Virtual Grand National 2020 odds: Who is favourite to win the virtual race?

Tiger Roll has been denied his chance of winning the Grand National for third successive time this year. The Aintree race was called off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

However, the Virtual Grand National, which was launched in 2017, will now take centre stage.

ITV will be screening the race live throughout the UK, with coverage getting underway from 5pm.

Bookmakers are also offering odds on the virtual event, with all profits to be donated to the NHS.

Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher said: “With the UK understandably and rightly in lockdown, unfortunately the Grand National can’t take place. However, the virtual Grand National will be the closest we can get to creating one of those moments when we can all come together in celebration, not just for the world’s greatest sporting events, but for the NHS heroes working on the front line to keep us all safe.

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“I am delighted that our members have stepped up in this way to support the national effort to combat COVID-19 by contributing all of their race profits to NHS Charities Together. Millions of us love a flutter on the Grand National. For many, it’s the only time of the year they place a bet. This year, the big winner will be our NHS.”

Tiger Roll is understandably the bookies’ favourite for the virtual race this year after securing back-to-back Grand National wins in 2019.

A spokesperson for thepools.com said: “The Virtual Grand National this Saturday will give the nation a welcome boost.

“Bookies The Pools have this priced up as if it was the real thing, with the Tiger Roll going for his historic third win in a roll, and to equal Red Rum’s record.

“Tiger Roll is 5/1 to win. At 20-1, Bristol de Mai looks very tempting for a place, having won or placed in 25 of its 33 races, as does Anibale Fly at 20/1 to win, having finished 4th in 2018 and 5th in 2019 under 2003 winner Barry Geraghty.”

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Virtual Grand National 2020 line-up

(Number, name, jockey, odds, weight)

1 Tiger Roll, Davy Russell, 5-1, 11-10

2 Bristol De Mai, Daryl Jacob, 20-1, 11-8

3 Aso, Charlie Deutsch, 66-1, 11-2

4 Elegant Escape, Jonjo O’Neill jnr, 20-1, 11-2

5 Anibale Fly, Barry Geraghty, 20-1, 11-2

6 Top Ville Ben, Tom Dowson, 45-1, 11-2

7 Beware The Bear, Jerry McGrath, 33-1, 11-0

8 Peregrine Run, Kevin Sexton, 66-1, 10-13

9 Jett, Sam Waley-Cohen, 50-1, 10-13

10 Alpha Des Obeaux, Richard Johnson, 25-1, 10-13

11 Total Recall, Paul Townend, 40-1, 10-13

12 The Storyteller, Keith Donoghue, 40-1, 10-12

13 Magic Of Light, Robbie Power, 18-1, 10-12

14 Talkischeap, Tom Cannon, 25-1, 10-11

15 Yala Enki, Bryony Frost, 28-1, 10-11

16 Ballyoptic, Sam Twiston-Davies, 25-1, 10-11

17 Burrows Saint, Rachael Blackmore, 12-1, 10-10

18 Definitly Red, Brian Hughes, 14-1, 10-10

19 Sub Lieutenant, JJ Slevin, 33-1, 10-9

21 Tout Est Permis, Sean Flanagan, 80-1, 10-9

22 Vintage Clouds, Danny Cook, 33-1, 10-8

23 Crievehill, Tom Bellamy, 66-1, 10-8

24 Lake View Lad, Henry Brooke, 50-1, 10-8

25 Jury Duty, Mark Enright, 40-1, 10-8

26 Pleasant Company, David Mullins, 28-1, 10-7

27 Acapella Bourgeois, Danny Mullins, 33-1, 10-6

28 Shattered Love, Lisa O’Neill, 66-1, 10-6

29 Any Second Now, Mark Walsh, 10-1, 10-6

30 Potters Corner, Jack Tudor, 18-1, 10-6

31 Dounikos, Luke Dempsey, 50-1, 10-5

32 Kildisart, Nico de Boinville, 50-1, 10-5

33 Death Duty, Gavin Brouder, 50-1, 10-5

34 Ramses De Teillee, Tom Scudamore, 66-1, 10-5

35 Valtor, James Bowen, 66-1, 10-4

36 Saint Xavier, David Maxwell, 66-1, 10-4

37 Warriors Tale, Harry Cobden, 80-1, 10-4

38 Double Shuffle, Jonathan Burke, 100-1, 10-4

39 Kimberlite Candy, Richie McLernon, 16-1, 10-4

40 Walk In The Mill, James Best, 16-1, 10-4

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