Grand National Tips and Odds 2021 | Ante post Outlook

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Get the best Grand National Tips and odds for April 2021! With Grand National betting odds on offer all-year-round, the modern day punter has the opportunity to bet on the world’s greatest steeplechase at all stages through the year. The 2020 Grand National has been cancelled, but we’re already seeing some bookmakers offering odds on 2021’s favourites

Seasoned horse racing fans will always have one eye on the ante post betting through the year to inform their Grand National tips. Being a steeplechase then the main season runs from October through to the date of the Grand National in April, but you can bet on the Grand National favourites through the National Hunt jumping season. For those new to ante post betting, check out our Grand National Ante Post Betting Guide before you part with your money as we’ve got some handy Grand National tips to make sure you get the best value.

In 2021, the Grand National date is Saturday 10th April. However, with the bookmakers already offering Grand National betting odds, we thought we’d take an early look at some of the main horses that are expected to head to the race. The Ante post markets will cover some of the most-likely Grand National tips for runners that head-up the market, but it goes without saying, some of these horses will have much shorter prices come race day.

Grand National Ante Post Betting | Best Odds*

Odds and favourites will be updated as we near closer to the next Grand National:

HorseTrainerBest Odds*Bet with Grand National Bookmakers
Tiger RollG. ElliottComing SoonBet withPaddy Power icon
Burrows SaintW. P. MullinsComing SoonBet with
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Any Second NowT. M. WalshComing SoonBet with
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Definitly RedBrian EllisonComing SoonBet with
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Kimberlite CandyR. WalfordComing SoonBet with
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Walk In The MillR. WalfordComing SoonBet with
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Magic Of LightJ. HarringtonComing SoonBet with
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Potters CornerC. WilliamsComing SoonBet with
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Anibale FlyT. MartinComing SoonBet with
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* All odds subject to change. Odds last updated 17/3/2020.

If you fancy an early punt, these Grand National outsider tips could help you pick a winner and if you feel your horse will improve through the season then it’s very likely the betting Grand National odds will get shorter nearer to the race. Remember, all betting Grand National Odds are subject to change as when the race draws closer certain horses might not run, while others will head into the Aintree Grand National in better form than others – both key factors that will make Grand National outsider tips and betting Grand National odds for many of the runners change in the months and weeks leading up to the race.

Grand National Tips | Ante post favourites

Horses that have run in previous Aintree Grand Nationals are always a good place to start. Therefore, when it comes to looking for horses that will run well in the 2021 Grand National horses with past history in the race often do well. This was backed-up again in 2019 with the 2018 Grand National winner – Tiger Roll – following-up, while the 2018 third – Anibale Fly – managed to run a gallant fifth in the race in 2019. Here are our best Grand National outsider tips for 2021’s favourites.

What are the odds on the Grand National?

The average odds of a winning Grand National horse are around 20/1. Seven winners had minimum four runs before going on to win the Aintree Grand National. The only three who had less in recent years were Ballabriggs in 2011, One For Arthur in 2017 and Tiger Roll in 2019 with only 3 runs each.

Until recently, it was commonly assumed that horses carrying over 11 stone never win. This allowed punters to rule out a decent slice of the entrants. However, this trend is showing signs of reversal in recent years. Not least in 2015 when Many Clouds carried the monster weight of 11st 9lb to victory.

Grand National Predictions

When trying to figure out the safest possible bets on the Grand National race, searching for Grand National predictions is key. Provided they come from reliable sources, such as teams of Grand National experts who spend most of their time looking into every detail that could affect a horse’s performance, you can consider their opinions relevant.

To give you an idea, those in-the-know usually make Grand National predictions based on factors like the horse’s age, weight, jumping experience, its tiredness, and ability to perform in top-class races.
Sometimes, they also take into consideration the trainer and jockey as well, before they reach safe conclusions. You may also hear them sharing information about the:

  • minimum number of chase runs,
  • career placings,
  • number of runs in the past 180 days,
  • days since the last run, and
  • place within the last three starts.

All these are additional criteria many tipsters of Grand National predictions consider before making a list of Grand National potential winners.

Do note that the best each-way bet usually combines the most likely winner and good odds. Having said that, they may also look into things like outsiders and handicappers and how the first could make a great pick, especially if the market underestimates them.

There are complex decisions to be made and risks to be taken, which can turn into safe Grand National predictions if all factors are used wisely.

Nevertheless, no Grand National predictions are 100% reliable or guarantee any wins. So, bear that in mind before following any tips. The final decision is yours alone. Remember that there are always surprises to turn things over in every sports betting endeavour. What you CAN do, though, is to look for the most trusted sources to get your Grand National predictions and then act upon the tips provided.

Tiger Roll

Tiger Roll was the winner of the 2018 and 2019 Grand National so if lining-up again in 2021 will certainly be popular with punters again. The horse was only 8 years-old when winning in 2018 and, therefore, a 9 year-old when winning the 2019 Grand National, so will still have time on his side at the age of 11 in 2021. This Gordon Elliott-trained runner become the first back-to-back winner of the Grand National since Red Rum (1973 & 1974). He’ll also be looking to become trainer Gordon Elliott’s fourth winner in the race as he also won the 2017 version with Silver Birch. In 2019 Tiger Roll was rated 159 and carried 11st5lbs in weight but being a proven winner of the race, we can expect the horse to have to carry much more weight if he runs again in 2021. He also won as the well-backed 4/1 favourite in the 2019 Grand National and if running again is sure to be sent off as the market leader again.

Pleasant Company

Is another potential Willie Mullins runner. This horse does, however, has plenty of Grand National experience as many will remember him running a head second in 2018. Yes, he almost got to Tiger Roll in the closing stages and more seasoned racing fans will also remember him finishing ninth in the 2017 renewal. He, however, unseated in the 2019 Grand National, but was in fourth at the time when losing his jockey four fences from home, so looked set for a place again. This horse will be 13 years-old in 2021 so will be looking to follow in the hoofprints of Neptune Collonges (2012), Auroras Encore (2013) and Pineau De Re (2014), who were all recent older winners of the Grand National. Pleasant Company carried 11st1lbs in 2019 and was rated 155, but with age not on his side the handicapper might relent a bit on that mark – we’ll have to see.

Anibale Fly

Anibale Fly is a horse Aintree Grand National fans will remember from 2019 as he ran a blinder to be fifth. He was beaten by just over 11 lengths twelve months ago but with that experience and another year on his back, he can be expected to be a big player in 2021. He’ll be 11 years-old in 2021 and also had top Grade One Chase form after running a fair third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2018 and followed that up with a second in the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup a year later. This JP McManus-owned staying chaser carried 11st-10lbs in the 2019 Grand National, which was top-weight. He was rated 164 that day, but with another tilt at the Gold Cup on the cards it remains to be seen if his mark will be any lower if heading for the 2021 Grand National.

Talkischeap

From the Alan King yard that are yet to win the Grand National, but he looks another improving staying chaser in the making. He rounded off the 2018-19 season by winning the Bet365 Gold Cup in great style. He’ll only be 9 years-old when the 2021 Grand National comes around, but should also be a lot stronger for another summer on his back and certainly looks a horse to have in your sights for the 2021 Grand National.

Burrows Saint

This Willie Mullins runner won the 2019 Irish Grand National and with that race often being a good guide for the Aintree Grand National then he’s another horse to note. He’ll, however, only be 8 years old by the time of the 2021 Grand National comes around and the last horse of that age to win the race was back in 1940! Yes, he’s got time on his side and we know he loves these extreme distances but he might be a National horse in 2 or 3 more seasons time as it’s hard to ignore that 8-year-old age stat.

One For Arthur

The 2017 Grand National winner was ruled out of a chance of defending his title in 2018 through injury but was back in 2019 coming sixth place. He’ll be 10 year-olds old if making the race in April and is sure to be popular with punters once they remember his name from a few years ago. He won with 10st 11lbs on his back in 2017 and was rated 148 but had a bigger burden to carry in 2019 with 11st. He’ll be looking to become the first horse since Red Rum to win back the race after a gap of a year or more.

Magic of Light

This Jessie Harrington-trained stayer was a gallant second in the 2019 Grand National and with age on her side can go well in the 2021 running. Yes, she’s likely to have more weight in 2021 after having 10st 11lbs in 2019 and rated 151. However, with that proven experience of the fences she could be in for a big season ahead in the top staying races.

 

*Remember, all odds are subject to change.

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