Coral make 2016 Grand National super fun with special sweepstake kit
Jamie Clark, Sports Editor | April 6, 2016
It is estimated about two-thirds of the adult UK population have some form of bet on the Grand National, which is National Hunt racing’s most prestigious steeplechase.
As this is the one time of the year where most people fancy a flutter, Coral have produced a special sweepstake kit for you to use at work, down the local or at home with friends and family.
We provide you with all 40 horses on tickets to be cut up and go into the hat, tumbler or whatever you’re using to draw them from. There’s also a handy table that allows whoever officiates the sweepstake to note down the name of who got what horse.
Standard sweepstakes charge £1 per ticket, but we’ll leave you to decide on how much it is to enter. Based upon Coral’s recommendations, half of the total pot (£20 if all 40 are sold) goes to the person with the winning horse and then half of the remaining balance (£10) to the second-place.
To mirror our each-way betting, which is paying out on the first five, we further suggest £6 is given to whoever has the third-place ticket, £3 for fourth and £1 for the fifth.
Current Grand National market leaders that could be lucky for you include 2015 winner Many Clouds, who has been a long-time ante post betting favourite; Grimthorpe Chase success The Last Samuri; the horse he beat to that trial at Doncaster, The Druids Nephew; dual Betfred Bowl victor Silviniaco Conti; and last year’s second, Saint Are, and fifth, Shutthefrontdoor.
First officially held in 1839, the National is an integral part of the British sporting calendar. The tradition and history behind it are perhaps what make it so appealing to punters, so we urge you to get involved in your own way by setting up this fantastically fun sweepstake.
You’ll find more Grand National Festival stuff, including tips and runner profiles for the big race, on Coral’s Aintree page.