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Grand National five to watch: #5 Becauseicouldntsee

| 06.04.2013

Not many punters can refuse a nibble at a big-priced outsider in their Grand National portfolios and of those towards the foot of the betting for this year’s renewal, Becauseicouldntsee looks the one to side with.

The 100/1 about his chances may have gone, but Noel Glynn’s entrant is still available at 80/1 and he is capable of running a big race if he can improve on his Aintree jumping woes of years gone by.

Becauseicouldntsee has failed to complete the last two Grand Nationals and in fact is yet to make it beyond the Canal Turn on the first circuit, which does not inspire masses of confidence.

However, there was little in could do 12 months ago as he was racing right around the inside into the tight Canal Turn and trouble ahead of him virtually ensured he jumped it from a still position with no momentum.

He did land on the other side, but was then bumped from behind, causing Davy Condon to fall off.

Martin Ferris will be hoping for better luck in running this time and interestingly he has retained the same mark as last year of 140.

Then he was fancied to the point that he was sent off at 25/1 and his runs have not been too disappointing this year to suggest that he warrants a starting price of more than three times those odds.

His run to finish fifth last time out in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival was encouraging and he was travelling like the winner three out.

Becauseicouldntsee faded up the run-in that day, but the drying ground at Aintree will be more to his liking.

Meanwhile, stamina should not be a problem as although he has never won over a trip longer than 2m6f, he has finished second previously in the Cheltenham four-miler.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.