3 races, including an incredible Glenfarclas Chase win at Cheltenham. Under Keith Donoghue, Tiger Roll beat second favourite Josie’s Orders by a massive 22L in the biggest win of entire Festival. If you are one for patterns, then Tiger Roll also won the Glenfarclas Chase last year, just a month before taking home the Grand National. Gordon Elliott has made it no secret that he is aiming to win the National again. If he does, he will become the first back-to-back winner since Red Rum back in 1974.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Jury Duty is typically a horse that has performed better at slightly shorter races, but on his day he can win any race. Last month, Jury Duty sat out Cheltenham and instead opted to enter into a 3m 2f race at Down Royal in March. He comfortably won that one by 6 1/2L, so could we be seeing a new Jury Duty that has been trained solely for the National? He had been entered into Cheltenham for the last 2 years, so his absence is surely a sign that Gordon Elliott sees him having success at Aintree.
Longshot Of The Day
Improving form in every race since his switch in trainer makes Go Conquer an interesting horse to watch. Since Nigel Twiston-Davies took over training duties, Go Conquer has finished 3rd, 2nd and most recently 1st. They’ve all came at 3m long as well, and although he will need some extra in the tank for the National, wins at distance don’t come in wrong. He was entered into the race 2 years ago and managed to finish, which can be half the battle in the Grand National. Although he didn’t finish in the places that day, if he can finish once again then he will always be in with a shout of a place.
Horse Racing Tips for Friday 5th April
After heavy rain threatened to ruin what should have been a world class day of racing yesterday, the Grand National Festival returns to Aintree on Friday. Here are Bet UK’s 3 tips for the day’s racing.
NAP Of The Day
In just under a year of racing, Itchy Feet has become a consistent performer that has never finished lower than 3rd at any level. His most impressive run came at the Cheltenham Festival this year, finishing 3rd in the Novices’ Hurdle. What’s even more impressive is that he broke blood vessels in that run, and still continued on for a strong finish. Prior to that, he had won and came 2nd in two Class 1 races so he is a genuine contender at this level.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Recent form might not look inspiring for Mont Des Avaloirs, but after a break over Cheltenham, we are hoping he can get back to his best form. At Newbury at the start of December, we saw what was Mont Des Avaloirs was capable of. He finished 3rd, just 1/2L behind the winner, so on a different day we could have been talking about a winner in that one. Two recent run-outs in Ascot have not gone to plan, but if he can repeat his Newbury form, then he will be one to watch today.
Longshot Of The Day
Our longshot for the day comes into the race on the back of a win and a 2nd place finish, but will need to take that extra leap for success. Over 2m, Cadmium has never had any issue - adjusted form would read 2312. However, over a longer distance, he has sometimes been left wanting, which is why you’ll be able to grab a larger price than expected today. It’s not all bad news however, in his last race at this distance, Cadmium finished 4th and kept pace for the full race. If Paul Townend can manage his stamina, then Cadmium could make a late push.
Horse Racing Tips for Thursday 4th April
NAP Of The Day
Thursday’s NAP is a 7/2* shout in the 4:05 - Road To Rome. Under Sam Waley-Cohen in his last 2 races, Road To Rome has 1 win and a 4th place, the latter coming at the Cheltenham Festival. That 4th place finish was his first shot at a Class 2 race, but we saw no signs that suggest he can’t improve again. Without the final hill hampering his final stretch, he might have sneaked into the top 3. A strong jumper and an improving overall racer, the Grand National festival could give Road To Rome a chance to shine.
Thursday’s Dark Horse
Since last November, Brelan D’as has consistently been amongst the places in all of his races, as well as sneaking a couple of close wins. Racing at 8/1* last time out at Cheltenham, he finished 3rd just 4L behind winner Croco Bay. That was his best result in a Class 1 race and that experience will prove useful at Aintree. Paul Nicholls clearly feels comfortable in pushing Brelan D’as and he could impress again.
Coming up against Buveur D'Air, Faugheen and Melon, it's no surprise that Brain Power has been pushed out as far as 33/1 ahead of todays race. However, that shouldn't put you off a potential each way bet on Aidan Coleman's horse. Brain Power is no stranger to Class 1 races, despite a poor performance last time out at Cheltenham. Before that however, he was a 7/1 winner under Nico de Boinville, who will be riding him again today. At last year's Grand National Festival, he was in contention to win the Novices' Chase before he cruelly fell on the 8th fence. It would be a shock if he won the Aintree Hurdle, but at 33/1, he's worth a small each way wager.
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