A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
The Coral sponsored Scottish Grand National headlines the Scottish National Hunt Festival which takes place in April. This Grade 3 Handicap Chase, run over a stretching 4 miles and 27 fences, is always popular with owners and punters alike. With a £215,000 prize fund, this is by far the richest race in Scotland and the most popular with 16,000 in attendance. With fields of up to 30 runners in recent years, online bookmakers are always happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it's one of the handicap highlights of the National Hunt season, so expect 5 places and potentially even 6 places each way on the Scottish Grand National this year.
The Coral Scottish Grand National has its own mystique in the National Hunt folklore. Ayr Racecourse on the Scottish west coast is surrounded by Open Championship courses such as Troon and Turnberry, but this relatively flat course provides the backdrop for Scotland's Number 1 horse race. Run over 4 sapping miles and 27 fences, the Scottish National has seen some top-class winners. Only one horse - the legendary Red Rum - has won both the Grand National and Scottish Grand National in the same year, namely 1974. Little Polveir and Earth Summit have also won both Nationals. 2016 saw Paul Nicholls train his first Scottish National winner in 19 years, with Vicente winning under Sam Twiston-Davies.
With anything up to 30 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 4 places each way at 1/4 odds for this handicap chase. However with the Scottish Grand National being one of the biggest sporting events of the year in Scotland, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place with 5 places each way often available. However 2017 could see this change as the competitive nature of the online bookmaker industry would make any field of up to 30 runners rife for 6 places each way. Naturally 5 places covers circa 17% of the field - and any bookmaker offering 6 places will take this to 20% of the field - a situation which can only drive your chances of success and profit in the race.
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bet365, as always, will be offering huge value across the Scottish Grand National Festival. Expect 5 places each way on the Scottish Grand National itself. For each-way punters, bet365 will also pay out full 1/4 odds where some online bookmakers will pay out 1/5 odds if they extend their paid places.
bet365 also offer their 'Price Promise' which is an undoubted market-leading promotion. They pledge to offer the best price across every runner in all live ITV broadcast races. Best price or joint best price is matched from the following list of Bookmakers: Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Sky Bet and William Hill. bet365 will also have their massively popular ITV Racing 4/1 promotion activated across all live ITV Racing races. So if you back a winner at 4/1 or more in any ITV Racing live race, you'll receive a risk-free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV Racing race up to £/€50. This promotion is not just for the Scottish Grand National Festival, but runs across all live ITV Racing meetings - totalling just under 100 shows per year.
We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years. The 2016 renewal of the Scottish Grand National saw all online bookmakers bar William hill go 5 places each way at full 1/4 odds. It's likely that 6 places each way will be offered for the first time in 2017 - as soon as this is confirmed we'll list the details here on this page.
2017 Each Way Terms Offered:
2016 Each Way Terms Offered:
2015 Each Way Terms Offered:
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 4 places each way in the Scottish Grand National from 2015 onwards: