West End Rocker has been installed as the 11/2 fav with Totesport for the totesport.com Grand National Trial at Haydock on Saturday after a total of 17 entries were left in the race at the latest declaration stage.
Alan King’s nine-year-old is looking to land the second leg of the totesport Road to Aintree having landed the first leg – the totesport.com Classic Chase – at Warwick last time out. Should he win on Saturday, he will be eligible for a £250,000 bonus if he goes on to win the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree in April.
“West End Rocker showed both class and resolution when battling to victory in testing conditions at Warwick last time out and as a rapidly-improving stayer, he’s the one they all have to beat at Haydock this weekend,” said totesport spokesman George Primarolo.
Mobaasher and Silver By Nature are the 8/1 joint-second favourites with King Fontaine and Le Beau Bai next in the market at 9/1.