Want to know our Grand National 2018 winner tip? The £1 million race at Aintree takes place at 17.15 on Saturday 14th April 2018, only a few weeks after the Cheltenham Festival. Horse and jockey must negotiate 30 fences over 2 laps (16 fences in the 1st lap, 14 of which are jumped again during the 2nd lap). The Grand National is a National Hunt Handicap Steeplechase, run over 4 miles 514 yards (making it the longest National Hunt race in Britain).
In 2017 One For Arthur (jockey Derek Fox, trainer Lucinda Russell) was victorious, and in 2016 Rule The World (jockey David Mullins, trainer Mouse Morris) won. Jockey Leighton Aspell famously won 2 years in a row (in 2014 on Pineau de Re, and in 2015 on Many Clouds). The biggest starting price of a winner in recent years was in 2009 when Mon Meme (jockey Liam Treadwell) won at 100/1.
13 mares have won, but the last was Nickel Coin in 1951. 3 different greys have won (1 winning twice), with the last grey winner Neptune Collonges in 2012. A female jockey has never won, but in 2012 Katie Walsh was the first to finish in the top 3 (finishing 3rd on Seabass).
You can watch the biggest horse race in the universe live on itv – it really is the ultimate teaming of horse and jockey.
Out of all the realistic contenders, we see the most value in this price for Minella Rocco to win. Our Grand National 2018 winner tip is priced at 20/1 at Sun Bets. Odds checked on 2nd January 2018, but may change at any time.