Grand National tips: Why backing A Toi Phil at 100/1 at Aintree is well worth a punt

Grand National tips: Why backing A Toi Phil at 100/1 at Aintree is well worth a punt

If you’re wondering who to bet on in the Grand National on Saturday, then read on.

A Toi Phil, with odds at 100/1, has the best chance of winning the £561,000 cash prize at Aintree Racecourse, according to

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In research ahead of the big day, it has found statistics about the winning horses since the first ever race at Aintree in 1839 and here’s what you need to know.

  • The winning horse is usually nine years old
  • Has a handicap of 10st 7lbs
  • A starting price of 16/1
  • An owner called John
  • Is ridden by a jockey named John or Tommy and trained by a man called John

And A Toi Phil perfectly matches the best age and handicap and most closely resembles the average Grand National winner.


With a £1million prize haul, it pays out even on the 10th-placed horse

Winner £561,300

2nd £211,100

3rd £105,500

4th £52,700

5th £26,500

6th £13,200

7th £6,800

8th £3,600

9th £2,000

10th £1,000

With current odds at 100/1 to win, the French stallion could make some punters’ day if he wins.

Four of the five early favourites, Tiger Roll, Anibale Fly, Rathvinden and Lake View Lad equal the average winning age.

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A spokesman said: “Research shows historically that, nine-year-old horses with a 10st 7lbs race best, so this makes A Toi Phil an interesting shout for punters, despite the bookies rating the horse at 100/1.

“If you’re making a wager on this year’s Grand National, it’s worth considering the historical data as inspiration for a cheeky flutter.”

All you need to know about the Grand National

The race starts at 5.15pm on Saturday 6 April and it’s live in full on talkSPORT 2.

Source: SportsLatest TS