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Calgary Bay a great Grand National bet to create history

| 29.03.2011

Hadden Frost should not be short of tactical knowledge when it comes to the 2011 Grand National on April 9th.

Frost will ride out on 25/1 chance Calgary Bay for winning Grand National trainer Venetia Williams, and after his father won the race in 1989 aboard Little Polvier, both Calgary Bay and Frost will have been provided with all the expertise needed to win the Grand National.

Venetia Williams pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Grand National history when training Mon Mome to victory in 2009 at a starting price of 100/1, and with a horse that has never fallen in his 23 starts, Williams has another major chance of success.

This will be Frost’s first ride over the Grand National fences at Aintree and with just three runs to his name around Aintree racecourse, his inexperience may be a negative in many punters book.

But Frost boasts a secret weapon in his corner as dad Jimmy knows exactly what it takes to win the Grand National and will be relaying all the knowledge he has to his son as they look to become the first father son combination to ride the winner in the Grand National.

With Grand National odds of 25/1, Calgary Bay has a very good chance of winning the 2011 Grand National and with Ladbrokes offering new customers a Grand National free bet, Calgary Bay would be a risk-free bet.

The fact that Calgary Bay has never fallen in his career is a huge positive as the Aintree Grand National fences provide the stiffest test in horse racing, and while Calgary hasn’t won since December 2009, he has two second places to his name in his last three starts.

A £20 stake on Hello Bud winning the Grand National would return £520. New customers can sign up here to get £60 in free bets.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.