Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Synchronised features amongst the 59 John Smith’s Grand National entries at the latest forfeit stage, with William Hill quoting JP McManus’s star at 12-1 for Aintree glory.
Synchronised shares the top-weight of 11st 10lb alongside 2011 winner Ballabriggs, with the latter available at 16-1 with William Hill
Prince De Beauchene, one of six entries for Willie Mullins, is 9-1 favourite ahead of the David Pipe-trained Junior at 10-1, with fellow Gold Cup contender Burton Port quoted at 12-1.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes explained to Grandnationalpro: “As with last year’s The Midnight Club, Prince De Beauchene has been a well-supported Willie Mullins-trained ante-post fancy, with recent Festival winner Sunnyhillboy continuing to be popular in the build-up”
John Smith’s Grand National: 9-1 Prince De Beauchene, 10-1 Junior, 12-1 Burton Port, Synchronised, 14-1 Cappa Bleu, Seabass, 16-1 Ballabriggs, Sunnyhillboy, The Package, Treacle, West End Rocker, 20-1 Chicago Grey, Giles Cross, On His Own, 25-1 Becauseicouldntsee, Calgary Bay, Killyglen, Midnight Chase, Neptune Collonges, Organisedconfusion, Quel Esprit, Shakalakaboomboom, The Midnight Club, 33-1 According To Pete, Alfa Beat, Always Right, Apt Approach, Black Apalachi, Deep Purple, Le Beau Bai, Mon Mome, Planet Of Sound, Quiscover Fontaine, Weird Al, 40-1 Always Waining, Another Palm, Rare Bob, Roberto Goldback, Roulez Cool, Smoking Aces, State Of Play, Swing Bill, Tatenen, Tharawaat, Vic Venturi, 50-1 BAR (EW ¼ 1,2,3,4)