16
Feb
2013

2013 Grand National Trial Betting Preview

Preparations for the 2013 Grand National at Aintree are really heating up with the Grand National Trial being held at Haydock Park.

The Grand National Trial is a genuine staying test of its own with horses having to negotiate twenty-two fences on the three miles and furlongs course.

With a strong field of fourteen horses set to run this race should be an excellent entrée for the main attraction that will be run on April 6.

Just like the Grand National, the Grand National Trial is an extremely difficult race in which to back a winner so our team of racing experts have analysed the form guide facts and betting statistics for the race to come up with our top selections.

2013 Grand National Trial Form Guide Facts and Betting Statistics

The 2012 Grand National Trial was won by Victor Dartnall-trained Giles Cross who was ridden by Denis O’Regan.

Giles Cross is back to defend his title in 2013.

Giles Cross started the 2012 Grand National Trial as favorite. Rigadin De Beauchene is the favourite in the 2013 Grand National Trail betting market at Bet365 Bet365.

Monbeg Dude, Neptune Equester, Rigadin De Beauchene and Well Refreshed are all last start winners.

Silver By Nature, Cannington Brook, Giles Cross, Lively Baron and Neptune Equester have all previously won at Haydock.

Silver By Nature, Giles Cross, Monbeg Dude, Rigadin De Beauchene are all winners at Grade 3 level.

Silver By Nature has not run for 679 days.

2013 Grand National Trail Trifecta Tip

Monbeg Dude (6/1) from Rigadin De Beauchene (4/1) and Giles Cross (8/1)

This is an incredibly difficult race to analyse so we have decided to stick with the in-form gelding who is currently available at attractive odds at Bet365 Bet365. Monbeg Dude scored a narrow victory in the Grade 3 Henrietta Knight Handicap Chase before beating a strong field (including Teaforthree) in the Welsh Grand National. The son of Witness Box clearly has the stamina to win the race and if he continues to improve his jumping could be a legitimate contender for the Grand National at Aintree.

Rigadin De Beauchene is coming off a strong win in the Betfred Classic Chase and has been extremely consistent in the last two years. The son of Visionary isn’t great value to win the race but can’t be left out of trifecta and other exotic bets.

In a race filled with uncertainties Giles Cross looks like being a safe Grand National Trail betting option as we know that he is good enough to win the race. The eleven-year-old didn’t fire in the Welsh Grand National but at its best he is clearly good enough to win.

You can get the best odds for the 2013 Grand National Trial at Bet365 Bet365.

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