Grand National 2018: What bookies offer the best each-way Grand National bets today?
The Grand National 2018 is upon us once more, and this year’s race at Aintree promises to be one of the best in recent memory. There’s no less than seven races taking place today (Saturday, April 14), but the big one is obviously the Grand National steeple chase at 5.15pm BST. Tempted to place a bet? With six of the last 10 Grand National winners starting at odds of 25/1 or better, our guide highlights the best Grand National 2018 each-way bets, as well as the bookies paying out the most places this year.
One of the UK’s most revered sporting occasions, the Grand National is when many of us enjoy our yearly flutter on the gee-gees. But for non-regulars, betting on the horses can be a bit intimidating, not least when it comes to each-way bets.
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Ever wonder why your nan won big on a horse that came sixth, but you lost a bundle on one that came fifth? Unfortunately, not all UK bookies are created equal when it comes to the number of places paid out for the Grand National, but we’re here to help.
Here’s a quick look at the biggest UK bookies – some exclusively online operations, others also on your nearest High Street – and how many places they’ll be paying out for Grand National 2018 each-way bets.
Alternatively, read on for a handful of our (decidedly un-trustworthy) tips.
Grand National 2018 Each-way Betting Guide: Bookies paying out four places on today’s race
The Lowdown: Better odds, but less of a chance of winning
Here are the UK bookies paying out four places for this year’s Grand National and the odds on offer.
- 888Sport (1/4 odds)
- BetBright (1/4 odds)
- Betfred (1/4 odds)
- Betway (1/4 odds)
Grand National 2018 Each-way Betting Guide: Bookies paying out five places on today’s race
The Lowdown: 1/4 the odds and an extra place paid out is the smart way to wager
- bet365 (1/4 odds)
- Betfair (1/5 odds)
- BoyleSports (1/5 odds)
- Coral (1/4 odds)
- Ladbrokes (1/4 odds)
- William Hill (1/4 odds)
Grand National 2018 Each-way Betting Guide: Bookies paying out SIX places on today’s race
The Lowdown: Maximise your chances of winning with one of these bookies
- BetVictor (1/5 odds)
- Paddy Power (1/5 odds)
Now that you’ve got an idea of how the Grand National 2018 betting landscape looks, is it time for some tips?
Grand National 2018: Best each-way bets and tips
A few horses have caught this writer’s eye for the Grand National 2018, though as ever, we must stress that the Grand National is probably the most unpredictable race around – which is why we love each-way bets. Equally, you should only ever wager what you can afford to lose. For responsible gambling advice, please consult GambleAware.
Now, on to some tips that are purely the best in the eyes of the writer – “views expressed purely my own, not that of my employer” and all that malarkey.
The Last Samuri – approximate odds 20/1
A perennial contender and top-quality horse, some think The Last Samuri might be past it – but a grandstand finish is just as likely.
Captain Redbeard – approximate odds 29/1
Odds have tumbled from around 50/1 in the last couple of days, suggesting plenty have faith in this unproven runner.
Vieux Lion Rogue – approximate odds 33/1
This horse’s trainer, David Pipe, enjoyed a Grand National win with Comply or Die in 2009 and knows the turf well.
Gas Line Boy – approximate odds 33/1
Finished fifth last year at long odds of 50-1 and boasts a jockey with third and fifth place finishes in the National. A very strong choice.
Perfect Candidate – approximate odds 66/1
Shares stables with the highly regarded Alvarado, who just happens to be his ‘best mate’. Could some of the gold dust have worn off?
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