Women over 65 the 'best’=' punters for picking the winner of last year's race.
When it comes to betting on the Grand National, steer clear of listening to men between 18-24, and start listening to women over 65.
Last year, the demographic that picked Tiger Roll to win more than any other was women over 65. The shrewd generation put 20% of bets go on Gordon Elliott’s 10-year-old and the favourite for this year’s running (7/2 best price).
The demographic that missed the boat the most were men between 18-24, who backed Total Recall with 11% of bets. However, he pulled up on the run-up to the penultimate fence.
Tiger Roll was the best-backed horse in eight different demographics, and the second-favourite duly obliged (just), with a dramatic victory on Merseyside.
With over four times more bets going on Tiger Roll than any other horse this year, a history-making win could have punters young and old counting their profits.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “No matter how much time you spend pouring over the form or analysing the jockey bookings, there is always going to be a huge slice of luck involved in backing the winner The Grand National.
Having said that, it's no shock to see experience prosper over immaturity, in a race where the same can be said of the horses.”