Irelands Braced for €10 Million National Gamble
It would seem that Nation fever has hit both sides of the Irish Sea as punters across Ireland are set for a recession busting €10 million gamble on tomorrow’s Aintree Grand National according to top bookie Paddy Power.
The world’s most famous race goes to post at 4.15pm with a full field of 40 horses going head to head over a grueling 4 1/2 miles with ten of the runners carrying the hopes of Ireland.
Irish punters have latched on to a couple of the leading contenders and will be looking for Ruby Walsh and big race favourite, Big Fella Thanks (7-1), to get them back to winning ways after a very tough Cheltenham Festival and Irish Grand National. The best backed Irish horse so far is Arbor Supreme for Willie Mullins who finished a close second in Leopardstown last month.
Paddy Power said, “It’s the biggest race of the year and punters are out for revenge after a very tough Cheltenham. There’s always a fairytale in the National and we don’t have too long to wait to find out who’ll be enjoying the happy ever after”.
The fun-loving bookie has also pledged to give horse racing fans a day to remember tomorrow by promising to buy everyone in Liverpool a free pint if top Irish jockey A.P. McCoy rides the winner in the Grand National.
Paddy has teamed up with Irish football legend John Aldridge and will sponsor a free bar all night in his famous Liverpool watering hole ‘Aldo’s Place’ should Tony McCoy be first past the post in the four mile stamina sapping contest.
John Smith’s Grand National
Paddy Power latest odds bets: 7 Big Fella Thanks, 10 Mon Mome, 12 Black Apalachi, 14 Arbor Supreme, Snowy Morning, The Package, 16 Character Building, Niche Market, Tricky Trickster, Vic Venturi, 18 State Of Play, 20 Comply Or Die, Don’t Push It, Maljimar, 25 Backstage, Ballyholland, Can’t Buy Time, 33 Cloudy Lane, Dream Alliance, Irish Raptor, 40 Hello Bud, King Johns Castle, Madison Du Berlais, My Will, Palypso De Creek, 50 Ballyfitz, Cerium, Eric’s Charm, Joe Lively, 66 Beat The Boys, Ellerslie George, Flintoff, Nozic, Preists Leap, Royal Rosa, 100 Conna Castle, Made In Taipan, Ollie Magern, Pablo Du Charmil, Piraya
All Prices are subject to fluctuation.