As Aintree lies deserted, millions to tune in for the VIRTUAL Grand National on Saturday: Bookies are taking bets on the 'real' runners and riders but all the proceeds go to charity.
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Beyond, what is the going for the virtual Grand National?
The Virtual Grand National 2020 is a computer simulated race. It will have all the expected runners from the real-life Grand National but will use state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery to make the race look as realistic as possible.
Else, how do I place a bet on the virtual Grand National? How to bet on the Virtual Grand National 2020Place a Grand National bet - at Betway.Place a Grand National bet - at Paddy Power.Place a Grand National bet - at Betfair.
Accordingly, what horses are in the virtual Grand National?
2020 Virtual Grand National line-up
- Tiger Roll, Davy Russell, 5-1, 11-10.
- Bristol De Mai, Daryl Jacob, 20-1, 11-8.
- Aso, Charlie Deutsch, 66-1, 11-2.
- Elegant Escape, Jonjo O'Neill jnr, 20-1, 11-2.
- Anibale Fly, Barry Geraghty, 20-1, 11-2.
- Top Ville Ben, Tom Dowson, 45-1, 11-2.
Is Red Rum in the virtual Grand National?
The special Virtual Grand National broadcast will also pit Aintree legends Red Rum and Tiger Roll against each other, and 38 others, in a Race of Champions. A virtual contest has been held since 2017 and boasts a good record of forecasting the actual outcome.
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Saturday's Virtual Grand National raised more than £2.6m for NHS Charities Together. The computer-simulated event, staged after the actual race was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, was "won" by 18-1 shot Potters Corner. Bookmakers paid out on the "winner" and are donating profits from losing bets.
How does it work? The Virtual Grand National is a computer-simulated version of Aintree's world-famous steeplechase, designed by Inspired Entertainment. They used computer-generated imagery (CGI) to recreate, as accurately as possible, all aspects of the race such as the course layout and National fences.
Potters Corner has won the televised Virtual Grand National after the big race was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 18-1 shot beat runner-up Walk In The Mill (16-1) in the computer-simulated race, with Any Second Now (10-1) third.
Grand National betting odds are available at all online betting sites. The testing qualities of the race, the extreme length, and big field of runners, means the result cannot often be predicted - and it can be described as more of a lottery than a horse race.
The simple reality is that virtual racing is another form of lottery, a game of pure chance and one that has a healthy margin for the operator. While some short term success may be possible, long term prospects are not at all good. Essentially, no, you cannot win on virtual horse racing.
Bookies Grand National Offers. Many racing bookmakers withdraw their offers on Grand National day, because they know that most people will be betting anyway. But the sites listed above still have these great offers. Therefore, when you join any one of these sites, you'll be able to claim the offer.
He won on his debut on the Flat at Aintree on April 7 1967. He dead-heated with Curlicue – who was ridden by the great Lester Piggott – in the five-furlong sprint, the Thursby Selling Plate. Piggott also rode Red Rum twice during his Flat career.
He was passed around to several owners before being purchased for Noel Le Mar. The agent who made the purchase was the now-legendary horse trainer Donald “Ginger” McCain. It wasn't apparent at the time, but Red Rum was saddled with a debilitating bone disease in his foot.
(3 May 1965 – 18 October 1995) was
a champion Thoroughbred steeplechaser. He achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years, 1975 and 1976....
|Foaled||3 May 1965|
The Grand National at Aintree on 4 April, in which Tiger Roll had been expected to attempt an unprecedented third consecutive victory in the world's most famous steeplechase, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
GRAND NATIONAL PREVIOUS WINNERS
|2018||Tiger Roll||Davy Russell|
|2017||One For Arthur||Derek Fox|
|2016||Rule The World||David Mullins|
|2015||Many Clouds||Leighton Aspell|
He'll also be looking to become trainer Gordon Elliott's fourth winner in the race as he also won the 2017 version with Silver Birch. In 2019 Tiger Roll was rated 159 and carried 11st5lbs in weight but being a proven winner of the race, we can expect the horse to have to carry much more weight if he runs again in 2021.
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