With just over two weeks to go until the Grand National gets underway, the aintree.co.uk team have been ripping apart the entries in hope of finding some value.
In our newest feature, we have taken a look at some seriously high-priced runners for the National Hunt Showpiece with odds of 100/1 or even more.
Could these selections follow in the footsteps of Foinavon and Mon Mome? Here are three runners that could run a big race in the Grand National at eye-catching odds.
BATTLEOVERDOYEN (100/1 – bet365)
A Grade 1 winner over both hurdles and fences, Battleoverdoyen could be given his toughest assignment to date if connections opt to head to Aintree.
The gelding has been competing over two-and-half miles in recent times, but his pedigree would suggest that he could well stay further than that.
Gordon Elliott is likely to send a big squad of runners for this contest and with Battleoverdoyen being guaranteed a place here, he could well feature in the contest.
There are stamina doubts over this trip but if his pedigree is anything to go by, he could have a big race in him at 100/1.
DOMAINE DE L’ISLE (100/1 – Various)
While he will need some runners to drop out of the top 40, Domaine De L’Isle could be a surprise contender in the Grand National if he is given a chance.
The nine-year-old has been tried over the further distances this season, placing fourth in the Becher Chase at Aintree as well as contesting the Eider Handicap Chase at Newcastle back in February.
Sean Curran’s gelding looks at a workable mark here, but he does still need to prove himself at the marathon distance.
His price tag at 100/1 is appealing at this stage, but he is not guaranteed to run in the race yet and he will need some runners to pull out if he’s to make the cut.
CLASS CONTI (150/1 – bet365)
While Class Conti’s recent form has not been impressive, the gelding’s 150/1 price tag looks major each-way value if he can spark a comeback in the National Hunt showpiece.
The gelding completed the Grand National circuit last season for Willie Mullins, finishing 129 lengths behind winner Minella Times in 15th.
The 10-year-old is now 2lbs lighter in the ratings than last season and he does carry some form over three miles, placing in the Thyestes Chase for the past two seasons.
Class Conti will need to show some improvement if he is to be competitive here, but he could well push his way into the places at a big price if back to his best.