Extra places being paid out on the Grand National can be a great help and Coral have an offer to help you out. The Grand National has 40 horses line up to take on that ultimate challenge of stamina in the racing world, and it’s a pretty big crapshoot at best. Favourites at the head of the market haven’t a had huge impact for punters in recent runnings and the proof of the pudding there is looking at the prices of the last five winners of the race which have come home at 33/1, 66/1, 25/1, 25/1 and 33/1.
That’s what attracts so many punters. Big prices in an unpredictable race. So there are big priced winners and you have had two second-season chasers, which bucks the trend of needing experience to win the National, taking the last two titles at the famous Aintree battle, with Many Clouds topping the field a couple of years ago and Rule The World coming home as a big outside shot this term. So that means that punters can find huge value right down the field.
The race has evolved over the last few years. It has become quicker, the handicapping has changed to bring those who probably need to be running with a top weight, more of a chance in the race. The race has become shorter, the jumps less challenging and a new breed of stamina has come into play, namely being able to sustain for a longer period at a higher speed with less of a focus on jumping, than simply just grinding it out as a jump specialist.
So the Grand National can be a pretty much up in the air affair and that means that punters may have a look well beyond the market leading pack who are all around the 12/1 and 14/1 mark like Definitely Red, Vieux Lion Rouge, Blaklion, Cause Of Causes and More Of That. If you have pulled a middle-priced runner out of your sweepstakes, such as 25/1 shot Vicente or 33/1 priced Raz De Maree you’re not exactly going to be too disappointed.
It’s a big race, a big challenge and that is where some great extra coverage from bookmaker Coral can pay dividends. They are paying out to five places on the Grand National 2017 and this betting offer is open now for bets. A place finish pays out at 1/4 odds, which means that you could win even if your horse doesn’t! Rule 4 may apply on this Coral Grand National offer, where one bet gives you five chances of getting a return!