Grand National Specials
After you have picked your win and each way bets, take a look at these Grand National specials for a further interest in the race.
Number of Finishers
The most popular Grand National novelty bet is to back how many horses will finish the race. This way you can cheer every horse as they jump each fence! The ground is key to the number of Grand National finishers as the chart below shows.
The highest number of finishers was was 23 in 1984 and the lowest number was 2 in 1928
The going is key to the number of finishers with vast differences between heavy (10% and 16% of runners finished) and good (37% average from 8 races).
The Grand National 2016
looks set to be the classiest field of runners ever. With the going likely to be good to soft, we think that we could be in for a good number of finishers this year. We are tempted by Betfair
odds on 19-20 and 21+ finishers. Head over to Betfair
to place your bets.
First Fence Fallers
A bet which will be all over after the first fence - lets hope its not your horse that falls!
The fast pace the runners travel to the first fence often results in fallers.
1998, 2000 and 2006 saw five fallers and 2002 saw nine fallers
2013 saw no first fence fallers
2014 saw one faller at the first fence
2015 saw three first fence fallers
2016 saw one faller at the first fence
Very hard to predict of course but lets hope for no first fence fallers at 6/4. Place this bet with Betfair
The Winning Distance
At least with this bet you are guaranteed an interest right until the end of the race! Winning distances have varied greatly over the last ten years with the average being around 10 lengths. Its a good idea to pay attention to the going with this novelty market as well.
- The two heavy going races produced winning distances of 25 and 11 lengths.
- Good/Firm and Good goings have produced wining distances of four lengths and under on SEVEN occasions.
We predict a winning distance between 4 and 9 lengths this year. Place this bet with Betfair
offer a number of other bets on the race such as the age of the winner, the starting price of the winner and many more. Check out the latest odds for all these markets at Betfair