HARRY Redknapp has revealed Seabass is his choice for the Grand National – whilst insisting his own QPR team could end up winners as well.
The Rangers manager (pic), also a racehorse owner and keen follower of the turf, has spurned outsider Ninetieth Minute as an Aintree tip. But reckons his team’s desperate bid to beat the drop will also go to the wire.
“Yeah, I fancy Seabass. Ruby Walsh’s sister, Katie is riding it and someone told me it’s a good bet,” he said.
“But we’ve not always had the luck like at (Aston) Villa the other week.
“You could get a horse that’s 20 lengths clear and because of a run of bad luck you know it’s going to fall.
“But until it’s impossible, you’ve got keep believing and we’ve got to beat Wigan on Sunday. If I didn’t believe it I wouldn’t say it. I know no one else does, but we need four home wins and we’ve got to go to somewhere like Reading and win there as well.”
However, Redknapp agrees it’s getting too close for comfort.
“Am I enjoying football at the moment?” he said. “Well, I can hardly say I had a nice day out at Fulham on Monday? I go home and don’t talk to anybody – I don’t even talk to my dogs.”
But the manager admires Wigan, a lesser side who have survived seven years in the Premier League with the smallest attendances.
Redknapp said: “I’ve got a lot of time for their chairman Dave Whelan. To build his fortune up from £500 and do what he’s done – it’s magnificent.
“They’ve worked the foreign market well and good scouting system abroad. The continuity with the manager has helped.
“But who knows what the next few games hold? This might be the year they go.”