Who will win the Grand National?
Definitly Red is the 10-1 (from 11-1) favourite with Coral ahead of Vieux Lion Rouge at 11-1 following the final declarations for the famous steeplechase.
But one theory on how to win the Grand National is to go green.
Over the last decade, FOUR winners of the famous race have had their jockey clad mostly in green – which bodes well for joint-favourites Vieux Lion Rouge and Definitly Red.
That said, a favourite hasn’t won the Grand National since Hedgehunter in 2005.
With that in mind, it may be worth picking a long-shot as no horse with odds under 14/1 has won the race since 2010.
Grand National runners 2017
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Alternatively, it could be a case of lucky number 29 this year. Two of the last three races have been won by a horse sporting that number – making Vicente (20/1) a tempting pick.
Coral are also betting on which horse will be sent off favourite – and make Definitly Red 6-4, with Vieux Lion Rouge 4-1.
"Even by National standards this year's race has a wide open look to it, with a host of runners in contention to be start favourite, but given the unique nature of the betting on Saturday, we reckon Definitly Red will hold onto favouritism," said Coral spokesman David Stevens.
"The eight-year-old has the form in the book, and equally importantly, a name that will appeal to many of the once a year punters who make the National the biggest betting event of the year, with its reminder of the mighty Red Rum and its link to a large group of football fans.”
The Grand National is held at Aintree on Saturday at 5.15pm
An estimated £200million is expected to be staked industry-wide on the Grand National alone – making it ten times more popular with punters than the FA Cup final.
Paddy Power have named Cause of Causes and One For Arthur (both 14/1) as their biggest losers for the National.
Spokesman Paddy Power said: “We’re more excited here in Power Tower than Jose Mourinho when he has a new player to alienate.
“The combination of the Masters and the National make Saturday the biggest betting day of the year – and that’s before we factor in a busy Premier League schedule, too.”
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