As if it wasn’t difficult enough to try to pick the winner of the Grand National, there are also other ‘Betting Specials’ which we can browse through. And, unsurprisingly, there are quite a few of them.
So if you simply can’t decide which horse to back for tomorrow’s race, check these out!
An Irish-Trained Winner – Odds 4/7
Almost no value in this bet whatsoever. Odds on that the winner will be Irish trained is based on the fact that the vast majority of the field are based in Ireland. Gordon Elliott has 11 runners, with Willie Mullins fielding four more. Add in runners from Henry De Bromhead, Jessica Harrington and Tony Martin and you can see why the odds are so low!
A UK-Trained Winner – Odds 11/8
Better odds than the alternative and not a bad bet if you fancy the chances of Vintage Clouds, Rock The Kasbah, Ramses De Teillee or Lake View Lad – all of whom are trained by UK trainers. The Irish may have a lot of runners but the UK is not short on quality!
Gordon Elliott To Train The Winner – Odds 7/4
With 11 runners, Gordon Elliott will break the record previously set by Martin Pipe for the most in the Grand National by a trainer. Fielding more than a quarter of the field certainly gives Elliott a strong hand.
But it’s Tiger Roll that has given him the boost and the most likely chance of winning. Though he also runs Irish Grand National winner General Principle and the on-form Jury Duty.
Willie Mullins To Train The Winner – Odds 4/1
No stranger to the Winners Enclosure, Willie Mullins won the Grand National with Hedgehunter and has just won his first Cheltenham Gold Cup. Very much on form, he fields second favourite Rathvinden as well as last year’s second place Pleasant Company.
A Female Trained Winner – Odds 11/2
Not bad odds considering there are five female trainers with runners in the 2019 Grand National.
— Sue Smith Racing (@suesmithracing) April 5, 2019
Jessica Harrington, Rebecca Curtis, Sue Smith, Jane Williams and Lucinda Russell will all be strong contenders. Smith and Russell have already won the Grand National so they know exactly what it takes. With 25 individual trainers saddling runners, the ladies make up 25% of them.
A Female Ridden Winner – Odds 25/1
Large odds primarily because there are only two female jockeys riding this year. Lizzie Kelly on Tea For Two and Rachael Blackmore for Henry De Bromhead. So making up only 5% of the jockeys, 25/1 is slightly better odds for the representation.
Rathvinden & Anibale Fly To Finish 1-2 – Odds 50/1
And lastly, the highest odds go to Rathvinden and Anibale Fly to finish in first and second place in any order. While not impossible, it takes Tiger Roll out of the equation. We all know that anything can happen in the National so for 50/1 it could be worth a sneaky small bet!
If you like any of the Specials above, you can find them all at Paddy Power.