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The Grand National is nearly upon us. Get all of the best Grand Nationalfree bets, money back specials, sweepstake kit and sign up offers for the big race right here. For tips, prices, cards, runners, horse racing tips and a betting guide for the big race head to our Grand National page. Oddschecker also provide a wide variety of Grand National Tips written by our expert racing tipster, led by Andy Holding where you can learn his pick for the big race.

Types of Grand National Betting Offers

Type of OfferFormat
Enhanced OffersOne horse boosted to win the race
Non Runner No BetMoney back for non runners
Existing Customer OffersVarious

Enhanced Offers

Generally, due to the large field there isn't a clear favourite for the Grand National, rather a group of 3 or 4 horses that should all be in the frame on the final straight. Therefore, these types of offers are not that common unlike with other races but there are still a lot of appealing Grand National offers for you to choose from.

Non Runner No Bet

If you're looking to place ante post bets, non runner no bet is a great way to reduce your risk and get better odds if you have a fancy early in the jumps season. A number of bookies offer this as standard as a Grnad National offer from the start of the year and as the National approaches more and more will make the switch to non runner no bet.

Grand National Existing Customer Offers

While you won't be able to take up sign up offers from a particular bookie if you're already a customer with them, there are plenty of great offers to take advantage of for existing customers specifically for the Grand National.

Faller insurance has been a staple for bookies over the years for the Grand National and with such a large field, this could at least soften the blow should your horse fall while in contention. Another similar type of offer is refunds as free bets if a particular horse wins or by the distance they win by.

Types of Grand National Bets

Win, each-way and place betting are the most straightforward bet types when choosing your selections for the Grand National.

Placing a bet to win is simply your selected horse winning the race. An each-way bet adds a level of insurance with two bets on the same horse – one is for the horse to win and the other is for it to be placed. Place terms are dependent on the number of runners in the race and there’ll be plenty of bookie offers competing on place terms for the Grand National. If your horse wins you’ll receive the returns on both parts of the bet.

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If you’re willing to take more risk, an interesting way to bet on the Grand National is forecast or tricast betting, especially if you’re using a Grand National offer. Forecasts are selecting 2 horses to finish in the exact order you have selected and tricasts are selecting three horses to finish in that order. This is a lot more challenging to get right but the rewards are much higher if successful and could see you turn a free bet into a tidy sum. There are many variants of forecast betting with varying degrees of difficulty.

You could also consider placing multiples throughout Grand National day. You can combine multiple selections for each race into a bet to get a bigger return on your stake, either through one bet or via a Lucky 15, consisting of 4 selections or a Lucky 64, consisting of 5 selections. A Lucky 15 is broken down into 4 singles, 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a 4-fold accumulator.

If you’re making use of one of our partners' free bets or betting offers, then make sure that the terms and conditions allow you to use the free bet as you intend. Free bets and betting offers are often only available for single bets, and not multiples.

Previous Grand National Winners

2021Minella Times810-03Rachael BlackmoreHenry De Bromhead11/1 
2019Tiger Roll911-05Davy RussellGordon Elliott4/1F 
2018Tiger Roll810-13Davy RussellGordon Elliott10/1 
2017One For Arthur810-11Derek FoxLucinda V Russell14/1 
2016Rule The World910-07David MullinsMouse Morris33/1View
2015Many Clouds811-09Leighton AspellOliver Sherwood25/1View
2014Pineau De Re1110-06Leighton AspellRichard Newland25/1View
2013Auroras Encore1110-03Ryan ManiaSue Smith66/1View
2012Neptune Collonges1111-06Daryl JacobPaul Nicholls33/1View
2011Ballabriggs1011-00Jason MaguireDonald McCain, Jr.14/1View
2010Don't Push It1011-05Tony McCoyJOnjo O'Neill10/1 JFView
2009Mon Mome911-00Liam TreadwellVenetia Williams100/1View
2008Comply or Die910-09Timmy MurphyDavid Pipe7/1 JFView
2007Silver Birch1010-06Robbie PowerGordon Elliott33/1 
2006Numbersixvalverde1010-08Niall MaddenMartin Brassil11/1 
2005Hedgehunter911-01Ruby WalshWillie Mullins7/1 FView
2004Amberleigh House1210-10Graham LeeGinger McCain16/1View
2003Mony's Pass1010-7Barry GeraghtyJimmy Mangan16/1View
2002Bindaree810-04Jim CullotyNigel Twiston-Davies20/1View
2001Red Marauder1110-11Richard GuestNorman Mason33/1View
2000Papillon910-12Ruby WalshTed Walsh10/1View

Find all the latest info and form for each runner to inform your Grand National bet here

2022 Grand National Favourite

This year is a particularly wide open field, with Snow Leopardess bidding to become the first female horse to win the National since 1953 at 8/1, followed by Any Second Now and Delta Work who are both currently best price 9/1.

How have Grand National Favourites Performed?

YearFavouriteStarting priceFinishing position
2021Cloth Cap11/2Pulled up
2019Tiger Roll4/11st
2018Total Recall7/1Pulled up
2016The Last Samuri and Many Clouds8/1 joint favourites2nd and 16th
2014Double Seven and Teaforthree10/1 joint favourites3rd and unseated rider
2012Seabass and Shakalakaboomboom8/1 joint favourites3rd and 9th
2011The Midnight Club15/26th

Everyone will have an opinion on how will win the 2022 Grand National, as is the case every year.

There is additional expectation on the favourite for such a prestigious race though and the table above shows how they have fared over the last ten years.

Over a longer period of time of the past 50 years, the favourite has only won the race eight times with four in the last 17 years. So when using a Grand National offer on Saturday it might be more savvy to back a horse further down the market you think could perform well.

As this race is a handicap there is quite often a longer shot winner. In the last ten years there have been six winners at 14/1 or above, with horses priced 33/1 and 66/1 taking home the win.

There was even a 100/1 winner, Mon Mome in 2009, so if you pull one of the long shots from your office Grand National sweepstake all may not be lost!

Big Aintree Grand National Festival Races

  • Grand National Handicap Chase A very testing Grade 3 feature race over 4 miles and 2 furlongs, requiring ability, resilience and stacks of determination.
  • Ryanair Stayers Hurdle A Grade 1 event over 3 miles.
  • The Aintree Hurdle A Grade 1 event over 2 miles and 4 furlongs.
  • The Foxhunters’ Chase An Open-hunters Chase event over 2 miles 5 furlongs.
  • JLT Melling Chase A Grade 1 Chase event over 2 miles 3 furlongs.

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