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Scottish Grand National Betting Guide

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The Scottish Grand National betting guide was design to help new and experienced betters to place their bets as accurate as possible and help them enjoy this hobby.

The Scottish Grand National is a National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Ayr, Scotland, over a distance of about 6,538 metres, and during its running there are 27 fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in April.
 
If you have decided to place a bet on Scottish Grand National, you can follow this wasy steps that will help you place a bet on a horse

General Informations

Distance 4m ½f (6,538 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
 

STEP 1 - Find a trusted bookmaker and open a betting account - Below you can find a selection of the most pupular bookmakers where you can place a bet on the Scottish Grand National Race. All you have to do is click the "Open an Account" button and after signing up on the bookmaker's page and making your first deposit, you are ready to bet.

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  - Ladbrokes is the easiest site to place your Scottish Grand National bet at
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  - William Hill are one of the favourite sites for peole to place their Scottish Grand National bets at
- William Hill accept all major credit and debit cards as well as other deposit methods like paypal and moneybookers
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  - Boylesports have great regular promotions and cash back offers
- Easy to use site with simple registration and deposit process
- Up to £40 Free when you open an account 
 

STEP 2 - Find the Scottish Grand National betting page and pick your horse

After you opened an account at a bookmaker, you need to find the event page for the Scottish Grand National race. This page can be found by locating the horse racing section, and selecting Ante-Post racing or nearer to the time of the race many bookmakers feature a direct link on the main page to the Scottish Grand National Betting page.

We offer the best odds from a large selection of the top bookmakers, so you can be sure you will get th vest value for your bet.

Below you can find betting terms and useful information so you can get used to betting and also help you decide on the horse you will put your money on.

 

 - Betting stake

The betting stake is the ammount of money you are willing to bet on a horse

 

 - Types of betting

Usually when betting on a horse hace, you will find the following betting types:

 
To Win - the bet will be placed on a horse to win the Scottish Grand National Race. The bet will be lost if the horse does not win the race.
Each Way -This bet is placed for a horse to come in any of the top 4 places in the Scottish Grand National Race. This bet actually is formed of 2 bets. One bet is placed on the horse to win the race, and the full odds apply to this part, and another bet is placed on the horse to come in one of the top places and only a quarter of the odds apply this part of the bet. One Each Way bet cost therefore 2, with 1 being placed on the horse to win, and 1 placed on the horse to come in the first 4 places. The bet will be lost if the horse does not come in the 4 top places of the race.

Placing a bet

To place a bet, simply locate the horse you want to bet on from the bookmaker's offer, place your stake (usually is minimum £2), and select which bet you are placing, "to win" or "each way"

 

The winnings

To Win bet - If the horse you put money on wins, the stake is multiplied by the odds to calculate your winnings and is payd along with the original betting stake. For example if a £10 bet is placed in a horse with odds of 10-1, the £10 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving 100) and is paid with the original betting £10 stake, for a total of £110, if the horse wins.
Each Way bet - If the horse wins, the first part of the betting stake is multiplied by the odds and paid with the original stake and the other half of the betting stake is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid aling with the original stake. For example a £5 stake on an Each Way bet (£10 betting stake) is placed on a horse at odds of 10-1, the original £5 stake is multiplied by 10 (giving £50) and returned with the original bet of £5 for a total of £55. The other £5 of the bet, is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, giving a total of £12.5, and paid with the original bet for a total of 17.5. Therefore if the horse wins, the total winning will be £55+£17.5=£72.5
If the horse fails to win the race, but comes in the first 4, the first part of the bet is lost and the second part is multiplied by a quarter of the odds and paid with the original part of the betting stake. For example, a £5 bet (£10 bet stake) placed on a horse at 10-1 odds, the original £5 stake is lost. The other £5 of the bet is multiplied by a quarter of the odds - 2.5, and paid with the original £5 stake, for a total of £17.5.
If you win a bet on a horse, the ammount you win, will be automatically credited to your betting account. You can then use the money to place future bets, or ou can widthraw the money from your betting account (subject to terms and conditions) and the money will be credited to your credit or debit card.
 

Scottish Grand National betting tips  

 
Betting of the favorites - The top 3 Scottish Grand National favorites are:  CHIGACO GREY - Best odd 7, BESHABAR - Best odd 9 and ALWAYS RIGHT - Best odd 11.40

Scottish Grand national runners info

Horse Age Jockey Trainer Owner Details
Chicago Grey 8 Mr Derek O'Connor Gordon Elliott, Ireland Mr John Earls Best odd: 7 - Won the last race he run and he's top favorite in the bookmaker's option. Good form, first chance to win this race.
Beshabar 9 Mr Tom David Tim Vaughan Mrs M. Findlay Best odd: 9 - Second in the last race, behind Chicago Grey, has a good chance to win this race.
Always Right 9 James Reveley John Wade Mr John Wade Best odd: 11.40 - Won the last two races, but both races a lot shorter than this one. Third option in the bookmaker's option
The Minack 7 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls Mr C. G. Roach Best odd: 13 - Top three placements in the last 3 races, but same on shorter races.
Merigo 10 Tom Siddall Andrew Parker Mr & Mrs Raymond Anderson Green Best odd: 13 - Fifth option in the bookmaker's option, has little chances to win this race.

Scottish Grand national top 3 favorites form

Horse Date Race Conditions Weigth Race outcome Jockey
Chicago Grey 16 Mar 2011 Cheltenham 32Gd C2NvCh 45K 11-6 1/16 (4½L Beshabar 11-6) t 5/1F Mr Derek O'Connor
28 Dec 2010 Leopardstown 24Hy NvChG1 43K 11-10 5/9 (4¾L Bostons Angel 11-10) t 5/1 D J Condon
11 Dec 2010 Cheltenham 32 Gd C2NvCh 9K 11-9 2/8 (8L Time For Rupert 11-9) t 9/2 P Carberry
Beshabar 16 Mar 2011 Cheltenham 32Gd C2NvCh 45K 11-6 2/16 (4½L Chicago Grey 11-6) 9/1 Mr Tom David
23 Feb 2011 Doncaster 24GS C4Ch 3K 11-0 1/4 (2L Cool Mission 11-0) 30/100F Richard Johnson
13 Nov 2010 Cheltenham 25GS C2NvCh 9K 10-13 BD/8 (Wayward Prince 11-4) 10/1 Christian Williams
Always Right 05 Mar 2011 Doncaster 26Gd C2HcCh 29K 10-10 1/11 (hd Lothian Falcon 10-0) 9/2F James Reveley
17 Feb 2011 Kelso 23Sft C3HcCh 3K 11-4 1/8 (8L Camden George 10-12) 7/4F Brian Hughes
16 Oct 2010 Kelso 25GF C3HcCh 5K 11-1 2/10 (2¾L Or De Grugy 10-10) 7/2F Brian Hughes

Scottish Grand national past winners

Year Horse Age/Weight Jockey Trainer
2010 Merigo 9-10-00 Timmy Murphy Andrew Parker
2009 Hello Bud 11-10-09 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2008 Iris de Balme 8-09-07 Mr Charlie Huxley Sean Curran
2007 Hot Weld 8-09-09 P. J. McDonald Ferdy Murphy
2006 Run for Paddy 10-10-02 Carl Llewellyn Carl Llewellyn

 
STEP 3 - Place a bet on the horse using odds comparison 
If you decided to bet on a horse, simply click the odd you have chosen and you will be directed to the bookmaker's page, so you can place your bet.
 
 

We sincerely hope that this Scottish Grand National betting guide will help both beginners in online betting as well experienced betters decide on how to place money on bets and win money.

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