McCoy issues Synchronised backing

Experienced jockey Tony McCoy believes 7/1 chance Synchronised has the “heart” to follow up his fine showing at Cheltenham to win the highly anticipated Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

The talented jumper, who is trained by Jonjo O’Neill, claimed the title in the main event at last month’s Festival by winning the Gold Cup and is now looking to record an historic double.

It was all the way back in 1934 when a horse last won the Gold Cup and the Grand National in a single season, with Golden Miller performing the remarkable feat.

McCoy has been pleased with the progress Synchronised has been making in recent outings and believes the runner has a great chance of seeing off the likes of Ballabriggs (12/1 – Grand National Winner).

The 2010 Grand National winner – on Don’t Push It-  told BBC Radio 5 live: “He has great stamina and a will to win. He has more heart than ability and talent, and that’s what you need to win the National.

“The Grand National is different because the fences are different. You need a lot of luck. He’s only running in the Grand National because we want him to win.”

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