Grand National tips include more than just backing the right horse
Friday, 08, Apr 2011 08:30
There are many Grand National Tips floating around at the moment for the biggest betting race in the calendar but perhaps just as important as what horses you back in the Grand National is where you place your bets and what 'perks' you get for betting with that particular bookmaker. Check out Grand National Guide for the latest offers and free bets.
One of the most obvious concessions to look out for is at least five places on each way bets. Considering the Grand National favourite normally goes off at around 7/1 most, if not all, of the Grand National bets you place are going to be each way bets. Nearly all of the bookies will be going five places on the day of the race although some have been offering five places on each way bets for weeks now.
If we are really lucky one or two bookies might even offer six places on each way bets, which is very generous as that will probably cover almost half the finishers in the race. There will of course be a few bookies that offer just the standard four places on each way bets and they are obviously the ones to avoid unless they are miles clear on the best price for the horse you fancy.
Most bookies will be competing for your custom on Grand National day and that works in your favour again when opening accounts. Most the bookies offer free bets all year round but the terms and amounts of the free bets can often change on Grand National day, so you need to stay up to date with the bookies' Grand National offers in order to make the most out of your Grand National bets. It often works out that you can bet twice the amount you actually risk with the use of free bets on the Grand National.
There will also be other concessions offered by the bookies that will most likely be announced on the day of the race. These concessions are usually along the lines of 'money back if the favourite wins' or 'refunds on fallers'. Usually more than a quarter of the Grand National field will fall so if placing bets on the Grand National knowing that your money will be refunded if your horse is a faller can substantially reduce your risk on the race.
Finding out the best odds on each horse, what each way terms each bookie is offering and more information about Grand National free bets and also Grand National concessions is easy, simply click on the highlighted link in this paragraph for all the information you need to make the most out of your Grand National tips. OLBG has a full list of the current free bets available here.