Thursday, 9 April 2015

Aintree - Day 1

Just a short blog post today as I've a few things to do.

It's the first of the races over the Grand National fences at 4.05 - The Fox Hunter's. I've never liked backing horses that have run over the fences before in the National as winners are few and far between following that system and I'm adopting that today by going for a relatively inexperienced horse who will be ridden up front and jumps like a buck ! He is 50/1 with a few firms and hopefully Hannah Lewis can steer him home up the long run in. His name is Bound For Glory and his win at Stratford last time out was an exhibition in jumping. The only problem he may have is if he over jumps something like the Chair or Bechers but at 50/1 and 4 places to be had he can come in 4th and you will still have decent odds. It's a bit of a stab in the dark but if she can get him out in front he may take some catching.

The rest of the day looks likely to be dominated by short priced winners. The 5.15 sees Taglietelle step up to 3 miles which may bring about some further improvement on his Cheltenham run.


  1. Bound For Glory is now out to 66/1 with some firms but the magic sign are still holding firm at 25's !

  2. Just ran out of puff in the final half-mile but a great run from Bound For Glory.