The Grand National is one of the biggest horse races of the year and is staged at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England.
The prize fund of £1 million in 2017 made the Grand National the highest paid jump race in Europe and even those who do not regularly bet in the United Kingdom, tend to have a bet on the race and there will be a hive of betting activity ahead of the 2018 Grand National.
The handicap steeplechase is run over 4 miles 514 yards with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps. Many of the fences are larger than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks and this often makes for a very dramatic race.
The 2018 Grand National will take place on the Saturday the 14th April and you will have right up to the start of the race to place your online bets.
1. 2018 Grand National Predictions
The Grand National handicap weights were revealed on February 13th and this has led to a change in the Ante Post favourites for the event.
Blaklion, who finished fourth in the 2017 Grand National, is placed at 12/1 with to win the 2018 Grand National. Trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, Blaklion will be 9 years old come the day of the race and 14 of the previous 27 Grand National winners have been between 9 and 10 years of age.
Having trained two previous winners of the Grand National, the Twiston-Davies stable know what it takes to prepare a winner, with the only negative being the fact the Grand National has seen just one winner or placed horse from the previous year’s race go onto win 12 months later.
Also coming in at 10/1 with William Hill to win the 2018 Grand National is Total Recall. The 9-year-old did not race last year and will be jumping the fences of Aintree for the first time. The winner of the Ladbrokes Gold Trophy this year, Total Recall is attracting plenty of betting attention.
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2. Other Horses
At 16/1 with Ladbrokes, it is hard to ignore the chances of The Last Samuri. This horse was the runner-up in the 2016 Grand National but finished down in 16th place last year. However, the fact he has got around the course both times and made a good return at Kempton this year, makes The Last Samuri one to watch in the 2018 Grand National.
Cause of Causes finished second last year and has proved his worth by winning the unique Cross-Country race at the Cheltenham Festival in 2017. He will have around four weeks between Cheltenham and the Grand National to prepare and makes a good bet at 20/1 with Unibet.
Finally, horse which attracted a lot of attention this year was Anibale Fly, as he placed at 3rd position after Cheltenham Gold Cup. William Hill have Anibale Fly at 16/1 to win the Grand National and this is sure to shorten as the race gets closer, especially if he stays injury free.
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3. Grand National 2018 News
Final 40 horses have been confirmed and there is not much of a surprise. All of the favourites are in, including Blaklion, Total Recall and Tiger Roll.
The best-rated runners are: Minella Rocco, Blaklion and Anibale Fly so it's worth to keep an eye on them, just like we've mentioned before.
In case of emergency, if any of the 40 roses will step back there are 4 reserves: Vintage Clouds, Delusionofgrandeur, Walk In The Mill and Thunder And Roses.
It is also very important to mention that Cause of Causes has been ruled out of the race due to an injury he picked up at Cheltenham.
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