Totesport: 8-1 Hedgehunter, 10-1 Amberleigh House, Clan Royal, Strong Resolve, 11-1 Forest Gunner, 16-1 Take The Stand, 18-1 Colnel Rayburn, Joly Bey, 20-1 Innox, Lord Atterbury, Nil Desperandum, Spot Thedifference, 25-1 Bindaree, Jack High, Marcus Du Berlais, 28-1 Frenchman's Creek, It Takes Time
, Monty's Pass, Royal Auclair, 33-1 bar
Murphy said: "I'd be leaning towards It Takes Time
I wouldn't be sure what I'm riding yet, and I haven't spoken with either the owner, David Johnson or Pipey, but It Takes Time
has been around there before and gone really well in both the National and the Becher so I'm leaning towards him.
Last season Murphy was aboard It Takes Time
, who finished fourth to Hedgehunter in the 4m4f marathon, while Johnson was aboard the same horse when he filled a similar position behind Garvivonnian in the totesport Becher Chase over the National fences last November.
He has been well beaten on each of his last four starts and whether you turn the form book inside out or upside down, it's hard to work out why he should be vying for favouritism with It Takes Time
It Takes Time
was sent off the 4-1 second favourite for the Paddy Power last season but he came unstuck two fences from home, where he parted company with jockey Tony McCoy.
The Barking firm have pushed It Takes Time
Out to 9-2 from 4-1.
It Takes Time
, who had gained the biggest win of his career in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase at Lingfield over just two and a half miles in February, found the extra two miles just too far and had to settle for fourth, beaten around 18 lengths.
TIMMY MURPHY can complete a year to remember by partnering IT TAKES TIME
to victory in today's John Smith's Grand National (4.
It takes time
for people to get used to (the name), and it takes time
for people to get used to saying it,'' Seymour said.
Coral: 13-8 Jair Du Cochet, 3-1 First Gold, 11-2 Fondmort, 10-1 Swansea Bay, 11-1 La Landiere, 14-1 Valley Henry, 16-1 Tiutchev, 20-1 Marlborough, Le Roi Miguel, 25-1 Edredon Bleu, 28-1 It Takes Time
, 50-1 Seebald.
It's a mind game between buyer and seller that takes time
and money, but informed preparation can provide the winning edge.