Don't Push It and Neptune top National Handicap
The Grand National weights have been revealed this morning, with William Hill quoting joint top-weight and 2010 winner Don't Push It as their 16-1 joint second-favourite.
Jonjo O'Neill is double-handed towards the head of the betting, the Jackdaws trainer additionally represented by Welsh National-winning Synchronised at 25-1.
Donald McCain's Ballabriggs, carrying 11 stone, has been prominent in the market ever since confirming his well-being in a recent hurdle stint, and remains the 14-1 favourite.
Paul Nicholls boasts a powerful hand fielding a total of ten runners, including Niche Market (16-1) and Neptune Collonges (33-1), the latter of whom saddling joint top-weight, with William Hill offering 6-1 for the Champion trainer to take Aintree's showpiece event for the first time.
Lucy Rhodes, spokeswoman for William Hill, said, 'Last year's monumental gamble on Don't Push It and AP McCoy will live long in the bookies' memories. The Grand National is horse racing's shop window event and any combination of Walsh, McCoy or Nicholls could well inflict further wounds in 2011.'
John Smiths Grand National: 14-1 Ballabriggs, 16-1 Dont Push It, Niche Market, 20-1 Big Fella Thanks, The Midnight Club, 25-1 BecauseIcouldntsee, Merigo, Notre Pere, Oscar Time, Synchronised, West End Rocker, 33-1 Backstage, Bluesea Cracker, Calgary Bay, Galant Nuit, Giles Cross, Hello Bud, Majestic Concorde, Midnight Chase, Neptune Collonges, Notre Pere, Our Monty, Silver by Nature, State Of Play, The Tother One, What A Friend, 40-1 Arbour Supreme, Bally Trim, Carronhills, Character Building, Chief Dan George, Comply or Die, I'moncloudnine, Junior, King Fontaine, Meanus Dandy, Mobaasher, Nicto de Beauchene, Northern Alliance, Quiscover Fontaine, Quolibet, Royal Rosa, Taranis, Tranquil Sea, Tricky Trickster, Vic Venturi, 50-1 bar (EW 1,2,3,4)
GRAND NATIONAL SPECIALS
Winning trainer: 11-2 Mullins, 6-1 Nicholls, 7-1 O'Neill, 12-1 McCain, 14-1 Twiston-Davies, 16-1 Pipe
Nicholls to train the one-two: 33-1
Winning jockey: 12-1 McCoy, Walsh
Finishing position match bet: 5-6 McCoy, 5-6 Walsh
Irish-trained winner: 5-2
Irish one-two-three: 40-1
2011 Cheltenham Festival winner to win the Grand National: 7-1
All runners to successfully negotiate the first: 5-2
Number of finishers: 7-2 zero-ten, 11-8 eleven-fifteen, 9-4 sixteen-twenty, 7-1 twenty-one- twenty-five, 16-1 twenty-six or over