Always Right is amongst others backed (25/1 from 33/1), as is Seabass, 14/1 in from 16/1, and Synchronised, winner of the Gold Cup, heads the market at 6/1.
“Chicago Grey’s trainer has said his charge is ‘A Okay’, and coming from the man who won the big race in 2007 with Silver Birch, that confidence has prompted a surge of support for his runner,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“If Synchronised bids to complete the Gold Cup/National double, then he is sure to start favourite, but if connections choose to bypass Aintree, then the betting would be wide open, and both Chicago Grey and Seabass – the possible mount of Ruby Walsh – are among the runners that could be sent off favourite,” added Stevens.
**John Smith’s Grand National
6-1 Synchronised, 8-1 Junior, 10-1 On His Own, 12-1 Ballabriggs, Burton Port, Cappa Bleu, (from 16-1) Chicago Grey, Treacle, West End Rocker, 14-1 Seabass, Sunnyhillboy, 16-1 Becauseicouldntsee, 20-1 Giles Cross, Killyglen, Organisedconfusion, Shakalakaboomboom, The Midnight Club, 25-1 Alfa Beat, (from 33-1) Always Right, Calgary Bay, Neptune Collonges, Planet Of Sound, 33-1 Bar