Which Bookmakers Give You The Most Places In The Grand National?

So who’s going to win the place race at the Grand National this year? Over the years the big question was “Which Bookies are giving out 5 places at the Grand National?” I’m not even sure that’s the minimum nowadays!

Come on, if you’re only offering 5 places in the biggest race of the horse racing calendar, then you deserve to lose punters! We want to know who’s going to give 6 places, 7 places, 10 places? Well we can hope. So far this is the information we have from our partners.

Who’s giving extra places?

Who’s paying 10 places at the Grand National?

Officially no one’s paying more than 6 places. BUT unofficially you can get  10 places at Bet365 with dreduced odds.

At bet365 you need to select the “each way extra” tab when you’re viewing the full Grand National arce card. That will give you optyions for more places, but when you select those extra places outside of the normal card, you will see the odds/price reduces! They’re only paying 5 places in the main market!

Bet365 10 places @ reduced odds
Bet365 are presently offering 5 places on their full market. But up to 8 places in a special ``each way extra`` tab at reduced odds

Who’s paying 8 places at the Grand National?

Again Officially no one’s paying more than 6 places. BUT unofficially you can get  8 places at reduced odds with Betfair.

At Betfair when you add the horse to betting slip, click the ew tick box on your betting slip and you should see a drop down offering you the chance to increase up to 8 places. The odds once again will go down as you pick more places.

Betfair 8 places @ reduced oodds
Betfair are presently offering 6 places on their full market. But up to 8 places on the betting slip at reduced odds

Who’s paying 6 places at the Grand National?

Betfair - 6 Places
(Antepost) Betfair are presently showing 6 places for Antepost at 1/5 of the odds for e/w bets. The official race day places are net yet announced.
Betway - 6 Places
Betway are offering 6 places on the grand national. If you haven't joined up, they're good site!
sports.betway.com/en/horse-racing-betting-site Welcome Bonus Offer Betway
William Hill - 6 Places
Hills are paying 6 places in todays grand national. They have a welcome offer if you join today as well.
Mr Green - 6 Places
Mr Green are offering 6 places at the national. The site is little difficult to navigate, but they have bonus welcome offer if you join today.

Who’s paying 5 places at the National?

Bet365 - 5 Places full odds
Officially Bet365 offer 5 places at full odds, 6 places at reduced odds and up to 8 but with even further reduced odds.

Who’s being lame and giving away F’All!?

Sportingbet - 4 Places
Sportingbet's market is currently set at 4 places at 1/5 odds for e/w bets
Winner - 4 Places
Winner are showing only 4 places - pretty lame!

The Grand National is one the world’s biggest horse races and has the most runners in the starting lineup. For a long time, 4 places was the standard number you could back an e/w or each way result. That means if the horse came 1st, 2nd 3rd or 4th it was placed. And dependant on your bet you might have got a return.

Bookies are now offering extra places and the battle ensues a day or two before the race goes off. Bookies start to publish their final declararions and extra places are declared. At the recent Cheltenham Festival, extra places were up for grabs and betting sites competed from the first race for market share.

You can currenty bet antepost ad benefit where bookies have offered ealry extra places, the most on offer comes from Paddy Power and Betfair with 6 places so far. They also offer non-runner money back if the horse doesn’t make the cut. So that means if the horse isn’t entered it would have previously been a lost bet if you wagered antepost. But with this non-runner money back offer, you can place bets knowing that if it doesn’t run, you get the money back as cash. You then bet from the ealry extra places at increased odds from the antepost scenario.

How do you place an each way bet on the Grand National

You make you’re selection (pick your horse) and tick the box that says e/w. Whether thats online or in a betting shop, you’ll probably use a coupon. If you’re writing out a betting slip make sure you write e/w on it. Now here’s the important bit, you’re making 2 bets when you bet e/w, so whatever your stake is, double it! I want £1 e/w on Tiger Roll – thats going to cost £2. Because e/w is a bet that the horse wins (which is a place) or it does not win but still places. How may places are on offer determines if you get anthing back. Read more from our post on how to place a bet.

Grand National Runners

The final declarations have not yet been made, but you can see a full list of Runners for the 2019 Grand National at the Racing Post. If you’re looking for current odds, check out the future racing section on Betfair for up to date antepost odds.  Antepost means the horse is not yet confirmed as a runner and may be set a loss if it is not declared as a final participant in the race.

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