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Grand National 2011 Best Bets Need To Have Plenty of Proven Form


The wait for the Grand National is over and although many people have described the race as a lottery, you can be sure more people win on the Grand National than the lottery, and it is certainly a more exciting spectacle.

Grand National guide will help you to narrow down the Grand National runners to find the best bets!

The Grand National 2011 Best Bets are going to be the horses who are most suited to the conditions and take to the unique test that the Grand National offers. The ground may be a little softer than in most recent years after a bit of rain earlier in the week. Good to soft looks most likely although a sunny day could dry the ground out a little more. The horses who have struggled on better ground are going to be the first horses to put a line through but don’t forget to look at what ground horses have run well on rather than just won on, as that can sometimes be misleading.

One of the things that makes the Grand National what it is, is the extreme distance over which the race is run. There is no race longer than the Grand National in Britain and at four and a half miles, it is the biggest test of stamina a horse can face. That is why stamina is key in this race and you always want to be with a horse who has won over at least three miles before in their career. The last twenty winners had all done that and many had form over even further.

There are also few races that can require as much luck in running as the Grand National. Forty runners will take to the course for this race and this makes proven form in biggish fields a must for the best Grand National bets. The last twenty winners of the Grand National had all managed to win a chase with at least twelve runners and any horses who regularly compete and run well in big fields are favoured.

The most solid Grand National bets are those that have been there and done it in the race itself and the one that probably stands out on proven Grand National form is last year’s winner Don’t Push It, who will be aiming to become the first back-to-back Grand National winner since Red Rum in 1974. Don’t Push It is well fancied once again and looks nailed on to run a good race. However, it is worth noting that he is not the only previous Grand National winner in the field, there is also 2008 winner Comply Or Die, who also finished second in 2009 and twelfth in 2010. He is down in the weights this year and could outrun his very big odds.

There are other horses who will prove popular Grand National tips based on previous runs in the race such as Big Fella Thanks, Backstage and State Of Play, who have placed in the race for two years running. For a full list of runners, odds and expert tips go to Grand National Guide.

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