Sky Bet go non-runner no bet for Grand National

Tue 13 Feb 2018

By Racinguk.com staff

Sky Bet have gone non-runner, no bet, best odds guaranteed after the Randox Health Grand National weights were relased in London on Tuesday.

The Leeds-based firm already have the non-runner/no bet concession in place for all races at the Cheltenham Festival and are also paying five places at a quarter the odds on all each-way bets.

Blaklion heads the market at 10-1 following his smooth win in the Becher Chase over the famous fences in December, having previously finished fourth in last year's National. Cause Of Causes (20-1), runner-up to One For Arthur, is another from the class of 2017 towards the heads of the betting.

"The release of the Grand National weights is always eagerly-anticipated and now Sky Bet punters can place their bets on the great race knowing they will get their money back if their horse doesn't line-up," Sky Bet Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners said.

"As ever it looks a fiercely competitive renewal and while Blaklion and Total Recall have been popular so far, there will be plenty more movers between now and the tapes going up at Aintree."

Sky Bet are not the only firm paying five places with Coral and Ladbrokes also paying a quarter the odds the first five places.

Grand National specials:

Betway - Winning Distance: 6-4 Three to Nine Lengths Inclusive, 15-8 Under Three Lengths 2 Over Nine Lengths; Number of Horses to Finish the Race:6-4 16-18 to Finish, 7-4 Under 16 to Finish, 15-8 Over 18 to Finish; Winning Age: 7-4 nine-year-old; 2 seven or eight-year-old; 5-2 ten-year-old; 3-1 11 years or older

Other specials: 6-4 False start; 5-2 Irish-trained winner; 12-1 Gordon Elliott-trained winner; 14-1 JP McManus-owned winner; 25-1 Female- trained winner

Ladbrokes - 'Hats Off To The Handicapper' Grand National Specials: 25 Grand National to be a photo finish (Dead Heat, Nose or Short Head); 7-4 Grand National to be won by under two lengths; 2 total distance between the first and third in the Grand National to be under 10 lengths; 5-2 total distance between the first and fifth in the 2018 Grand National to be under 20 lengths. Who Will Train The Winner: 6 Gordon Elliott, 8 Willie Mullins, 16 Nicky Henderson, 20 Paul Nicholls

Other specials: 20-1 female ridden winner 33-1 female trained winner

Who Will Own The Winner?

10-1 J P McManus 10-1 Gigginstown Stud

Who Will Ride The Winner?

12 Ruby Walsh 16 Barry Geraghty 25 Richard Johnson

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