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Our tipsters' strongest bets for this meeting

14:25
Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

One of the stories of the season, rated just 84 in September, improving to win a Grade 2 at Punchestown last time out. Looks well worth his place at the highest level now and with him avoiding Cheltenham, he arrives fresher than most for one of the canniest in the business. All ground and trips seem to come alike to him and it’s not hard to imagine there is better still to come.

15:00
Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

Impressive Arkle winner is already a short price for the 2022 Champion Chase back at the Cheltenham Festival. A perfect 4/4 over fences, the obstacles look a bigger threat to him on paper than any of his four rivals. He is a very short price but impossible to oppose in his bid to continue his unbeaten start to chasing.

15:35
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
Thyme Hill silk

Thyme Hill

Analysis
5/2

A horse who has always done well fresh, missing the Cheltenham Festival with a niggle can prove to be a blessing in disguise. The Stayers turned into a real slog and Paisley Park having taken part there will need to up his game once more faced with his younger rival. They are 1-1 in their clashes this season, the win for the selection coming first time up, his defeat coming off the shortest break of his life, just twenty-two days. Now fresh again, he can get the better of his older rival.

16:15
Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
Happygolucky silk

Happygolucky

Analysis
10/3

An untimely mistake at the last in the Ultima cost him his chance, not as strong up the hill as the dour stayer, Vintage Clouds. He tanked through that race like much the best horse and this flatter track can help him. Just two pounds higher here is perfectly fair with just four starts under his belt. Back on better ground will help him with more improvement still to come.

17:15
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)

Short enough for many but he does arrive a stone well in on his new handicap rating. He showed himself well ahead of his mark at Kelso last time out, bolting up in a race where he should’ve had a harder task on official ratings. Already third in a Scottish National when doing his best work late on and winner of a Ladbrokes Trophy, he is well suited to these big field staying chases. On a steep upward curve this season, he is a sound jumper of a fence and with the necessary luck, is going to take all the beating.

Sat 10th Apr

Aintree Tips

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Yellow underlined races have a myracing selection
13:45 Aintree RTV
EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
14:25 Aintree ITV
Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
15:00 Aintree ITV
Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
15:35 Aintree ITV
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
16:15 Aintree ITV
Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
17:15 Aintree ITV
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
18:20 Aintree RTV
Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (Class 1)
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Jockey and Trainer Stats

Jumps

Rank Jockey Name Rides Today Runs Wins Win %
1st Harry Skelton 6 105 18 17
13:45
EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Ashtown Lad

Analysis
14:25
Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

My Drogo

Analysis
15:00
Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Longhouse Sale

Analysis
15:35
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)
16:15
Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Spiritofthegames

Analysis
17:15
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Blaklion

Analysis
2nd Sean Bowen 2 70 11 16
15:35
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

If The Cap Fits

Analysis
16:15
Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Calipso Collonges

Analysis
3rd Sam Twiston-Davies 5 73 10 14
13:45
EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Earlofthecotswolds

Analysis
14:25
Betway Mersey Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Guard Your Dreams

Analysis
15:35
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

William Henry

Analysis
17:15
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Ballyoptic

Analysis
18:20
Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

Super Six

Analysis
4th Aidan Coleman 4 74 10 14
13:45
EFT Systems Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Kid Commando

Analysis
15:35
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

Paisley Park

Analysis
16:15
Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)
17:15
Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

Balko Des Flos

Analysis
5th Richard Johnson 0 80 10 13

The jockeys above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Jumps

Rank Trainer Name Runs Wins Win %
1st Dan Skelton 124 19 15
2nd Nicky Henderson 103 18 17
3rd Paul Nicholls 106 14 13
4th Colin Tizzard 68 11 16
5th Tom George 71 9 13

The trainers above are ranked by their number of wins at this course in the last 5 seasons.

Aintree Chase Course
Aintree Chase Course

Aintree Betting Tips

Located in Liverpool, Aintree is best known for being the home of the Grand National. The famous race was first run in 1839 and is the most valuable jump contest in Europe, with a prize fund of around £1m. The accompanying festival is full of quality with 10 Grade 1 races over the three days.

Course: The main course used at Aintree is the Mildmay, which is a flat mile and a half circuit. This is on the inside of the Grand National course which is about two miles and two furlongs. It is also flat but in a triangular shape. The Grand National itself is two laps of the course which is a total of thirty fences jumped. The fences are arguably the toughest in the country and our tips have to be more than assured jumpers.

Feature Meeting: The Grand National meeting takes place over three days in April and attracts the best of the best. We have tips for every contest of the festival which include runner by runner analysis of the big race itself.

The Aintree Festival

Held at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, the Aintree Festival is one of the world’s most famous, not least because it boasts the most famous horse race on the planet in the Grand National. The three-day event as a whole is not to be missed either, with Aintree’s unique fences and glorious racecourse being used to full effect in all 21 of the Festival’s races. Our Aintree tips cover all of these in great detail, as well as providing runner by runner analysis of all the competing horses.

Aintree Festival Day 1 – Thursday

  • Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
  • 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Bowl Chase (Grade 1)
  • Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase
  • Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • Mares’ Bumper (Grade 2)

Aintree Festival Day 2 – Friday (Ladies Day)

  • Orrell Park Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
  • Melling Chase (Grade 1)
  • Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Pincent Masons Handicap Hurdle (Grade 2)

Aintree Festival Day 3 – Saturday (Grand National Day)

  • Gaskell’s Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
  • Betway Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • Liverpool Hurdle (Grade 1)
  • Randox Health Grand National (Grade 3)
  • Weatherby’s National Hunt Flat Race (Grade 2)

The Grand National 2021

The highlight of the Aintree Festival and our Aintree tips, the Radox Grand National is the biggest race in horse racing, and one of sport’s most famous occasions. Watched by more than half a million people around the globe, the race takes place towards the end of the festival’s final day. It’s also one of the biggest races in the world numerically, with around 40 horses competing each year – perhaps explaining why only two horses have ever won the race more than once. This makes picking a winner notoriously difficult, but luckily this is where out selection of Grand National tips come into play.

Grand National Tips

Our experts offer their Grand National tips well in advance, so you can take advantage of any early value. Our tipsters look at form, track conditions, stats and odds before making their tips for the National, and with years of experience under their belt, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable bunch of horse racing professionals.

2021 promises to be another superb renewal of the Grand National, and myracing has you covered not only with expert betting tips, but also all the best free bets around. We also recommend you check back daily for the latest tips for Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s cards.

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Address

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 5AS.

General Admission

see: aintree.thejockeyclub.co.uk/ or call 0344 579 3001.

How to Get There

Air - 10m, Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Road - N of city, 1m S of junction of M57 and M58 with A59 Preston road. M6(Jctn21a).
Rail - Adjoining course, Aintree Stn (London Euston-Liverpool Lime Street then local service).

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Grand National Betting Tips FAQs

When is the 2021 Grand National?

The 2021 Grand National will be held on Saturday 10th April at 5:15 pm (17:15 GMT) and will finish around 10 minutes later at 5:25 pm (17:25 GMT).

How do I pick the winner of the Grand National?

Many punters will go for the horse with the best name or the jockey wearing their favourite colours, but for those looking to win, it pays to look at the details.

Study the form of each horse and see how they perform in various conditions and surfaces. Take a look at the history of Grand National winners, and see if there’s anything they have in common. Finally, it pays to be informed, so make sure you check out our selection of Grand National tips. These are made by our seasoned experts – they do the hard yards so you don’t have to.

What is the Grand National course like?

The Grand National course at Aintree is run over just over four and a quarter miles. It is famed for its many fences, with 30 jumps required in total.

For more details, make sure to check out myracing’s course maps above.

What horse is favourite to win the Grand National?

With the festival approaching, the ante-post odds lists are beginning to take on a more definitive shape. The favourite for the 2021 edition of the Grand National is looking like Cloth Cap, with the likes of Any Second Now, Burrows Saint and Kimberlite Candy also garnering relatively short odds.

Who won the 2020 Grand National?

The 2020 Grand National was not held due to Covid-19 restrictions, but a virtual event was held in its place. This was won by Potters Corner, with profits from the race going to NHS charities.

What are the best Grand National free bets?

The best Grand National free bets offer big bonuses for a small deposit. To compare all the best free bets from all the top bookmakers, make sure to check out our Grand National free bets page.

What types of bets can I do on the 2021 Grand National?

There are generally two types of bet for the Grand National. Win-only bets involve your horse winning the race outright. Conversely, if you’d prefer to hedge your bets, you can opt for an each-way bet. This is effectively two bets – one for your horse to win and the other for your horse to place, which means they can finish 1nd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and sometimes 5th and your bet will still come in.

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