Any Second Now is now a joint favourite to win the Aintree Grand National after edging a thrilling finish in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse.
The narrow distance of a nose was the only difference between the Ted Walsh trained 10-year-old and Gordon Elliott’s Escaria Ten, who was well backed into 13/8 in the betting before being pipped at the post.
It was a thrilling finish in the Bobbyjo and plenty of antepost punters believe Any Second Now and Escaria Ten could be back at the business end again come the finish of this year’s Grand National.
Any Second Now was third in the Aintree showpiece last year behind Minella Times and is now 10/1 from 16/1 with BoyleSports to claim top honours this year, while Escaria Ten has also been cut into 10/1 from 16/1 making them joint favourites ahead of Snow Leopardess and Enjoy D’allen (both 14/1).
The victory completed a double on the card for jockey Mark Walsh and owner JP McManus as Icare Allen had earlier landed the opening Juvenile Hurdle to go 16/1 from 33/1 for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next month.
There has been significant support for both, so we’ve cut them into 10/1 from 16/1 and at this stage they are joint favourites given the early liabilities.
CHELTENHAM BETTING TIPS BELOW
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
Festival Novices’ Chase
Browns Advisory Novices Chase
Turner Novices Chase
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
GRAND NATIONAL BETTING HERE
10/1 Any Second Now
10/1 Escaria Ten
14/1 Snow Leopardess
14/1 Enjoy Dallen
16/1 Minella Times
16/1 Run Wild Fred
16/1 Noble Yeats
18/1 Burrows Saint
TRIUMPH HURDLE CHELTENHAM BETTING HERE
9/4 Pied Piper
6/1 Fil Dor
12/1 Knight Salute
14/1 Doctor Parnassus
16/1 Icare Allen
16/1 Il Etait Temps
WHEN IS THE 2022 CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL?
Cheltenham this year is on Tuesday, March 15th to Friday, March 18th.
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL ON?
The action will be shown live on ITV.
Every race from the festival will be shown live on subscription channel Racing TV.
Remember, always gamble responsibly. Here’s our Safer Gambling Guide.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lawrence Lyons is a keen writer and qualified journalist who works as a PR Executive for BoyleSports.
Starting in the newsrooms of Belfast, he continues to stay on the ball with all things sports related with a particular passion for football. He enjoys a rant on any of the day’s big talking points from the back pages and has previously penned a weekly tipping column in the Irish Daily Star.
Keep up to date with all the latest sports and betting news by following Lawrence on Twitter now @BoyleSportsLL.
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