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Saturday 8th April




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TheThe 2017 Grand National will be run at 17.15(UK) on Saturday 8th April. The Randox Health, formerly known as Crabbie’s, Grand National is probably the world’s most famous horse race. It takes place in April each year at the Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England. It is an incredibly tough race, run over 4 miles and features some notoriously high fences such as Becher’s Brook and the Chair. There is usually a field of 40 runners and riders, with the race being open to seven year olds with a BHA rating of 120 or more. The Grand National is reported to be watched by over 600 million people worldwide, and is regarded as one of the biggest betting events of the year in the UK.



The Grand National race has been run since 1839. Back then it was known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase. It has since grown into the world’s most famous horse race, but it now also forms part of an important national hunt racing festival. The Grand National races fixtures now features 21 races, 11 of which are Grade 1 contests. The 2017 Grand National Festival will take place over three days, Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th April. The 2017 Grand National race will be run at 17.15(UK) on the Saturday and will be shown on ITV.



The Grand National Festival starts with the Grand Opening Day (8th March). The first race, the Grade 1 Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1) will go off at 13.40(UK). The festival certainly opens with a bang, as the first four races are Grade 1 races. They include the Aintree Hurdle, which was won last year by the fantastic Annie Power.



Ladies Day is the second day of the Grand National Festival. It also features seven fantastic races, including The Crabbie’s Top Novices’ Hurdle and the Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase. While there is no dress code at the Grand National Festival, Ladies Day encourages people to dress in their finery for the races. Ladies’ Day at Aintree will take place on Friday 7th April, with the first race going off at 13.40(UK).



Grand National Day is the final day of the Grand National Festival. Obviously, the highlight is the great race itself, but it also has six other potential thrillers on the card. The Liverpool Stayers’ Hurdle is probably the pick of the bunch. Last year’s winner Thistlecrack has been ruled out for the season with a tendon injury, so the Stayers’ Hurdle will be wide open.



You can bet on the 2017 Grand National online at William Hill right now. We have complete coverage of the great race, offering you top Grand National race odds and brilliant betting markets.



2016 Grand National Results

The 2016 Grand National was an enthralling race. 39 runners started the race, and as is testament to the tough course and distance, only 16 finished. The winner was Rule the World, ridden by David Mullins and trained by Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris. It was a first win for both trainer and jockey, and at odds of 33/1 put smiles on the faces of many punters. It was a mixed bag for joint favourites The Last Samuri (2nd) and Many Clouds (16th). The latter was the 2015 winner and was highly fancied to emulate the likes of Red Rum and Reynoldstown as a multiple Grand National winner.



2017 Grand National Betting Odds & Runners

The race itself was a slow burner, with the lead changing several times. Things started to heat up when The Last Samuri passed Many Clouds after the 26th fence. Rule the World blundered on the 27th, but came through on the home straight to pass The Last Samuri and win by a couple of lengths. Rule the World has now been retired, but the race may have offered some clues to the 2017 Grand National betting tips. Runner up, The Last Samuri, showed signs that he could be a future National winner. With strong finishes, Vieux Lion Rouge and Ucello Conti also showed they are worthy of a punt in 2017.



2017 Grand National Betting Guide

The Grand National is one of the most popular betting events worldwide. Many people who do not usually bet will have a flutter on the big race. With forty top horses expected to take part in the race, it is important to find as much information as possible about your selection. Below is a betting guide with some information on the Grand National 2017 tips.



Horse

Trainer

Probable Jockey

Big Race Pedigree

Good to Know

Vieux Lion Rouge

David Pipe

Tom Scudamore

Has 11 career wins, including an Aintree victory in 2016.

Beat fellow favourite, Blaklion, at Haydock in 2017.

Blaklion

Nigel Twiston-Davies

William Twiston-Davies

Big win in Grade 1 RSA Chase at Cheltenham 2016.

Should have some advantage in the weights over rivals.

The Last Samuri

Kim Bailey

David Bass

8 wins and that credible 2nd in last year’s Grand National.

Was formerly trained by Donald McCain Jnr.

Carlingford Lough

John E Kiely

Barry Geraghty

Irish Gold Cup, Hennessey Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup winner.

Has beaten quality like Cue Card, Djakadam and Don Poli in the last year.

One For Arthur

Lucinda Russel

Derek Fox

6 wins, including an impressive victory in the Betfred Classic Handicap Chase this year.

Widely regarded as a steady jumper. Something seen as essential to finishing the Grand National.

Ucello Conti

Gordon Elliott

Daryl Jacob

No major UK and Ireland wins, but two decent finishes at Aintree over the last year point to e/w chances.

Gordon Elliot became the youngest ever trainer to win the Grand National (Silver Birch 2007).

Bet with William Hill Online at 2017 Grand National

You can bet on the Grand National 2017 right now at William Hill. We cover the festival in its entirety, offering tips, results and great ways to bet on all 21 races. Join us to discover Grand National betting promotions and all the latest news surrounding the Festival at Aintree. We have been taking bets on the Grand National for many decades now and use that expertise to bring you the best action from the festival. You can find top odds for Grand National races, Gold Cup 2017 and more when you sign up to William Hill.



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