Grand National Tips

The Grand National is one of the most iconic and prestigious horse races in the world and attracts millions of pounds worth of bets from both professional and amateur punters each year.

With 30 fences to be jumped over a distance of four mile, two and half furlong, and a field of no less than 40 horses, it's not an easy task to pick a winner.

However, I've had great success in the past and use the same strategy and criteria each year to predict which horses will finish the race and hopefully reach the post first.

You'll find a list of my Grand National tips below for the upcoming 2024 race but be sure to revisit this page as I'll likely be adding more if I spot value in the ante post markets.

When Is The 2024 Grand National?

The 2024 Grand National Festival will take place at Aintree Racecourse from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April with the main event scheduled for 5.15pm on the Saturday afternoon.

About The Grand National

The Grand National is one of the most-watched horse races in the world and takes place at Aintree each year in April. It's a race that is loved by racegoers, horse racing fans and the general public due to its test of both stamina and agility and the very frequent drama that it produces.

The race dates back over 180 years with it first being run in 1839. It's viewed by millions of people worldwide and is one of the biggest betting events of the year for both punters and bookmakers.

The famous Red Rum is the most successful horse ever to take part in the Grand National, winning the race three times in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

Grand National Ante Post Tips

Ante-post betting on the Grand National can be a great way to get the best odds on the horses, but it can also be risky, as you're betting before the final declarations have been made and before you know which horses are definitely going to run.

Several horses will drop out in the weeks and months leading up to the race and so you're taking the chance that your selections will run when placing a bet in advance.

Several bookmakers offer Non-Runner No Bet for the Grand National which is an offer definitely worth taking up if you are placing ante-post bets. When NRNB is available, the bookmaker will refund your stake, as cash, if your horse fails to make an appearance.

Despite the risks, I do like to have an ante post bet or two on the race and will be sharing Grand National ante post tips here on The Racing Tipster. There's a good chance that the prices will shorten by some margin after the final declarations and so there is a lot of value to be had in the ante-post markets for the Grand National.

I follow horse racing all year round and much of my analysis is aimed at picking a likely winner in the Grand National each year.

As always, my Grand National tips are completely free and available on this page, on Twitter and in The Racing Tipster Telegram group.

Best Bookmakers For The Grand National

Choosing the right bookmaker for your Grand National bets is essential if you are to get the biggest returns from your bets. There are several factors to consider such as the odds on the horses you are backing, Grand National betting offers such as Non-Runner No Bet, Extra Places and Best Odds Guaranteed, deposit & withdrawal options, withdrawal times and the general reputation of the bookmaker.

I've bet with several dozen bookies over the years and have a fairly good idea of which ones are worth your time and which ones you should most definitely avoid. 

Some of the best bookies for the Grand National based on the factors above are listed below.

Grand National Betting Offers

The Grand National is one of the biggest sporting events of the year in terms of betting. Online betting sites are all competing against each other for your wagers and as such, they often release various betting offers for the race in a bid to attract bets.

As well as bookmaker welcome offers which are often worth claiming, some common betting offers for the Grand National that you should definitely be looking out for include:

Non-Runner No Bet

Many punters are eager to get their bets placed on the Grand National as early as possible. However, with the unpredictable nature of the sport, many horses end up being withdrawn in the run-up to the event. This can result in your stake being lost even before the race has begun.

Thankfully, many bookmakers offer "Non Runner No Bet" for the Grand National. This means that if the horse you bet on doesn't end up running in the race, you'll get your stake back in full.

By placing your bets early with a Non Runner No Bet bookmaker, you can secure the best odds without risking losing your stake if your chosen horse doesn't end up running.

Best Odds Guaranteed

Best Odds Guaranteed is one of the most common and popular horse racing offers and is widely available on the Grand National.

Best Odds Guaranteed means that if you place a bet on a horse and the starting price (SP) is greater than the price you took, the bookmaker will pay out at the higher odds.

As prices on the Grand National can fluctuate due to the high levels of bets being placed on the race as well as other factors such as horses being withdrawn, Best odds Guaranteed is a must-have offer if you are having a bet.

Extra Places

Although win bets are popular on the Grand National, the majority of punters opt for placing each way bets. This is mainly due to there being up to 40 horses in the race and so there's a much greater chance of horses finishing in a place position, especially when Extra Places are offered.

Many bookmakers offer Extra Places on the Grand National and so long as they don't offer lower prices to compensate, these bookies should definitely be considered for your bets.