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Grand National 2019: How to bet on Grand National?

| 03.04.2019

How do I open an account?

Opening a new account at Coral is quick and easy. It can be done online through your desktop computer or tablet device in a matter of minutes and needs to be completed only once. Start by typing Coral into your internet search engine and click the Join Now button at the top-right of the homepage. You’ll then be taken to the registration page where you’ll be asked to fill in some of your personal details, including name, date of birth and address. To complete the process, you will be asked to confirm that you are aged 18 years or older.

How do you bet on the Grand National?

Betting on Grand National at Coral is quick, easy and enjoyable. To place your bets, you click one of the Grand National quick links on the desktop homepage or mobile app or by clicking Horse Racing>Featured or Aintree 5.15pm. From there you will see all confirmed runners. To add a selection to your bet slip you must click the price of the horse you want to back. You’ll then see the agreed price and a box to enter your stake. Check the each-way option if you would like to play each-way but remember your stake will double. If you are happy with the stake and potential returns shown, click the green bet button and your bet will become live. You’re on. Repeat to back other runners in the Grand National. Coral’s Grand National betting guide aims to help speed up the process.

What is a sign-up offer?

The sign-up offer is a promotion aimed at customers who don’t already have an online account with Coral, regardless of if they have bet with Coral in-store. When opening an account, you will be awarded a new customer sign-up bonus which can be used to bet on sports, including the Grand National. Check the promotions page for the latest sign-up offer, as well as all promos open to you as both a new and existing customer. These include enhanced odds, money back and enhanced place terms to each-way backers across many sports.

Should I back the favourite?

The question, Grand National who to bet on? is a tricky one to find the answer to. Favourites have a poor record in the Grand National and that often encourages punters to take a chance on an outsider at bigger odds. Tiger Roll won the race last year and was antepost favourite to do the same again this weekend, but we’ve not had a winning favourite of the Aintree spectacular since Don’t Push It in 2010, and even that was a joint-fav. The last standalone favourite was Hedgehunter back in 2005. Each of the last 10 winners have carried double or treble-figure odds.

Who are the best Grand National horses to bet on?

Irish-bred and Irish-trained horses have fantastic form in this race. Those on the lookout for this year’s winner should also know Gigginstown House Stud have owned two of the last three champions with Tiger Roll in 2018 and Rule The World in 2016 dong the business. Age is also important, the trends dictating we should stay between eight-year-olds and 11-year-olds. Three of the last four winners of the Grand National have been aged eight years old at the time of success, Many Clouds 2015, One For Arthur 2017 and Tiger Roll 2018.

Who are the top Grand National jockeys?

The history books show the battle to be crowned the Grand National top jockey has George Stevens at the head of the pack on five titles. His last came in 1870, but its thought to be unlikely that mark will ever be passed. Stevens won his first Grand National in 1856 with Freetrader before returning to the winner’s enclosure with Emblem in 1856. George completed the hat-trick with Emblematic in 1864, before scoring on The Colonel 1869 and 1870. In more recent times Leighton Aspell has sat on two of the last five winners, Pineau De Re in 2014 and Many Clouds a year later.

What are the Betting Types for the Grand National? How do I know what’s best for me?

There are many ways to bet on the Grand National, including your pick to win the race, without the favourite and even match betting where you predict the winner of two horses, regardless of where they finish in the final field. The big prices attached to the Grand National allows punters to bet for low to modest stakes and target a decent pay-out. Each-way betting is extremely popular in this race.

Outright Betting, Placed Finishes etc.

Outright betting in the Grand National is a market that challenges punters to predict the eventual winner of the 5.15pm Aintree with prices attached to each runner a reflection of how likely Coral traders think them winning is. The less of a chance, the bigger the price and many different factors come into play when quoting odds, including recent form, course and distance experience. The Grand National is a race notorious for big priced upsets, however, and that’s one of the reasons it remains popular with casual backers. You can also bet on a runner to finish in the top-six.

How to bet on grand national 2019

What else can I bet on the Grand National? Specials, forecasts, each-way

Coral traders have put in the work to ensure there is something for everyone to bet on in the 2019 Grand National. Picking the outright winner is no mean feat, so you can avoid the unpredictability of it all and, instead of aiming for a champion, wager on one of the many exciting specials. These include each-way betting where you will receive a pay-out if your pick is one of the first six to cross the line. A forecast offers large odds if you can call the winner and runner-up in the correct order. A reverse forecast offers the safety net of your two picks finishing first and second in any order. You can also bet on winning trainer, age, nationality, owner and more. Check the Grand National betting and specials at Coral for a full and updated list.

What is each-way betting in horse-racing?

Each-way betting is a wager on a selection to finish as one of the first six runners to pass the finish line. For punters to earn a profit from this type of bet they don’t need to win the Grand National, just finish amongst the best half-dozen. Coral offer each-way terms of 1/5 the odds a place 1-2-3-4-5-6 and that’s better than you’ll get with most of the competition. Each-way players should remember you must double your stake to place this type of bet, with half going on the horse to win, and half on it to place 2nd to 6th. Anything ending 7th or worse will be settled as a loser.

How are each-way bets are calculated?

How each way bets are calculated depends on the result. As already mentioned, you must double your stake when placing an each-way bet, one half on the horse to win at a price and one on it to place at the same price. If the horse wins you will be paid out twice, once on the win at the price quoted and another on it placing. If your selection finishes 2nd to 6th you will be paid out at the agreed place terms which are, in this case, 1/5 the odds.

Let’s take a look at an example…

If you back Jury Duty each-way in the Grand National at 25/1 for a £10 stake your total bet will cost £20. If it wins the race you will be paid £320 which is £10 at 25/1 = £250 and £10 on 1/5 of 25/1 = £150, you’ll also get your original £20 stake returned, hence the £320 pay-out.

If Jury Duty fails to win the race but finishes somewhere between 2nd and 6th, you’ll see a return. The win part of the bet is settled as a loser and you get £60 back, 1/5 the odds 25/1 = 5/1 x £10 pays £50, with your £10 stake added on top.

What is handicap?

The Grand National is a handicap race, which means each horse carries a different weight and what that may be is decided by their recent form. The reason for this is to make for a more competitive, interesting and spectator friendly race and, when done correctly, it limits the chance of a runaway winner and boring finish. If the handicapper does their job properly there should be very little between the finishers, their aim being a multi-horse dead-heat. That rarely happens, of course, but good handicapping is key to an exciting race. The burden carried by a runner should feature in your decision to back it or not. Are they too heavy and expected to struggle under the weight, or have they been well treated and should be carrying more, giving them a better chance of winning?

What is a non-runner?

A non-runner in the Grand National betting is a horse that has a price attached in the build-up but, for whatever reason, fails to be included in the final field. A horse could be taken out for any number of reasons, including the wrong ground, illness or injury. If you back a horse and there’s the non-runner money back promotion attached, you will get your cash back. If the horse goes to post but refuses to run, or is taken out at the last start, it’ll be classed as a withdrawn runner and you may not get your cash back.

What is non-runner money back?

Coral offer non-runner money back and that means if you back a horse and it isn’t included in the final field that goes to post, your stake will be refunded back to your account in cash. It’ll be done in good time for you to choose another horse to bet on in the Grand National, if that’s your plan. Stakes on single bets are returned in full to your account and multiples re-calculated to accommodate the non-runner.

How do I place a refund?

If stakes are returned to your account due to a non-runner in the Grand National betting 2019 they will appear in your balance and the cash will be available to use however you see fit. You can withdraw your refund or use it to place a bet on another runner in the Grand National, or any other sporting event for that matter. Refunded stakes works the same as any other cash available in your balance.

Where can I get Grand national live odds?

You will find Grand National live odds on the Coral website, right up until the off of the race at 5.15pm on Saturday 6 April. If there’s a false start or delay you the odds and betting will be kept live until the race is underway, including all markets and odds. Visit the Coral desktop site or mobile app, click one of the Grand National quick links placed the homepage, or enter the horse racing section and click on the 5.15pm Aintree. There you will see every runner in the race, with their price attached. Click the price to add the selection to your betslip.

What happens if my bet is void?

If your bet is void, for whatever reason, your stake will be returned to your betting balance at the earliest opportunity and will be available to use again on another selection, if you wish. Any accumulators and multiples will be revised or made void to reflect the void selection.

How much do I win if my horse wins?

Returns depend on your stake and price of the runner at the time the bet was placed. For example, a £2 bet on a 25/1 winner would return £52. That’s 2×25 plus your initial stake back on top. Each way bets work differently and are fully explained in the each-way section of this article. When placing a bet at Coral you will be advised of your potential winnings, barring rule 4s. You can also use Coral’s handy bet calculator to tot up your potential winnings before placing a bet.

What happens after I win Grand National?

If you land a winning bet in the Grand National, either predicting the race winner, each-way top-six finisher or one of the many specials on offer, your winnings will be added to your balance at the first opportunity. Please be aware, bet settlement takes longer on Grand National days due to the increased number of bets placed, but the Coral team work to reward you with your winnings as soon as possible. Win and each-way bets are settled first, with specials following.



Frank Monkhouse