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Grand National Betting 2022

We‘re almost set for the biggest bet race of the year. Grand National betting is ultra-competitive, make no mistake about that.

Never fear though, our Grand National betting guide will take you through everything you need to know. We‘ll direct you through the best bookmakers, how to bet on the race and much more besides.

Grand National Betting Sites and Offers

Betting on Grand National markets can be a minefield for those without expert knowledge. There are lots of bookmakers out there offering us odds on what is a huge sporting event.

Remember however that this is a good thing. Keeping Grand National betting online competitive is what ensures we get the best odds, with all the bookmakers competing against each other ensuring strong markets. Here‘s a list of who you can bet with:

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How to Bet on the Grand National

Grand National betting is a pastime in itself. With 40 runners jumping 30 fences over 4¼ miles, it‘s one of the hardest races in the world to win.

Betting on Grand National markets can be difficult for punters. There are so many different markets to choose from and so many horses in the race.

The first thing to do however is to make sure you‘re with the right bookmaker. If you are a new customer, your bookie may be offering a bonus, so make sure it‘s a good one. Checking out their betting offers is important, but so is seeing their general odds for the event.

In the ante-post markets, Paddy Power and Betfair have tended to be top-price on more runners than their competitors. This can change from firm to firm, horse to horse, so make sure you do your research before betting.

When you‘ve found the right bookmaker for you, make sure you deposit with the requisite funds to release any bonuses. Grand National betting 2022 is competitive, so open more than one account if you can and get the best price.

Look out for extra offers too, such as non-runner no bet, best odds guaranteed and extra places. Any advantage you can gain in a race this hot could be crucial.

Grand National Betting Types

Most Grand National betting focuses on the simple win and each-way markets. There are more out there however, Grand National betting online especially being a veritable treasure trove of betting markets. These are some of the bet types you can get involved in:

Win and Each-Way

Backing your horse to win the National is simple. If you take 25/1, then basically you‘ll win €25 to a €1 stake. The each-way terms will be ¼ odds for four places, though some bookmakers will offer up to six places. If your horse finishes in one of these positions, you can still be paid out with an each-way bet.

Forecast & Tricast

If you want to go for the big bucks, you can place a forecast. This is a bet in which you predict the first two horses home, in the correct order. A tricast is the same, although it involves the first three horses.

Ante Post NRNB

NRNB, or ’non-runner, no bet‘, is the best way to bet ante post, i.e. in advance of the race. Bet before the final declarations are announced two days before the race and you can take advantage of bigger odds, while still getting your money back if your horse doesn‘t run.


Saturday at Aintree is huge. There are other top events as well as the Grand National, so you may want to consider betting on a few runners in various races to watch those potential returns rack up.

Grand National Betting Tips

Grand National betting can feel unique, although some basic principles can still be followed. Make sure you consider the following before placing your National wagers:


Despite the idiosyncratic nature of this race, form is still important. Not many horses who aren‘t enjoying the game go and win the Grand National. Look out for horses in good form, especially those who‘ve won over distances of three miles and beyond.


Regardless of how good they are overall, horses carrying very big weights tend to struggle in this race. While handicaps exist for a reason, it‘s still hard to carry more than 10st 7lbs around 4¼ miles and across 30 fences, so always bear that in mind especially if the ground comes up soft.

Trainers and Jockeys

Everyone represented in this race is there for a reason and is capable of winning it. However, some horsemen are better than others. Check out the trainers with particularly good form in large-field handicap chases, especially over longer distances.


Knowing the personalities involved is crucial, but it won‘t help you get the best value. Choosing the right bookmaker is key too. Shop around, get the very best odds for your horse and if you can, open more than one account to take advantage of the various bonuses and special deals offered.

Where to Watch the Grand National 2022

As always, ITV Racing will be showing the big race live. If you can‘t be near a TV, however, never fear. Many bookmakers will be offeringlive streaming of the event too.

Firms such as Betfred, Paddy Power, Betfair and bet365 to name a few will all have live streaming of the Grand National in high quality, though in some cases a bet will need to be placed before you can activate the feed.

Live streaming of the Grand National is taken directly from Racing TV. With this, you can expect not only top-quality pictures but also full commentary of the race.

Grand National FAQ

Find out more about the event in the section below.

What is the Grand National?

The Grand National is the biggest betting event in the UK and Ireland. A National Hunt steeplechase, the race contains 40 runners taking on 30 of the toughest fences on the circuit. Fully £750,000 (€870,000) is offered in prize money.

When Does the Grand National Take Place?

The 2022 Grand National takes place on Saturday, April 9th at Aintree Racecourse. The three-day Aintree Festival meeting begins on Thursday, April 8th, with the big race going off at 5.15 pm on day three.

What are the Biggest Races at the Grand National Festival?

The Grand National itself is the feature race, but over the three days, there are many huge events.

10 Grade 1 races take place, namely the Manifesto Novices‘ Chase, the 4YO Juvenile Hurdle, the Betway Bowl, the Aintree Hurdle, the Top Novices‘ Hurdle, the Melling Chase, the Sefton Novices‘ Hurdle, the Mersey Novices‘ Hurdle, the Maghull Novices‘ Chase and the Liverpool Hurdle.

Who are the Best Jockeys at the Grand National?

Jockeys have proven to have less of an influence in this race than in other events. That said, look out for Brian Hughes, Nico de Boinville, Harry Cobden, Paul Townend, Jack Kennedy and Rachael Blackmore. All of these riders are in terrific form.

Who are the Best Trainers at the Grand National?

Henry De Bromhead and Willie Mullins are both in great form, though neither has a strong Grand National record. Jonjo O‘Neill trained the 2010 winner and is back with a big contender this year.

Who Won the Last Grand National?

Rachael Blackmore became the first woman to ride the Grand National winner when successful on Minella Times in 2021.

Do Irish Horses Do Well at the Grand National?

Irish horses had a poor record at Aintree until Bobbyjo’s win in 1999. Since then, nine Irish-trained runners have won. In 2021 ten of the first eleven horses to finish the race were trained in Ireland.

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