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Clear who Wenger and Crouch should back in Grand National

| 06.04.2013

Many Grand National punters tend to make their selections based on the names of horses and Peter Crouch and Arsene Wenger have obvious runners in the field this year that tie in with them perfectly.

Stoke are at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League and a price of 125/1 is offered that the beanpole striker scores in the 90 minutes for the hosts, with Big Fella Thanks also winning the Grand National.

Meanwhile, Wenger’s widely-renowned bad eyesight when a dubious decision goes in favour of Arsenal could secure punters a 500/1 windfall.

This is the price available on the double of Becauseicouldntsee winning at Aintree and Arsenal gaining a red card in their visit to West Brom.

Other specials include 50/1 that Sir Alex Ferguson enjoys the ultimate few days to remember with Manchester United taking three points from the Manchester derby and either of his runners, What A Friend or Harry The Viking, landing Grand National glory.

Harry The Viking can also be combined with a QPR victory over relegation rivals Wigan for Harry Redknapp at 100/1.

On the topic of names, 2011 Grand National runner-up Oscar Time is 200/1 to go one better this year in partnership with an Oscar goal in Chelsea’s home clash with Sunderland, while if two Saints go marching in – Saint Are winning at Aintree and Southampton beating Reading – the payout is 125/1.

Alternatively, a hat-trick in any of the four 3pm Saturday Premier League kick-offs can be backed at 200/1 if put in a double with a Grand National victory for Teaforthree and it is 50/1 that Roberto Goldback takes the National and either Martinez or Mancini also celebrate victory this Premier League weekend with Wigan or Manchester City.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.