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The Grand National is nearing by the hour and with the 40 Grand National runners now confirmed, for many who understand nothing about horse racing there will be thousands who will be picking their favourite number between 1 and 40 when trying to come up with this years Grand National winner.

For many there is a lot more to it, hours of studying the Grand National form as a way of trying to come up with the winner of the 2008 Grand National. The one major problem with this approach is that for many of the horses taking part in this race, they have no experience of running over the unique Aintree Grand National fences. This is case for this year’s hot favourite in Cloudy Lane. He will be taking on the Grand National fences for the very first time as will another of the leading fancies in the race Comply or Die.

Another problem when looking at the form guide is that many of the runners have avoided running over fences in the early part of the season as they have not wanted to alert the interest of the handicapper. This makes it difficult to assess all the 40 horses, along with the fact that this is the only race under rules that is run over a distance of 4 mile 4 furlongs.

Taking all this into account and especially this year when the lowest horse in the weights is 10 stone 8 pounds in what is a compressed handicap, this suggests that each of the 40 horses has a chance. Therefore one Grand National Tip is to pick a number between 1 and 40 and go with whatever horse that your lucky number has come up with. Some say that the Grand National is a lottery and well for many it is, and in fact the very first winner of the Grand National was called ‘Lottery’.

Once you have decided upon your lucky number we suggest you check out the best Grand National Odds for your selection, as we all want to get the best price should we back the winner.

If you do not have the Grand National Runners to hand, fear not as they are all listed on this excellent site along with the best Grand National Free Bets from the leading online bookmakers.

Good Luck with your lucky numbers!

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