There is nothing horseracing fans discuss a lot after March 16th than the Grand National Festival. Not only do they discuss it, but they also walk their talk. Already, there are some sections that have been sold out with about a week or two to go and this shows just how much crazy the fans are about the sport. Some of the sold out tickets include the following; West Tip Seats (£85), Earl of Derby Terrace (£120), Lord Sefton Terrace (£115), Princess Royal Roof (£120), Queen Mother Roof (£120), Lord Daresbury Roof (£120), Lord Sefton Lower Seats (£140), Earl of Derby Lower Seats (£140), Queen Mother Seats (£145), Earl of Derby Upper Seats (£145), Lord Sefton Upper Seats (£145), Princess Royal Seats and Gallery (£155) and Platinum Lounge (£160).
If you would still like to get yourself some space at the Aintree Racecourse, you can get some tickets in the Steeplechase Enclosure and the Festival Zone. For the former, the tickets are selling from £35 but it is only open on the Grand National Day. This zone is characterized by a casual dress code and although it limits access to the Festival Zone and the Parade Ring, it has its own batting facilities, catering, and bars.
We are all here for different reasons and I believe one of them is to make the most out of the Grand National Festival. Horseracing comes with a lot of entertainment and a chance for punters to get back the money they lost to bookies in the Cheltenham Festival. Although the race is highly unpredictable as well, if you combine your wagering skill with the Grand National free bets bookies are giving, you are definitely set to go. Visit PaddyPower and as others wait to watch the race on ITV, you may be at the Aintree racecourse courtesy of this bookie. Totesport is offering a 5 times multiplication of your odds for one winner. Betway is also out there trying to ensure you get the value for your money with a free bet of up to £10 on the Initial and final races. The best time to make use of these offers is now as the bookies close their offer doors a few days to the festival
Some of the horses to watch in the 2019 festival include Rathvinden who is chasing a second victory at the festival for Willie Mullins. Paddy Power is offering a 12/1 odd for this horse to win and given that he won a race at the Cheltenham Festival, he is one horse you can consider staking heavily on. Tiger Roll is another name rolling on people’s tongues and given his recent performances, he will be carrying the hopes of very many punters. In the Grade One Melling Chase, Politologue is definitely the horse to back. If you can recall, the horse gave Altior a hard time at the Queen Mother Champion Chase in the Cheltenham Festival and this will be his opportunity to prove his improved self. Another horse that will most likely find the Aintree track friendly is Brio Conte who lost the Coral Cup by a whisker after being outrun uphill on the final lap. He had held the first position for the most part of the race and given that painful loss, his jockey and trainer will definitely ensure that he is at his best for the Grand National.
The festival is usually held about six miles from Liverpool at the Aintree Racecourse and this year will be no different. The final list of participants will be released by the 4th of April.