Horse Racing

Grand National market mover Some Neck plummets in price as favourite Cloth Cap steady ahead of Saturday at Aintree

IRISH raider Some Neck is the latest livewire in the betting ahead of Saturday’s Randox Grand National at Aintree.

John McConnell’s ten-year-old has been backed into 25-1 from as big as 40-1 this morning.

Forty horses are set to go to post for Saturday’s big race at Aintree

He finished third to a resurgent Tiger Roll in the Cross-Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

And punters clearly think the stamina test Aintree offers will suit the former Willie Mullins inmate.

Paddy Power’s Paul Binfield said: “We’ve seen plenty of love each-way for Some Neck this morning.

“Some punters clearly think that the experience he has picked up in cross-country races stands him in good stead for competing over the National fences at Aintree.”

Meanwhile hot favourite has been eased out to 4-1 from 7-2 with Paddy Power.

Officials continue to water the track and with Jonjo O’Neill’s horse preferring genuine good ground, punters might beginning to cool their interest.

But Betway’s Chad Yeomans reports him as their biggest loser.

He said: “Since Cloth Cap won at Newbury it’s been one-way traffic. We knew what he was capable of before Cheltenham but he solidified that with another impressive win.

“We’ve kept him at 4-1 since but the only horse that would have been matched him in the book was Tiger Roll.

“Any Second Now has been popular at each-way odds as has Minella Times with the Rachael Blackmore and Henry De Bromhead factor clearly playing a role there.”


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