Punters aim for Double Seven
It's been a hectic morning in the Sky Bet office with everyone having Crabbie's Grand National fever.
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The two best backed horses of the day so far have been Shakalakaboomboom and Double Seven. These are typical National horses one because of its name and the other because of the McCoy factor. Another horse that has been supported is Mr Moonshine who runs for the same connections who won the race last year.
As bookmakers we dream of getting a result in the big race similar to last season. The horses near the head of the market who haven't seen a great deal of support at the moment are Prince De Beauchene, who would have been well supported had Ruby Walsh ridden and Pineau De Re who despite being well backed in the build up but we've barely seen a pound or euro for him this morning.
In last year's race Auroras Encore was a complete skinner in the book and this year's bonus horse is Last Time D'Albain who has been friendless in the market.