Also available at my blog. We're currently losing to the tune of 6.525pts (represents a -14.2% ROI) but it's early days yet - I've only tipped at three meetings. https://valueburglar.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/aintree-gn-festival-2019-day-one-tips/
Uttoxeter provided a lovely bit of profit with Poker Play slamming home at 25/1 for… Well, probably just for me, as you’d have been mad to follow me on the back of Cheltenham. Here are a couple of mini thoughts ahead of the first day at Aintree – though, of course, the Big One is what it’s all about:
1.45 – La Bague Au Roi @ 13/8 – 2pts win. She gets 7lbs and Greatrex swerved Cheltenham with Aintree always as the plan. I can’t help but think she’s the most likely winner and I’m happy to be an unimaginative favourite back for once. Kalashnikov and Glen Forsa weren’t as tidy as many seem to think over the Arkle before the URs, so I’m happy to take them on.
2.20 – Christopher Wood @ 12/1 – 0.5pts e/w (Betfair and Paddy Power, 1/5 1-3). With nine runners and three places in this race, we’ve got near-optimal value thievery, and Christopher Wood is similar in some respects to Pentland Hills in terms of exposure before the latter’s Triumph victory (marred, of course, by the devastating fatality of Sir Erec). He can only beat what’s against him, and did so very well the last twice, so can definitely come on and take a chunk out of one of the top three – most likely Fakir D’Oudairies in the market.
2.50 – Kemboy @ 5/2 – 2pts win (Bet365, Sky Bet and others). He’s essentially fresh after unseating at the first in the Gold Cup (easily excused as tight for room), and the more I look back at his Leopardstown win at Christmas, the more I like his chances. The price is probably fair, but again, I’m happy to be unimaginative.
3.25 – no bet. Buveur D’Air should win this. Maybe Silver Streak can be admirable in defeat again, but this isn’t really a race for me, despite Silver Streak, Summerville Boy and Brain Power all offering each way scumbaggery options.
4.05 – Seefood @ 16/1 – 0.5pts e/w (Ladbrokes, PP, Coral, 1/5 1-5). A very open race in which I think Road to Rome is definitely the most likely winner, but the odds are prohibitive. As with all double figure priced shots, we have risks attached here, but he knows the fences and won last time out, so worth a shot with five places paid.
4.40 – Lady Buttons @ 8/1 – 1pt win (365, PP, Betfair and others), and Movie Legend @ 16/1 – 0.5pts e/w (SkyBet, Hills, PP etc – 1/5 1-5). I think 8s is a fair price for Lady Buttons, who’s really likeable and has run very very well over all obstacles this season. Movie Legend looks potentially progressive though this demands more, but he’s been incredibly consistent and I hope that can continue.
Grand National meeting 2013: Newsboy's tips for Ladies Day at Aintree Our resident tipster Newsboy is on hand to bring you his detailed previews - and 1-2-3 selections - for all the big races on Aintree Betting Odds Aintree stages only National Hunt racing and has two courses laid out on a large flat surface. The Grand National course is used to stage the famous race, as the horses travel left-handed and cover the 2 mile 2 furlong track twice. Aintree has a novice chase on each day of the Grand National Festival, on Friday’s Ladies Day it is the Mildmay Novices Chase. At 3 miles and 1 furlong, this is for staying chasers and often attracts runners who have competed in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Aintree Festival Tips Day 3 Day 2 is Ladies Day at Aintree, with fantastic fashions on show and some fiercely competitive national hunt racing. There are two Grade 1’s to get stuck into and the concluding Grade 3 champion bumper is always a great chance for spotting future stars in the game at an early stage of their careers. Grand National 2020 Ladies Day Betting & Tips with William Hill. Day 1: Grand National Thursday | Key trends | Grand National Betting. Aintree Grand National Ladies Day – the big races. There are seven races on the Aintree card on Friday 3rd April this year and it’s the four Grade 1 races that are the most valuable.