Grand National 2015 Betting Tips

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Grand National 2015 | Saturday 11 April, 2015 | Aintree Racecourse | 16.15

On Saturday the top forty horses in the handicap will be competing along four miles, three and a half furlongs in the most popular event on the horseracing calendar: the Grand National.

The sixty-four remaining seven-year-old and up horses will be narrowed down to forty ahead of the race with rankings taking into account placings in previous races as well as BHA Handicapping ratings.

AP McCoy’s expected mount Shutthefrontdoor heads the field currently with Royale Knight – trained by last year’s winning trainer, Doctor Richard Newland – bringing up the rear.

The final confirmation of the forty to race will be announced at 10.00 BST on Thursday, 8 April 2015.

This will be the last time that champion McCoy is set to take part in the race before his retirement having won an impressive nineteen times.

Nine-year-old Lord Windermere continues to head up the weights on 11st 10lb. The 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner will be chasing the victory for the rare chance to hold both titles, a record held by only Golden Miller and L’Escargot.

Of the first seven horses home in last year’s Grand National, six remain listed in this year’s field with champion Pineau De Re heading them up.

Grand National 2015 Betting Tips

Shutthefrontdoor, ridden by former champion AP McCoy, is a sure-fire favourite in this race. With so much money rolling through the bookies on the back of this horse the odds may be a little short for your liking, but if you’re looking for a sound investment Shutthefrontdoor may be the closest you’ll get to that in such an unpredictable race. Priced at 7/1 with Paddy Power.

Unioniste looks set to have a great ride at Aintree. He displayed excellent form to come third behind Gold Cup winner Coneygree and is definitely one to consider. Worth backing now before odds are slashed at 25/1 with Betway.

Our third pick is Balthazar King who finished second in this event last year. Despite his increasing age he’ll put up a good fight against the younger competition and is solid bet at 10/1 with William Hill.