2012 Grand National
Following the excitement of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival out attention now turn to the 2012 Grand National which gets underway Saturday 14th April. The National is rich in history and with it being an unique race, it opens its doors to a host of horse racing betting opportunities. It’s run over a distance of four miles and 856 yards and with a total prize fund of £975,000, it’s the most valuable National Hunt event in Britain.
For anybody looking at placing a bet on the 2012 Grand National, bet365 have just announced that they are now non-runner/no bet on the event. This means that you will get your money back if your chosen horse doesn’t line-up for the prestigious event.
Not only are bet365 offering a non-runner – no bet market, they are also offering all their customers their best odds guaranteed promotion as well as paying an extra place (five places).
Bet365 spokesman Pat Cooney said: “All roads now lead to Aintree and we're happy to offer all customers three excellent offers on the Grand National. We are now non-runner - no bet, best odds guaranteed and paying five places.”
The betting on the 2012 Grand National is a very open affair with a number of horses pitching themselves at the head of the betting. The Willie Mullins trained Prince De Beauchene is currently the market leader at 10/1 with Stan James and having bolted up in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February, the former Howard Johnson horse is bound to be a popular selection especially with Ruby Walsh on-board. Junior for David Pipe is next in the Grand National betting at 12/1 (general) whilst this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Synchronised is 14/1.
The 2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs is top price 16/1 for National glory and if he can take the honours, he’ll become the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to successfully defend his title. Burton Port, who finished fourth in the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup is also 16/1 whilst Cheltenham winner (Kim Muir) Sunnyhillboy is 20/1 along with Alan King’s West End Rocker and the Evan Williams charge Cappa Bleu.
From the other 66 runners still entered in the 2012 Grand National, Seabass and Treacle are both 20/1 and Chicago Bay, Killyglen, Calgary Bay, Shakalakaboomboom and On His Own are all 25/1.
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