Grand National Betting News
|Saturday 10th April 2021|
Cloth Cap breezes to the win in the bet365 Premier Chase— ITV Racing (@itvracing) March 6, 2021
It's easy to see why he's the favourite for the Grand National with performances like that
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SOME FAMOUS GAMBLES
Lottery (1839) was made 5/1 favourite following his earlier success in the Cheltenham Steeplechase.
Another successful 19th century punt came to fruition in 1866 when owner/trainer Edward Studd had £1,000 at 40/1 about Salamander. His £40,000 winnings would equate to around £3 million at today’s values.
Manifesto hit the bookies hard on both occasions he won the Grand National; in 1897 and 1899. He was sent off 6/1 favourite for his first win when owned by heavy gambling Irish solicitor Harry Dyas. He was 5/1 second favourite two years later when scoring for new owner John Bulteel - the 4/1 favourite was his half-sister Gentle Ida, who fell. Manifesto ran in the Grand National a record eight times.
Golden Miller was the 2/1 market leader in 1935, making him the shortest-priced runner in the long history of the Grand National. Dorothy Paget’s great chaser, who had captured the Aintree race in 1934 (at 8/1), unseated his jockey Gerry Wilson at the 11th fence as 22/1 chance Reynoldstown prevailed. Golden Miller, trained by Basil Briscoe, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup a record five times.
A confident Vincent O’Brien told owner Joe ‘Mincemeat’ Griffin to have a good bet on Early Mist, who started 20/1 for the 1953 renewal. Griffin won £100,000 when his horse triumphed and he also owned the 1954 winner Royal Tan, trained by Irish-based O’Brien too.
Prolific gambler Terry Ramsden bet £50,000 each-way at 8/1 about Mr Snugfit from Mick Easterby’s Yorkshire stables in 1986. The horse, who was also combined in doubles and trebles, returned a profit when coming home fourth.
Papillon’s success in 2000 for trainer Ted Walsh and his jockey son Ruby was a popular victory. Tipped by the Racing Post’s Pricewise column at 33/1 on the morning, he was sent off at 10/1 by race time.
Part-owner Mike Futter estimated his total winnings were £800,000 when Monty’s Pass scored in 2003. The five-person Dee Racing syndicate netted over £1 million on the winner, who started at 16/1, but had been backed down from 66/1 by his owners and others.
100/1 - Mon Mome (2009), Foinavon (1967), Caughoo (1947), Gregalach (1929) and Tipperary Tim (1928).
66/1 - Auroras Encore (2013), Ayala (1963), Russian Hero (1949), and Rubio (1908).
50/1 - Last Suspect (1985), Anglo (1966), Sheila’s Cottage (1948) and Forbra (1932).
Poethlyn (1919) at 11/4
Huntsman (1862) at 3/1
Roquefort (1885) at 100/30
Since the turn of the century, four of the 20 Grand National winners have been clear or joint favourites.
The most recent favourite to succeed is Tiger Roll in 2019. His starting price of 4/1 makes him the shortest-priced winner since Poethlyn in 1919.
Golden Miller is the shortest-priced Grand National favourite ever, going off at 2/1 in 1935. The 1934 winner unseated his rider at the 11th fence.
Other short-priced favourites include Red Rum, who was the 7/2 market leader when beaten 15 lengths into second by L’Escargot in 1975, the 1965 and 1966 runner-up Freddie who was sent off at 7/2 and 11/4 respectively, and Prince Regent, winner of 14 races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, who started the 3/1 market leader in 1946 and finished third under 12st 5lb.
DETAILS OF THE LAST 25 FAVOURITES
2019 TIGER ROLL 4/1 WON
2018 TOTAL RECALL 7/1 PU 29TH
2017 BLAKLION 8/1 4TH
2016 THE LAST SAMURI 8/1 JT-FAV 2ND
MANY CLOUDS 8/1 JT-FAV 16TH
2015 SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR 6/1 5TH
2014 DOUBLE SEVEN 10/1 JT-FAV 3RD
TEAFORTHREE 10/1 JT-FAV UR 15TH
2013 SEABASS 11/2 13TH
2012 SEABASS 8/1 JT-FAV 3RD
SHAKALAKABOOMBOOM 8/1 JT-FAV 9TH
2011 THE MIDNIGHT CLUB 15/2 6TH
2010 DON’T PUSH IT 10/1 JT-FAV WON
BIG FELLA THANKS 10/1 JT-FAV 4TH
2009 BUTLER’S CABIN 7/1 7TH
2008 COMPLY OR DIE 7/1 JT-FAV WON
CLOUDY LANE 7/1 JT-FAV 6TH
2007 POINT BARROW 8/1 CO-FAV F 1ST
JOE’S EDGE 8/1 CO-FAV PU 20TH
MONKERHOSTIN 8/1 CO-FAV REF 7TH
2006 HEDGEHUNTER 5/1 JT-FAV 2ND
CLAN ROYAL 5/1 JT-FAV 3RD
2005 HEDGEHUNTER 7/1 WON
2004 CLAN ROYAL 10/1 CO-FAV 2ND
BINDAREE 10/1 CO-FAV UR 6TH
JOSS NAYLOR 10/1 CO-FAV PU 19TH
JURANCON II 10/1 CO-FAV F 4TH
2003 SHOTGUN WILLY 7/1 PU 22ND
2002 BLOWING WIND 8/1 3RD
2001 EDMOND 10/1 CO-FAV F 15TH
INIS CARA 10/1 CO-FAV F 4TH
MORAL SUPPORT 10/1 CO-FAV REF 8TH
2000 DARK STRANGER 9/1 UR 3RD
1999 FIDDLING THE FACTS 6/1 F 22ND
1998 EARTH SUMMIT 7/1 WON
1997 GO BALLISTIC 7/1 PU 29TH
1996 ROUGH QUEST 7/1 WON
1995 MASTER OATS 5/1 7TH