MANCHESTER, England, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Willie Mullins-trained duo On His Own and Prince De Beauchene feature among 84 entries for this year's John Smith's Grand National and head the market at 16/1 with Aintree's official betting partner, Betfred.
Last year's third place finisher, Seabass, is one of six horses priced at 20/1, including Betfred Becher Chase runner-up Join Together and the rapidly improving Katenko.
Willie Mullins has entered seven horses this year and is a 4/1 shot with Betfred to train his second winner of the race. There are 32 Irish-trained horses entered in total and it's 9/4 one of them can do the business for the first time since Silver Birch in 2007.
"This year's Grand National entry is up slightly on last year and it looks another high-quality renewal," said Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths.
"Willie Mullins already has one John Smith's Grand National winner on his CV, and with both of this year's joint-favourites in his care, he has a genuine chance of training his second."
Grand National betting is available in their 1350 shops nationwide or at http://www.betfred.com
John Smith's Grand National: 16/1 On His Own, Prince De Beauchene, 20/1 Colbert Station, Join Together, Katenko, Seabass, Sunnyhillboy, Tidal Bay, 25/1 Beshabar, Cappa Bleu, Harry The Viking, Imperial Commander, Roberto Goldback, Roi Du Mee, Teaforthree, The Package, What A Friend, 33/1 Across The Bay, Albertas Run, Alfie Sherrin, Ballabriggs, Balthazar King, Big Fella Thanks, Bostons Angel, Frisco Depot, Lambro, Lion Na Bearnai, Organisedconfusion, Oscar Time, Outlaw Pete, Romanesco, Saint Are, Tofino Bay, Weird Al, Wyck Al, 40 Call The Police, Jessies Dream, Little Josh, Lost Glory, Magnanimity, Mister Hyde, Planet Of Sound, Quel Esprit, Quiscover Fontaine, Quito De La Roque, Tarquinius, 50/1 Always Waining, Any Currency, Auroras Encore, Becauseicouldntsee, Bob Lingo, Chicago Grey, Cross Appeal, Forpadydeplasterer, Joncol, Mr Moonshine, Ninetieth Minute, Pandorama, Problema Tic, Quinz, Rare Bob, Shakervilz, Summery Justice, Swing Bill, Tartak, The Rainbow Hunter, Treacle, 66/1 Backstage, Calgary Bay, Cloudy Lane, Midnight Chase, Odysseas, Pearlysteps, Pentiffic, Poker De Sivola, Soll, Viking Blond, 100/1 Fabalu, Gullible Gordon, Major Malarkey, Matuhi, Mortimers Cross, Mumbles Head, Tatenen.
¼ 1-2-3-4 - All Quoted
John Smith's Grand National Specials - Betfred bet: 9/4 Irish-trained winner, 4/1 W Mullins-trained winner, 6/1 Andrea & Graham Wylie-owned winner, P Nicholls-trained winner, 12/1 B Geraghty-ridden winner, Female-ridden winner, AP McCoy-ridden winner, R Walsh-ridden winner, 16/1 D McCain-trained winner.
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