15-time champion jockey and punters favourite AP McCoy has confirmed he will attempt consecutive Grand National wins aboard Don’t Push It in the 2011 Grand National.
Don’t Push It is currently 14/1 in the Grand National betting, but you can guarantee that come Saturday April 9th, punters will be right behind McCoy making it two successive Grand National victories and punters can expect that 14/1 to shorten.
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Don’t Push It will have to defy the trends to become just the fifth horse to win consecutive Grand Nationals – a feat achieved by Red Rum, Reynoldstown, The Colonel and Abd-El-Kader – which is a big negative when searching for the winner of the Grand National.
McCoy’s loyalty to Don’t Push It when he arguably has a better chance of winning on Welsh National winner Synchronised (25/1) has to be commended, and the champion jockey wouldn’t ride the horse if he didn’t think it had a strong chance of winning.
However couple McCoy’s one victory in 15 attempts with the four consecutive winners stat and it the negatives outweigh the positives for Don’t Push It.
McCoy’s decision comes just a day after Ruby Walsh confirmed his ride aboard favourite The Midnight Club, and it’s a sign of Walsh’s growing popularity that The Midnight Club’s Grand National odds were cut to 9/1 from 12/1.
The Grand National will be the biggest betting event of the year and punters looking to place a Grand National bet should examine the odds before they shorten on the day of the great race.
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