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My 1-2-3-4 Grand National prediction and tip for the £1million Aintree race

Winning trainer Willie Mullins speaks to members of the media after the victory of his horse, Galopin Des Champs in the Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase race on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, in Cheltenham, western England on March 15, 2024. (Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

The fences are no longer the test they once were and the field has been cut to just thirty four. But while the powers that be can’t help but tinker with this country’s great test of the thoroughbred, Grand National day remains something truly special.

A Nation Unites

Indeed, this afternoon our nation — and much of the world — goes racing and appreciates all that is incredible about the horse. The waiting is over. This is the race that allows families around the country to huddle together, pick a runner and watch a unique event.

The Thrill of Grand National

Because while the fences may not be what they once were, there are still 30 of them over nearly four and a half miles. So rest assured this is a race that still takes some winning, pushing man, woman and the horses — specifically bred to race — to their limits.

The Big Question

And it’s not always the winner that takes centre stage. Remember Devon Loch coming down on the run in for the Queen Mother in 1956, and what about Crisp’s defeat by Red Rum in ‘73? The big question is, of course, who will take centre stage?

1-2-3-4 Prediction

1st I Am Maximus — Lightly-raced for colossus Willie Mullins, but has already finished in front of a Gold Cup winner and landed an Irish Grand National as a novice. Goes well in testing conditions and stays strongly.

2nd Noble Yeats — Seems like he’s been around for years having landed the National in 2023 and finished fourth last year. He’s on 165 now and has been in cracking form this term.

3rd Meetingofthewaters — Finished third in the Ultima at Cheltenham. A relative youngster who surely has more to give and probably won’t ever get in the race again off a mark as low as 147.

4th Vanillier — Gavin Cromwell’s grey hasn’t been at his best this season but stayed on really well when chasing home Corach Rambler in 2023. Good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you determine a horse’s level of fitness before a race starts?

A horse’s fitness before a race is assessed through a combination of veterinary checks, trainer observations, and performance in workouts. Vets check horses for signs of illness or injury, and trainers keep track of their performance during training. The horse’s behavior before the race also provides insight into how ready it is to compete.

What are the factors that influence a horse race’s outcome?

There are many factors that influence the outcome of a horserace, including the physical condition, breeding and training of the horses. A jockey’s ability and experience are also crucial, as is the track conditions and distance. Weather can also play a significant role, as some horses perform better on certain surfaces or under specific conditions than others.

What are the major horse racing events?

Some of the most illustrious events in horse racing include the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States, which comprises the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Dubai World Cup and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe are among the most prestigious races in the world. Royal Ascot is held in the United Kingdom. These prestigious events attract the finest horses, jockeys, and trainers from around the world.

How do trainers prepare for races?

Trainers have a meticulous approach to preparing horses for races, which includes a combination of physical conditioning, nutrition, and mental training. Customized workouts are designed to improve strength, stamina and speed. The trainers ensure that the horses are eating a healthy diet to maintain their energy and health. They also provide a stable routine and care for them so they can remain focused and calm.

How does betting work on horse races?

In horse racing, betting odds reflect the likelihood of a certain outcome. These odds can be presented in decimals or fractions to show the possible profit of a winning bet. Odds can fluctuate based on the amount of money wagered on each horse and can vary up until the race begins. An experienced bettor will keep an eye on these changes and make informed bets.


  • The Thoroughbred industry in the United Kingdom heralds over £3 billion in economic output annually.
  • The average racing career of a Thoroughbred horse spans approximately three to four years, after which many pursue breeding or other equestrian activities.
  • Horse racing is known to support roughly 1.4 million full-time jobs in the United States alone.
  • As of the latest reports, the horse racing industry contributes approximately $40 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
  • The record for the highest horse race betting turnover in a year is held by Japan, surpassing $22 billion.

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How To

How To Bet on Horse Racing Online

Online betting on horse race starts by selecting a reliable platform. Be sure that it is licensed, secure and has a good reputation. Create a betting account, fund it, and learn the layout and features. Study the races available, reviewing the odds, horse information, and any tips provided. Select the race that you would like to bet on, and then decide which type of wager to place. Simple win bets are available as well as more complex wagers including exactas or Pick Six. Enter your bet, confirm the amount, and submit your wager. You can monitor results live in most platforms and withdraw any winnings by using approved methods.

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