Six horse accumulator

Six horse accumulator A Coral punter from Buckinghamshire made a tidy sum in January after picking an impressive five winners with a very modest £1 bet. The beer money bet involved picking six selections as part of a 50p accumulator on races at Kempton and Hereford. One selection was a non runner but the others all romped home, many at enviable odds (one at 20-1), resulting in the anonymous man winning the tidy sum of £135,349.20.

The 41 year old, whose previous biggest win was £500, didn’t actually watch the races live, instead checking the results after and evidentally struggling to take it all in at first.

“I even logged out and back in again, just to check it was real.” he said.

“I actually had one non-runner, but while it could have won and increased my winnings massively, it could also have lost and I’d have won nothing, so I’m not dwelling on that at all, my glass is definitely full right now!”

The selections in full:

Hereford 12.20 – Royale Zanzibar at 12-1 (8-1 when bet was placed)

Hereford 2.00 – Clondaw Rigger 7-1 (took 8-1)

Hereford 3.05 – Cougar Kid 12-1 (took 20-1)

Kempton 4.35 – Mercers 10-1 (took 13-2)

Kempton 7.10 – General Brook 15-2 (took 9-1)

Kempton 5.10 – Daring Guest  non-runner

 

 

 

 

 

Grand National 2018 Overview

Grand National 2018 Overview Every year there are handful of racing events that capture the imagination of the great British public. Royal Ascot is a favourite of many, and of course who hasn’t heard of ‘ladies day’? The Cheltenham Festival too, is now imminent and right up there with the most exciting racing festivals, not only in the UK but worldwide. The Cheltenham Gold Cup, with its price money of £600,000+ is testament enough to the pedigree of those taking part in this illustrious four day event. For most though, the real cherry on the cake of UK racing is and has always been The Grand National, held annual at the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool.

 

This prestigious event has been held every year for around 180 years now (aside from being voided in 1993 due to a false start fiasco) , which alone a mind boggling fact, and goes to show how and why this event has built up such a dedicated following over the years. Millions upon millions of Brits tune in every year to watch the Grand National on TV, or if they’re lucky, at the aintree course (which has an impressive capacity of 75,000 – just out of the top 10 biggest capacity racecourses on the planet) . Some have their eye on a huge priced outsider, others sick to The Grand National Favourites like glue. We all have our own approach.

 

Run over a distance of 4 miles 514 yards, and with horses jumping 30 fences, the race attracts the cream of the crop of the racing world. With prize money topping £1,000,000 last year for good reason many trainers have one eye on the Grand National many months before it even takes place. To win it gets you written into the history books and is an accolade that money simply can buy.

 

So where to place your pennies or pounds? From those interested in a casual flutter all the way to professional gamblers at the other end of the scale, all punters have to take their chance and make their choice. Some don’t have much in the way of a system (‘the close your eyes and point’ crowd), whereas others take their time to study the form and follow particular trainers or horses.

 

Outsiders have been known to upset at the National with a handful of 100-1 winners over the years (including consecutive 100-1 winners in the 1928 – 1929 Nationals). If you’re more one for the favourites though, this year you’ll likely have your eye on the likes of Total Recall and Blaklion, effectively joint favourites at around 10-1. There’s not exactly been a torrent of favourites winning the Grand National in recent years, though interestingly joint favourites did win in 2008 and 2010, so it may be that competition may spur on those deemed most capable of winning. Time will tell!

 

Best Grand National Jockeys

Best Grand National Jockeys The Grand National can boast of a number of great jockeys who have performed extraordinary feats in its history. Since the Grand National started in 1839, many riders have immortalized their names through extraordinary performances. The Grand National is considered as the ultimate test of riders, therefore the jockeys who perform brilliantly in this race are surely great jockeys of the world.

 

Almost over £150 million are betted every year on the mega race. And this year’s coming Grand National in April seem to be no different. Punters are already debating about their favourite horses while bookmakers are coming up with their best offers. Non Runner No Bet is the special offer by many bookmakers and so is the Best Odds Guaranteed offer.

 

Paddy Power is giving £20 Risk Free Bet while Betfair’s bonus could go up to £100. Coral is giving the Bet £5 Get £20 while William Hill is giving the Bet £10 Get £30. Dafabet’s £30 Free Bet offer is appealing and so is Bet £10 Get £30 of 888Sport. However, all these offers come with terms and conditions and so you better give a close reading to their terms and conditions.

 

For all your Grand National betting needs, you will not find any place better than freebets. Enjoy all the updates, odds and predictions along with the best tips to help you get the best out of your bucks.

 

1- George Stevens

 

George Stevens is the most successful jockey in the Grand National history who has got five victories in the big race. Stevens was born in 1833 and began his riding career when he was 16 or 17 years of age.

 

He managed to win the Grand Annual Steeple Chase in 1851 on Hardwick. From the period of 1848 to 1870, George Stevens won 76 races.

 

He rode Freetrader to win the 1856 Grand National, Emblem to win the 1863 Grand National, Emblematic to win the 1864 Grand National and The Colonel to win the Grand Nationals of 1869 and 1870. He died in 1871 due to a skull fracture which occured when his horse threw him while he was riding home.

 

2- Thomas Olliver

 

Thomas Olliver was the great steeplechase jockey who managed to claim 3 Grand Nationals during the 1840s and 50s. At just the age of 6, Olliver began riding. When the first official Grand National was run in 1839, he was also among the participating jockeys and finished second aboard Seventy Four.

 

His record of riding in 19 Grand Nationals remained standing until Tony McCoy rode his 20th Grand National in 2015. He won his first Grand National on Gaylad in 1842, second the following year on Vanguard and the third on Peter Simple in 1853.

 

He remained in grave financial difficulties because of his extravagances. He was generous and loved parties a great deal. He was also famous for being a ladies’ man.

 

3- AP McCoy

 

AP McCoy is one of the most renowned Irish horse racing jockies who is based in Ireland and the UK. He has an outstanding record of riding 4,358 winners. He is most famous for being a Champion Jockey a record 20 consecutive times.

 

AP McCoy rode his first winner in 1992 when he was just 17 years of age. Besides winning the Grand National, he also has managed victories in the Cheltenham festival such as the Gold Cup, RSA Chase and Queen Mother Champion Chase among many others. He was the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2010 and RTE Sports Person of the Year in 2013.

 

4- Bob Champion

 

Bob Champion became most famous for riding Aldaniti to victory in the 1981 Grand National. The great jockey was suffering from testicular cancer at that time. For this amazing win, he won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award. In 1983, he established the Bob Champion Cancer Trust to help other cancer patients and managed to raise millions.

 

His victory in the 1981 Grand National was later made into a film named Champions in which John Hurt portrayed Champion.