There Could Be A National Move For Total Recall
The Grand National takes place two weeks on Saturday and the ante post betting is wide open with no horse quoted at single figure odds. There is often a market move for one horse in the lead up to the greatest steeplechase in the world for which Blaklion and Total Recall are vying for favouritism. The winner of the first National was called Lottery but these days the race is less a lottery but a handicap chase with some top quality horses at the top of the weights. Only Golden Miller in 1934 has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and National in the same year and Native River is too good to run in the National. TOTAL RECALL ran well in the Gold Cup for a long time so the horse could be backed from the current price of 14/1 with Betfair.
The most significant result around the world during the international break could have been Brazil’s 1-0 win away to Germany. The result will never compensate for the worst match in the history of Brazilian football. At their World Cup in 2014 Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals. Very few players have survived the experience and four years on the squad is very different. Brazil met the criteria of a host who were potential winners of the trophy and that is one reason why Russia should not be staging the World Cup Finals as they can’t win the tournament. I’m not sure there will be much joy during the World Cup in the summer. A vibrant, attacking BRAZIL team could save the tournament by winning it at 9/2 with Ladbrokes.
There are no significant matches in Europe tonight but at least there are no more international friendlies. The loyalty of the England football supporter beggars belief at times and more than 82,000 turned up at Wembley last night to see the one-all draw with Italy. London does not have a big Italian community so there were many UK-based Italy fans in the crowd but the attendance was still exceptional for a Tuesday night when Wembley is difficult place to get to on public transport. Despite playing some decent stuff ENGLAND are still 18/1 with bet365 to win the World Cup.
There are two jumps meetings today and three fixtures on the All-Weather including at Dundalk in Ireland. The principle meeting is at Wincanton but no race carries a first prize of over £10,000. Very few horses running today will break even or make a profit for the owners but vast amounts will be staked online and in betting offices. Its appropriate that a potential winner of the Wincanton handicap chase at 3.40 is called SOME ARE LUCKY and the best price is 9/4 with William Hill.