AINTREE, England, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Synchronised heads a maximum field of 40 for the John Smith's Grand National following the final declarations for the race and is the 7/1 favourite with Aintree's official betting partner Betfred.
The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup winner is not only aiming to be the first horse to carry top-weight to victory since Red Rum back in 1974 but also the first to complete the Gold Cup-Grand National double in the same season since Golden Miller in 1934.
"It's going to take a momentous gamble to displace Synchronised at the head of the Grand National market and with AP McCoy on board, he's certain to be the most popular choice on betting slips up and down the country," said Betfred spokesman George Primarolo.
Giles Cross, Junior and West End Rocker are all next in the market at 12/1 whilst it's 14/1 bar. Betfred make it an 11/1 chance that either Nina Carberry or Katie Walsh become the first female jockey to win the John Smith's Grand National whilst it's 7/4 that the winner is trained in Ireland.
John Smith's Melling Chase - Betfred bet: 11/10 Finian's Rainbow; 5/2 Albertas Run; 8 Poquelin; 10 Kauto Stone; 11 Wishfull Thinking; 16 Forpadydeplasterer; 20 Kalahari King; 40 Pure Faith.
John Smith's Topham Chase - Betfred bet: 7 Triangular; 10 Little Josh; 12 Always Waining; Frankie Figg; 14 Aimigayle; Apt Approach; Chance du Roy; Fabalu; Gonebeyondrecall; 16 Fistral Beach; Tartak; 20 Paradis de Thaix; 25 Arklow Ger, Bai Zhu, Douglas Julian, Giorgio Quercus, Matuhi, Montoyas Son, Nikola, Rio Gael, Sunday City; 33 Massini Sunset, Minella Theatre, Moon Over Miami, Wake Board.
John Smith's Aintree Legends Charity Race - Betfred bet: 7/4 American Trilogy (Mick Kinane); 4 Cape Express (Marcus Armytage); 11/2 Waldvogel (Tony Dobbin); 7 Arabian Heights (Adrian Maguire), Just Lille (Carl Llewellyn); 10 Satou (Hywel Davies), Trip The Light (Pat Eddery); 20 May Contain Nuts (Brendan Powell); 25 Fidelis (Ben de Haan), Millers Reef (Richard Pitman), Pillar Of Hercules (Jim Culloty); 33 Sky Calling (Jimmy Frost).
Non runner, no bet. Rule 4 may apply. Only these runners count - any replacement horses will be treated as non-runners.
John Smith's Grand National - Betfred bet: 7 Synchronised; 12 Giles Cross; Junior, West End Rocker; 14 Ballabriggs, Cappa Bleu, Chicago Grey, On His Own, 16 Becauseicouldntsee, Killyglen, Sunnyhillboy; 20 Seabass, Shakalakaboomboom; 25 According To Pete, Organisedconfusion, Treacle; 33 Alfa Beat, Always Right, Calgary Bay, Neptune Collonges, Planet Of Sound, The Midnight Club, 40 Black Apalachi, Mon Mome, Quiscover Fontaine, Rare Bob, Weird Al, 50 Deep Purple, State Of Play, 66 Arbor Supreme, Viking Blond, Vic Venturi; 80 Hello Bud, Midnight Haze; 100 In Compliance, Neptune Equester, Postmaster, Swing Bill, Tatenen, Tharawaat.
100 Any Currency (Res 1); Our Island (Res 2), Smoking Aces (Res 4); 150 Abbeybraney.
John Smith's Grand National: What weight will the winner carry? - Betfred bet: 2/5 Under 11st, 7/4 11st and over.
John Smith's Grand National: Age of Winner - Betfred bet: 6/4 Nine-year-old, 2/1 Ten-year-old, 7/2 Eleven-year-old, 8/1 Eight-year-old; 20/1 Seven-year-old; 25/1 Twelve-year-old; 40 Thirteen-year-old; 80/1 Fourteen-year-old.
John Smith's Grand National Specials - Betfred bet:7/4 Irish-trained winner; 5/1 Jonjo O'Neill-trained winner; 8/1 Willie Mullins-trained winner; 11/1 Donald McCain-trained winner; 11/1 Female jockey-ridden winner; 12/1 David Pipe-trained winner.
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