Grand National Betting: Many Clouds the horse to beat, but save on Sir Des Champs at 40/1

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Usually when a horse wins the Crabbies Grand National they find it hard to maintain their form in subsequent races and often regress, but MANY CLOUDS seems to be an exception to the rule.

Oliver Sherwood’s 2015 Grand National hero has flourished this season and a slightly below par effort first time out in the Charlie Hall Chase aside, he has operated at a very high level. Last time out at Kelso he was a sight to see, tremendous over his fences and full of enthusiasm under his partner in crime Leighton Aspell. If ever there was a horse made for a repeat win in the Grand National, it is definitely Many Clouds and although he carries top weight this time around, he has everything going for him. At odds of 8/1, he rates a solid favourite.

Willie Mullins last won the Crabbies Grand National back in 2005 with the legendary Hedgehunter. Increasingly we are seeing a better quality of horse winning the National, the likes of Don’t Push It, Neptune Collonges and Many Clouds were all high class winners carrying more than 11st. SIR DES CHAMPS is almost as high class as they come when it comes to National contenders. Second to Bob’s Worth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2013, he is a multiple Grade 1 winner and former Cheltenham Festival winner on two occasions.

In terms of kerb appeal, few have the quality history that Sir Des Champs has. He hasn’t been in the form of old in recent races and was last seen finishing down the field in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, but he won nicely at Thurles earlier in the year, has been trained for the Grand National and with a racing weight of 10st 13lb, he is ideally situated in the handicap to run a huge race if he takes to it. At odds of 40/1, Sir Des Champs will attract plenty of each way supporters.

If Many Clouds gets into the same flow he did last season and doesn’t meet any trouble in running, he is going to take a lot of stopping. Of course there are well handicapped horses with low weights like The Last Samuri and The Druids Nephew who could be real snakes in the grass, but no other horse has both the proven class and proven ability to act around Aintree’s National fences than Many Clouds.

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