It’s the first day of the Aintree Grand National meeting. Three days of top action that’s a bit more relaxed than Cheltenham. The going is soft and will take some getting. Horses with proven stamina over further could be the way to go from a punting point of view.
I was sweet on Apple’s Shakira at Cheltenham, but she pulled hard and lost all chance of winning. There’s no doubt if she settles, Apple’s Shakira is the one to beat. Stable mate, We Have A Dream skipped the festival and will be a fresher horse, he could be the one to pick up the pieces. At bigger odds, Nube Negra could easily place and maybe better at 11-1, he’ll enjoy the flatter track of Aintree and should run well. I’ve backed We Have A Dream and Nube Negra EW.
If Might Bite has recovered from his Cheltneham efforts when 2nd in the Gold Cup he’ll win the Betway Bowl at 2:50. His odds of 10-11, I think are very fair to be honest. If this race comes too quick, it’s wide open. Might Bite for me.
Supasundae is hard to oppose in the Aintree Hurdle at 3:25. His odds reflects his chances and we’re not going to get rich backing him. Maybe a Might Bite, Supasundae double could work?
The Red Rum Chase at 4:40, I backed King’s Socks midweek at 10-1. He’s now best priced 9-2. Kings Socks ran a big race at Cheltenham, travelling like the best horse in the race but didn’t quite get home. The drop back in trip looks ideal.
Our new horse arrived yesterday from Ireland, Stung For Cash.
Stung For Cash holds very good p2p form, he’s a lovely looking big horse by Scorpion standing at 16.2H. He’ll be a proper Winter horse and a lovely prospect for staying chasing. We like this lad a lot and think he’s very good value.
Shares are available, a replay of his last time out win, can be seen by following the below link. If you would like further info on him, please get in touch.