2018 Grand National Day – Preview, Insights & Guide

2018 Grand National Festival kicks off on 12th of April with the Manifesto Novices’ Chase and wraps with the Grand National Race on the 14th. Grand National Day is the third and final day of the three day festival which offers not only top quality racing but also provides music & other forms of entertainment.


When and Where?


A total of 21 races will be run, with 7 races on each day. The main event itself, i.e. the Grand National will be last of races’ & is scheduled to be run at 17:15 GMT. Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool will play host to the 171st edition of the festival.


Grand National Day


While Grand Opening Day caters to avid punters and Ladies’ Day caters to fashionistas, all races and festivities lead up to the marquee event, the Grand National Race.


The handicap steeplechase that is run over a distance of 4 miles and 514 yards. The 2017 edition of the event saw a nail biting finish with One for Arthur trained by Lucinda Russell edging out Cause of Causes.

The race is internationally known for being one of the hardest of its kind for its obstacle hardship.


Other major events of the day include:




















Top Contenders


With still more than a month to go, a lot can chop and change between now and then. However, for those of you passionate punters there are top quality bookies’ such as William Hill who are providing an opportunity to make some money via Ante-Bets.


As mentioned earlier with a prize money of £1 million on offer, the Grand National is without doubt the highlight of the three day event and incidentally is a favourite among both punters & bookies alike.

Of the 105 initial entries that were revealed in January, Total Recall trained by W P Mullins stands as the current favourite among the bookies with odds of 11/1. Blaklion trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies with odds of 12/1 is close second in the eyes’ of the bookies.


It should be noted though that Total Recall & Blaklion have been exchanging leads over the last three months in terms of their Ante-Post Odds.


Last years’ winner - One for Arthur does not find a place among the initial entries’ after pulling out with an injury.


For more odds & insights, Grand National Day 2018 races online available at William Hill


 Tickets & Other Info


Tickets for the event are currently available through the racecourses’ official website. If you prefer watching the spectacle over TV, ITV Racing has you covered as they will be covering the 3-day for a second year running.

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