Grand National Favourite, Backstage Cut into 6/1

Backstage has been the subject of a morning gamble to go off Grand National favourite for the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday with Victor Chandler and has been cut, the price shortening from 14s into 6/1. He is the main grand national market mover.

Victor Chandler spokesperson Charlie McCann: “We wanted to get money for the Gordon Elliot horse given we think he lacks the form or the profile of a horse that will go off market leader despite having a similar point-to-point preparation as had 33/1 winner Silver Birch in 2007. He is getting 8lbs from a running-on Gold Cup fourth owned by Manchester United’s manager and while his chance in the race is much respected it will cost us if Backstage is the one for punters come Saturday.”

Who will go off market leader for the 2011 John Smith’s Grand National?

11/8 The Midnight Club
10/3 What A Friend
4/1 Dont Push It
6/1 Backstage (from 14s)
6/1 Oscar Time
10/1 Ballabriggs
14/1 Big Fella Thanks
20/1 Silver By Nature (from 14s)
20/1 Quinz (from 14s)
20/1 Niche Market
Others on request.

Charlie McCann

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