If you want to place a bet, then betting on the Grand National is probably your best choice. It is one of the most exciting horse races of the year and one of the most well known and so is certainly worth a go.

If you know a lot about horse racing, then you will already have a good idea of which horse or jockey you might like to place a bet on, but otherwise, your choice could be more difficult. You should be able to find out who is taking part, in a newspaper or website. Then you will be able to make your choice. It is important to consider whether you just want to have a stab in the dark or take things seriously.

If you want to have fun, then just look at the names of the horses and choose one you like, alternatively look at the riders colours and choose the ones that you think look the nicest. You may be interested in the odds and perhaps want to go for a horse that has very little chance of winning but will pay out well if they do win. You might rather take less of a risk and place a bet on a horse that is more likely to win, but will pay out less.

Grand National

If you want to take things more seriously, then you will need to consider the form. This means you will need to do some research about how well the horses and riders have done in previous races. You may want to look at recent performance as well as past performance at Grand Nationals and other similar big races. You will also need to consider the conditions and whether the horse that you have chosen will be good on the day. It is still not an easy decision, but it should help you to be able to make a more informed choice.

Having a bet on a race should always be seen as a bit of fun though. Only use money that you can afford to lose and enjoy watching the race and cheering on your horse. Try not to feel disappointed if you didn?t win, perhaps have a go at another race or just think back at the fun that you had by placing the bet. Not everyone can win and the odds will always be against you, but it really can make watching race a lot more fun if you place a bet.