The Grand National is less than two weeks away, with a new market favourite emerging in the ante-post market for the National Hunt showpiece.
The gelding has been backed into single digits for the contest in the last few days, but is it worth siding with the favourite in this contest?
THREE OF THE LAST FIVE WINNERS WERE OWNED BY GIGGINSTOWN HOUSE STUD
While Tiger Roll did win the race twice for Gigginstown, he wasn’t the first to record victory for his connections.
Tiger Roll won as favourite for Gigginstown in the 2019 edition of the Grand National.
Rule The World was Gigginstown’s first winner in the Grand National, striking in the 2016 edition for Mouse Morris.
The real interest in this stat is how many runners the owners have sent to this race in the same time period. Apart from the three runners that won the race, the other 23 runners have failed to finish in the top four.
11 OF THE LAST 13 WINNERS WERE HAVING THEIR FIRST START IN THE RACE
It seems inexperience in this contest seems to have benefited runners in recent years, with only Tiger Roll and Mon Mome claiming victory after featuring in the race previously.
The likes of Don’t Push It, Ballabriggs and One For Arthur all won at the first attempt in the last 12 years and were all under the price of 14/1.
This does put some confidence in Delta Work and he could well be worth trusting in this contest.
IS HE WORTH BACKING?
Delta Work does carry form over 3m4f and he looks to be on the same route that Tiger Roll was a few years back.
While 8/1 doesn’t hint at value in a 40-runner race, the gelding clearly has some talent and his Grade 1 experience could benefit him here.
Delta Work is a deserving favourite for this contest following his recent performances, but whether he is backable at his current price is another debate.