Punters Guide to Grand National 2021


If you’re someone with an interest in horse racing, then Grand National definitely ranks among the top horse racing competitions you’re watching out for.

Grand National features 40 chasers attempting to navigate their way over 30 fences within four miles in the hope to get a chunk of the €1,000,000 prize money.

After the 2020 Grand National Horse racing event was cancelled, it’s certain that this year will be special, with trainers and punters elated that the pulsating event is back.

Horse Racing Tips for Punters

While going through the Grand National list, you will notice the fierce rivalry between some horses slugging it out for the ultimate Grand National competition. As such, punters require the best of horseracing tips to make apt Grand National predictions that will make them smile to the bank. In this year’s tournament, the odds are stacked against the champion Tiger Roll as the chances of competing looks very bleak.

Punters are placing their bets on other Grand National runners & riders with the expectation that there’ll be a new champion in Aintree this year. If you’re a punter and you’re here for some racing tips, we recommend that you first visit Grand National Guide’s page to acquaint yourself with the list of riders and runners before placing your bet. Doing this allows you to know which of our horse racing tips you’d rather follow.

The Tiger roll discussion

If confirmed as a runner, Tiger Roll will be bidding for its unprecedented third successive victory.  He would stand the chance to join Red Rum in the record books as the second horse to win the competition three times.

But his participation is still subject to doubt, as the owners have previously asked that the UK handicapper rate him in the 150s.  But with his mark effectively adjusted to 168, fans are hopeful that Gigginstown rescinds its decision so that it can be eligible to contest.

Tiger Roll 'unlikely' to go for National hat-trick
Tiger Roll ‘unlikely’ to go for National hat-trick

Even if Tiger Roll is allowed to take part in the historic event, there’s doubt that he can impress fans as before. However, some Bookmakers still consider him as a competition favourite despite his disappointing outcome at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

Burrows Saint

Burrows Saint was considered by punters as a noteworthy contender for the 2020 Grand National prior to the cancellation of the event due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Burrow got into the good book of punters when he won the Irish Grand national in 2019, moving soundly and emerging the winner by a length and three quarters.

The delay in the horse’s debut appearance may be to its advantage as it’s now an 8 years old horse, and three out of five Grand National was won by this age group. By contrast, the last 7-year-old horse to win the Grand National is Bogskar, back in 1940.

Candy’s getting the sweet?

Tom Lacey’s Kimberlite Candy is one horse that seems to be fired up for the crown in this year’s Grand National. His record makes him rank amongst punters’ favourite, and he’s also a sound jumper with perfect balance. He came only second in two of his last three runs and was only defeated by specialists in the venue. The past poor performance of the Tiger Roll further improves the chance that Candy will emerge a champ this year.

Newbies giving it a shot

Going through a list of winners of other staying handicaps across the season can give insight on possible major upsets to expect in Aintree.

Cloth Cap emerged victorious at Newbury in November to win the Ladbrokes Trophy, while Jonjo O’Neil did not only train Grand National winner, but he has also ridden one. He has proven to have stamina by coming third in a Scottish Nation tournament, but he has never experienced the difficulty of the Grand National tournament.


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