Grand National Horse Racing Tips And Qualification Requirements
The world’s most famous race the Grand national has come round once more and is hotly contested yet again. It might not be the race of old due to safety regulations and new qualifying rules but it still has over 100 million pounds staked on it and sits firmly in the hearts of the British public.
Grand National Qualification 2012
This years Grand National was at risk of seeing the lowest number of entries in years. This was mainly down to 2 main factors. Tougher qualification rules and also the cost of entering a horse.
The minimum rating has been raised from 110 to 120
There’s a new minimum age of 7
The horse must finish in the first four in a steeplechase over three miles or further
Cost of Entry
£900 to be included in the list of Entries
£1000 Forfeit Sage
£1000 Forfeit Stage
£1600 at the 48 hour confirmation stage
£4500 in all just to start the race
It could be well worth it if it wins, £975,000.
2012 Grand National Tips Free
Now for the serious stuff. Who ever wins this race has to jump well, have great stamina and a large chunk of luck, never mind the prerequsite of a good jockey. So here we go our winning racing tips for the National.
My 3 golden rules
- Spread your bets: It’s always good to spread your bets for this race as your horse could fall at the first or second leaving you to head to the bar early doors or even home.
- Payout on 5 places: Weigh up the 5th place e/w offer against the odds given as many bookies that are paying 5 places are coming up a lot shorter on the outsiders.
- Bet early: With over 100 million been staked on Saturday afternoon, most of the prices will contract. Very few will drift.
I’m going to pick my first 4 past the post which will include a mix of experience and value.
1st West End Rocker 12/1 with Bet Fred Open Account Here
The trainer Alan King has had a good season and has had this horse geared towards this race since winning at Aintree in December in the Becher Chase. I got on him at 20/1 for the Grand National back then and am sticking with him now.
2nd Killyglen 16/1 with Sky Bet Open Account Here
Nice age, nice weight and was running well last year before fallen with four fences left to jump. Just coming back into form with a recent win.
3rd Giles Cross 12/1 with Ladbrokes Open Account Here
Loves soft ground and if it continues to rain, conditions could be ideal. Has the stamina and jumps well
4th According to Pete 33/1 with Bet Victor Open Account Here
Another horse that likes good to soft ground and has yet to fall over fences. Also in great form.
Best National Bet Offer
Unibet are running a special promotion for the National, if Synchronised wins they will refund stakes up to a total of £30. This applies to singles placed before the race. Minimum bet is £10 to qualify for this offer. See below for how the refund staking works.
- Maximum refund for stakes between £10 – £19.99 is £10
- Maximum refund for stakes between £20 – £29.99 is £20
- Maximum refund for stakes of £30 and higher is £30