Grand National 2015: How To Pick The Winner And Get A Free Bet

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Author: Tony MacDonald

Published: 15:40 17/03/2015

Mark Saturday 11th April 2015 in your diary, because at 4.15pm the entire nation will be glued to their television screens cheering on a runner or two in the Crabbie's Grand National Chase.

'The National' is one of the sporting highlight's of the year and can help to improve your chances of backing a winner on the the big race and ensure you pick up a free bet to get an extra shot at winning, at no additional cost.

Follow The Advice Of Our Tipsters

Sifting through the form for a 40 runner race to find a potential winner is far from a 5 minute job, then there's the possibility of your ante-post selection not making the weights depending on which horses end up being declared. It's all a bit time consuming, which is probably why many Grand National punters pick their runner by name unless scouring previous racing results is your kind of thing.

But rather than being one of the pinstickers, you can always rely on to point you in the direction of a capable runner, often at a pretty decent price and all our tips are completely free. After all, horse racing is a passion for our in-house tipsters and their record in recent Grand Nationals speaks for itself.

For the 2013 Grand National, Alan Kelly tipped the winning horse in Aurora's Encore at odds of 80/1, the horse going off at a starting price of 66/1 and landing punters a massive pay day. The same year Will Smith had tipped up Cappa Bleu (28/1) and Rare Bob (40/1) as each-way ante-post fancies to give followers of his recommendations a tidy return after they came in 2nd and 5th respectively.

Alan then tipped the winner again with Pineau De Re (28/1) out-lasting thorough stayer Balthazar King in 2014, so be sure to keep an eye out for his 2015 Grand National Tips on site. You should follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all betting tips and offers for the Grand National. explains how you can improve your chances of backing a winner on the 2015 Grand National and how to ensure you don't miss out on a free bet for the big race.

Get Your Free Bet Early

Most online bookmakers welcome new punters with a free bet as a means of attracting new customers. However, with the Grand National being many a person's sole bet for the year, bookies tend to remove their welcome offers around 24 hours before the race to avoid giving away a free bet to someone who will probably not return to their site.

With this in mind, it's a good idea to plan ahead and decide which bookmaker you're going to place your bets with and take action now. One of the most generous offers around is bet365's £200 Deposit Bonus and the good news is that the bookie has recently gone non runner no bet on the 2015 Grand National, so you can pick a horse now without fear of losing your stake if its a non runner.

Read about bet365 welcome offer and how to claim free bets and bonuses on bet365