Two of the high-street bookies reported a best ever Cheltenham festival, which is bad news for punters. We’ve got higher hopes for Aintree. Here are the three things to know when you pick your Grand National horse:
1. Don’t get carried away about horses who’ve got round before. The last seven winners ran in the race for the first time.
2. 15 of the 16 finishers last year were under 10 years old.
3. Favourites under-perform. Past five winners: 33/1, 25/1, 25/1, 66/1 and 33/1.
FYI: Bet early, as most free bets/offers disappear on Friday.
FYI 2: The three horses that keep getting tipped to us are Vicente, Blaklion and MeasureOfMyDreams. But if you don’t trust us, we’ve got some proper experts below.