It’s nearly the time of year when housewives up and down the country engage in the Nation’s favourite sporting event, the Grand National, also known as the 4.15 from Aintree. This weekend forty of the finest racehorses will compete for a prize fund of almost one million pounds, the most valuable jump race in Europe. Look out for housewives Grand National Bets and Grand National Free Bets. Britbets advise on betting in advance to obtain free bets and this General Grand National Preview provides some background to the race.
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Neptune Collonges won the 2012 race and the three other placed horses are once again racing for glory making Sea Bass, Cappa Bleu and Sunnyhillboy amongst the early favourites for the race this year. Owners will be hoping that their horse can be written into racing history joining the likes of Red Rum whilst jockeys will be looking to join greats such as Tony MCCoy, Ruby Walsh, and Richard Dunwoody by winning the famous race.
Jockeys have been consulted over the safety of the thirty fences but the challenge to win the race remains monumental and the ultimate sporting glory as horse and jockey complete two laps and over four miles in total.
Previous races have offered drama, excitement and unpredictable results. In 1956 , Devon Loch looked to be delivering the Queen Mother a victory in the race as an owner before making a phantom leap that lost the race in the final stages. 1967 saw an outsider Foinavnon take a shock victory at 100-1 odds whist 1981 was the year that Aldaniti won the Grand National after recovering from a serious injury and the jockey, Bob Champion, recovering from cancer.
Fences such as Canal Turn, with its ninety degree turn, Becher’s Brook, and The Chair offer a unique sporting challenge and the excitement is building ahead of the 2013 race. For the best odds BritBets recommend that an early bet is placed to take advantage of generous odds before the last minute flood of betting creates downward pressure on the odds. It is possible to pick up a good value opportunity on a favoured horse and each way betting is a way of offsetting the risk of competing in such a large field as up to fourth place can still generate a great return.
Take advantage of BritBets advance betting opportunities to get a free bet and enjoy what promises to be the most spectacular Grand National in one hundred and sixty six years of the event.