It is races like these that bring millions of viewers to the television screens every year around April. The Grand National is and always will be the biggest horse race in the racing calendar and with their usually being forty horses involved on the longest of courses, it always brings with it that element of excitement, frustration and most of all anticipation. This year sees many new horses and jockeys taking part in “The Great Race” for the first time. Other names of horses will be on the tips of your tongues as you seek to find the one horse that will get you those extra pounds for Saturday night. It is not just the race that comes with such excitement, it is the build up, the naming of the horse who thinnk will be victorious in the Aintree sun, the trip to the bookies to place your bets, the gathering of family in the front room as the coverage starts to gather steam.
This years event see a few old timers that may just make the grade. Hello Bud of Scottish Grand National glory last year will surely try and lead as soon as the race starts. Comply Or Die, a great jumper will always be there around the end regardless of what the form books tell you, and Mon Mome, the 3rd placed horse in May’s Gold Cup who has now been made the favourite for the Grand National will also be giving his “Never Say Die” attitude over all 30 jumps and will be looking to end the jumping season on a very high note.
There are some big outsiders yet again in the 2010 Grand National all at some very nice prices although as every year it will seem that Pak Jack, Merigo and horses like Lennon will only really be making up the numbers and will come crashing down at some point.
With the worse priced horses currently only at 10/1 there is scope to be able to pick a few good horses early, the Grand National is always in its prime a few weeks for the off and punters would do well in getting some early prices in the hope that an each way bet may make a big difference. So many horses change prices as well as positions during the race and betting now may mean the difference between 100/1 and 16/1.
As always the best online bookmakers will be offering double and perhaps even treble bets to new customers and these should be looked into seriously, there is nothing better than a free bet coming in and with so many runners, the each way cut off point is always the top four.
When it comes to Grand National betting, the one thing you can be sure of is that the race will never have a dull conclusion, the way some of the horses are able to get around, fighting the jumps and managing to negotiate “The Chair” does come around every year, but events such as the 2010 Grand National will never be forgotten.