Grand National Extra Places

March 14, 2019 by  
Filed under News

The 2019 Grand National takes place on Saturday 6th April (5.15pm) at Aintree and plenty of bookmakers are offering extra each-way places on the big race.

In the world of matched betting extra places can be a very lucrative tool to have at our disposal. Put simply you can make money by placing Each Way bets at a Bookmaker who is paying more places than the equivalent market on the Betting Exchange.

e.g. the bookie is paying on 5 places and the place market on the exchange is set to 4 places

Check out all of the offers for the 2019 Aintree Festival right here with our Daily Racing Offers List

This difference means you can make a profit if your horse finishes 5th, as the bookie will pay out on the first 5 places plus your exchange lay bet will also win as your selection was outside the first 4.

Even better some bookmaker offers will give you 2 or even more extra places on certain races at certain meetings thereby increasing your chances of hitting a ‘win-win’ scenario on both sides of the matched bet.

And it gets even better than that, as our matched betting partner OddsMonkey have a fantastic software tool, EXTRA PLACE MATCHER, that scans all the odds and flags up any profitable opportunities. For the time it saves and low hanging fruit it collects, it really is a no brainer.

Find out more here – EXTRA PLACE MATCHER

Right then onto the offers…

Please remember to double check that the place terms are correct on the betslip before submitting your bet. Terms are subject to change at any time by the bookmakers so always confirm what the current offer is at the time of betting

Bookmaker Places PaidOdds Paid

Off To Aintree

April 4, 2016 by  
Filed under News

The 3 Day Grand National Meeting at Aintree is one of the highlights of the National Hunt season. It all kicks off this Thursday and of course plays host to the Grand National itself at 5:15pm on Saturday

Always a meeting that we really look forward to here at Bet72 and of course there is the odd offer or two to keep us all interested

Here are the pick of the best current and ongoing offers available so far over the 3 days from our leading bookmaker partners and remember all these offers are for existing users too.

And remember as we find them we will keep adding them too, so keep checking back for the very latest offers and all you now need to do is click on any of the logo’s to take you to the ones you fancy.

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And we have a few Masters related videos and podcasts over on our dedicated media site, GreenUpTV

Anyway here’s all today’s offers…..

Bookmaker Description
10BETPhoto Finish Refund - If your selection finishes second and loses by a head or less, you can get back 100% of your lost bet - up to £10 - as a bonus. Here’s how it works: Place a bet on any horse racing event - Watch as your horse reaches the finish line - If your selection finishes second and loses by a head or less you’ll get 100% of your stake back up to £10
188BETPlace an each-way bet on the 2017 Grand National with 188Bet and get 1/4 odds, 6 places on the race. Valid on singles / combo bets placed on the Aintree Grand National from 14:00 Thursday 6th April 2017 until 17:15 Saturday 8th April 2017
10BETProtect Your Grand Total with Faller Cover of up to £10 Champing at the bit for the Grand National? Our Faller Cover racing insurance gives you the power to keep going, even after your selection crashes out of the running Just Log in to 10Bet - Bet on any race at Aintree (Thurs, Fri, Sat), Ffos Las (Sun) or Kelso (Mon) - If your selection falls you’ll get your stake refunded up to £10, credited as a Free Bet
888SPORTBet on selected UK jumps race meetings with 888sport and if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down, they'll give you a free bet refund up to £25 (min £5 or £5 e/w) - Money-back applies to win and win part of each-way bets - One free bet per customer, per race, 1st bet on the race qualifies
BET365Back a winner at 4-1 or more with Bet365 on any race televised live on ITV or ITV4 and they'll give you a risk-free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV race up to £50. If your risk-free bet also wins at odds of 4-1 or more, you qualify for a risk-free bet on the next live ITV race (winner's on the last race carry-over to the first race on the next ITV racing meeting)
BET365Grand National Money Back Offer - The Grand National takes place on Saturday 8th April and we've got a fantastic money back offer for Each-Way bets placed on the world's greatest horse race. All you have to do is place your bets on the Grand National between Thursday 6th April and midday on Saturday 8th April. We will then give you half the stake back for every Each-Way single bet you place on the race, up to a maximum total refund of £125* per customer
BETDAQPlace any number of bets on races broadcast live on ITV during the Aintree Ferstival and we will boost your cumulative net winnings per day by 20% as a free bet for horse racing the following day. Offer applies to live ITV races from Aintree only. Customers must enter the promo code ITVGN in the 'my account' section of the website. If you have previously entered this code there is no need to enter again.
BETFAIRPlay £10 on Ruby Walsh Champion’s Gold slot and you will get a £5 Free Bet on the Grand National - Your bonus will be credited as a £5 Free Bet, useable only on the Grand National race. The race takes place at 17:15 08/04
BETFAIRBack a winner at 3-1 or greater with Betfair on any race live on ITV Racing at the Grand National Festival (6th - 8th April) and receive a matched free bet on your stake up to £25. The bonus applies to win and win part of the each-way stakes. First bet placed in each race qualifies for the bonus. Valid for the following races; Thursday 06/04 - 14.20, 14.50, 15.25, 16.05, 16.40 -- Friday 07/04 - 14.20, 14.50, 15.25, 16.05, 16.40 -- Saturday 08/04 - 14.25, 15.00, 15.40, 16.20, 17.15
BETFREDPlace an each-way single on the 2017 Grand National with Betfred and if your horse finishes 5th or 6th, get money-back as a free bet up to £10. Offer applies to the losing place part of E/W bets if your horse comes 5th or 6th in the Grand National on Saturday 8th April 2017.
BETWAYMoney back as a Free Bet on all ITV/ITV4 races, with 6+ runners, if your horse finishes 2nd. Max £25.
BETWAYBetway have Best Odds Guaranteed on bets placed from 10:00am each day on all UK and Irish Horse Races, so if the SP return is greater, you get paid at that price.Minimum stake per bet is £10 (or £5 each-way) and the maximum enhanced payout per race/bet is £5,000.
BETWAYPlace a Race Winner bet on any race at the Aintree Festival, with six or more runners, and if your horse comes second we’ll refund you in the form of a Free Bet
BETWAYWe are paying SIX places at 1/4 odds on the 17:15 at Aintree
BOYLESPORTSMoney back as a free bet if your horse falls at the first or last jump in any UK or Ireland National Hunt meeting
CORALPlace a single of £10 or more on any race with Coral and if your horse falls, is brought down or unseats the jockey, they'll refund your stake as a free bet up to £25
GENTINGBETPlace a win single of £10 or more (or £10 each-way) with Genting Bet on the 2017 Grand National at Aintree and if your horse completes the course, receive 15 free spins in the casino. The 15 free spins are valid on Champion Raceway (desktop version) slot game - regardless of finishing position.
LADBROKESSimply place a bet on any live ITV 4 race with The Grid in shop and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd and the Starting Price (SP) Favourite wins you’ll get your Money Back as a Free Bet (up to £25 for win single bets and up to £12.50 for the win part of each way single bets).
PADDYPOWERBet £/€5 or more on a horse to win the Grand National (including Each Way bets totalling £/€5 on one horse) and if your horse finishes the race get 10 free spins in Casino
PADDYPOWERWe are paying FIVE places at 1/5 odds on the 13:45 at Aintree
PADDYPOWERWe are paying SIX places at 1/4 odds on the 17:15 at Aintree
POKERSTARSBet on any jumps race in the UK or Ireland with BetStars and if your horse falls, is brought down or unseats the rider, they’ll refund your stake as a free bet up to £25
RACEBETSStake a total of £25 or more on a selected meeting each day and receive a £5 free bet for a selected meeting the following day. The £25 qualifing stakes must be made from win bets only - SP or fixed odds win bets.
RACEBETS100/1 On Any Grand National Horse - New Account Offer - Get 100/1 on any horse to win the 2017 Grand National! Register a new account, enter bonus code "GN1001" and place your qualifying first bet to grab this great offe
RACEBETSPlace a single with RaceBets on ITV Racing Handicaps this week at Aintree (6th - 8th April) and if your selection finishes 2nd, they'll give you money-back as a bonus up to £25. Day of the race fixed-odds bets only - first bet per race qualifies. Applies to win bets and the win part of each-way bets. Qualifying races : Thursday (Aintree 16:40), Friday (Aintree 16:05), Saturday (Aintree 15:40 & 17:15)
REALDEALBET£10 Head Or Less Payback - Log in to RealDealBet - Place a Winner or E/W bet on any horse racing event - If your selection comes 2nd by a head or less, you’ll get your stake back up to £10
SKYBETWe are paying SIX places at 1/5 odds on the 13:45 at Aintree
TITANBETWe will refund losing bets as a free bet token up to £25 if your horse finishes 2nd to SP (Starting Price) Favourite in the race/s with 8 runners or more. See site for the meeting of the day
TOTESPORTPlace an each-way single on the 2017 Grand National with Totesport and if your horse finishes 5th or 6th, get money-back as a free bet up to £10. Offer applies to the losing place part of E/W bets if your horse comes 5th or 6th in the Grand National on Saturday 8th April 2017.
UNIBETMoney back if your horse comes 2nd in The National - Place a £10 win bet on the Grand National on any horse - All Free Bets will be added within 48 hours but we will aim to do it more quickly than that
BETVICTORPlace an each-way bet on the Aintree Grand National with BetVictor and get 1/4 odds the first six places - Enhanced place terms apply to Each Way bets on The Grand National race winner market from 11:00 Friday 31st March until 17:15 Saturday 8th April
BETVICTORWe are paying SIX places at 1/4 odds on the 17:15 at Aintree
WILLIAM HILLFor selected National Hunt (jumps) races, if a horse wins by 5 or more lengths in the race - Back the winner and get a 25% free bet bonus on winnings or Finish second and get your money back as a free bet. The following will qualify for High 5: One selected National Hunt meeting each day. All National Hunt races on Friday & Saturday. Any National Hunt race shown live on TV (C4, More4, ITV, ITV4)
WINNER SPORTSFALLERS INSURANCE - Free bet up to £25 if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down in any UK jumps race. Min qualifying bet £5, singles only. Free bet in 24 hours, valid one day, racing only, stake not included in return

Aintree Extra Places

April 5, 2014 by  
Filed under News

Every loves a little extra.

So if you fancy a little bit more from your Grand National betting then why not take a look at some each way action as a number of the bookies are offering additional places on the big race, with upto 6 places being covered in some places!

So don’t forget to tell Auntie Doris that her annual 50p each way selection can finish in the first 6 and she will still get something back.

However the real value comes with these EXTRA places when you lay them off on the exchanges.

For example if you are laying to 4 places on the Exchange and the Bookmaker is paying 6 places & your selection comes 5th or 6th. Then you will be paid out on both sides!

Here is the current list of extra place bookies for the National….

5 Places

Seanie Mac
Stan James
Winner Sports

6 Places

BetFred (until 5:30pm 4th April)

Plus all these bookies are offering Non Runner No Bet too

And if you are looking to LAY these selections then it is all very simple. Just follow these steps treating it as 2 seperate bets

Your Selection is 10/1 (11) at Bookmaker and the bookie is offering 1/4 odds on 5 places

You stake £50 Each Way at the Bookmaker. That is £50 on the win @ 10/1 (11) & £50 on places 2nd-5th @ 3.50 (Odds in decimal MINUS 1 divided by 4 (1/4) & add 1) = ((10 * 0.25)+1)

So you can now LAY in the in WIN market in the normal way where the BACK price = 11 against your £50 & LAY in the PLACE market where your BACK price is 3.50 with £50

Plus there are a good selection of bookmakers offering 5 Places on the Topham Chase at Aintree 3:40PM on Friday

5 Places

Seanie Mac
Winner Sports

The Joy Of Six

April 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Horse Racing, News

Ah the Grand National. Yes the day when everyone has a bet. Even old Auntie Barbara. So please make sure old Babs doesn’t miss out this year as some bookmakers are paying out on 6, yes 6 places on this years race, look….

Grand National 2013: 6 Places

BetVictor are paying 6 PLACES on the 2013 Grand National (on bets placed from 1pm GMT, Tuesday March 26th).

Best Odds Guaranteed From BetVictor

The BetVictor best odds guaranteed offer applies to all UK and Irish racing . Take an Early Price (EP) or Board Price and if the Starting Price (SP) is greater BetVictor will pay you at the bigger price.

Click Here For More Details – New Users Get a Free £25 Bet Too


6 Places On The Grand National

Whilst most bookies are paying first 4, we’re not even paying 5… WE ARE PAYING SIX PLACES!!

We start paying 6 places from 6:30pm Friday 5th April. We get our kicks from paying first 6!

Click Here For More Details – New Users Get a Free £20 Bet Too


6 Places On The Grand National

Whilst most bookies are paying first 4, we’re not even paying 5… WE ARE PAYING SIX PLACES!!

We start paying 6 places from 6:30pm Friday 5th April. We get our kicks from paying first 6!

Click Here For More Details – New Users Get a Free £30 Bet Too


For the best of the rest, offering 5, instead of 4 places then get over to….








And for your full bible on all the Aintree offers including every single one for The National itself, then just click below….

All The Latest Horse Racing Offers

Enjoy the big race (& do let us know if Auntie Barbara has any hot tips)


Today’s Best Horse Racing Odds

Big Mike’s Crystal Ball

April 11, 2011 by  
Filed under News

If someone told you they could see into the future you would take that with a very large pinch of salt wouldn’t you?

Well I may have found someone who can do just that. Now he would be far too modest to make any such brash claims but look at an extract of an email I got on Saturday morning re the Grand National.


i) £8 Over 16 Finishers @ 15/8 boyles

ii) Via (First 6 home @ 1/4 odds)

£6 ew Ballabriggs
£5 ew Oscar Time
£4 ew Character Building
£3 ew Backstage
£2 ew Arbor Supreme
£1 ew Dooneys Gate

Pretty good advice yeah? One and Two in the National (and 19 finishers too). £6 ew Ballabriggs / £5 ew Oscar Time, not a bad 180/1 forecast that!

I was just on Ballabriggs myself, but this was advised a while back with the first mention of this horse on 15th March during Cheltenham when he said….

Many of you may scoff at Ballabriggs but pray tell me any Trainer with a better record at Aintree than the McCain(s)

You see futuristic.

Who are we talking about? Mike Marsland FCA, a former Chartered Accountant, turned full time professional horse racing and sports betting strategist and founder of the Big Mike’s Betting Service

And it not just all about the horses. We also had a very clever “Portfolio Trade” on the US Masters which left us all green before the 4 round had even started the you start to see why we rate this excellent private membership service so highly. It was a very nice weekend all round.

Click Here to Listen to Mike’s interview about how he operates with Mike Bishop from Secret Betting Club (that’s a lot of Mike’s on the mics)

We will be featuring alot more about Mystic Big Mike and his strategic betting methods in the coming weeks, but to take a sneak peek at what he is all about (and pick up a free copy of his brilliant Strategic Betting Masterclass ebook 142 pages including 17 of his most profitable bets and trading strategies), just click below….

I predict a profitable future for all who do!

Boo to the Bookies

April 10, 2010 by  
Filed under News

The Grand National is the one event of the year everyone has a bet on, come on when was the last time you saw your Mum, Auntie and Granny all reaching for a copy of the Racing Post!

Knowing that everyone likes to have a flutter on this day a number of the bookmakers have said that they will be removing their free bets. Here are the ones we have been informed about (we will keep adding them in as we get word of them!)……

Coral = No free sports bets from 9th April until 9am on the 12th

Ladbrokes = No free sports bets on 10th April

Skybet = No free sports bets from 6th April until 12th April

ToteSport = No free sports bets from 5:30PM – 9th April until 5:30PM on the 10th

However it is not all doom and gloom, and there are still plenty of offers to have a go at.

Below is our top ten horsey related bookmakers who haven’t shutup shop for Aintree. All the bookies below are covering The National so if you fancy picking up up some free bets in time for the big race then how about these beauties…..

EUROSPORTBET – Upto £100 in free bets, initially a free £50 – can currently pick this up for under £3! – Read Here

VCBET – Upto £100 in free bets, initially a free £50 and a free £25 casino chip – Read Here

BLUESQ – Upto £66 in free bets, initially a free £11 but no problems getting upto the full £66 – Read Here

BETFRED – Free £50 Bet – Easy Peasy Free Fifty This One – Read Here

888SPORT – Upto £50 in free bets, initially a free £15 plus a few “extras too” – Read Here

STAN JAMES – Free £25 Bet – All covered in Oddsmatcher – Read Here

WILLIAM HILL – Free £25 Bet – Home of the BOGOF offers, so get an account and you can have free bets almost everyday of the week. Again all covered in Oddsmatcher – Read Here

BETCHRONICLE – Free £25 Bet – All covered in Oddsmatcher – Read Here

BETINTERNET – Free £25 Bet – Deposit and wager £50 for a free £25 bet – All covered in Oddsmatcher – Read Here

PADDYPOWER – Free £20 Bet – All covered in Oddsmatcher – Read Here

What the hell, let’s break to £500 free bet mark. Why not pickup a free £25’s from betting exchanges Betdaq and WBX while you are at it. With prices 20% higher than the bookies these are a steal……

BETDAQ – Everyone needs a Betfair Backup and get a Free £25 in the process – Read Here

WBX – Everyone needs a Betfair and Betdaq Backup (to be safe, to be safe) and get a Free £25 in the process – Read Here

So that’s over £500 in freebies upt for grabs and all risk free. Looks like it is going to be a mighty Grand, Grand National and if you need any help with any of the offers above please don’t hesitate to conatct us at anytime

The Grand National Race Analysis

April 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Grand National

We have hooked up with Professional Punter and successful system author, Michael Wilding to give you the low down on this year’s National, which he has pubished on his excellent blog, The Race Advisor

The Race Advisor is run and edited by successful bettor Michael Wilding. It has been created to provide punters with free valuable guidelines on how to become a successful gambler. To be successful in this business requires hard work and dedication, it will not happen overnight but by using this websites free resources and articles will significantly help you gain the edge needed to make a living from betting.

Here is the excellent article and do check out the blog – The Race Advisor

The Grand National Race Analysis

It doesn’t seem long ago that I was looking at an analysis of the Gold Cup. Like the Gold Cup analysing the Grand National is a very hard task as all of the runners are of a high quality. Earlier this week I looked at a few of the trends of the Grand National.

When I opened the race card I noticed straight away that our high strike rate trainers D.Pipe, G.Elliott, V.Williams and W.P.Mullins all have runners in the race.

Arbor Supreme (IRE) W P Mullins
Piraya (FR) D Pipe
The Package D Pipe
Mon Mome (FR) Miss Venetia Williams
Backstage (FR) G Elliott
Madison Du Berlais (FR) D Pipe
Snowy Morning (IRE) W P Mullins
Comply Or Die (IRE) D Pipe
Flintoff (USA) Miss Venetia Williams
Pablo Du Charmil (FR) D Pipe

There are forty declared runners and we need to try and narrow down the field to a list of horses that we feel have a competitive chance in the race. We can then analyse these runners in more detail. It is also important to note that while D.Pipe and W.P.Mullins both have decent strike rates, you would be losing if you had flat bet them to SP. However as we are just looking at finding the winner rather than long term profit this is not so important.

From our high strike rate jockeys we have:

Big Fella Thanks R Walsh
Comply Or Die (IRE) T J Murphy
Nozic (FR) L Treadwell
Made In Taipan (IRE) N P Madden

Comply Or Die is the only runner that appears in both of these lists and so far we have 13 runners in our contenders.  Keeping these in mind I am now going to look at negatives to see if we can remove any of the other 27 runners and possibly some of our 13.

We found out in our statistics this week that most winners in the Grand National are aged either 9 or 10. In fact only 1 horse has one that has been 8 years old or younger, this can immediately remove a number of runners.  Very often horses in the top weights also struggle as they are over weighted for the level of competition in the race, in fact anything over 155 pounds could cause a problem. Below is a list of all runners that will be carrying 155 pounds or more, or are aged seven or eight.

Arbor Supreme (IRE)
Big Fella Thanks
Piraya (FR)
The Package
Tricky Trickster (IRE) 2
Backstage (FR)
Can’t Buy Time (IRE)
Palypso De Creek (FR)
Made In Taipan (IRE) 2
Black Apalachi (IRE)
Vic Venturi (IRE)
Don’t Push It (IRE)
Mon Mome (FR)
Madison Du Berlais (FR)
Dream Alliance
Niche Market (IRE)
Comply Or Die (IRE)
My Will (FR)
Joe Lively (IRE)
Cloudy Lane
Nozic (FR)
Pablo Du Charmil (FR)

The two horses with a ‘2’ next to their names signify that they fell under both of the negative criteria above. We shall not remove any of our contenders even if they have these negatives. This has put our list down to 29 runners. If we remove our 13 contenders with positives from this there are 16 runners for whom we have no positives or negatives yet. We may be able to remove some of these horses by only looking at those runners which have won a race that was 3 miles or longer before this year’s Grand National.

By applying this condition to our contenders we remove Piraya, Maljimar,Pablo Du Charmil, Made In Taipan and Cerium. We are going to remove all these horses from our contender list. Maljimar and Cerium were the only runners that we hadn’t flagged as contenders and so they shall be marked as non-contenders.

Piraya is a young horse for this race and hasn’t won a race over 3 miles before and so we wouldn’t want to place our money on him winning and he can be removed. Pablo Du Charmil has a lot of weight on him and hasn’t won over 3 miles which is also a concern and so can be removed from our contenders. Made In Taipan, although with a good jockey, is young, carrying a lot of weight and has not won over 3 miles before which removes him from our consideration.

Interestingly Piraya and Pablo Du Charmil are both D.Pipe horses. It may be that these have been entered as pace setters to his other two runners Comply Or Die and The Package.

We are now down to 24 possible runners of which 10 have already got positives. At this point we shall begin analysing the runners in more depth. I am going to look at the 10 closely and then have a quick look at the shape of the market. Our 10 contenders are:

Arbor Supreme (IRE)
The Package
Mon Mome (FR)
Backstage (FR)
Madison Du Berlais (FR)
Snowy Morning (IRE)
Comply Or Die (IRE)
Flintoff (USA)
Big Fella Thanks
Nozic (FR)

Arbor Supreme

Having raced in Febuary and finished 2nd, Arbor Supreme has had a nicely timed rest before the big race. He has proven himself to like the going and long distances but carrying a weight of 162 pounds could be a big ask for him. He is also 8 years old and statistically this can only go against him. He has W.P.Mullins riding him which goes in his favour but I would expect the weight to be too much in this race at his age.

The Package

With excellent recent form over distances of 25 and 26 furlongs on the same going as the Grand National, The Package starts looking good. At 147 pounds he is well weighted and coming from the D.Pipe stable could be a strong contender. At 7 years old he is a bit young to win this race but one to watch in the betting market.

Mon Mome

Last year’s shock winner is back this year. He raced in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as his warm up for the Grand National and came 3rd suggesting that he is in the correct form. He suits the going and obviously can win the Grand National. Weighted at 161 pounds he is 7 pounds heavier than he was when he won last year and this could be enough to make him struggle. He hasn’t won a race with this amount of weight April 2006 and it was only over 20 furlongs, nothing like the mammoth 36 furlongs that he will be facing. He will be trying his best to win but I think the weight may just be to much for him.


Backstage has excellent recent form, except for his last race where he got held up. He has shown that the going is not a problem for him but he favours Good going over Good-Soft. Fairly weighted at 154 pounds this should not pose a problem for him. This is a step up in class for him and aged just eight I would leave him alone unless the betting market told me otherwise.

Madison Du Berlais

This horse is at the prime age to win the race. While recent form has shown a number of places they have been long distances behind the winner. The 164 pounds that he is carrying is hefty and he has shown that he can run with it over long distances on the going. Although his weight goes against statistical knowledge he could be one to look out for.

Snowy Morning

Snowy Morning is another runner with excellent recent form. He finished 9th in the Grand National last year and hasn’t performed well in a race over 21 furlongs since. The going conditions should suit though and with a comfortable 153 pounds there should be no problems with weight. His trainer has shown that he knows what it takes to win this race and with Arbour Supreme taking the weight he may have concentrated his efforts here. If he can last the distance there is not much to go against Snowy Morning and he could be a contender.

Comply Or Die

Recent form is not so good and he hasn’t won a race since 2008. However last year he came 2nd in the Grand National and first the year before with Timmy Murphy riding him again this year. Since then he has only raced two races, performing poorly, which were in November 2009 and in March 2010. Even though he performed poorly this suggests that D.Pipe has been focussing on training him specifically for this race. The conditions are his favourite and the weight is not going to cause him any trouble. Comply Or Die is certainly one to look out for.


Not having run since December last year is a bit of concern as past form indicates that he likes to run regularly and build into hot streaks. Only carrying 149 pounds means that weight is not going to be a problem for him and he has proven that he likes both the going and the distance at higher weights. Although having a number of places he hasn’t won a race since 2007 and apart from having a hot trainer there is nothing that particularly makes him stand out, in a race where every edge is going to be needed. I would not mark Flintoff as a contender unless the betting market suggested otherwise.

Big Fella Thanks

Big Fella Thanks is R.Walsh’s chosen mount from the stable of P.H.Nicholls. The form of this horse suggests wonderful things having come in the top 3 in 50% of his chase races. Last year he came 6th in the Grand National but at the age of 7 was a bit young. He may still be a bit young at 8. 152 pounds may be a little bit too much for him to carry in a race of this quality but he could definitely be in for a place.


Nozic also has excellent form although recently it has not been so good. Although comfortable with races up to 26 furlongs there is no proof of being able to have the stamina to go further with the only 30 furlong race he has run weakening him. There is no worry regarding the weight or ground conditions and he has a hot jockey riding him. P.H.Nicholls is the trainer and I am sure is hoping to get a winner in this race that he has not yet won. While he is a strong horse there is also nothing to stand out from the others and I would probably go for Big Fella Thanks from the Nicholls yard.

The runners that stand out to me as strong possibilities are Madison Du Berlais, Snowy Morning, Comply Or Die and Big Fella Thanks. The ones I would specifically be watching for in the betting market would be The Package, Mon Mome, Backstage and Flintoff.

Having a quick look at the betting market it currently has Big Fella Thanks as the favourite at 11, Snowy Morning at 17, Comply Or Die at 28 and Madison Du Berlais at 80. I would remove Madison Du Berlais if the odds stay this high. Although Mon Mome won last year with exceptionally high odds this is a rare occurrence. It may happen again but I would not want my money to be on it.

Backstage and Flintoff do not currently have odds low enough to concern me but Mon Mome is 17 and The Package is 13.5. Mon Mome odds will reflect his win last year, deservedly but possible slightly more than it should.

There are many ways to bet this and one I may choose is to dutch Big Fella Thanks and The Package for the win. Comply Or Die and Snowy Morning both have odds high enough to place each-way bets on and I would most likely go with that for them. I may dutch all these runners to win depending on the odds available when I come to bet.

I hope that has given you a detailed look at some possibilities in tomorrow’s race.

The Grandest Grand National Competition Ever

April 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Grand National, News

Yes it is Aintree time again and the great British public all have an opinion on who will win the Grand National.

In reality most tipsters, punters and grannies will just pull out their Racing Post’s and a rather large pin in order to find the likely winner on Saturday.  But if you want more of a chance of getting a little something back from the big race then we have a fantastic competition with some top prizes.

Simply select the four horses you think are going to finish ahead of the rest (in any order), add their numbers up (as listed below) and email your answer to with the phase, “My word Darren you are such a generous chap, I am going to tell everyone I know, that I meet in the street, that I see in the pub etc….about the fantastic” in the subject line or just “Grand National Comp” will do!

The winners will be the nearest 5 (yes 5 top prizes) whose totals are closest to the total of the official result of the race.

So for example if you pick the first four from our list below…..

Tricky Trickster (our number 8 )
Joe Lively (our number 5)
Dont Push It (our number 6)
Big Fella Thanks (our number 22)

That is 8+5+6+22 = 41 (click here is you need any help with that, only joking!!)

Even if you don’t know one end of a horse from the other just pick a number between 10 (1+2+3+4) and 154 (37+38+39+40) and you are in.

Like we say we have 5 top prizes, blimey these are so good, I will have to have a go myself…..

1st Prize – £100 free bet from 888Sport – our number one bookmaker for this year’s National.  You will need an account to collect the free bet prize so get one now and scoop a few extra freebies in the process – details here

2nd Prize – Free one year subscription to Secret Betting Club – details here

3rd Prize – Three Month Subscription to the BetSeventyTwo private members club – details here

4th Prize – Two Month Subscription to the Exchange Secrets private members club – details here

5th Prize – One Month Subscription to the Trading Football private members club plus 3 videos from their private collection – details here

In the event of a tie then the places will be drawn at random from the matching entries.
All numbering to be used pre and post race is as listed below (and nowhere else!).
Entries close at 4:00 on Saturday 10th April 2010.
List of results will be published once the official result has been confirmed and all winners will be notified via email.

The final decision is ours, full stop. No discussions. We will send the boys round if you are not happy etc…etc….

Just a bit of fun with the added excitement of some excellent prizes, a great big thank you to all our sponsors.  And even if you don’t win do check out each of these services, every one is top draw and comes with a big bet72 thumbs up (especially that BetSeventyTwo private members club, fantastic).





and for some hot free bet offers please check out…..


And also if you are having a bet on the race anyway, don’t use your own hard earned cash.  We have over £500 in free bets for the big race too, so tell you Mum, Auntie and Granny about that!

Click Here for Full Details

Good luck everyone and here is the list of gee-gees you need to know about……..

1.         Madison Du Berlais

2.         Mon Mome

3.         Vic Venturi

4.         BlackApalachi

5.         Joe Lively

6.         Dont Push It

7.         Comply Or Die

8.         Tricky Trickster

9.         Niche Market

10.       Made In Taipan

11.       Dream Alliance

12.       Cloudy Lane

13.       Nozic

14.       My Will

15.       Pablo Du Charmil

16.       Ballyholland

17.       Backstage

18.       Beat The Boys

19.       Preists Leap

20.       Snowy Morning

21.       Cant Buy Time

22.       Big Fella Thanks

23.       State Of Play

24.       Character Building

25.       Ellerslie George

26.       Erics Charm

27.       King John Castle

28.       Conna Castle

29.       Ballyfitz

30.       Ollie Magern

31.       Arbor Supreme

32.       Maljimar

33.       The Package

34.       Piraya

35.       Irish Raptor

36.       Mr Pointment

37.       Palypso De Creek

38.       Hello Bud

39.       Flintoff

40.       Abbeybraney

In addition there are 4 reserves, who will only run if there is a non runner. If one of these runs and is placed, their number will count. They are:

41 Silver Birch
42 Cerium
43 Royal Rosa
44 Knowhere

444 Offers From 888Sport

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under News

888SPORT have 444 offers on the go over The Grand National meeting. Well 4 offers actually but 444 looked better.

First up…..

Win a free £5/€5 World Cup bet – just finish top 8 in the Grand National!

If your horse finishes in the top 8 in this year’s Grand National, we’ll refund your stake up to £5/€5 with a FREE ‘outright winner’ World Cup bet!

Simply make a ‘real money’ single bet of at least £5/€5 (to win) or £2.50/€2.50 (each way) on the Grand National, 2010 and we’ll give you a FREE World Cup ‘outright winner’ bet of up to £5/€5!

Enjoy the Grand National and enjoy the World Cup!

Next please…..

Be a 2010 Grand National winner at 888sport – even if you come last.That’s right – if your horse finishes last, you still win – up to £50/€50!

Simply make a ‘real money’ single bet of at least £5/€5 (to win) or £2.50/€2.50 (each way) on the Grand National, 2010 and we’ll refund your stake up to £50/€50 or £25/€25 (each way).

And the next…..

Make 3 horseracing bets a week – get a free £10 weekend bet on our Saturday Jockey Challenge!

And they’re off! Gallop your way to a free £10 weekend bet simply by making just 3 bets of at least £10 on any horseracing market during the previous week from Monday to Thursday.

Be an odds-on winner this weekend – and every weekend! – in 888sport’s Saturday Jockey Challenge promotion an exciting special market where you can race with your favorite jockey throughout Saturday – for free!

Prices will become available on Saturday by 10:00 GMT and will be located in the racing section.

And there’s no need to jockey for position – it’s available to all 888sport customers!

Enjoy the game!

So if you have an account you are good to go, if not you can pick up, upto £50 in free bets by opening a new account, see below.

Open an account with 888sport and place a bet of at least £15 and 888sport will then credit your 888sport account with a £15 free bet token.

Place a further 9 bets of at least £15 each, and you will qualify for a second ‘bet bonus’ free bet token of £15.

Place a further 5 bets of at least £15 each, and you will qualify for a yet another ‘bet bonus’ free bet token of £20. Only bets of at least £15 each will count towards your next free bet (bets of a lower value do not affect your entitlement to the offer).

So just get the initial free £15, then hit the other offers above and then you can complete the wagering for the other free £35 in free bets, brilliant.

Naturally we have 888SPORT in Oddsmatcher so that free £50 sign up offer is all nice and easy and risk free too!

Here is the link to get signed up with


A Grand Offer From Racing Traders

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Grand National

Get 5 Months for £50

Yes for the duration of The Grand National meeting Racing Traders have a special 5 month subscription for only £50, so if you are looking at some of the long shots this year, or getting involved with any trading, take this opportunity to have the Evolution trading platform with you in full speed mode.

To subscribe to full speed on this offer, click below, simply log in to BetTrader Evolution between Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th April 2010 where you will see this special offer on the application homepage.


Irelands Braced for €10 Million National Gamble

April 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Grand National

It would seem that Nation fever has hit both sides of the Irish Sea as punters across Ireland are set for a recession busting €10 million gamble on tomorrow’s Aintree Grand National according to top bookie Paddy Power.

The world’s most famous race goes to post at 4.15pm with a full field of 40 horses going head to head over a grueling 4 1/2 miles with ten of the runners carrying the hopes of Ireland.

Irish punters have latched on to a couple of the leading contenders and will be looking for Ruby Walsh and big race favourite, Big Fella Thanks (7-1), to get them back to winning ways after a very tough Cheltenham Festival and Irish Grand National. The best backed Irish horse so far is Arbor Supreme for Willie Mullins who finished a close second in Leopardstown last month.

Paddy Power said, “It’s the biggest race of the year and punters are out for revenge after a very tough Cheltenham. There’s always a fairytale in the National and we don’t have too long to wait to find out who’ll be enjoying the happy ever after”.

The fun-loving bookie has also pledged to give horse racing fans a day to remember tomorrow by promising to buy everyone in Liverpool a free pint if top Irish jockey A.P. McCoy rides the winner in the Grand National.

Paddy has teamed up with Irish football legend John Aldridge and will sponsor a free bar all night in his famous Liverpool watering hole ‘Aldo’s Place’ should Tony McCoy be first past the post in the four mile stamina sapping contest.

John Smith’s Grand National

Paddy Power latest odds bets: 7 Big Fella Thanks, 10 Mon Mome, 12 Black Apalachi, 14 Arbor Supreme, Snowy Morning, The Package, 16 Character Building, Niche Market, Tricky Trickster, Vic Venturi, 18 State Of Play, 20 Comply Or Die, Don’t Push It, Maljimar, 25 Backstage, Ballyholland, Can’t Buy Time, 33 Cloudy Lane, Dream Alliance, Irish Raptor, 40 Hello Bud, King Johns Castle, Madison Du Berlais, My Will, Palypso De Creek, 50 Ballyfitz, Cerium, Eric’s Charm, Joe Lively, 66 Beat The Boys, Ellerslie George, Flintoff, Nozic, Preists Leap, Royal Rosa, 100 Conna Castle, Made In Taipan, Ollie Magern, Pablo Du Charmil, Piraya
Each-way 1,2,3,4,5

All Prices are subject to fluctuation.

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