Top Tips for the 2014 Grand National

Posted on April 4th, 2014

It’s that time of year again- The Grand National, when the whole of the UK seems to have a flutter on the big race. And as is customary here at Online Casino King, we are going to stick our neck out and predict some potential winners for the Grand National. And what is Crabbies? Well, it’s an alcoholic Ginger beer in case you were wondering.

So when is the Crabbies Grand National 2014? It will kick off on Saturday, April 5, at 4.15pm (16.14 UK time) when 40 runners and riders take on almost two laps of the famous course at Aintree. It’s the 5th race of the day. There are 2 more races after it.

So here goes on the predictions…

Here are the horses we are looking at. Odds from Paddy Power- correct at time of publishing

Long Run 12/1
Sam Waley-Cohen is the jockey and he’s good over the National fences. And Long Run has won the Gold Cup- he’s got the class for this race.

Tidal Bay 14/1
He’s a big lad, we know but this horse has got the legs for this race- especially important at the end of the race with that long strech at the end. His jumping has improved no end too- that always helps in the Grand National.

Prince De Beauchene 16/1
His trainer is Willie Mullins, he’s a great jumper and will do well if the going is soft. What more can you ask for?

Burton Port 18/1
He’s a good age (1o) and weighs 10st 8lb- pretty much perfect for the race if you go on previous winners. He’s trained by Jonjo O’Neill who mopped up in Cheltenham- he’s know for getting his timing right.

Pineau De Re 20/1
Another horse that has come off the back off an impressive run at Cheltenham. We just fancy him at the Grand National.

Triolo d’Alene 20/1
Although he’s young (7), he’s got a good weight (10st 6lb). We’d back him

Shakalakaboomboom 25/1
We are picking this horse purely on his name. Look, we admitted it, we’re not proud. If he wins, we’ll have the last laugh.

The Rainbow Hunter 28/1
Kim Bailey rides the Rainbow Hunter, which is why we are backing this horse. He’s in with a chance this year- finished first last year (but no jockey unfortunately!)

So who are we going for out of that lot? Are you putting us on the spot?

Each Way on Prince de Beauchene and Pineau de Re and Shakalakaboomboom to win as an outside bet.

What Makes The Grand National So Special?
The Grand National is a British sporting institution and sits up there along with the Wimbledon finals, the FA Cup final and Test Cricket at Lords. The race attracts more than 154,000 racegoers over 3 days, including Grand Opening Day, Ladies’ Day and the Big Banana – The Grand National.

Last year, more than 13 million viewers watched the race on the telly as 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore make it first past the post. COME ON Shakalakaboomboom!!

[Have a Flutter at Paddys ]

 

 

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