Virtual Grand National 2020: Play our Predict & Win Game to win £500!

The Virtual Grand National takes place at 17:00 BST on Saturday, and picking a winner is bound to be as tough as it always is, so put your punditry powers to the test in our Predict & Win game...


Enter FansBet’s very own free-to-play Virtual Grand National predictor game now to be in with a chance of winning the £500 jackpot!

If you’re forever flummoxing your friends and family with your uncanny ability to foresee the future then you could be quids-in, simply by answering four questions correctly based on one a unique running of one of the greatest events in the racing calendar.

It’s absolutely free to play, all you have to do is have a FansBet account, the rest is up to you.

So, give it a try today and best of luck! Click here to play now.

To help you along the way, we have given you a little more information about this one-off event which takes place at 17:15 (BST) and is being broadcast live on ITV.

About the race

Tiger Roll had been due to seek an unprecedented third consecutive win in the big race before it was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic and the government’s advice on social distancing and mass gatherings.

But forty runners who would have been most likely to line up will still take part, using CGI technology and special algorithms meaning there will be racing of some kind from Aintree this weekend after all.

Makers Inspired Entertainment use computer-generated imagery (CGI), to accurately recreate Aintree’s Grand National course, complete with spruce-topped fences and signature jumps such as Becher’s Brook and The Chair.

Inspired form information for the 40 runners and riders deemed most likely to contest this year’s edition is fed into algorithms which then simulate the running and results of the race.

Where to watch

Grand National

The Virtual Grand National will be broadcast by ITV at 5pm (BST) on Saturday, April 4 and can also be streamed online using the ITV Hub.

The show will also feature a ‘Grand National Race of Champions’ featuring legendary winners of the race from bygone years, such as Red Rum and Tiger Roll,  who will battle against each other, and 38 others in a separate computer simulation.

Executive producer Rob McLoughlin said: “We use the latest CGI technology and algorithms and were ready to go ahead as a forerunner to the big race, but now we want to cheer the nation up and ask the computer if history could have been made.”

How to play

Simply answer the two specific Virtual Grand National questions with a chance to win the jackpot and to make things a little more straight forward, we’ve given you some multiple choice answers for each.

Who will win the Virtual Grand National?

Picking the winner in this epic steeplechase is not an easy task at the best of times and the virtual version is sure to prove just as tough.

Tiger Roll was looking to make it a hat-trick of victories and make history at Aintree on Saturday, not surprisingly making him the clear favourite for the race, but as we know, anything can happen over these famous fences.

So to make things a little easier, we’ve divided the 40 runners into groups, meaning that all you have to do is choose the group you think the winner will come from.

What will be the total number of horses to complete the Virtual Grand National 2020?

Anyone who has watched the Grand National will know just how gruelling this race is as the 40 entrants race over four miles and have to navigate 16 fences on two circuits of the famous track.

Last year saw 19 horses complete the race in total and in 2018 30 made it to the finish line, that’s almost three-quarters of all the runners and riders who took part.

We don’t expect you to name the exact number that will finish the 2020 Virtual Grand National, so once again we’ve given you a number of options to choose from to make it a little easier – though, as we all know, nothing is simple when it comes to the Grand National, virtual or otherwise!

Terms and conditions

Prize (or currency equivalent) will be awarded to the entrant that correctly predicts the outcome of two (2) questions.

  • In the event of a competition tie where there are multiple winners with the same correct entry, then the total prize will be split equally between the winning entrants.
  • In the event that no one correctly predicts the (2) questions then there will be no prize rollover.
  • Outcomes of each question will be settled on the official result shown on ITV after the running of the 2020 Virtual Grand National on 04/04/2020

Significant Terms and Conditions

  • The promotion is available from 02/04/2020 until 17.15 04/04/2020 UK time.
  • 18+ Only. Available to new and existing customers.
  • Entries are limited to one (1) per registered account holder, family, household address and shared computer.
  • For the purpose of this competition horse names are those listed in the runners and riders which will be verified by the official result.
  • The number of finishers will be the number declared in the official result after the running of the race.
  • If a Dead Heat occurs then all horses that are within the Dead Heat will be classed as a winner for the purpose of this competition.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions in respect of accuracy in publishing or issuing of prices or information, despite every effort being made to 0ensure total accuracy. We reserve the right to correct these errors.
  • The prize winner will be notified within 72 hours of winning the competition by the email address originally entered and supplied.
  • Any prize winner who has not claimed their prize and responded to the notification email from FansBet within 7 days shall forfeit and lose entitlement of the prize.
  • The prize will be credited to the winners FansBet account within 30 days of verified contact between the competition winner and FansBet.
  • A valid FansBet account must have been created which has passed all required verification checks to enter the competition and to claim/withdraw any available cash prize. No prize alternative or substitutions will be awarded.
  • FansBet reserves the right in its discretion to exclude and/or limit the availability of the promotion to certain customers and the promotion is not available to any customers who are self-excluded.
  • FansBet reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time.
  • General Terms and Conditions apply –
  • Employees of FansBet or sister companies cannot take part.
  • FansBet decision is final.

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