Another Grand National is nearly upon us. This year’s instalment of the legendary steeplechase will be running on Saturday 11 April at 16:15. All through the week, punters will be trying to find a winner.
However, it s highly unlikely that anybody will do better than Aurora’s Encore winning last year at 66/1. The reward for the winning owner will be the lion’s share of a £1 million prize fund.
Iconic jockey Tony McCoy is already proving popular among punters. The Irishman will be riding Shutthefrontdoor at 7/1, but the Guardian believes that we should be looking at other prospects.
The Guardian’s free horse racing naps suggest that Rocky Creek at 9/1 is a more likely winner, as is The Druids Nephew at 12/1. McCoy’s horse is being overestimated because of his track record. Betting each way make sense for the Grand National, with such a high volume of runners.