Barry Geraghty sides with Shutthefrontdoor in Aintree Grand National

Barry Geraghty sides with Shutthefrontdoor in Aintree Grand National

Barry Geraghty has selected Shutthefrontdoor as his ride in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

The Jonjo O'Neill-trained nine-year-old, who is a general 20-1 chance for the race, is one of four horses - the other three being Gallant Oscar, Gilgamboa and Pendra - set to run for Geraghty's boss, owner JP McManus.

Shutthefrontdoor finished fifth in the National 12 months ago under the great Tony McCoy.

Frank Berry, racing manager to JP McManus, said: "Barry had first pick and he went for Shutthefrontdoor as he has the form round the course.

"He run well in it last year and hopefully he will go well again.

"Mark Walsh has gone for Gallant Oscar, while Pendra will be ridden by Aidan Coleman and Gilgamboa will be ridden by Robbie Power."

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