Shopping around for the best horse racing odds is always worth doing and punters fancying West End Rocker for the Grand National would be well advised to place their bets with Ladbrokes.
Ladbrokes offer the best price on West End Rocker at 33/1 and there are reasons to suggest why the horse brings solid each-way credentials with him to Aintree.
West End Rocker had touched 20/1 in the Grand National odds earlier in the season, but a disappointing result on his latest start at Haydock last month caused his price to drift.
However, he should be excused for pulling up in the Grand National Trial, as the horse was clearly not suited to the heavy ground and he will certainly be more at home on a better surface.
Until this point Alan King’s horse had looked very progressive over the course of the season and had shown signs that the Grand National was a race that would suit him.
West End Rocker’s jumping looks rock solid as he is still to fall during his career, while stamina should also be no issue based on the way he stayed on in the closing stages to win the totesport.com Classic Chase over 3m5f at Warwick in January.
Meanwhile, he is also now a nine-year-old, which has been the age of two of the last three Grand National winners.
Furthermore, he will have a confident Robert Thornton on board, who will be keen to secure a first Grand National victory after recently celebrating riding his 1000th career winner.
How well West End Rocker will adapt to the demanding fences of the Grand National is the one big obstacle that the horse will have to overcome, as he has never previously run at Aintree.
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