Grand National 2019 Betting Tips – Saturday 6th April

Grand National 2019 Betting Tips

Grand National 2019 Live Updates


4th April Update – Joe Farrell sneaks into the Grand National handicap

2nd April Update – Best places to bet on the Grand National

BetVictor have also announced their each way betting terms will be ⅕ odds for places 1-2-3-4-5-6.

A few other firms also offer 6-places instead of the traditional four – they are Betfair, Paddy Power, Coral, Boylesports and 888sport so these are the best bookies to go to when betting each way on the Grand National.

And remember to place your bets before the big day to take advantage of their free bet welcome offers as many bookmakers will pull down the shutters on their free bet offers on Saturday knowing full well that many will place bets regardless.

1st April Update – 69 horses remain after 12 withdrawn on Monday

After the latest round of scratchings 69 horses remain in the hunt for a place in Saturday’s Grand National with notable withdrawals among the 12 taken out being top-weight Bristol De Mai, 2017 National favourite who finished 4th Blaklion plus Ms Parfois, Sub Lieutenant and Abolitionist.

Tiger Roll remains a solid 7/2 favourite generally but there is still some 4/1 available over at 888sport. There has also been support Lake View Lad (14/1 from 20/1) trained by Scottish trainer Nick Alexander.

21st March Update – Gamble continues on Tiger Roll but Bryony Frost and Elegant Escape will miss Aintree

There is a major Grand National gamble taking place on Tiger Roll right now with online bookmakers slashing his Grand National betting odds from 11/2 into just 4/1 and 7/2 in places.

Last year’s Grand National hero could soon become the shortest priced Grand National favourite ever, eclipsing 11-4 shot Poethlyn, who won the race way back in 1919.  This amazing horse has won 4 times at the Cheltenham Festival and showed he is in fine form when winning the Cross Country Chase in a hack canter at last week’s Festival.

In other Grand National news, jockey Bryony Frost will sadly miss the Grand National meeting after breaking her collar bone in a fall at Southwell on Monday.

Elegant Escape, who finished 6th in Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup will also sidestep the National with his trainer citing the 22-day gap not being sufficient enough recovery time.


Grand National 2019 Betting Tips & Preview

The 2019 Grand National will take place at its traditional home, Aintree, Liverpool on Saturday 6th April (at 5.15pm) with last year’s hero Tiger Roll the current bookies favourite. He will be looking to follow up his easy Cheltenham win in the Cross Country Chase and become the first back-to-back winner since Red Rum in 1974.  Read on for some betting advice and our Grand National 2019 betting tips & predictions…

Video: The amazing Tiger Roll wins the 2018 Grand National


Grand National History

The Randox Health Grand National has to be the most famous horse races in the world. Between 500 and 600 million people in 140 countries are known to watch it on TV.

The Grand National was first officially staged in 1839 and was won by the aptly named ‘Lottery’. But a little-known fact, for three years during WWI, and because of the intervention of the war, the race was staged at Gatwick Racecourse a venue that was forced to make way for an airport. The race was not staged between 1941 and 1945 because of WWII.

Aintree itself used to have a motor racing circuit within the racecourse and it staged the Formula 1 British Grand Prix five times between 1955 and 1962. Crowds would watch the action from the same grandstands that will house racegoers this spring. 


Grand National Facts and Stats

A look through the Grand National winners list show repeat winners of the great race – and Tiger Roll will try in 2019 – are very rare.  

The last horse to win the race more than once was Red Rum in 1977 when he landed the race for a third time.Before that you have to go back to 1935/36 to see a horse, Reynoldstown, appear twice on the winner’s list.


How To Bet On the 2019 Grand National

All of the major online betting firms are offering early betting odds on the 2019 Grand National and have done since the horses crossed the line in last season’s race. This is, after all, the biggest betting event of the year with an estimated £600 million gambled on the race by 13 million people.

The Grand National is a great race to ‘play’ as an ante-post backer, if you can identify a definite runner, as it is almost certain to start at a shorter price on race-day.  If you cannot, don’t worry as many betting firms will be offering ‘Non Runner No Bet’ (NRNB) terms nearer the race.

It’s not an exact figure but the average SP of the winners in recent years has been around 20/1. The last ten winners started 100/1, 10/1, 14/1, 33/1, 66/1, 25/1, 25/1, 33/1, 14/1 and, most recently, 10/1.


Grand National 2019 Betting Odds

If you have some Grand National 2019 betting tips or fancies, or have yet to take a look at the field, here are the best odds currently available about the market principles:

  • 4/1 Tiger Roll 
  • 12/1 Anibale Fly
  • 12/1, Rathvinden
  • 16/1 Vintage Clouds
  • 20/1 Lake View Lad
  • 25/1 Rock The Kasbah
  • 33/1 One For Arthur
  • 33/1 Pleasant Company
  • 33/1 Give Me A Copper
  • 33/1 Dounikos
  • 33/1 Bristol De Mai
  • 33/1 Valtor
  • 33/1 Step Back
  • 33/1 Abolitionist
  • 33/1 General Principle
  • 40/1 Total Recall
  • 40/1 Go Conquer
  • 40/1 Warriors Tale
  • 40/1 Traffic Fluide
  • 40/1 Alpha Des Obeaux
  • 40/1 Pairofbrowneyes
  • 40/1 Ramses De Teillee

Grand National Free Bets

If you intend to open a new bookmaker account to take advantage of a free bet offer do so early.  Most online bookmakers suspend their free bet welcome offers in the days before the Grand National meeting starts. In fact you may have to place a qualifying bet on a selection to receive or qualify for your Grand National free bet in the days leading up to the famous race.


Grand National Free Bets Strategy

The optimum time to place a bet on the Grand National 2019 is between March 19th when there is a forfeit stage of entries and within 24 hours of the race time itself.  That’s because ante-post players will have a far better idea about the prospects of their horse running after mid-March. Secondly once the final field of 40 runners is known those greedy bookmakers will dramatically cut the prices of all runners.

In short, bet early and be sure to take advantage of ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ by always taking a price about your selections and make a conscious decision to bet in non-runner no-bet markets or traditional ante-post.


Special Grand National Bets

On the build-up to the big race there will be several ‘special bet’ markets on all sorts of outcomes.

This includes Grand National betting markets such as:

  • The number of finishers
  • An ‘Irish trained winner’
  • Age of the winner
  • & many more.

There has never been a Grand National winner ridden by a woman jockey but following the outstanding success of Rachael Blackmore, Bryony Frost (now ruled out) and Lizzie Kelly at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival the record books will surely be re-written some time soon.  

Bryony Frost is fancied to fare best. History buffs will know her father, Jimmy, won the great race back in 1989 on Little Polvier while she finished fifth in the race 12 months ago on Milansbar. Looking assured to ride one of Paul Nicholls’ best hopes – the trainer won this race in 2012 with Neptune Collonges – 2019 could well be the year a lady wins the fabled marathon contest.


Grand National 2019 Betting Tips & Pointers

  • The 1988 Grand National winner Rhyme ‘n Reason, Bobbyjo (1999), Numbersixvalverde (2006), 2016 victor Rule The World and defending champion Tiger Roll are the most recent Irish-trained winners.

  • This year Gigginstown House Stud, who owned both Rule The World and Tiger Roll have a remarkable 13 entries. Irish trainer Gordon Elliott (twice a winner) has 21 horses entered.

  • Scotland won the Grand National in 2017 with One For Arthur but prior to that it was 1979 when Rubstick last landed the race for the Scots. And mares don’t have a great record either. The last winner representing the fairer sex was in 1951 and the last to be placed was Dubacilla (fourth 1995).

  • In recent times a Welsh Grand National winner has also won the Aintree Grand National:  Bindaree in 2002, Silverbirch in 2007. This season’s Welsh Grand National winner, Elegant Escape, is currently 20/1 in the latest Grand National odds although he is an uncertain runner following his exploits at the Cheltenham Festival.

Our Grand National 2019 Betting Tips

The history books are against repeat Grand National winners but with four consecutive victories at the Cheltenham Festival over hurdles, chase fences and the cross-country course, defending champion Tiger Roll (5/1 BetVictor) is no ordinary horse. He is an enigma and it would be no surprise if he could retain his crown for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott.


Other Grand National 2019 Betting Tips

Gary Moore’s yard is not recognised as one of jump’s racing’s powerhouses but the trainer is a shredded operator and he has a prime candidate with Traffic Fluide (EW) who will be his first every runner in the Randox Health Grand National.

At Grand National odds of 40/1 with 5-places over at BetVictor he is another of Grand National 2019 betting tips at this stage.


* Odds correct at the time of writing

Image credit: Aintree Racecourse