Thursday 25 December 2014

Tony McCoy leaning towards Double Seven in the National

Published 02/04/2014 | 10:34

Double Seven’s price will contract if Tony McCoy takes the ride

Tony McCoy is currently favouring Double Seven as his mount in Saturday's Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.

McCoy has the choice of the Martin Brassil-trained runner, Ted Walsh's Colbert Station or Jonjo O'Neill's Lost Glory under his retainer with owner JP McManus.

The rider teamed up with Colbert Station in 2013, with McCoy being unseated at the 15th fence in the marathon event.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "After thinking long and hard I am tending towards Double Seven. However, he is a very ground dependant horse and with the rain that is forecast for Aintree on Friday I just hope the going does not become too soft.

"I will not make a definite decision until Thursday morning, but he is my preference at the moment."

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