The Midnight Club odds 2012
The favourite of the Grand National should never be taken lightly and The Midnight Club will arrive at Aintree carrying the hopes of Ireland. Since the first ever Grand National way back in 1839 there have been 25 Irish-trained winners of the Grand National and The Midnight Club’s odds suggest he should run a big race at Aintree. However it isn’t going to be easy with 39 other Grand National runners chasing him down.
Remarkably there has only been one more winning favourite (26) than Irish-trained winner in Grand National history, although there were two winning favourites between the years of 2008 and 2010. The Midnight Club betting odds reflect the current form he and his trainer, Willie Mullins, is in. Mullins won the 2012 Top Trainer award at the Cheltenham Festival and he will be keen to win his second Grand National after training Hedgehunter to victory in the 2005 Grand National.
Mullins can add his name to an illustrious list of Irish trainers that have won the Grand National but there is no more illustrious trainer than the great Vincent O’Brien. Between 1953 and 1955 O’Brien trained three consecutive winners of the Grand National in Early Mist, Royal Tan and Quare Times, a feat that has never been replicated. However the most famous Grand National runner of all time is Red Rum who, while not being Irish, captured the hearts of every single racegoer with his three Grand National wins.
The Midnight Club in the Grand National odds
Online betting is the easiest way to place a Grand National bet and with odds for The Midnight Club available on Ladbrokes.com, it couldn’t be simpler to place a Grand National bet. New customers who sign up to Ladbrokes.com are eligible for a free bet and this can be used as a Grand National free bet. The Midnight Club is sure to be a popular choice for punters as the favourite and the ante-post Grand National betting market is the best way to take advantage of the best Grand National odds.