Grand National Betting News

Saturday 11th April 2015

The expected early money for Shutthefrontdoor has materialised with Betfred, Aintree's official betting partner, in the Crabbie's Grand National (4.15pm) but it is First Lieutenant that could end up being the springer, according to the Warrington-based firm.

First Lieutenant
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First Lieutenant

The Mouse Morris-trained 10-year-old will be ridden by Nina Carberry, who is aiming to become the first female jockey to win the Aintree showpiece.

Shutthefrontdoor is now a 15/2 shot (from 8/1) with Betfred but First Lieutenant has been the biggest mover so far and is now a 16/1 shot (from 25/1).

"The early skirmishes have revolved around two horses - Shutthefrontdoor and First Lieutenant," said Betfred spokesman Andrew Griffiths.

"Our 8/1 about the favourite was swallowed up in no time. He's incredibly popular and there's no doubt he will shorten further as the day progresses.

"There looks to be a gamble brewing on First Lieutenant. We flagged him up as a potential steamer last night and he's a significant mover into 16/1 from 25s."

Rocky Creek has also been popular with Betfred and has been nibbled into 9/1 (from 10/1) while the most interesting each-way pick has been the Peter Fahey-trained Owega Star, who is now a 66/1 chance (from 100/1).

Betfred - Crabbie's Grand National Market Moves

15/2 (from 8/1) - Shutthefrontdoor
9/1 (from 10/1) - Rocky Creek
16/1 (from 25/1) - First Lieutenant
66 (from 100/1) - Owega Star

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