01.04.09 - THE GRAND NATIONAL
DENMAN FAVOURITE TO TAKE FIRST-DAY HONOURS IN TOTESPORT BOWL
Denman 4/5 to take first-day honours in Totesport Bowl
Denman has been installed as the 4/5 favourite by the sponsors for tomorrow’s Totesport Bowl, the feature contest on the opening day of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting.
The Paul Nicholls-trained star chaser exceeded the expectations of many when an excellent second to Kauto Star in the Totesport.com Gold Cup at Cheltenham last month and comes into tomorrow’s Grade One three-mile-and-one-furlong contest having had a lighter campaign than many of his rivals.
Totesport spokesman George Primarolo said: “Denmania is alive and well again after Cheltenham and we expect the horse’s fans to want to be with him tomorrow, even if they have to back him at odds-on.”
Totesport Bowl - Totesport bet:
4/5 Denman, 7/2 Exotic Dancer, 8/1 Star de Mohaison, 11/1 Albertas Run. 12/1 Madison du Berlais, 16/1 Our Vic, 20/1 Air Force One, 66/1 Snoopy Loopy, The Listener, 100/1 Mister McGoldrick.