Synchronised, winner of the Gold Cup, is aiming to become the first top-weight winner of the National since Red Rum in 1974 and also become the first Gold Cup/Grand National double winner for the same season since Golden Miller did it 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 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.