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Money talks: The Grand National movers and shakers

by Josh Powell | April 6, 2013
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By Josh Powell | Aintree Grand National 2013

Money talks. That’s the message Dizzee Rascal gives us in his pop-hit song ‘Dirtee Cash’. The name of the song will anger lovers of the beautiful English language but Dizzee does make a good point. While Paddy Power gets his disco-dancing on to the bit of hip-hop we now have blaring in the office, here’s a quick guide to where the money has gone this morning on the Grand National.

The favourite Seabass has been nibbled in consistently this morning as punters dream of a fairytale finish. The father-daughter story of Katy and Ted Walsh, the first ever female winner, it could be the dream race.

Her brother Ruby Walsh is on board On His Own and he is drifting slightly as more support comes for Seabass, and despite Champion AP McCoy picking Colbert Station over Sunnyhillboy, the Ted Walsh-trained runner is on the drift as well.

Elsewhere both Rare Bob and Chicago Grey have been tipped up in the papers and they are shortening all the time. Nobody is showing any love for Ballabriggs though and the former National winner is drifting like a barge.

Treacle, Saint Are and Ninetieth Minute don’t look like they would be backed with stolen money, but Mr Moonshine has been backed in from a three-figure price. Whether that is because of his form or because of his fun name we can only speculate.


Seabass – 9/1 8/1 15/2

On His Own – 8/1 9/1

Colbert Station – 11/1 12/1 14/1

Chicago Grey – 14/1 12/1

Rare Bob – 22/1 20/1 18/1

Ballabriggs – 16/1 18/1 20/1 22/1

Roberto Goldback – 25/1 22/1

Treacle – 28/1 33/1

Saint Are – 33/1 40/1

Ninetieth Minute – 50/1 66/1

Mr Moonshine – 100/1 80/1

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