Seabass and On His Own have both been withdrawn from the Grand National.
On His Own who was second in the Chelthenham Gold Cup will instead aim for the Punchestown Gold Cup and his absence will be a major blow to all involved with the National.
Seabass was third two years ago and last year he was the favourite. Trained by Ted Walsh and ridden by his daughter Katie he finished 13th. He was fifth out of five horses at Down Royal on Monday.
Teaforthree is the favourite with BetMcLean.com, and we are paying 5 places in this amazing race.
The Grand National is also the aim for TIDAL BAY and his trainer Paul Nicholls believes it is “highly likely” Sam Twiston-Davies will partner Tidal Bay in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5. Nicholls said: “It is highly likely that Sam Twiston-Davies will be riding Tidal Bay because he has won on him already this season.” Twiston-Davies said: “I have been lucky enough to enjoy a good record over the Grand National fences. I am not sure yet who I will be riding in the Grand National this year. My father (Nigel Twiston-Davies) has first choice but I could be riding Tidal Bay. We will just have to wait and see.
Tidal Bay is a cracking each way bet at 16/1 and that could end up shortening come race day so be sure to get involved now.