Grand National special bets: Winning jockey 4-1 to pick up a whip ban


Paddy Power have unveiled a whole host of specials for this year’s John Smith’s Grand National following the unveiling of the weights today for the Aintree spectacular, and go just 4/1 that the winning jockey picks up a whip ban.

The controversial new BHA rules restricting the number of hits to just 8 have sparked outrage in the industry, and look set to make the headlines yet again if the betting is anything to go by.

Paddy’s  also offer 5/1 about champion Irish handler Willie Mullins, who has 12 of the initial 82 entries, training the winner of the race for a second time.

Irish stables have 31 entries in total and the Irish layers go 11/4 that the race will be won by a horse trained in the Emerald Isle.

John Smith’s Grand National – Paddy Power’s Special Bets:

To Train Winner

5/1 Willie Mullins; 9/1 David Pipe; 11/1 Nicky Henderson; 14 Paul Nicholls.


To Ride Winner

5/1 Ruby Walsh or Tony McCoy; 16/1 Nina Carberry or Katie Walsh.


To Own Winner

8/1 JP McManus; 10/1 Trevor Hemmings; 12/1 Graham Wylie.


McCain’s Chips

200/1 Ballabriggs to win three Aintree Grand Nationals.


Course Specials

5/6 Any Fence to be bypassed; 2/1 Over 20 finishers; 14/1 No fallers at Becher’s Brook.


Irish-based winner

11/4 winner to be trained in Ireland.


Whip Ban

4/1 Winning jockey to pick up a whip ban.


Déjà vu for Pitman?

14/1 Richard Pitman to lead in the final furlong in the Legends Race and not win.


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