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advice for betting on Grand National Day

1. Don't go overboard, it's the biggest race of the year in profile, but you can win just as much on the race before it or even a weak seller at Lingfield next week.

2. 40 horses over four and a half miles and lots of fences means your horse will need luck to win. Luck not to be taken out by a faller, luck not to be taken out by a riderless horse and luck to stay up when it clips the top of a fence.

3. Bet early - once the bookies at the track take over the market, the percentage will get wound right up to 140%+. Tonight and tomorrow morning, you'll get a lot, lot better than that by shopping around.

4. Check out the offers available - Victor Chandler will give you a free bet if you back a horse that falls. Boylesports are paying 1/4 the odds and SIX places.

5. Visit my free bets site to take advantage of the bonuses - Betfreebies

Good luck, I'll post a bit later with some tips for the Grand National and the world's richest two-year-old race, the Golden Slipper from Rosehill, Sydney, which takes place overnight UK time.

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