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  • Ed Chamberlin with his football fans horse-by-horse guide to Saturdays Crabbies Grand National. Dennis Byrd Jersey . 1. Many Clouds (7/1 with Sky Bet) ⚽️⚽️⚽️ (out of 5) Like me in the Monday Night Football studio this one carries top weight. So classy and athletic over these fences and conditions look perfect. However, he has a better quality field to deal with this year. If you fancy Many Clouds, the time to back him will be first thing Saturday morning as bookies compete to be top price. Hes likely togo off a crazy price.2. Silviniaco Conti (11/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Like Arsenal, a brilliant flat track bully. Silviniaco is also a class act, superb jumper and a winner of seven Grade Ones. He hates Cheltenhams undulations, but won King Georges with his stamina so he should stay. Rock solid but price makes little appeal.3. First Lieutenant (33/1) ⚽️A wonderful servant for the brilliant Mouse Morris but these days is as pacy as Per Mertesaker.4. Wonderful Charm (40/1) ⚽️Like Crystal Palace, should go really well until halfway and then fall in a heap when stamina and the weight kick in.5. Ballynagour (66/1) ⚽️⚽️Classy sort but not at his best this term and his tendency to hit a fence plus the trip are both big worries.6. OFaolains Boy (33/1) ⚽️⚽️Trainer is back in serious form but a bit like Everton this season OFaolains Boy seems an all or nothing type and this field will be hard to dominate.7. Gilgamboa (66/1) ⚽️⚽️Talented but didnt get three miles at Christmas and gets worryingly low at his fences. Hard to see him relishing this examination.8. On His Own (40/1) ⚽️ Michael Shinners after a date night in his younger days. Like Shinners and cycling, not sure this is his cup of tea.9. The Druids Nephew (14/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Slipped on landing last year a la Steven Gerrard when looking like the winner. The canny Denis ORegan in the saddle but has a lot more weight and is he in the same form? Will want the rain to stay away.10. Triolo dAlene (33/1) ⚽️⚽️Has form over these fences but doesnt look well handicapped and best chance has probably gone.11. Rocky Creek (66/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️The modern day Greasepaint as he seems to turn up every year. Like my esteemed editor, David Ord, hes carrying a good deal less weight than this time last year and also like the bearded scribe hes a natural athlete. Rocky Creek jumps these fences really well and I like how he comes here under the radar this time unlike the last couple of years. Again like Ord, he can peak for his big day this year. Classy (Rocky Creek that is) and has each-way chance at a big price. Hes as well handicapped as televisions Oli Bell was at my golf day in 2015.12. Sir Des Champs (40/1) ⚽️Two-time Cheltenham Festival winner, who won on his reappearance but has gone downhill faster than Franz Klammer since.13. Holywell (14/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️The Jamie Vardy of the National field. Terrier like. Ran a great race at Cheltenham just as he did before coming here and slamming Don Cossack a couple of years ago. Not the biggest but neither are the fences these days. AP McCoy likes his chance and trained for the race by a master plus he thrives at this time of the year. If the rain misses Aintree, Holywell is a major player.14. Shutthefrontdoor (18/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Could easily do a Hedgehunter. Jumped like an old hand last year until running out of gas. One to trade in running as every chance hell travel well but will he get home this time?15. Soll (50/1) ⚽️⚽️Great servant but now nearly as old as Dale Tempest - but without the dart Tempest had in his prolific goalscoring days at Fulham, Huddersfield and in Hong Kong. Likely to get round like Aston Villa. A fair way behind.16. Buywise (50/1) ⚽️⚽️Connections have a superb record in the race but this time Paul Moloney may need a parachute. Buywise will be held up so will need a lot of luck in running too. If youve backed him, watch the first few fences with your hands over your eyes.17. Boston Bob (25/1) ⚽️⚽️Like Richard Fahey, he carries plenty of condition. Classy on his day but is he brave enough for this?18. Aachen (66/1) ⚽️⚽️Never underestimate the trainer but this would be another miracle of Leicester proportions.19. Morning Assembly (25/1) ⚽️⚽️Caught the eye at Cheltenham with the way he travelled. Nicely handicapped and sure to be well tipped up but hard to see him staying well enough to win.20. Double Ross (66/1) ⚽️Will run well for a long way but need roller-skates to get home. Sky Tickets Racing Fast, secure racing tickets: Exclusive racing offers near you 21. Goonyella (20/1) ⚽️⚽️Needs it softer than Newcastles defense to have any chance.22. Ucello Conti (25/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Two top efforts in two of Irelands most competitive handicap chases this season. In the Thyestes it looked like Jacques Riqou was told to hug the touchline like Gerard Deulofeu at Goodison Park. Just a shame he got the wrong touchline and went wider than Steve Harmisons opening delivery in the 2006/07 Ashes series. Ucello Conti looks well handicapped and in the hands of the maestro that is Gordon Elliott, he must have a massive chance.He was our ante-post selection at 40/1 after the weights were announced and I can see him being a plunge horse on the day.23. Unioniste (28/1) ⚽️⚽️A flashy grey like David Ginola. Put in his place by Many Clouds at Kelso but much better off at the weights here and can go well if the fences dont get in his way.24. Le Reve (40/1) ⚽️⚽️Sandown in heavy ground is more his bag.25. Gallant Oscar (20/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Will be a nightmare result for the layers with Chelsea fans and parents steaming in to this one. Like the Oscar at Stamford Bridge, hes been very quiet this season. However, thats been for a reason with the canny Tony Martin laying him out for this. If hes got Gallant Oscar back in the form he was in at Cheltenham and Punchestown this time last year, he has a great chance.26. Onenightinvienna (40/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️.....could pay for a week in Barbados. And bring memories of the great West Tip. Onenightinvienna is a very interesting novice with stamina in abundance. Put a line through his Reynoldstown run, where too much use was made of him. If hed won at Ascot hed be a 12/1 chance. Flying under the radar with a big chance.27. The Last Samuri (10/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Has the engine and stamina to win a Grand National and Id love to see Kim Bailey win the great race again. The worry is the way he dives at his fences like Paul Scholes in to a tackle. Backers should watch the first circuit behind the sofa and re-emerge after the Chair. IF The Last Samuri has warmed up and is in contention on the second circuit he will win.28. Kruzhlinin (25/1) ⚽️⚽️Another with the right engine but clouted numerous fences at Cheltenham and wont get away with that on Saturday.29. Rule The World (40/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Mouse Morris is a master in the big races and is bang in form. This is Gigginstowns best chance. Yet to win over fences but has some solid handicap form and could go well.30. Just A Par (40/1) ⚽️⚽️Hoping for more than that from Adam Scott at Augusta this week and still cant believe Sky Bet are paying eight places. Just A Par will be nowhere near the first eight places when they jump the Canal Turn for the second time but dont be surprised to see him appear from the clouds at the end.31. Katenko (66/1) ⚽️Looked like becoming a Premier League player a few years back but has struggled since injury.32. Vics Canvas (66/1) ⚽️⚽️Solid contender who will stay but reaching veteran stage and best chance surely behind him.33. Black Thunder (50/1) ⚽️Struggling for form. Not sure hes in love with the great game.34. Ballycasey (80/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Reminds me of Mario Balotelli. Often hyped up but never seems to deliver. Like Mario, Ballycasey isnt the bravest either.35. Hadrians Approach (50/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️Like Jamie Carragher, Hadrians Approach is getting better looking with age. Unlike Carra, he covers the ground like a gazelle. In fact his giant stride reminds me a bit of one of my all-time favourites, Party Politics. Better known as the Giant Party Politics.Hadrians Approach really caught the eye on his belated reappearance at Kempton and should be fresh and primed for this by Nicky Henderson, who has master minded one or two decent comebacks this season.Hadrians Approachs jumping plagued him early on in his career but he seems to have got his act together now and is only 1lb higher than when he won the 2014 Bet365 Gold Cup. A fascinating runner at a huge price.36. Vieux Lion Rouge (50/1) ⚽️⚽️Promising young stayer and a name to remember but this probably comes a year too soon.37. Pendra (66/1) ⚽️⚽️One attempt at a marathon trip ended in a 10th placed finish in the Irish National. Interesting and talented contender but stamina must be a big doubt.38. Saint Are (16/1) ⚽️⚽️⚽️Saints Are my team but I wont be backing Saint Are. Plenty of people will with his excellent record in this race but highly likely to find one or two too good again in this excellent renewal.39. Home Farm (66/1) ⚽️⚽️Promised plenty a couple of seasons ago. Of all the complete rags Home Farm could give you the best run for your money.40. The Romford Pele (40/1) ⚽️Trainer in great form but Ray Parlour himself would have just as a good a chance.Ed Chamberlins Crabbies Grand National Top Five:1. Hadrians Approach @ 50/1 with Sky Bet2. Ucello Conti3. Gallant Oscar4. Rocky Creek5. Onenightinvienna Also See: Grand National racecard Latest racing results Full racecards & form Get Sky Sports now! Darron Lee Jersey . -- Canadian mens rugby coach Kieran Crowley has made four changes to his starting roster for Saturdays Pacific Nations Cup clash against the United States. Christian Hackenberg Jersey . Bjoerndalen, who had failed to win any major race for two years before Sochi, writes in a Facebook entry that he is "full of energy and inspiration" after winning the 10-kilometre sprint and mixed relay at last months Olympics. HOUSTON -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted he didnt know anything about Yangervis Solarte when he was signed to a minor league deal in January. The rookie is quickly teaching his manager all about himself. Solarte had three hits and an RBI in his first major league start and Derek Jeter drove in a run to give the New York Yankees their first win this season, 4-2 over the Houston Astros on Thursday night. "You have to give a lot of credit to our scouting department and front office for finding this kid because he gives us a lot of options being a switch-hitter and can play all over the infield," Girardi said. The 26-year-old Solarte has spent time in the minors with Minnesota and Texas, but never got called up until this season after hitting .429 this spring. "Ive worked very hard for this, and to be able to help the team, thats even better," Solarte said in Spanish through a translator. "These are the small things that are key." Solarte singled in a two-run third inning which put New York up 2-1. He doubled in the fifth and scored on a single by Jeter to push it to 3-1. Houston cut the lead to one in the bottom of that inning before Solarte came through again, this time with a single that drove in Ichiro Suzuki. Solarte, the third baseman, also had a nifty defensive play when he grabbed a bullet hit right at him by Jose Altuve in the eighth. Ivan Nova allowed six hits, two runs and walked five in 5 2-3 innings. He was helped by a defence which turned four double plays with him on the mound. "This could have been a game where he gave up a lot of runs without those double play balls," Girardi said. "He made big pitches when he had to." David Robertson, who took over as closer for Mariano Rivera, pitched a perfect ninth for his first save. Dexter Fowler continued to shine in his first season with the Astros, getting two singles to become the second player in franchise history -- and first since Ken Caminiti in 1987 -- to begin his Houston career with three straight multi-hit games. "We had our chances, especially early on there," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "I think we hit into four double plays in the first five innings. We had baserunners everywhere. It was probably one big hit away from getting some separation early in the gaame. Josh McCown Jersey. " Houston starter Brett Oberholtzer also went 5 2-3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs while fanning five. Suzuki doubled with two outs in the seventh before scoring on the RBI by Solarte. Solartes hit was a high pop-up which dropped right between three Astros players assembled directly in front of home plate. Solarte doubled with one out in the fifth and scored on a two-out single by Jeter to make it 3-1. Jeter was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double. Houston got to 3-2 when Jonathan Villar doubled and scored on a single by Fowler in the bottom of the inning. The fourth double play by the Yankees got the first two outs before Chris Carter grounded out to end the inning. Oberholtzer retired the first seven batters he faced before running into trouble. Suzuki and Solarte hit consecutive singles before a third one by Brett Gardner scored Suzuki to tie it at 1-all. Jeter walked and Carlos Beltrans sacrifice fly scored Solarte to give New York a 2-1 lead. Fowler and Grossman hit back-to-back singles to start the first before Nova plunked Castro to load the bases. Altuve grounded into a forceout that left Castro out at second and scored Fowler to make it 1-0. Carter walked to load the bases again, but the Yankees turned a double play to limit the damage. The Yankees also used double plays to get out of the third and fourth innings. Castro was also hit by a pitch in the third inning to become the first Astro since Brad Ausmus on April 7, 2007, to be hit twice in a game. He remained in the game before being replaced by Carlos Corporan in the top of the sixth with a bruise on his right foot. X-rays were negative and he is day to day. NOTES: A replay was initiated by umpires on the field to check the count on an at-bat by Solarte with two outs in the ninth and it was confirmed it was a 3-1 count. ... Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his major league debut against right-hander Dustin McGowan when the Yankees open a three-game series at Toronto on Friday. ... Houston right-hander Lucas Harrell opposes left-hander Tyler Skaggs when the Astros begin a series with the Los Angeles Angels. ... The Astros observed a moment of silence before the game to remember the victims on Wednesdays shooting at Fort Hood, which left three dead and 16 wounded. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '