Donâ€™t Push It
|1||1-P070||Don’t Push It||
|Jonjo OÂ´Neill||A P McCoy||160|
|Looking to become the first horse since Red Rum in the early 70s to win the race in successive years. Must carry 5lbs more than last year but would that have stopped him in 2010?|
Trainer â€“ Jonjo Oâ€™Neil, Jockey â€“ Tony McCoy, Other â€“ Won 2010 grand National. Number 1. English trained. Green and yellow colours
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There is likely to be a massive gamble on Donâ€™t Push It for the Grand National. They call it the McCoy factor. Tony McCoy won the 2010 Grand National for the first time aboard this horse and he is now top weight. No horse has won back to back Grand Nationalâ€™s since Red Rum in the 1970â€™s.
Bookies are predicting a gloomy Â£100million payout in this Saturdayâ€™s Grand National if Champion Jockey Tony â€˜APâ€™ McCoy flies home with another victory in the famous race. Where do you start with a description of Tony McCoy? Well he is the greatest of all time, fact. He has over 3000 winners to his name and has won everything the sport has to offer. BBC Sport Personality of the Year is a well deserved accolade.
Bookies are running scared of the McCoy factor and he may go off as favorite. If you have Donâ€™t Push It you have the official best horse in the race, according to the handicapper, so he will carry top weight. Will that be too much? Many experts think so.
Many punters disagree and think he can win again. He carried over 11 stone to win the Grand National in 2010, bucking recent trends. It would be a huge headline for the sport but as a punter it will also be a big double digit odds payout. Owned by legendary gambler JP McManus who has over 500 horses in training, it is a case of for one day only his horse becoming public property. Donâ€™t Push It is the popular choice and if you are backing him then take the price. Should this welterweight of money continue his odds will shorten even further.
For those who like the colours then he runs in Green with Yellow Hoops. Green is seen as an unlucky colour in Racing, but the truth is that he won last year and the owner has won nearly every big race there is. If you like the colours, donâ€™t worry about superstition !
We know the horse has stamina, he jumps well and has the best in the business in the saddle. This is a leading player. The only negative is weight, can he defy this weight? If he can Donâ€™t Push It will be a brilliant winner of the Grand National.