Grand National Betting Tips

Grand National Betting Tips

Grand National 2021 Betting Tips

The Grand National is fast approaching, with the most exciting race of the season getting underway on the 10th April. It’s the first Grand National in 2 years after the 2020 race was cancelled, and there’s plenty of punters ready to watch Saturday’s race. 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. To help you out, Bet UK have picked out 3 horses for the Grand National that we think are worth keeping an eye on.

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Grand National Betting Tips

NAP Of The Day

Cloth Cap @ 4/1

Barring the last couple of years, it’s rare that the favourite wins the Grand National. However, when the favourite is half the SP of the next best option according to the bookmakers, it’s hard not to take a serious look. Cloth Cap is Jonjo O’Neill’s main entry into the National this year, as he looks for his first win since 2010. Cloth Cap comes into the race after back to back wins at Kelso and Newbury, with both wins coming at more than comfortable lengths. Although Cloth Cap has only ran at 4m once in his career, the fact that he is winning by such distances recently gives us hope he can last the distance. It’s also worth noting that Tom Scudamore will be riding Cloth Cap on Saturday, who has ridden him for his last two wins. All signs point to Cloth Cap being at least competitive in the Grand National and he’ll surely be around the places come the end of the race.

Dark Horse In The Grand National

Potters Corner @ 25/1

The Grand National is one of the longest ran races of the year, so it’s important to look for horses that have been successful at a similar distance. This year, Potters Corner is the only horse running that has won at 4m 2f. That win came back in March 2019, as Potters Corner was racing at Uttoxeter. That win came at 20/1 and was by a comfortable 3 lengths. More recently, Potters Corner has again been more successful with slightly longer races. Although he hasn’t won, he was beaten by 35 lengths at 3m, but by just 7 lengths at 3m 6f, suggesting that the longer a race goes on, the more ground Potters Corner will be able to make up. Jack Tudor will once again be riding Potters Corner for the 6th race in a row, which all adds to the chances of Potters Corner making a surprise run here.

Longshot In The Grand National

Shattered Love @ 50/1

It’s always worth looking further down the field in the Grand National, with horses at odds of as big as 100/1 winning within the last 15 years. Even if they don’t win, with extra places often offered on the Grand National, there’s always a chance for some value. This year, we’ll be keeping an eye on Shattered Love. Shattered Love is being trained by Mrs Denise Foster, who has taken over for Gordon Elliott following his suspension. Since Elliott won his first Grand National in 2007, no trainer has won the famous race more often. Obviously, this win would come under Denise Foster’s name, but it would be another name for owners Gigginstown House Stud. 3 of the last 4 winners have come from Gigginstown. Although Shattered Love isn’t the biggest name in this race, there’s definitely plenty of focus from the trainers and owners to do well in the Grand National.

Grand National 2021 Racecard

Number Horse Form Jockey Trainer Weight
1 Bristol De Mai 229-12 Daryl Jacob Nigel Twiston-Davies 11-10
2 Chris's Dream 10-25P Darragh O'Keeffe Henry De Bromhead 11-7
3 Yala Enki -2F314 Brynoy Frost Paul Nicholls 11-3
4 Ballyoptic 1-P067 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies 11-1
5 Definitely Red 21-8F4 Henry Brooke Brian Ellison 11-1
6 Lake View Lad 33-155 Brian Hughes N W Alexander 11-0
7 Burrows Saint 31-262 Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins 10-13
8 Magic Of Light 8-4128 Robbie Power Mrs John Harrington 10-13
9 Acapelle Bourgeois 61-251 Danny Mullins W P Mullins 10-12
10 Talkischeap /3P-30 Tom Cannon Alan King 10-12
11 Tout Est Permis 359P4F Sean Flanagan Noel Meade 10-12
12 Anibale Fly 9883-5 Denis O'Regan A J Martin 10-12
13 Mister Malarky -6U173 Jonjo O'Neill Jr Colin Tizzard 10-12
14 Kimberlite Candy P/21-2 Richie McLernon Tom Lacey 10-10
15 Any Second Now 1-99P1 Mark Walsh T M Walsh 10-9
16 Balko Des Flos -4764U Aidan Coleman Henry De Bromhead 10-9
17 Alpha Des Obeaux 595PP4 Jody McGarvey Mrs Denise Foster 10-9
18 Ok Corral /091-P Mr Derek O'Connor Nicky Henderson 10-8
19 Takingrisks 65-P41 Sean Quinlan Nicky Richards 10-7
20 Shattered Love -31023 Kevin Sexton Mrs Denise Foster 10-7
21 Jett P78P06 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Mrs John Harrington 10-7
22 Lord Du Mesnil 2-4991 Nick Schofield Richard Hobson 10-6
23 Potters Corner 11-37P Jack Tudor Christian Williams 10-6
24 Class Conti 2-P034 Brian Hayes W P Mullins 10-6
25 Milan Native -12P09 Mr J J Codd Mrs Denise Foster 10-6
26 Discorama 833-25 B J Cooper Paul Nolan 10-6
27 Vieux Lion Rouge 97-510 Conor O'Farrell David Pipe 10-5
29 Cloth Cap 28-311 Tom Scudamore Jonjo O'Neill 10-5
29 Cabaret Queen 31238P Sean O'Keeffe W P Mullins 10-5
30 Minellacelebration -11UU7 Ben Poste Katy Price 10-5
31 Canelo 012143 Tom Bellamy Alan King 10-4
32 The Long Mile 1-F103 L P Dempsey J P Dempsey 10-4
33 Give Me A Copper /17-2P Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls 10-4
34 Farclas 1-5342 Jack Kennedy Mrs Denise Foster 10-3
35 Minella Times 20-122 Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead 10-3
36 Sub Lieutenant 4-0244 Tabitha Worsley Georgie Howell 10-3
37 Hogan's Height 714-P6 Gavin Sheehan Jamie Snowden 10-3
38 Double Shuffle 7-9316 Jonathan Burke Tom George 10-2
39 Ami Desbois 62P-22 Kielan Woods Graeme McPherson 10-2
40 Blaklion 85/074 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton 10-2
41 Some Neck -63103 Simon Torrens John C McConnell 10-11
42 Secret Reprieve 22-F11 --- Evan Williams 10-1
43 Kauto Riko 2520-4 --- Tom Gretton 9-13
44 Fagan 70-631 Harry Bannister Alex Hales 9-13

*All odds from Bet UK’s sportsbook correct at the time of writing.

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