Friday, 10 April 2015

Aintree - Day 2

Oh so close to a big ew double yesterday with Bound For Glory(available at 66/1 through the day), beaten a neck into fifth in the Fox Hunters and Taglietelle (advised at 8/1) coming 1st in the last.

I've been following the racing and making notes of those I feel capable of going on and winning again over the last few weeks and I have them all on email alert with Attheraces who emailed me last night with my list for today.

In the opening 1.40 I was impressed by Theinval at Kempton when he won over 2m 5f in March. He's back in trip by a furlong today and Jeremiah McGrath takes off 3 of the 10lbs he was raised following his win. He won that Class 2 with authority and it surely can't be the end of his improvement for Henderson. The other one I like the look of is Nexius who won by 9 lengths at Haydock, but I will go with Theinval to win.

In the 2.15 it's great to see the likes of trainers Jefferson, Richards and Hammond with real live chances of winning this and I think Endless Credit has been ignored in the betting following his two easy wins albeit they were at Kelso and Hexham. This three parts brother to Celestial Halo could be anything on what we've seen so far and the Hammond stable are in fine form and he's worth taking a chance on ew at 25/1 with the first time tongue strap. The Cheltenham form, responsible for 6 of the 7 winners yesterday, brings in the likes of Qewy, Commissioned and Jolly's Cracked It, but you shouldn't overlook Cyrus Darius (1st 8/1) and Glingerburn either and it's a top race.

The 2.50 could hold McCoy's best chance of a winner with Carole's Destrier whom is at the head of most speed watchers lists to win and Neil Mulholland is having an excellent run.

The 3.25 looks to close to call and I'm just going to watch the spectacle.

The Topham just gets more and more competitive each year and Monetaire who went close at Cheltenham after missing the start must be high on anyone's list - but you can't miss the start over the National fences as you have to be at or near the front to have any chance of winning and certainly so over this distance.
The confirmed front runners are Annacotty, Bobcatbilly, Fairy Rath(33/1) and Standing Ovation(14/1- Fell) and of the four I would prefer the last two.
My main selection the race goes to Montoya's Son who has won five on the run but the way he won last time at Newcastle you wouldn't rule out a sixth or seventh win as he just keeps on improving for Keith Dalgleish. He's a prominent racer and he is worth taking a chance with at 22/1.

Moving on to the 4.40 and it's another race with plenty of talent with Minella Rocco(NR), Our Kaempfer(3rd 20/1) and Foryourinformation at the top of my list. The latter appeals to me as good value at 18/1 and improvement looks assured at this longer trip having won with something in hand at Bangor last time out and the trainer is convinced he will run a big race.

Finally the Grade 2 Bumper at 5.15 with ten last time out winners in the 20 strong field. This is tough so the one I'm siding with is Evan Williams Armchair Theatre with Connor Ring claiming 5lb. The stable have been in very good form recently and Armchair Theatre wasn't stopping at Ludlow and this King's Theatre gelding represents fair value at 16/1.

1.40 - Theinval - 12/1 - 1st
2.15 - Endless Credit - 25/1 - Fell
4.05 - Montoya'a Son - 22/1 - PU and Fairy Rath - 33/1 - 2nd
4.40 - Foryourinformation - 18/1 - 5th
5.15 - Armchair Theatre - 16/1 - 0

Good Luck !

1 comment:

  1. I also like the look of Caroles Destrier today, and 7/1 looks generous.