AP McCoy. His final Grand National. An overwhelming favourite.
The stage is set, the script has been written, now it’s nearly time for the curtain to go up and for the Champion Jockey and his mighty steed to give the people what they want. Even if it would be the financial equivalent of a sizeable kick in the testicles, even us heartless bookies would have to applaud the sight of the master jockey getting the chance to bow out on the greatest high this side of a night out with Lindsay Lohan.
But is everyone on board with the fairytale ending? The Paddy Power Blog has run the numbers to see who the most popular choice in your region of the world is. Providing that region of the world is in the UK and Ireland.
Who are you backing in the Grand National?
(Roll over the red dots or tap to find out the selections)
With a tide of AP inspired romance sweeping the racing world, it’s no surprise that Shutthefrontdoor is by far the most popular choice around this corner of the world, but the support isn’t quite unanimous. With his strong west country connections, Rocky Creek is popular in around the Cheltenham neck of the woods and in the West Midlands, punters are sticking with local hero, Pineau De Re after he landed the spoils in last year’s contest.