Grand National Tips

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:

  1. Our tip for the 2023 Grand National.
  2. Info on who the UK's top newspaper tipsters are backing for the race.
  3. The top 3 bookmaker signup offers for the big day.
  4. 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:

  1. Only back horses that have won or placed over stayer's distances in the past 12 months.
  2. Horses who recently placed while closing in on the leader in a shorter stayer's chase can offer good value and potential.
  3. 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.
  4. Make sure your horse has won at handicaps similar to what they will be carrying on race day at Aintree.
  5. Look out for bookmaker betting specials, like extra places paid, that will increase your chances of winning your bet.

2023 Grand National tip

It's not just Gaillard Du Mesnil's name that is a handful. This horse proved himself at Cheltenham in March, winning the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup by a couple of lengths over 3 miles 6 furlongs. If ground conditions tend to soft or heavy at Aintree on race day he's a very strong contender for a place and will offer ample value in that department at a price of 14/1.

Place your bet at William Hill

Nap of the Day

Nap Time Racecourse # Tipsters Best Odds Racecard
Easy Game 16:20 Listowel 4 11/10
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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

Nap Time Racecourse Tipster Best Odds Racecard

This table will display tips from all major newspaper tipsters for today's racing at Aintree Racecourse.

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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.

Free bets

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.

NRNB specials

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.

Place specials

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.


Betting specials

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Who will win the Grand National in 2023?

Predicting the winner of the 2023 Grand National is one of the toughest asks in international horse racing. With 30 fences to be jumped over 4 miles and 2 furlongs, anything can happen and there is no such thing as a sure thing in the Grand National.

The two big contenders in 2023 are Noble Yeats, who won the Grand National last year and Corach Rambler, winner of the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. However, neither is a rock solid bet, so you are best off doing your own research for the race or checking out the Grand National naps on this page to find out who the top tipsters are backing.

Who's the favourite to win the Grand National in 2023?

Corach Rambler is the favourite to win the Grand National in 2023 thanks to his win in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2023.

Where to watch the Grand National?

The Grand National is broadcast live on ITV Racing in the United Kingdom. This content is syndicated to several other satellite and cable broadcasters for international broadcast, who may also make the content available online. If you would like to stream the Grand National you can watch it live on RacingTV.

How to pick a Grand National winner?

Picking a Grand National winner requires research into the horses competing in the race. You will need to look at factors like the horse's recent from, ground preference, ability to stay long distances and previous experience under the weight it will be carrying in the Grand National. If several of these point towards a horse succeeding then you will be making an educated bet on which horse will win. However, you should always place each-way bets on the Grand National so that you can still earn a return if your horse finishes in the places but doesn't win.

What radio station is the Grand National on?

A number of terrestrial radio stations cover the Grand National, including BBC Radio 5 live. However, it's easiest to listen to the Grand National on a digital radio station. William Hill Radio offers a free broadcast of the Grand National that you can stream from any device.

Who won the 2022 Grand National?

Noble Yeats won the 2022 Grand National. He was ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen, who was riding the horse for trainer Emmet Mullins. Noble Yeats is owned by Robert Waley-Cohen.

Who came second in the 2022 Grand National?

Any Second Now was the runner-up in the 2022 Grand National.

How many horses finished the Grand National 2022?

15 horses completed the Grand National in 2022.

Has a mare won the Grand National?

13 mares have won the Grand National. The last time this happened was in 1951 when Nickel Coin won the race.

Has a woman won the Grand National?

Rachael Blackmore is the only female jockey to have won the Grand National during the race's history.

What are the odds on the Grand National?

The odds for the Grand National are updated constantly until the race starts. You can access the latest odds from the UK's top bookmakers here