Each Way Bets for the Grand National In Association With Victor Chandler
When we found out that Victor Chandler were offering each-way at 1/4 the odds on the first 6 home in the Grand National, we felt that we had to have a bit of that. So we did - well, wouldn't you? We've gone for Ballabriggs as our winner - he looks like a proper beast of a horse, and has great chances of winning this National, but we also had some each-way tipples that should keep us interested - and potentially a little bit richer should Ballabriggs beat them into a place.
West End Rocker
He may not have the pace, but he's got the profile - a solid jumper with a few decent wins under his belt. He's also a resilient sort who may prefer a bit of mud, but equally gets by on good ground. 33/1 at the moment, and sure to come in a bit on the day.
Grand Slam Hero
100-1 seems a little unfair. Nigel Twiston-Davies only has two horses this year, the other being the 13-year-old Hello Bud. Grand Slam Hero goes well on this ground, and he's got wins at 3m or more, two factors that count in his favour. Sure, he doesn't have the class of a Ballabriggs or Oscar Time, but if you're going top 6 each way, why not try Grand Slam Hero?
Silver by Nature
The odds are coming in for this mudlark who has been getting significant backing - so you may only get yourself about 14/1 in the end. He's well handicapped, and the doubters say that the good ground will hamper his challenge. However, the distance will really suit, and he's worth an each-way pop.
Surface to Air
At 80/1, you'll have to take this one on faith - he's only run one race since 2008, but he used to be a good horse, with some great wins over distance. Now 10 years old, he's back for a stab at the Grand National, and if he's anything like he used to be, then we've got a really good outsider here.
An interesting one at 25/1 right now - odds may come down on the day - but he's another mudlark who could find the ground testing, yet has shown signs of progress. A recent defeat to The Midnight Club was off the back of a break, so with something extra, Bluesea Cracker could turn out to be a very interesting each-way bet.
Stamina is a doubt for Golden Kite, although there's nothing to say that he won't go the distance - he just hasn't been tested yet. He's won two big handicaps over in Ireland, both on good ground, so this race may just suit. Long odds make him a tempting each-way punt.
published: 8th April 2011 by Free Bet Bookmaker
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