AP McCoy is certain to go off a warm favourite for the Grand National 2015 on Shutthefrontdoor, but is he too short to back?
The fairytale end to the Champion’s career would almost certainly bankrupt the bookies tomorrow, but at single figure prices the value must be elsewhere for the big race.
CROCKFORD’S GRAND NATIONAL DEAD CERT: THE DRUID’S NEPHEW E/W
An impressive and easy winner at the Cheltenham Festival last month. His front running and dominant style should be well suited by the race. This horse has the class to win a hot renewal of the National and comes to the race in great form.
CROCKFORD’S GRAND NATIONAL WHISPER: CAUSE OF CAUSES E/W
One of the Irish bankers at the Festival, his trainer could not be in better form. With Carberry booked to ride expect a brilliantly timed passage through the field. The only danger to him will be fallers in front of him.
GRAND NATIONAL LUCKY CHANCER: MANY CLOUDS E/W
This Lucky Chancer was a hot fancy for the Gold Cup. He did not shine that day but that one performance should not overshadow his chances in the National. At 50/1 he looks worth a gamble. Weight and form only slight concern.
Crockford’s other Grand National 2015 selections:
Balthazar King e/w, Rubi Light e/w, Ballycasey e/w and First Lieutenant e/w.
(Featured Photograph – AP McCoy at his final Cheltenham Festival by Stuart Rice)