The Grand National is the biggest racing event of the year, and this year bumper crowds will again congregate on Aintree Racecourse to watch a field of 40 take on the most challenging course in international thoroughbred racing.
In this guide we'll give you:
- Our tip for the 2023 Grand National.
- Info on who the UK's top newspaper tipsters are backing for the race.
- The top 3 bookmaker signup offers for the big day.
- The best promo offers available on the race.
Betting on the Grand National
The 2023 Grand National will be run at 17:15 on Saturday April 15th 2023. The race is the second last on the day's card, and the undisputed highlight of the Grand National meeting.
As always the Grand National is going to be a challenging race to call. While antepost markets might have some tempting prices, you'll want to wait until closer to the final field confirmation or race day to place your bets.
This will ensure you don't put money on a horse that is not confirmed for the final field, while also giving yourself enough information about weights, conditions and the field your selection will be up against when placing your bet.
There are some basic principles to keep in mind when betting on the Grand National:
- Only back horses that have won or placed over stayer's distances in the past 12 months.
- Horses who recently placed while closing in on the leader in a shorter stayer's chase can offer good value and potential.
- Match your horse's ground preferences to course conditions at Aintree on race day. Few horses are going to win over 4 miles if the ground is not to their liking.
- Make sure your horse has won at handicaps similar to what they will be carrying on race day at Aintree.
- Look out for bookmaker betting specials, like extra places paid, that will increase your chances of winning your bet.
Nap of the Day
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|Indicated odds were updated on 2023-06-05 06:45:26 UTC. Please note that odds are subject to change.|
Grand National Naps Table
This table will display tips from all major newspaper tipsters for today's racing at Aintree Racecourse.
The Top Bookmaker Sign-up Offers
If you are looking to create a new betting account and get access to a lucrative sign-up offers then these are your three best bookmakers to go with for the Cheltenham Festival.
2023 Grand National Specials
Bookie specials can easily make the difference between profit and loss on the Grand National. However, finding specials on race day isn't always easy as bookies try harder to protect their bottom line in this massive race than they do in any other race of the year.
If you're planning to wait until race day to open your betting account, or try out a new bookmaker, don't. Many bookies take their free bet/new account offers offline for Grand National day because of the sheer number of new punters who sign up on the day.
So, make sure you open your betting accounts at least 3 days before the race day to ensure you profit from any free bet offers on your new account.
With the Grand National final field confirmed so close to race day, you're going to want to restrict your antepost bets to bookmakers offering no runner no bet offers. These will cover you if your selection doesn't make it onto the racetrack on race day.
You're more likely to make money off the places than the win when betting on the Grand National, so you want to ensure that you get paid for as many places as possible.
Keep in mind that not all place specials are born equal - some bookies will drop the payout on the place portion of each-way bets when they extend the number of places paid, which could cut into any winnings you make off your selection's place.
Money back specials
While bookies tend to be conservative with their offers for the Grand National, you can still find the occasional money back special floating around. These will refund your stake (usually as a free bet) if certain conditions are met during the course of the race.
Think of money back specials as a form of free insurance on a race, and if you find a bookie offering one of these, don't miss out on the opportunity.