|Grand National Betting News
Seabass Will Go Off Favourite
Aintree's official betting partner Betfred reckons Seabass will go off favourite for the John Smith's Grand National later today but the early money has been for Teaforthree and he is currently the best-backed horse of the day.
Rebecca Curtis' nine-year-old, who finished second behind Monbeg Dude in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow earlier this season, has been cut to 12/1 (from 16/1) by Betfred and the Warrington-based firm is predicting that he could get even shorter in the market.
"We expected to see a big move for Seabass, but while he's solid in the market, he's been nowhere near as popular as Teaforthree," said Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths.
"Punters helped themselves to plenty of 16/1 this morning and he's now as short as 12/1."
On His Own is currently Betfred's 9/1 favourite, one point shorter than Seabass at 10/1, but Griffiths predicts that Katie Walsh's mount could end up heading the market come the off.
"Despite the support for Teaforthree, punters are still putting their faith in Katie Walsh to become the first woman to ride the Grand National winner." opined Griffiths.
"All the ingredients are there for Seabass to go off favourite."
John Smith's Grand National - Betfred bet: 9 On His Own, 10 Seabass, 11 Colbert Station, 12 (from 16) Teaforthree, Cappa Bleu, Chicago Grey, 16 Balthazar King, Imperial Commander, Sunnyhillboy, 18 Ballabriggs, 20 Join Together, 22 Rare Bob, 25 Harry The Viking, Roberto Goldback, 28 Always Waining, 33 Across The Bay, Quiscover Fontaine, Soll, Treacle, 40 Big Fella Thanks, Quel Esprit, 50 Auroras Encore, Becauseicouldntsee, Joncol, Saint Are, Weird Al, What A Friend, 66 Forpadydeplasterer, Lost Glory, Mr Moonshine, Oscar Time, Tatenen, 80 Ninetieth Minute, Swing Bill, Viking Blond, 100 Any Currency, Major Malarkey, Tarquinius, The Rainbow Hunter, 150 Mumbles Head.