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GRAND NATIONAL 2022: Antepost Lookahead | Any Second Now tops the bill for Aintree showpiece

An early preview of the latest odds for next year’s Grand National

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Minella Times ridden by Rachael Blackmore clears the water during Grand National Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday April 10, 2021.

2021 Grand National bronze medalist Any Second Now is the current favourite for next year’s renewal of National Hunt’s most popular race.

WATCH: MINELLA TIMES AND RACHAEL BLACKMORE WIN THE 2022 GRAND NATIONAL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

His April conqueror, Minella Times, is just slightly longer on the exchanges at the moment despite proving too strong for his 39 rivals on Merseyside last campaign for Henry de Bromhead.

Rachael Blackmore Minella Times
Rachael Blackmore became the first female rider to win the English Grand National three months ago

Duel-winner of the contest Tiger Roll is still a prominent figure for next season’s clash despite bypassing the 2021 edition, instead opting for the Grade 1 Betway Bowl, but connections may yet switch to the Saturday feature if able to carry his Cheltenham Festival form into his 12th year.

WATCH: WILL TIGER ROLL EQUAL RED RUM’S 3 GRAND NATIONAL SUCCESSES IN 2022? [CREDIT: RACING TV]

He is followed in the market by fellow Denise Foster-trained and Gigginstown House Stud-owned Farclas, who claimed fifth under Jack Kennedy this year.

Gigginstown House Stud have won three of the last five renewals of the Grand National

Welsh National victor Secret Reprieve, who missed out on a crack at the English equivalent and a bid to land a British double, pips Pail Nicholls’s Next Destination in the eyes of the bookmakers with another nine months left to wait until the next chapter in the history of racing’s most savored race is written.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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