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Saturday 8th April

Place your Bets on the 2018 Grand National at William Hill

Arguably the world’s most famous horse race, the Grand National captures the imagination like few others. The race is run over 4 miles 514 yards and will feature 40 of the best long-distance chasers in horse racing. The runners and riders will have to navigate some of the most notoriously difficult fences in racing, including Becher’s Brook and the Chair, as they strive for glory on the famously difficult course. The Grand National 2018 will be run at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, at 17.15pm on 14th April. Unfortunately, last year’s winner, One for Arthur, will miss the race through injury, but expect the likes of Native River, Blaklion and Minella Rocco to figure prominently in the 2018 Grand National betting.

Grand National 2018 Guide

The Grand National is one of the biggest betting events in the UK. Even those who don’t usually bet on horse racing have a flutter on the big race. However, picking a winner is more than just a lottery -there are several key trends that can be analyzed before placing your bet. Experience is often key, and runners like Blaklion, Cause of Causes, Vieux Lion Rouge and Pleasant Company proved in 2017 that they have the guts and stamina to tackle the famously tough course. The same goes for jockeys, with experienced riders like Ruby Walsh, Leighton Aspell and Robbie Power all capable of adding another Grand National win to their resumes this year. However, perhaps a shock will occur in 2018 - it is not altogether uncommon for Grand National winners to be priced at 100-1.

Where to Bet on the Grand National?

You can place your Grand National bets with ease online at William Hill. We offer a wide range of betting options for the race, also providing you with the latest Aintree results, tips and information on the runners and riders. You will find generous odds for all your selections, and you can bet online right up until a few minutes before the race goes off. Don’t forget, the Grand National is but one part of the three-day Grand National Festival. There are 21 other races to bet on, with many featuring the best horses from the Cheltenham Festival. William Hill will be providing complete coverage of the 2018 Aintree Festival, offering special betting markets and brilliant odds for each race.

Who to Bet on Grand National 2018



Probable Jockey

Big Race Pedigree

Good to Know

Cause of Causes

Gordon Elliott

Jamie Codd

Three wins at the Cheltenham Festival and 2nd place in 2017 Grand National.

Cause of Causes and jockey, Jamie Codd, have established near "cult" status at Cheltenham after those wins.


Nigel Twiston-Davies

William Twiston-Davies

Big win in Grade 1 RSA Chase at Cheltenham 2016. 4th in last year’s Grand National.

Switches jockeys often. Ryan Hatch seems to be the jockey who gets the most out of him.

Our Duke

Jessica Harrington

Robbie Power

Won the 2017 Irish Grand National.

Trainer Jessica Harrington and regular jockey Robbie Power teamed up to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last year on Sizing John.

Native River

Colin Tizzard

Richard Johnson

Placed 3rd in the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup - a class act.

Was joint-favourite in early betting for last year’s Grand National, before pulling out of the race.


Paul Nicholls

Sam Twiston-Davies

Fell at the first fence in last year's Grand National, but went on to win the Scottish National two weeks later - one to watch.

Has fallen a few times in his career, but has all the tools to succeed at Aintree. Choice of jockey may be important.

Ucello Conti

Gordon Elliott

Daryl Jacob

No huge successes, but has performed well at Aintree. Unlucky to fall last year.

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

2017 Grand National Betting Results






One For Arthur

Derek Fox

Lucinda Russel


Cause of Causes

Jamie Codd

Gordon Elliott


Saint Are

Davy Russell

Tom George



Noel Fehily

Nigel Twiston-Davies


Gas Line Boy

Robert Dunne

Ian Williams


Vieux Lion Rouge

Tom Scudamore

David Pipe


Lord Windermere

Leighton Aspell

Jim Culloty


Regal Encore

Robbie Power

Anthony Honeyball


Pleasant Company

Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins


Houblon Des Obeaux

Charlie Deutsch

Venetia Williams

Bet with William Hill Online at 2018 Grand National

As one of the oldest and most established bookmakers in the UK, William Hill have been covering the Grand National for many decades. Formerly known as the Crabbie’s Grand National, but now sponsored by Randox Health, the race is part of the fabric of British sporting culture. We use all our experience to bring you the best ways to place bets on the Grand National. Join us now and make 2018’s Grand National one to remember!

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