Monday, January 7

Surge of bets on Rock The Kasbah for the Grand National

Rock The Kasbah has received 65.6% of bets on the Grand National in the last 24 hours, fourteen times more than the next most, Tiger Roll.

Eight bookmakers have shortened their odds on the nine-year-old who is best price 33/1 but as short as 25/1 elsewhere.

Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Richard Johnson stated yesterday that his main goal of 2019 is to win the Grand National.

He plans to be on board Rock The Kasbah and revealed it is the target for the Philip Hobbs-trained horse. Johnson fancies his chances should all go to plan.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: ‘With so much uncertainty around which horses are going to run, Richard Johnson’s revelation that the plan for Rock The Kasbah is the Grand National meant bettors wasted no time nibbling at the big prices.

"His high hopes will only further persuade punters to part with their hard earned cash four months before the race."