Britain’s biggest horse racing event is almost here. That’s right it’s the Grand National 2012. Not only Britain’s largest event but revered the around the world. The Grand National or National steeple chase is the main event out of a selection of National Hunt races over 3 days. The Festival proper starts with Liverpool day on 12th April, followed by Ladies Day on 13th April, and culminates with the biggy; the steeplechase on Saturday 14 th April at 4.15pm.
The National has attracted a record amount of prize money in 2012 so expect the very best horses, trainers and jockeys to be on show. Watched the world over the Grand National attracts a huge amount of money to betting markets.
It’s like no other race and is one of just 4 steeplechase events held at the Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. With 30 fences the National is the biggest test of jockeys and horses that the UK has to offer. The National is famous for attracting the attention of the general public not just horse racing enthusiasts. Renowned for the severity of it’s jumps, it certainly brings the danger factor to the event, with the jumps Becher’s Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn unseating the majority of riders. Seriously injuring jockeys and killing some horse.
Everyone knows someone who’s got a big win on the National…. normally totally by chance. Certainly fun, but choosing horses in the National because they’ve got a silly names doesn’t work long term. Betting clubs offer great Grand National betting services providing some background to selections and high confidence picks for the event. Making the chances of multiple wins much higher and enhancing the event as a whole.
With so many factors to take into account, namely, horse ages, weights, jockey’s, trainers, conditions and much more it’s impossible to find the time to make high confidence selections without help from the experts. That’s where the help of Smart Betting Club starts, to provide the best Grand National tips over the 3 day festival. But first, some advice from Smart Betting Club. The steeplechase is the big betting event but isn’t necessarily the best for getting winners. Synchronised and Junior are currently the first and second favourites. Synchonised is a Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 winner, Junior won Royal Ascot in 2010 and The Cheltenham Gold Cup last year. Although popular with the bookies these horses have little chance of winning because the National is totally different to races at Cheltenham or Ascot. The jumps strike fear into the most experienced of jockeys. The ground is often soft and the jumps are arduous, which requires a mix of speed and stamina very specific to this exciting event.