Grand National & Aintree Tips

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Grand National 2021 Betting Tip – 100/1 each-way bet and the main contenders for the National

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The 2021 Grand National is coming soon and we can start looking at some betting tips for the big race, as well as the other races on the three day card from Aintree including the Topham Chase and the Aintree Bowl.

Whether you’re an avid horse racing fan or have little interest at all, everyone loves a bet on the Grand National.

We’re already gathering the best Grand National offers for you ahead of the big meet in April, so you have all you need to know.

The big news ahead of the 2021 Grand National was that Tiger Roll would not take to the start and look to win his third straight Grand National, so the current favourite for the race is now Cloth Cap at around 4/1. See all the latest 2021 Grand National tips below.

 

Racing Post’s Grand National Tips

Tom Collins – Any Second Now (10/1)

James Stevens – Minella Times (14/1)

Keith Melrose – Yala Enki (40/1)

 

Tom Segal (Pricewise) Grand National Tips

Any Second Now (10/1

Any Second Now was being aimed at the race last year before it was called off and he has some really classy back form to his name including when winning the 2019 Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival.

He clearly could not handle the Gowran mud in the Thyestes but he had shaped well over hurdles the time before that and this will have been the plan all season long.

Ted Walsh has a brilliant record in this race having trained Papillon to win and be placed, while also sending out Seabass to finish third under his daughter Katie. Everything points to Any Second Now being a big factor.

Secret Reprieve (14/1)

The one I like the most is the Welsh Grand National winner Secret Reprieve, who I thought won at Chepstow with loads in hand and, in comparison to nearly all his opponents, he remains totally unexposed.

Secret Reprieve is still officially a novice and he did fall at Haydock at the start of the season, but I get the feeling Evan Williams thinks he will be up to running in Graded races sooner rather than later and, if that is the case, he surely has a massive chance off just 10st 1lb.

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2021 Grand National Runners

1 Santini (GB) 9 11-10 167 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Nicky Henderson

2 Bristol de Mai (FR) 10 11-10 167 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies

3 The Storyteller (IRE) 10 11-8 165 Mrs Pat Sloan Mrs Denise Foster IRE

4 Chris’s Dream (IRE) 9 11-7 164 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE

5 Yala Enki (FR) 11 11-3 160 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls

6 Ballyoptic (IRE) 11 11-1 158 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies

7 Definitly Red (IRE) 12 11-1 158 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison

8 Lake View Lad (IRE) 11 11-0 157 Mr Trevor Hemmings N. W. Alexander

9 Burrows Saint (FR) 8 10-13 156 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins IRE

10 Magic of Light (IRE) 10 10-13 156 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Mrs J. Harrington IRE

11 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 11 10-12 155 Slaneyville Syndicate W. P. Mullins IRE

12 Talkischeap (IRE) 9 10-12 155 Mr Charles Dingwall Alan King

13 Tout Est Permis (FR) 8 10-12 155 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade

14 Anibale Fly (FR) 11 10-12 155 Mr John P. McManus A. J. Martin IRE

15 Mister Malarky (GB) 8 10-12 155 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Colin Tizzard

16 Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 9 10-10 153 Mr John P. McManus Tom Lacey

17 Beware The Bear (IRE) 11 10-10 153 Mr G. B. Barlow Nicky Henderson

18 Pym (IRE) 8 10-10 153 Mrs Patricia Pugh Nicky Henderson

19 Any Second Now (IRE) 9 10-9 152 Mr John P. McManus T. M. Walsh IRE

20 Balko des Flos (FR) 10 10-9 152 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE

21 Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 11 10-9 152 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

22 Brahma Bull (IRE) 10 10-8 151 Mrs S. Ricci W. P. Mullins IRE

23 Ok Corral (IRE) 11 10-8 151 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

24 Takingrisks (IRE) 12 10-7 150 Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards

25 Shattered Love (IRE) 10 10-7 150 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

26 Jett (IRE) 10 10-7 150 Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Mrs J. Harrington IRE

27 The Jam Man (IRE) 8 10-7 150 Ronan M. P. McNally Ronan M. P. McNally IRE

28 Lord du Mesnil (FR) 8 10-6 149 Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson

29 Potters Corner (IRE) 11 10-6 149 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams

30 Class Conti (FR) 9 10-6 149 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede W. P. Mullins IRE

31 Milan Native (IRE) 8 10-6 149 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

32 Discorama (FR) 8 10-6 149 Thomas Friel/Andrew Gemmell Paul Nolan IRE

33 Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 12 10-5 148 Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent David Pipe

34 Cloth Cap (IRE) 9 10-5 148 Mr Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill

35 Cabaret Queen (GB) 9 10-5 148 Syndicates.Racing W. P. Mullins IRE

36 Minellacelebration (IRE) 11 10-5 148 Mr Nick Elliott Katy Price

37 Canelo (IRE) 8 10-4 147 Mr John P. McManus Alan King

38 The Long Mile (GB) 7 10-4 147 Mr John P. McManus J.P.Dempsey IRE

39 Give Me A Copper (IRE) 11 10-4 147 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls

40 Farclas (FR) 7 10-3 146 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

41 Minella Times (IRE) 8 10-3 146 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead IRE

42 Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 12 10-3 146 Ms G. Howell Georgie Howell

43 Hogan’s Height (IRE) 10 10-3 146 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan’s Height Jamie Snowden

44 Double Shuffle (IRE) 11 10-2 145 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George

45 Ami Desbois (FR) 11 10-2 145 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson

46 Keeper Hill (IRE) 10 10-2 145 McNeill Family Warren Greatrex

47 Gold Present (IRE) 11 10-2 145 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Nicky Henderson

48 Blaklion (GB) 12 10-2 145 Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton

49 Some Neck (FR) 10 10-1 144 Some Neck Partnership John McConnell IRE

50 Secret Reprieve (IRE) 7 10-1 144 Mr & Mrs William Rucker Evan Williams

51 Deise Aba (IRE) 8 9-13 142 Mr Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs

52 Kauto Riko (FR) 10 9-13 142 Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners Tom Gretton

53 Fagan (GB) 11 9-13 142 Mr Ben Brackenbury Alex Hales

54 Valtor (FR) 12 9-13 142 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

55 Golan Fortune (IRE) 9 9-13 142 P Middleton, M Lowther Phil Middleton

56 Run Wild Fred (IRE) 7 9-11 140 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

57 The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 8 9-11 140 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies

58 Captain Drake (IRE) 8 9-11 140 Gary Stevens and Brian and Sandy Lambert Harry Fry

59 Another Venture (IRE) 10 9-11 140 Racing For Maggie’s Partnership Kim Bailey

60 Crievehill (IRE) 9 9-11 140 Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies

61 Flying Angel (IRE) 10 9-10 139 Mr R. J. Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies

62 Prime Venture (IRE) 10 9-10 139 Mrs Janet Davies Evan Williams

63 Le Breuil (FR) 9 9-10 139 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling

64 Achille (FR) 11 9-9 138 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams

65 Hold The Note (IRE) 7 9-9 138 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon

66 Plan of Attack (IRE) 8 9-9 138 Mr A. Halsall Henry de Bromhead IRE

67 Roaring Bull (IRE) 8 9-9 138 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

68 Dounikos (FR) 10 9-9 138 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

69 Treacysenniscorthy (IRE) 9 9-8 137 Paula Widger Robert Widger IRE

70 Musical Slave (IRE) 8 9-8 137 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs

71 Soupy Soups (IRE) 10 9-8 137 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland

72 Beau Bay (FR) 10 9-7 136 Mr Peter Green & Dr RDP Newland Dr Richard Newland

73 Shantou Flyer (IRE) 11 9-7 136 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls

74 Hear No Evil (IRE) 9 9-7 136 Mr Patrick Joseph McCartan Noel C. Kelly IRE

75 Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 10 9-6 135 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

76 Aforementioned (FR) 8 9-5 134 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster IRE

77 Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 11 9-3 132 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland

 

When Is This Year’s Grand National & How Do I Watch It?

The Grand National will take place on April 10th, 2021 at Aintree, Liverpool.

The race will be live on ITV with the Grand National itself getting underway at around 5.15pm.

Of course, there’s a whole week’s worth of racing to enjoy however, with the likes of Ladies Day also having plenty of big meets to have a flutter on.

 

Day One, Thursday 8th April 2021:

  • The Merseyrail Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase
  • The Doom Bar Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle
  • The Betway Bowl Steeplechase
  • The Betway Aintree Hurdle
  • The Randox Health Foxhunters’ Steeplechase
  • The Betway Red Rum Handicap Steeplechase
  • The Goffs Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat

 

Day Two, Friday 9th April 2021:

  • The Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle
  • The Crabbie’s Top Novices’ Hurdle
  • The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase
  • The JLT Melling Steeple Chase
  • The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase
  • The Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle
  • The Weatherbys Champion Standard Open NH Flat

 

Day Three, Saturday 10th April 2021:

Saturday welcomes the big one, the Grand National. It’s perhaps the most famous horse race on the planet and the whole country will be enjoying a Grand National bet.

The full schedule for Saturday’s racing can be found below…

  • The Gaskells Handicap Hurdle
  • The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle
  • The Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase
  • The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase
  • The Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle
  • The Randox Health Grand National
  • The Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle

 

Previous Grand National Winners

  • 2018: Tiger Roll
  • 2018: Tiger Roll
  • 2017: One For Arthur
  • 2016: Rule the World
  • 2015: Many Clouds
  • 2014: Pineau de Re
  • 2013: Auroras Encore

 

2021 Grand National Betting Odds

Naturally, with the big race still a way off, the odd are still beginning to form, but bookies are already pinning down their Grand National favourites.

As it stands, these are the current favourites to win the Grand National…

  • Cloth Cap – 4/1
  • Any Second Now – 10/1
  • Burrows Saint – 10/1
  • Minella Times – 14/1
  • Kimberlite Candy – 14/1
  • Secret Reprieve – 14/1
  • Magic of Light – 20/1
  • Potters Corner – 25/1
  • The Storyteller – 25/1
  • Discorama – 33/1
  • Bristol De Mai – 33/1
  • Acapella Bourgeois – 33/1
  • Milan Native – 33/1
  • Farclas – 33/1
  • Lake View Lad – 40/1
  • Le Beruil – 40/1

Grand National tips Cloth Cap

 

What Grand National Betting Markets To Back

The Grand National isn’t just about Saturday at 5.15pm. There is betting to be had from Thursday and some great markets to bet on.

As the festival approaches more and more markets will become available so keep your eyes peeled on this page to get the best Grand National odds and offers.

 

Where Can I Find the Latest 2021 Grand National Betting Tips

With this page dedicated to all things Grand National, we’ll make sure you’re kept right up-to-date as April approaches.

We’ll provide you with all the best news, previews and Grand National free bets from now until race day, making sure you’re in the perfect position to hit the jackpot.

We’ll post all the very latest on the Grand National below as well as on social media. Make sure you follow @thatsagoal so you don’t miss out.

Tiger Roll wins the 2018 Grand National

 

What if the Horse I Backed Doesn’t Run The Grand National 2021?

April is still a while off, and anything can happen between now and then. Most bookmakers will offer Grand National No Run No Bet opportunities in the build up.

This essentially means, if your horse doesn’t race, you won’t miss out as your bet will be null and void.

Most major UK bookmakers will be offering this at some stage, and we’ll keep you in the loop about every opportunity.

 

How To Get Grand National Free Bets

If you’re looking for a Grand National free bet, then you’re in the right place.

As the weekend gets closer we’ll be finding all the best free bets and sharing them with you.

You’ll find them below and on our free bets page, while we’ll also include them in all of our Grand National news posts, reviews, and previews.

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Where to Find the Best 2021 Grand National Betting Tips

We have some real horse racing experts in our stables at Thatsagoal and they’ll be passing on their knowledge to you as we creep closer to Grand National day.

We’ll provide all the latest insight and analysis on the race, bringing you previews with betting directly in mind so you can make a fully informed bet on the racing.