Grand National Tipster Competition 2014 £100 Paddy Power Free Bets

Crabbie’s Grand National Festival Free Tipster Competition

Grand National
By popular demand we are again running a tipster competition for a major race meeting. Following on from our £650 of free bet prizes for Cheltenham and our monthly Saturday racing tipster comp. This time we hhave a tipster competition for the biggest race in the UK the Grand National from Aintree. The competition is backed by Paddy Power and offers a £100 prize fund. The competiton starts on Thursday 3rd April 2014 to Saturday 5th April 2016. As per our other Horse Racing Tipster competition’s it is based on the Channel 4 Racing Televised races across the Aintree Grand National Festival weekend. SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST TABLE AND TODAY’S ENTRY FORM

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Grand National Prize Fund £100 Free Bets Prize Fund

At the end of Grand National Festival Week the top tipsters will share prizes as follows:
First place = £50 free bet
Second place = £30 free bet
Third place = £20 free bet

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How to Enter our Grand National Tipster Competition

The competition wlll run over the 3 days of the Grand National festival, simply select a horse from each of the days selected races with odds of 4/1 or above for each day of Aintree. Winnings will be based on a virtual £1 stake x starting price. We will publish a quick and easy form to complete before each days racing.

Add Your Day 3 Selections Now

Complete the Day 3 Entry Form here choose a horse from each of the races listed. OPEN HERE OR COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW

Table After Day 2

PosLWNameTwitter Username03-Apr10-Apr17-Apr24-AprTotal
11Paul Watsonpauljwatson72-2114-7-18-32
210Mark BaylissLarasam4-2246-4-25-5
38Mark Daviessaintmark007-2849-2-181
47Craig Osborneozwaldo1985-1839-2-163
54Roger SmithRogerSmith09096514-214
630David Batemandbatey88-764-11-3016
72mark stevensbandwagon1-181634-1319
85Gary Fostergfoss1986-61732-2122
914Adrian BrooksbankChadlad1-19540-1322
103Tyson Fazackerleytysonfaz-81134-928
1126Gary AtkinsonGaryAkko176488-3131
1317John MorrisJohnnyGlen-95010-1338
1429Dean PickeringPickeringDean13436-2240
159Gary Cuthbertcopshawlad111334-1741
1625Jim MacWhirterMacca77733616-2-743
1715tom wbatomwba1982-10464343
2024ian williamsthe_phonic39-13649-1248
2139Sean Fortunetoon_cookie1643-1949
2218Stephen O'Connorsoc300-226422-1549
2331Adam hunteradhunter198421370-652
2434chris rokecroke69-46411-1754
2521hazel brooks-24934-2556
2628Shaun Hirsthirstyno2-96419-1757
2766Helen Gibsonhjg7136523-3259
2868David Burzadavidburza1266415-4461
2951Mr Rob Coxcoxy182106410-2361
3047martyn jamesdoublerup66412-2161
3111Phil Perkinselpwerko-13134-361
3220neil brookesrushallsaddler143234-1862
3319Bruce BentonExBamptonPO162926-170
3427hugh orrshuglad183717072
3512Andrew AtkinsonChimp_Andee131162876
3622rebecca brooks163334-479
37Glyn Jones72tennyson366414-3183
3858lee collingeleec72364634-3185
3948Simon KnuckeySMOKEYFORMBY66434-1886
4038charlie comiskeychaskynyrd-16434-1186
4135Lee jamesonJameson1038-46434-787
4243David KilroyFront_row0146434-1389
4361lewis mccullochlewismcculloch2186434-2690
44Russell Jacksonrussjackson10366431-3497
4560Adrian Nelsonnelson_admiral186434-1898
4637Alex Swale362634399
4733Ken BanksKenkenzobanks1545347101
4855Stevie Jacksonbobby__peru156434-3110
4952Lucy Brookes1164341110
5040steve power1tacyrrah3641528110
51Jim WinnN/A366434-23111
53Bryan Braidwoodbryab655366434-16118
5432Richard Cook36233428121
55james collierjamescollier_19366434-12122
5636Glen matthewsDenmankautoposh9523428123
5841alan bennettfoley5836323428130
5942Gary Priestley36323428130
6044Daniel Noon36333428131
6246Phil Woods36333428131
6349Andrew cooper36353428133
6450mark rothwellferdynez36363428134
6553rob blandblandy6612643428138
6654Rufus Mousley36413428139
6756James Colfordtrueblue14016643428142
6857Craig Bunnkklindemans36463428144
7062Karl Eastbury36483428146
7163Simon Brand36493428147
7264Jim Peter36503428148
7365Mark Preskett36503428148
7467Richard Halliday36523428150
7670stephen murphyspudbob136643428162

Competition Rules

We have few rules just simple rules nothing scary 🙂
The competition is just for the Channel 4 races shown on the 3 days of the Grand National festival 3rd April to 5 April 2014
You Must have a Paddy Power account to receive the prize Open an Account Here
You Must Sign up to our Tipster Comp Mailing list SIGN UP NOW
You have to be a minimum of 18 years old to take part.
One entry per person each day
For a winner to count SP must be 4/1 or more
The selection of winner will be made by the competition organiser alone and will not be swayed by undue influence.
No cash alternative available.
We also reserve the right to exclude entries that we feel are inappropriate or not in the spirit of the competition.
Your details won’t be passed onto anyone else, unless you’re the winner and then I’ll send it to Paddy Power so they can credit your account.
Entries must be received prior to the start of each days racing.
Competition winnings based on a virtual £1 x starting price
In the event of a tie for positions, winner will be drawn at random from tied entries using random number generator site (
Winners will be notified by betting-portal within 7 days. No purchase necessary.
Please allow 30 days for Free Bet to be credited by Paddy Power

Aintree Day 1

14:00 Injured Jockeys Fund 50th Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo, 2m 1f, 22 runners)
14:30 Betfred Bowl Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, Class 1, 3m 1f, 6 runners)
15:05 Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+, Class 1, 2m 4f, 7 runners)
15:40 Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase (National Course) (6yo+, 2m 5f 110y, 26 runners)
16:15 Crabbie’s Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (5yo+, 2m, 29 runners)
16:50 Pinsent Masons Manifesto Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, 2m 4f, 18 runners)
17:25 Dominican Republic Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo+, 3m 110y, 60 runners)

Aintree Day 2

14:00 International Festival For Business 2014 Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2) (4yo+, 2m 110y, 24 runners)
14:30 Befred Mobile Mildmay Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, 3m 1f, 10 runners)
15:05 Betfred Melling Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, 2m 4f, 13 runners)
15:40 Crabbie’s Topham Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, 51 runners)
16:15 Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+, 3m 110y, 28 runners)
16:50 Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4yo+, 2m 4f, 54 runners)
17:25 Concerto Group Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed) (4-6yo, 2m 1f, 32 runners)

Aintree Day 3

13:30 Pertemps Network Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (4yo+, 2m 4f, 29 runners)
14:05 Doom Bar Maghull Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) (5yo+, 2m, 14 runners)
14:50 Silver Cross Stayers’ Hurdle (Registered As The Liverpool Hurdle) (Grade 1) (4yo+, 3m 110y, 12 runners)
15:25 Betfred TV Handicap Chase (Listed) (5yo+, 3m 1f, 28 runners)
16:15 Crabbie’s Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (7yo+, 4m 3f 110y, 65 runners)
17:10 Maxilead Metals Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) (4yo+, 2m 110y, 52 runners)
17:45 Weatherbys Private Banking Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2) (4-6yo, 2m 1f, 33 runners)

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    Paddy Power Gold Cup Preview 2012

    This year’s Paddy Power Gold Cup is arguably the best line up of this famous race since it was first ran in 1960.
    With the likes of Grands Crus and Al Ferof, the vast majority of this year’s field looks very stylish and we look set for a super competitive race.
    Huntball looks to continue the fairy tale as he takes a real step up in class from last year’s heroics and will bring an army of fans in the process.
    With the retirement of Kauto Star Huntball looks the perfect replacement as the fan’s favourite after moving up the ratings last year, like never before.
    I can’t ever remember seeing a field with such a competitive race between the grey horses.
    With Grands Crus, Al Ferof, Walkon and Divers all around the top of the betting, it would be surprising a grey doesn’t win this race.
    With last year’s winner Great Endeavour also a grey there is a trending factor that surrounds the race.
    The Paddy Power Gold Cup is the first major handicap race of the season and fans will flock in their numbers to see some of the finest chasers on the planet.

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    Our review of the leading contenders

    Grands Crus

    Best Price: Coral 9/4
    David Pipes super talented grey had a near-perfect novice season last year, producing some electric performances before disappointing many when finishing 4th in the RSA at the festival.
    Many have tried to understand how Grands Crus lost in such disappointing circumstances in that race. Some have even questioned his stamina, but I find it very hard to believe that a horse that chased home Big Bucks over 3m has stamina issues.
    My theory is the break in which he was given after that thumping victory in the Feltham on Boxing Day.
    He is running fresh again and I think Pipe will have put him through his paces to make sure he is sharp.
    However, bar fitness questions, there is little to oppose Grands Crus.
    He is well in the weights at 11-6 and if he can produce anything close to the form from that Boxing Day romp, he will take all the beating.
    Some people are relating Grands Crus to a similar situation 2 years ago when Long Run went off 2/1 favourite and got beat.
    However, Long Run made a lot of minor jumping mistakes that race, which all builds up in a competitive handicap, but Grands Crus looked a much more consistent jumper than Long Run last season.
    At 2/1 with most bookmakers, Grands Crus is very short for such a competitive race. Very few favourites win this race so it will be interesting if Grands Crus can defy that trend.


    Best Price: Ladbrokes 11/2

    From the favourite to the crowd favourite as Huntball hopes to extend the incredible journey he and eccentric owner Anthony Knott have taken over the last 12 months.
    Starting last season with an official rating of 69 his fairy tale ride meant he ended last season at Aintree off an OR of 154.
    That rise of fame has also led to a rise in the handicaps and he will be going off the same 11-6 that Grands Crus.
    The amount of improvement over the course of last year will be encouraging for fans if he has more in the tank to give.
    He is not as classy as Grands Crus, but has there ever being a horse that has rose to fame over such a short period of time?
    Owner Knott is certain that his 7-year-old is in tip top shape and has also referred Huntball to the “Frankel of the jumps”.
    One things for sure, should Huntball win or lose, there will be large sections of the crowd roaring him up the hill in appreciation of his achievements.

    Al Ferof

    Best Price: Paddy Power 15/2

    Al Ferof had a mixed first season over fences last season, but still looked a very talented chaser.
    A jumping error in the Arkle forced him out of contention in a race which Sprinter Sacre reversed the Supreme Novices form to take very easily.
    He failed to bounce back at Aintree when defeated by Menorah but he is very well thought of by Paul Nicholls and goes well fresh.
    He is given away weight to both Grands Crus and Huntball but could be the dark horse in this race.
    Few thought he would go for this and I can see him going really well however I think he probably needs a bigger trip in the future.


    Best Price: Coral 9/1
    It is hard to understand where Alan King wants to go with this 7-year-old. He had him running 2m for most of the season but then raced him at Ayr in the 4m Scottish National at the end of the season.
    He was quoted as saying this is the best chance he has ever had of winning the prestigious handicap, but if 2m5f is his distance, what on earth was he doing in a 4m last season?
    Alan King still has a fantastic 7-year-old on his hands and is well handicapped at 10-6.
    I expect an improvement on last year and off a good handicap mark, I wouldn’t put it past him taken this but he has a lot of top chasers to beat, chasers much classier than this.

    Best of the rest:

    Best Price: Coral 18/1
    Divers has always loved Cheltenham and ran a great race in this race last year. He was very much out of sorts last month at Cheltenham, but it is no secret this grey needs good ground.
    Trainer Ferdy Murphy believes he is very much in contention and is off a very appealing weight at 10-1.
    If the rain holds back, and the ground is good, he could become a very good each way bet at 16/1.

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