Grand National Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

AP McCoy On The Grand National and Latest Betting

AP McCoy says he is more excited to ride in the Grand National this year than ever before.

The Champion Jockey told William Hill Radio: “When I rode in my first Grand National I remember being very excited because it’s the most famous horse race in the world and I felt very lucky and privileged to be taking part. I get the same feeling now and I’m probably more excited this year than I’m ever going to get because it’s going to be the last one. I won’t be changing my approach but obviously beforehand I’ll have mixed feelings, different feelings, but when the time actually comes and once the race starts, it will be just as normal to be honest.”

And McCoy told William Hill Radio that he thinks his mount for Saturday’s £1million race has got a good chance: “Shutthefrontdoor hasn’t run since November which is a bit of a negative and the handicapper will tell you that his form from Carlisle and the Irish Grand National isn’t great. I don’t think he’d be tipping him up but he’s still given him plenty of weight.”

“I think he’s a ridiculous price. Any number of horses are as well-handicapped, if not better handicapped, like The Druids Nephew and Cause Of Causes, while Rocky Creek is probably the horse on form who should be favourite. But hopefully Shutthefrontdoor has got a good chance.”

William Hill Odds – How Will AP McCoy Perform In the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National? 5-4 Not Complete The Course, 9-4 Complete The Course But Finish Outside A Top 4 Finish, 3-1 Finish 2nd, 3rd or 4th, 7-1 Win The Race

Crabbie’s Grand National: 7-1 Shutthefrontdoor, 9-1 Balthazar King, Rocky Creek, 12-1 The Druids Nephew, 16-1 Cause Of Causes, 20-1 Alvarado, Soll, 22-1 Godmejudge, Spring Heeled, 25-1 Al Co, Night In Milan, Pineau De Re, Unioniste, 28-1 First Lieutenant, Royale Knight, 33-1 Many Clouds, Rebel Rebellion, Saint Are, 40-1 Across The Bay, Ballycasey, Chance Du Roy, Court By Surprise, Dolatulo, Lord Windermere, Monbeg Dude, 50-1 Mon Parrain, Oscar Time, Wyck Hill, 66-1 Carlito Brigante, Corrin Wood, Gas Line Boy, Owega Star, Portrait King, Rubi Light, Super Duty, The Rainbow Hunter, Tranquil Sea, 100-1 Bob Ford, Ely Brown, River Choice, (NRMB + Best Odds Guaranteed - EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)  (RESERVES – 33-1 The Package, 66-1 Baileys Concerto, 66-1 Duke Of Lucca, 66-1 Raz De Maree)