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.
Grand National Betting Tips
NAP Of The Day
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
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
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
|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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