Irish Grand National Betting
If you believe in following trends, then the next winner from within the Irish Grand National betting is likely to keep the prize on home soil.
The only British winners of the Irish Grand National in the last 18 years were Butler’s Cabin (2007) Granit d’Estruval (2004) and Mudahim (1997) – the first two named were trained by England-based Irishmen Jonjo O’Neill and Ferdy Murphy.
Soft ground ability a ‘must’ for Irish Grand National horses
The Irish Grand National always takes place at Fairyhouse, where the gruelling 3m5f trip sets a stern test for all runners. Invariably the going at Fairyhouse is very testing and Irish Grand National betting odds are likely to reflect this fact, favouring those with a proven ability to handle plenty of cut in the ground.
Weight something to be considered in Irish Grand National betting
Not once in the last ten years has the Irish Grand National winner carried more than 11st and therefore it may be best to side with those to have sneaked in towards the lower end of the weights. Therefore, it may pay to wait until the start list for the Irish Grand National is confirmed as many horses entered at a low weight may need others to withdraw before being allowed into the race.
Irish Grand National winners could be a future force at Aintree
Memory shows that horses to win the Irish Grand National could go on to challenge significantly in the traditional Grand National betting in the following year. Two Irish raiders have completed this double Grand National glory, with Bobbyjo accomplishing this feat in 1998 and 1999 and then Numbersixvalverde in 2005 and 2006.