Three Huge Value Grand National Ante-Post Bets
Three Huge Value Grand National Ante-Post Bets With all the buzz happening around the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National betting chatter sometimes takes a while to spring into life. The markets can get somewhat confused around this time, with there still being a lot of speculation over the final field. However, this can also be the time for a punter to find some good value, with bookmakers going too high on several horses that have decent chances at Aintree on 14th April. Below are three that fit the bill. If you want the latest picture, as markets are changing fast after Cheltenham, check out this guide to 2018 Grand National betting tips, offers and free bets.
As De Mee – 80/1 Bet365
As De Mee hasn’t been great in his last three races, failing to place since winning a limited handicap at Kelso back in October. However, Paul Nicholls’ eight-year-old seems to like the Aintree fences and has a decent big race pedigree. His record there is pretty good, coming fifth in last year’s Topham Chase and winning the Sefton Handicap Chase in December 2016. Nicholl’s has been suggesting that he is definitely going to run in the National, so you don’t have to worry about NRNB bookmakers. The fact that he can be found as low as 40/1 with Sky Bet currently tells you that you may be on to a good thing here. A better horse than his recent record suggests and a decent each-way chance.
Tiger Roll – 33/1 Marathon BetA big 2018 Cheltenham hero, so the odds look like they will drop fast in the coming weeks. Tiger Roll is the epitome of a horse that loves the spotlight. He won the National Hunt Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in 2017, followed that up with a handful of poor runs, then promptly won the Glenfarclas Chase this week at Cheltenham. It really seems likely that Gordon Elliott will be aiming for the National with him and he has all the attributes to win it. As tipsters on sites like thiswould suggest, it is not always an easy road from Cheltenham to Aintree, with many failing to repeat their Festival success in the National. However, Tiger Roll a gutsy type that will have a good chance of living up to the hype. Once again, the odds are around half with several major bookmakers. The time might be ripe to get on Tiger Roll.
Captain Redbeard – 100/1 various
Stuart Coltherd’s nine-year-old looks standout value at those odds, with some bookmakers going down to 33/1 on the nine-year-old. He has been in decent form of late and has been remarkably consistent in his 24 competitive races. There are, of course, caveats for a horse at such a price. His only race at Aintree was a sixth-place finish, coming a fair distance behind Gas Line Boy in December. It is also not abundantly clear if he will enjoy the trip in the National, having not been truly tested over a similar distance before. However, there are plenty of positive signs coming from his connections and he might just be one of the best each-way bets of the National.