Who Are Some of the Biggest Underdogs to Win the Grand National?
There’s no single horse racing event that causes as much excitement in the UK as the Grand National. The event has a colourful history of underdog horses causing an upset and who doesn’t love a good underdog story? In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most unlikely Grand National winners and discuss how their victories unfolded.
Could an Underdog Win in 2021?
With the annual event at Aintree just around the corner, punters across the UK are considering whether an underdog may have a chance of winning the Grand National this year. Among the predicted front runners are Cloth Cap, Burrows Saint and the 2019 Kim Muir winner, Any Second Now. However, some of the horses with the lowest odds, such as Hear No Evil, have had recent wins under their belts and may appeal to those looking for an outsider. If you like the look of any of the underdog runners, you might choose to take up some Grand National bets offers. Underdog wins are not unheard of in the Grand National and there have been previous winners with odds as low as 100/1!
Tipperary Tim – 1928
In one of the most historic events in Grand National history, Tipperary Tim won the Grand National in 1928 as a 100/1 shot and became the first horse to do so. Astonishingly, out of the 42 horses that ran, 41 fell over the course of the race and 40 horses were unable to finish! With just two horses making it over the finish line, Tipperary Tim stormed to victory with a running time of 10 minutes and 23.4 seconds. The 1928 Grand National would set the record for the fewest number of horses finishing the race, with only two making it to the end of the event.
Mon Mome – 2009
One of the most recent major underdogs to win a Grand National was Mon Mome, who won the event in 2009 and was priced at 100/1. Mon Mome is a rare example of an internationally bred horse that has managed to win a Grand National event. As an outside favourite, Mon Mome won in some style – beating two of the competition’s favourites, Comply or Die and My Will and winning the event by 12 lengths.
Auroras Encore – 2013
Currently, the most recent biggest outsider to win the Grand National, Auroras Encore managed a shock victory when he won the event back in 2013. Priced at 66/1, not many expected Auroras Encore to put in the performance that he did, however, he rewarded those that backed him with an impressive run, finishing ahead of Cappa Bleu and Teaforthree. Considering the Aintree 2021 tips, some punters are considering whether this could be the first year since 2013 we see a horse as big as 66/1 win the event.
Everyone enjoys a good underdog story and the Grand National has been known for producing a fair few! Can the favourites be stopped this year? Time will tell, but it’s almost guaranteed we will be in for an exciting spectacle one way or another.