With the tension building ahead of the 2012 Grand National, Paul Moloney has revealed his thinking behind deciding to race with Cappa Blue rather than State of Play.
Horse betting pundits note how it was a difficult choice for Moloney to make, although the jockey admits that Cappa Blue 'ticks a lot of boxes' that are required for Grand National success.
He said: "State Of Play has been fourth, third and fourth, so he's got a great record around there. It was a hard decision but I was lucky that William and Angela Rucker own both horses, that made it a bit easier, I wouldn't be doing it otherwise, even for the favourite."
"The simple fact is they own Cappa so that made it easier. He had a bit of a blip and things didn't go quite right for him for a while but he's back now, his form this season has been rock solid."
"He won at Haydock, ran very well at Chepstow on heavy ground which he didn't like at all and his last run at Ascot was very encouraging, I was really happy with him and he's been trained for Aintree."
Cappa Bleu is now getting plenty of backing from those betting on horse racing. It is believed that the combination of Moloney and the more than capable horse could be a winning one. The going is thought to suit them too.
Then, for the winning ride to occur a whip ban, you can get 4/1 with Paddy Power so you certainly aren't short of things to bet on in the 2012 Grand National!