You rely on your mum for pretty much anything; Sunday lunch, Christmas socks and even some beer money every now and again but betting tips has never really been high on the agenda. However, rather surprising results have shown that Grand National punters might want to gather some intel from their mam.
Thousands of punters head to Oddschecker on the day of the big race, to check the odds and place their bets with almost thirty different bookmakers. The odds comparison company have trawled through the large volumes of bets placed via their service, and have determined that it was in-fact women who came out of last year’s race with the money.
Maybe it’s the Take That connection which encouraged women all over the UK to back Rule The World, or perhaps his form attracted the betting public. Either way, 6% of bets placed on the National by women were on the eventual winner, compared to just under 2% with males. To narrow it down even further, women in the age range of 40-60-years-old were the most successful; 8.5% of bets placed were winning bets.
The biggest losers were men between the ages of 25-31-years-old, normally the more frequent bettors, who might have been put off by Rule the World’s disappointing run before the main race or even the higher price. The majority in this age category sided with Hollywell, who fell during the race, while just under 2% picked the eventual winner.
Another recent study showed that residents from London and York on average won over £40 on the race, compared to Liverpool who lost £39 per head. That’s it, if you live in London or York make sure you ask your mum for your Grand National tips.