The Grand National is upon us again and it promises to be a fascinating spectacle this year in the 174th renewal of the famous race.
There are 40 horses expected to start the race and £1 million in prize money on offer, over £150m expected to be wagered on the race and more than 600m viewers anticipated to be tuning in worldwide.
The big story this year is of course all about 11/1 favourite Minella Times who is bidding to emulate legendary horses Red Rum and Tiger Roll and win the National back-to-back after triumphing last year. Rachael Blackmore is on board and is looking to follow up not just her success at this race last year but also her triumph at the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month aboard A Plus Tard.
You can view all the odds for the big race here.
The weather forecast for Aintree is pretty good with sunshine expected and conditions underfoot should be sound with the going expected to be good to soft.
If you are looking for some free tips for the big race, we can highly recommend:
– Betting Gods – a great website that provides daily tips for free plus a range of excellent paid tipsters you can sign up to. Their expert tipsters have some huge bets lined up for today’s big race, which you can get for FREE here.
Good luck with your betting and here’s hoping you pick the winner!