Updated 6th April 2017: The following bookmakers are now offering extended places each way at the 2017 Grand National:
BetVictor: 6 places each way, 1/4 odds plus non-runner no bet, click here for details
Sky Bet: 5 places each way, 1/4 odds, click here for details
Paddy Power: 5 places each way, 1/4 odds and bet £/€10 get £/€10 for new customers, click here for details
This page will be updated regularly as we approach this year's race on the 8th September 2017.
Important note: most bookmakers remove their free bet offers from teatime the Thursday before the race, so if you're considering opening a new account with one of those listed above then you may want to do so sooner rather than later!
OK - it's not golf but the similarities are striking: a large field with a number of unknowns....reams of form to wade through....some tasty, long prices to whet your appetite! As with The Open Championship and US Masters, the Grand National is an extremely competitive affair for the bookmakers meaning that getting the best offer and each way terms is just as important as getting the best odds. We'll list all the details of who's offering 5 places each way (or even 6 places each way) for the 2017 Grand National above as well as here as soon as they are confirmed: http://www.6placeseachway.co.uk/
Confirmed Ante-Post 2017 Grand National 5 places Each Way Offers
Other bookmakers are still offering 4 places each way, 1/4 odds when this page was last published.
The 170th running of the Randox Health Grand National will see a TV audience of over 600 million viewers worldwide, with well in excess of £150m in bets placed across the 40 runner field. With such huge interest in the 5.15pm at Aintree, getting the largest amount of Each Way places is the perfect way to maximise your chances of grabbing a return in a race that regularly throws up big priced placed finishers.
Racing regulations dictate that the standard each way place terms on the Grand National are on the first 4 finishers at 1/4 odds. Now with everybody from the keen horse racing follower to those who only place a single bet once a year taking a keen interest in the race, many online bookmakers offer extended each way terms to 5 places each way for the Grand National - or even 6 places each way - in combination with attractive account opening promotions for new customers.
When reviewing bookmaker Grand National activity, BetVictor for the past 6 renewals of the race (2011 -2016) were the only online bookmaker to extend their place terms from the standard 4 places to a massive Grand National 6 places each way. Betfair Sportsbook and Paddy Power in recent years have also extended their each way offering to 5 places, offering the punter a huge increase in profit potential.
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that punters who've backed with 5 or 6 places each way have paid out on over and above the standard 4 places each way in the Grand National since 2011:
2016: 5th Goonyella 12/1, 6th Ucello Conti 25/1
2015: 5th Shutthefrontdoor 7/1F, 6th Royale Knight 20/1
2014: 5th Rocky Creek 16/1, 6th Chance Du Roy 33/1
2013: 5th Rare Bob 16/1, 6th Swing Bill 80/1
2012: In Compliance 100/1, Ballabriggs 12/1
2011: Niche Market 16/1, The Midnight Club 15/2F
Grand National 2017 5 Places Each Way
We'll keep our eye on the market as the 2017 race approaches and we'll detail any movement in the standard each-way terms of the race on this page, so bookmark us now and come back soon.
Grand National 5 Places each way offers and all other bookmaker promotions correct when published but subject to change or withdrawal without notice.