The Grand National which is Britains most famous horse race takes place this Saturday afternoon. Most of the money at Sportingbet has gone on Donald McCains Cloudy Lane (11/2), forcing him into clear favouritism, and he looks like he could start the shortest priced favourite since the great Red Rum in the 1970s. McCains 8 year old has been a huge success story over the past year whilst looking every inch a National type. Can he continue his progression come the day of reckoning and put Donald in the record books alongside father Ginger who famously trained the aforementioned Red Rum to 3 successes?
If the favourite fails, as many have, then where should you be looking lower down the price list to get a run for your money? Old boy, Hedgehunter (25/1), certainly knows his way around the course having won and been runner up in the past three years, but is he still able to lump all that weight round now in his veteran stage? Of the top stables, David Pipe will be eager to start making an impression in a race his father won, whilst Paul Nicholls bids to break his Grand National duck with a number of interesting contenders.
Whether it be a long shot or favourite that you plump for on the day, you can get off to the right start by checking out Sportingbets prices on the race. As well as now being non-runner/no bet, they have made it easier for each way backers by adding an extra place onto the place terms! Yes, that means if your selection tires on the run in and can only finish fifth then you will still be paid out the same as if it had finished in the official places of 1,2,3,4.