After Prince De Beauchene was ruled out of the Grand National, StanJames cannot split Junior and Gold Cup winner Synchronised at the head of their market for the big race at Aintree.
The firm’s Rory Jiwani says, “Junior and Synchronised were both cut to 10/1 joint-favourites after antepost favourite Prince De Beauchene’s withdrawal. There has been plenty of money for Synchronised’s stablemate Sunnyhillboy who is now 11/1 having been 16/1 this morning.
“The biggest move has been for Cappa Bleu with Evan Williams’ charge cut from 20/1 to 12/1, the same price as last year’s hero Ballabriggs. Chicago Grey has also been the subject of support after an upbeat bulletin from trainer Gordon Elliot. The Cheltenham Festival winner is now 14/1 from 20/1 for the National. Seabass is also 14/1 from 20/1 with Ruby Walsh likely to take the ride for his father Ted after Prince De Beauchene’s injury.”
Grand National antepost betting (EW 1/4 1,2,3,4): 10 Junior, Synchronised 11 Sunnyhillboy 12 Ballabriggs, Cappa Bleu 14 Chicago Grey, West End Rocker, Seabass 16 Burton Port 18 Becauseicouldntsee, On His Own, Treacle 20 Killyglen, Shakalakaboomboom 22 Calgary Bay 25 bar
Grand National enhanced win only betting: 11 Junior, Synchronised 12 Sunnyhillboy 14 Ballabriggs, Cappa Bleu 16 Chicago Grey, West End Rocker, Seabass 20 Burton Port, On His Own, Treacle 22 Shakalakaboomboom 25 Becauseicouldntsee, Killyglen, Calgary Bay 28 bar