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Grand National Betting Preview: Which Horse to Back

Grand National Betting Preview: Which Horse to Back

This Saturday is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar, the Grand National, and people are busy backing their favourites to win.

Last year the surprise winner was Many Clouds and this year the horse is strong favourite to win at the bookmakers with odds of around 7/1. It is thought that he has a better chance than any before him of becoming the first since Red Rum to win two Nationals in a row.

Furthermore, jockey Leighton Aspell is hoping to become the first jockey ever to win the National three years in a row and he is attempting it on a horse that has been specially prepared for that feat and looked in great shape when he won by ten lengths at Kelso last month.

However, support is rising for The Last Samurai and the Kim Bailey trained horse is now 10/1 second favourite. In the last few months he has won at Doncaster and as recently as a week ago he could be backed at 16/1 but the steady flow of bets placed on him has reduced the odds.

Those who would like to bet on a horse with longer odds should take a look at Wonderful Charm who is far too good to justify his odds of 50/1. The horse has been prepared by trainer Paul Nicholls all season for the race and is looking good. He was third on Aintree’s Mildmay track at the meeting for the last two seasons and he was a good second on his sole start this season at Cheltenham when overnight rain little to help.

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.




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