He may have gone off at a ridiculously short 3/1 in the recent Coral Welsh National at Chepstow and although he gave it everything was pipped at the post but Champion jockey AP McCoy believes that Teaforthree could be ideally suited to Aintree.
Speaking to At The Races McCoy said “He’s a pretty good jumper and won the four-miler at the Cheltenham Festival last year,
“He’s a good solid horse and should have a nice weight for the National. It’s the logical step for him. Hopefully he’ll have a good chance.
Speaking last Sunday he added: “He didn’t put a foot wrong yesterday and just got beat by something inspired by Paul Carberry – I wish he’d stayed in Ireland for the day.”
Despite coming in second behind Monbeg Dude at Chepstow, the potential 2013 Grand National Runner is still at 20/1 ante-post with Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and Will Hill.
But when the weights are announced on February 12th it could be a very different story particularly if he comes in well under 11-00 and if AP McCoy chooses to ride him then expect him to go off as a favourite!