Matched Betting The Grand National (and The Aintree Festival) 2022


6 Apr 2022

Updated: 24 Feb 2023

The Grand National is the single biggest horse race of the year and the winner will take home a prize pot of £561,300 in 2022. The Grand National race is part of the wider Aintree Festival taking place in April 2022.

Although not as big as the Cheltenham Festival is for Matched Betting, The Grand National as well as the other horse racing festivals throughout the year still give us plenty of opportunities to make some extra profits and are not to be missed.

When is The Grand National 2022?

This year's Grand National race will take place on Saturday 9th April at 17:15.

The 2022 Aintree Festival starts on Thursday 7th April and ends on Saturday 9th April.

The Grand National & Aintree Festival 2022 Races, ITV Races and Highlights

For Matched Betting a horse racing festival like The Grand National and Aintree, it’s always useful to know the daily race schedules, which races will be shown on ITV and which races are considered as the ‘highlight’ for each day.

Although the bookmakers often run suitable offers for us to profit from throughout the day many have a tendency to focus their very best offers on the first race of the day, the first ITV race of the day or on the ‘highlight’ race(s) of the day.

**Indicates races that will NOT be shown on ITV.


13:45** The SSS Super Alloys Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase

14:20 The Jewson Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle

14:55 The Betway Bowl Steeple Chase

15:30 The Betway Aintree Hurdle - Highlight Race

16:05 The Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:40 The Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Steeple Chase

17:15** The Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat


13:45** The 20 Years Together, Alder Hey & Aintree Handicap Hurdle

14:20 The Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle

14:50 The Betway Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase

15:25 The Marsh Steeple Chase (Registered as the Melling) - Highlight Race

16:05 The Randox Health Topham Steeple Chase

16:40 The Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle

17:15** The Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle


13:45** The EFT Construction Handicap Hurdle

14:25 The Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle

15:00 The Poundland Maghull Novices’ Steeple Chase

15:35 The JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle

16:15 The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase

17:15 The Randox Grand National Steeple Chase - Highlight Race

18:20** The Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

Tips for Matched Betting the 2022 Grand National & Aintree Festival

TIP 1 - Make sure you're 0% commission is active at Smarkets

All Platinum and Diamond Members can set up 0% with Smarkets betting exchange.

This will save you a lot of money in the long run - especially during busy periods like The Grand National where you are likely to place a higher volume of lay bets than normal.

If you haven't already please follow this guide to get 0% commission at Smarkets.

Also read about how much can you make from matched betting and extra place calculator

TIP 2 - Don't miss out on a single offer! Missed offers mean missed profits

Check your Emails and Texts regularly:

Watch out for private or invite-only offers from the bookies coming directly to you. They can sometimes send them quite late - just before the races are due to start - so try to keep an eye on your emails throughout the day.

Check the Top Offers of the Day

This page is a compilation of the top sports reload offers available for you each day.

The Top Sports Reloads Of The Day are handpicked offers with a balance of simplicity and value.

These offers are by no means all of the reload offers available, but it's a great place to start if you're new to reloads.

Follow the OffersTeamPA on the Forum:

This is essential for making top profits from reloads and we highly recommend doing it if you're not doing so already.

How do you do this?

Open the forum then go to ‘OffersTeamPA’ here.

Then click the green plus sign to follow the team and you’ll see every offer that they post in the forum and get a notification pop up each time they do.

'Watch' the following Forum threads:

The topics we recommend to watch over the festival include:

How do you watch a topic?

By selecting the ‘Not Watching’ button on the topic and switching it to ‘Watching’

You will then get notifications pop up every time there is a new post in that topic.

Here’s an example of notifications coming from the Price Boost topic:

TIP 3 - Use Shared Liability anytime you can

Remember to take advantage of Shared Liability on any race you can.

Using this as much as possible will allow you to get more offers done and make more profits.

TIP 4 - Stick to what you know and can do well. Don't jump in on advanced offers unless you really know what you're doing.

If you have not already been practising Extra Place Offers and read ALL the guides and tips on how to do them, at this point in time, so near the start of the festival don't decide to suddenly start trying to 'make a mint' from them too.

Although Extra Places are very profitable they are an advanced type of Matched Betting offer and need a good bit of time to learn and master.

The Grand National and Aintree Festival provide a fantastic learning opportunity for Extra Places though.

Follow the daily Extra Places thread in the forum and see what the 'Kings and Queens of EPs' are up to - you will be surprised how much top advice you can pick up.

You will also find all of your Extra Places questions answered here.

TIP 5 - Use the Outplayed Help Centre

Our new Outplayed Help Centre has been designed specifically to assist you as quickly as possible with any query that you may have.

Along with hundreds of answers, guides and instructions ranging from Matched Betting questions to your Outplayed account, you will also find a dedicated Grand National 2022 section here.

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