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Grand National Tips & Saturday’s Other Races At Aintree

It’s Grand National Day! Plenty going up in the big one, for obvious reasons, and Matchbook are offering 6 places so well worth taking advantage of the place market.

A fair few other betting heats today too, for all we leave out the Maghull with Shishkin at a very short price as the team found no opportunities there. We start with the National and then move on to the rest of the card.

Grand National (17:15)

Some agreement in the National with Discorama, Acapella Bourgeois and Magic Of Light getting the nod from a few of the panel. Some monster prices going up too and rightly so.

  • Steve – Acapella Bourgeois
  • Adele – Potters Corner / Magic Of Light / Taking Risks / Acapella Bourgeois
  • Deasy – Discorama / Jett / Farclas / Lord Du Mesnil
  • Tom – Discorama / Alpha Des Obeaux / Magic Of Light

If the team was asked to pick their best selection however here’s what we have:


Grade 3 Handicap Hurdle (13:45)

Deasy and I in agreement on a horse in first-time cheekpieces and it’s the man from Cork’s best bet. Adele has taken a shine to Polish while Steve goes for one at double-figure odds.

  • Steve – Hometown Boy
  • Adele – Polish / Tommy Rapper
  • Deasy – Southfield Harvest / Tea Clipper
  • Tom – Southfield Harvest

Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (14:25)

I’m sitting this one out whilst the rest of the team have both a short and big price onside without much agreement!

  • Steve – Ballyadam / Pipesmoker
  • Adele – My Drogo / Minella Drama
  • Deasy – Dreal Deal / Jay Be Why
  • Tom – No bet

Liverpool Hurdle (15:35)

Adele the only member of the team looking at the top of the market but also has a big price on side. The rest of us are hoping for a bit of a shock here…

  • Steve – Emitom / On The Blind Side
  • Adele – Thyme Hill / Third Wind
  • Deasy – If The Cap Fits / Diol Ker
  • Tom – If The Cap Fits / Vinndication

Grade 3 Handicap Chase (16:15)

Team steam time with Happygolucky and he’s my best bet of the day. Deasy and Adele also throw in a couple down the betting but it’s all about Kim Bailey’s charge.

  • Steve – Happygolucky
  • Adele – Happygolucky / Snow Leopardess
  • Deasy – Ofalltheginjoints / Cloudy Glen
  • Tom – Happygolucky

Best Bets

  • Steve – Acapella Bourgeois
  • Adele – Potters Corner
  • Deasy – Southfield Harvest
  • Tom – Happygolucky

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