Grand National 2017 Betting Guide, Odds & Tips

Grand National 2017 Betting Guide, Odds & Expert Tips


How to Bet on The Grand National 2017

Whether you’re an old hand or new to betting on the Grand National, bettingxpert has you covered with a complete guide to Grand National betting in 2017. We explain all the essential betting questions so you can enjoy one of the greatest sporting occasions in the world.

We understand that Grand National betting can seem a little daunting, especially if you’re a first time bettor. We'll run through the two main types of bets on the Grand National 2017 to give you the ultimate head start!

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How to Bet to Win on The Grand National 2017

Betting on a horse to win the Grand National couldn’t be easier. Let’s take it in three simple steps:

Choose Your Horse

Whether you’ve studied the form, heard some inside knowledge or quite simply like the jockey’s colours, choose a horse you want to win the Grand National. You don’t just have to pick one, you can pick two, three, four or even all forty if you want!

Decide How Much You Want to Bet

How much do you want to bet on your horse? Remember, placing a bet on a horse to win the Grand National 2017 is just one bet. So if you have a £10 note in your purse or pocket and want to place all of it on your bet, that will be a total of £10 on a horse to win.

Decide How You’re Going to Bet

There are several options on how to bet on the Grand National. In shop, on the telephone, online or on the racecourse. Let’s take them separately.

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How to Bet Each-Way on the Grand National 2017

What is an Each-Way bet?

Quite simply, an each-way bet is two bets wrapped up into one. An each-way bet is made up of a bet to win and a bet to place. Let’s put this into practice.

You have £10 in your pocket. You want to bet on Many Clouds to win the Grand National but you would like to win some money if he finishes second, third, fourth or fifth. No problem, an each-way bet is for you.

Unlike a win bet, each way bets pay you a return if your horse finishes in the places and that’s why its two bets – one to win and one to place.

How Do I Place an Each-Way Bet on The Grand National?

To place an each way bet on the Grand National 2017, follow the exact same steps as mentioned above but include:

After following all these steps, you should know have your bet placed so you’re ready to cheer and scream home the winner of the Grand National – hopefully yours!


Grand National 2017 Betting Odds

Understanding the odds is an important part of placing your bet. The best time to get your Grand National bets on is early, generally on the morning of the day. The Grand National is one of the toughest horse races in the world to win so you’re always very likely to have a double figure horse, say 10/1 or bigger. If you back the current favourite for the Grand National at 20/1 for £10 you would get £200 (20 x £10) and your £10 back making a whopping £210.

What are The Grand National 2017 Odds?


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Get Grand National 2017 Betting Tips

The Grand National is the biggest horse racing event of the year. It has the highest turnover of any single race held in the UK and is watched by millions each year. We share a few Grand National hints and tips to set you apart from the crowd and make you a winner.

Get on early! Given the huge amounts of money bet on the Grand National each year, bookmakers both on and off course can sometimes be overcome with the huge liabilities and potential payouts. As a consequence, some bookmakers, particularly on course become risk averse and shorten (decrease) a horses price (3/1 into 2/1 for example) without pushing (increasing) another horse's price (5/1 to 6/1 for example) to make a balanced book. In layman's terms, you are generally worse off betting the closer you get to the start of the Grand National so get those bets on early in the morning – before lunchtime is generally best.

Take the price! When you walk into your local bookmaker, the cashier will ask you ‘do you want to take the price?’ He or she is basically asking you if you would like the odds as they are when you give the cashier the slip or the odds when the race goes off. You don’t have to, but we would advise saying yes and taking the price. For the reasons given above, horses are generally worse value at the off then they are in the morning. In layman’s terms, you could win more money by taking the odds as they are in the morning than waiting till the race starts.


Stephen Harris' Aintree Festival Betting Tips

Our racing expert and one of the UK's best horse racing tipster's Stephen Harris has posted his selection for each race of the 2017 Aintree Festival including his 2017 Grand National tip.

Aintree Festival Day 1 Tips


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Which Horse Will Win The Grand National 2017?

It’s impossible to say for certain which horse will win the Grand National 2017. However, we can make predictions and forecasts based on trends and statistics to try and narrow down the field to the most likely winners of the race.

Sadly, it’s rather pointless doing this until we know exactly which horses will be running which we generally won’t know until a week or so before the race. However, we run through the main contenders at this stage to give you a flavour of what’s to come.

Many Clouds, last year’s winner, will be aimed at the race again this year and is already co-favourite for the race. Red Rum is the only horse to win two or more Grand Nationals and it would be some feat if Many Clouds were able to match such an esteemed name.

Silviniaco Conti, Paul Nicholls’ superstar is now being touted as a real contender for the Grand National. He’s a star staying chaser but things haven’t always gone his way having never won the Cheltenham Gold Cup – something he’s attempted for three years. It’s strongly suggested that Silviniaco Conti doesn’t handle the steep incline at Cheltenham so turning to the Grand National at Aintree may be a viable option given its flat nature.

The Druids Nephew came on leaps and bounds last year winning a Cheltenham Festival handicap before falling in the Grand National. He travelled strongly for a long way on that occasion, coming down just 6 fences from the finish. The handicapper knows what he’s all about now but connections are hopeful of another crack at the richest race in the UK.

Shutthefrontdoor was the last ever ride for champion jockey AP McCoy and that probably had an impact on his price (odds) for the race starting as a very short 6/1 favourite. He ran an incredible race to finish 5th of the 39 strong field and he again ranks as one of the strongest contenders at this stage for the Grand National 2017.


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