The Aintree Grand National race meeting in Liverpool is one of the cultural and social events of the year in one of England’s most exciting cities to visit.
If you’re a horse racing fan and have yet to experience the Grand National betting extravaganza, then the 3-day Aintree festival is definitely one for your ‘bucket list’.
The Thursday of Aintree (Grand Opening Day) has some top class jumps racing while the Friday is ‘Ladies Day’, where the fairer sex dress to impress in their finery and many will tell you that Ladies Day at Aintree is even more fashionable than Royal Ascot!
Whatever your budget, Aintree can be an affordable weekend racing break, especially if you’re travelling in a group where you can get some amazing hospitality deals from the Aintree racecourse website.
If you’re travelling to Liverpool on a shoestring, Grandstand entry for all three days is affordable but make sure to look out for any special entry deals which will get you a free racecard and Grand National free bet too!
In terms of places to stay, the hotels around Liverpool do take a price hike in the lead up to the Grand National meeting as local businesses seek to maximize profits for this special event but Racing Breaks can offer an array of options for all price ranges
If you’re looking for the Grand National winner (aren’t we all!) and some tips, well as usual any number of horses could win it and it sometimes pays to just go with your hunch or a name that takes your fancy.
With no less than 40 runners going to post for the big one, good betting advice can be to back more than one horse in the race, even covering three or four horses at decent prices will give you a good interest, and will increase your chances of hitting the winner!
Grand National Betting Tips
We will throw two horses into the mix that could run well at Aintree, what kind of Grand National article would this be without a tip or two...so here we go.
Cause Of Causes has been superbly campaigned by trainer of the moment, Gordon Elliott, to win at three consecutive Cheltenham Festivals. The 9 year old must have a solid chance of adding a Grand National to his cv as he has proven form at four miles, winning form on ground from good to heavy and experience of the Aintree fences.
The other horse that could run a massive race is Brian Ellison’s fast improving Definitely Red, who put together a brilliant performance to win the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster last time out.
Brian Ellison is yet to win the Grand National but he is very much one of the best jumps trainers in the business and if this horse handles the Aintree fences, Ellison could land a huge win for the Northern jumps circuit.
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