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GRAND NATIONAL | Reece’s Longshot Of The Day – 9th April

A huge-priced outsider makes up the each-way selection for the Grand National at Aintree

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Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell celebrates winning the Crabbie's Grand National Chase on Grand National Day of the Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool Antepost Best Bets

DEISE ABA – 5:15 AINTREE – THE GRAND NATIONAL (100/1 – Ladbrokes)

After just sneaking in the final 40 runners, Deise Aba will take his chance in the Grand National on Saturday for Philip Hobbs.

The gelding has put up a respectable campaign for his connections, placing in three of his four starts this season including a second-place finish in both a 3m½f Handicap Hurdle at Aintree and the London National at Sandown.

Philip Hobbs Grand National
Phillip Hobbs holds an interesting runner in the Grand National in the form of Deise Aba

It’s clear the gelding holds some capabilities over the longer distance and while he is 8lbs above his last winning mark, he has put in some respectable efforts in recent months.

It will be his first time tackling the National fences, which could benefit him as it seems more recent winners of the races were making their maiden start over the famous fences.

His price of 100/1 currently looks major each-way value in this contest, if he is at his best.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.