10.Â Teaforthree,Â Â 12/1 withÂ Ladbrokes,Â 10/1 withÂ Coral,Â 11/1 with Stan James
Teaforthree: Stamina is proven for this 9 year having already won over four miles at Cheltenham. A solid jumper and in good form if you ignore his last run which now just looks like a pipe opener for the big day. Regular jockey booking for Teaforthree is AP who will be riding one of the McManus horses. Finally Nick Scholfield has been confirmed as the jockey to ride, which is great news, I received a Tweet from him last night and I have asked a Michael Barzalona style salute as he crosses the line. Connections will be hoping Teaforthree can come home in front and give a big boost to the Mcnamara family who are coming to terms with J.T recent injury. J.T rode Teaforthree to victory for Rebecaa Curtis at Cheltenham in 2012.Â Rating 9/10
It’s been 108 years since a Welsh-based trainer won the Grand National, and StanJames.com are hoping Rebecca Curtis does not break the losing run at Aintree this afternoon.
The firm’s Rory Jiwani said, “Teaforthree is one horse we’ve been keen to take on in the Grand National and he’s our biggest loser in the book. We’ve cut him to 12/1 to lessen the liability but punters are still keen on his chances.
“Imperial Commander and Roberto Goldback are the other two horses we’re seeing plenty of money for this morning. We’re happy to lay the former at 16/1 while Roberto Goldback is 22/1 having been 33/1 last night with Nicky Henderson seeking his first National winner after an Aintree four-timer yesterday.
“Seabass is one we’ve been keen to keep the right side of in anticipation of a big public gamble before the off. He’s currently a winner in the book but our 8/1 is now the biggest out there and it can’t be long before the money floods in for Katie Walsh’s mount.
“We’re paying out each-way five places in the National and we also have enhanced win-only, place-only and ‘to finish the course’ markets as well as a number of specials including matchbets.
“We go 8/13 that the winner is trained in Ireland and 5/4 it isn’t. We’re 5/1 about a Welsh-trained winner and 1/10 that it’s trained elsewhere. We’re also 8/1 that the a female trainer saddles the winner. We even have a market titled ‘I Spy’ where you can bet on which letter the winning horse will start with. ‘C’ is the favourite at 3/1.
“Until 12 we’re top price every runner in today’s opener, the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle. Up And Go is our 15/8 favourite but Nicky Richards’ Eduard has been popular this morning and he’s 4/1 from 5/1.
“We’re top price every runner in the 3.25, the John Smith’s Handicap Chase, with Thursday winner Battle Group the 9/2 favourite. We’re
seeing plenty of money for Mac Aeda and he’s 12/1 for Malcolm Jefferson. We’re also each-way one-quarter odds for all races on the card.”