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Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): We’re Sweet on Candy in the Becher Chase

Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): We’re Sweet on Candy in the Becher Chase

1.30 Aintree The Becher Chase, run over the Grand National fences of course, is one of the country’s favourite staying handicap chases and with 18 runners declared this year’s renewal looks like being a real cracker. Naturally this is competitive, however we’ve whittled the field down to what we think are the six standouts in the field with the selection looking to have a bit of weight in hand. Ballydine With just seven chases under his belt so far, there…

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Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Four Against the Field for Cracking Grand National Renewal

Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Four Against the Field for Cracking Grand National Renewal

5.15 Aintree This Saturday is that one special day of the year when old fashioned betting offices are crowded out as everyone from pros to pin-stickers place their bets on the £1million Grand National. A full field of 40 horses has of course been assembled for the 4m2½f, 30-fence spectacular and while a lot of old trends are increasingly being thrown out of the window, we’ve used all our cunning and knowledge to whittle this field down to 8 horses…

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Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Ballyhill Has the Skill in Topham Chase

Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Ballyhill Has the Skill in Topham Chase

4.05 Aintree The Grand National fences are put to use in this fiercely competitive 2m5f, 30-runner chase and we’ve painstakingly managed to reduce the field down to a solid final six. Some have quirks of course, but all are expected to be in the front rank and have attracted money this week with the selection remaining a fair price to land the £140,000 feature handicap on Ladies Day. Activial Tom George’s runner has a great profile for this race, for…

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Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Brelan D’As Holds the Aces in Red Rum Chase

Red Rum Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Brelan D’As Holds the Aces in Red Rum Chase

4.40 Aintree We have a super competitive renewal of this two-mile chase and while this distance around Aintree normally means the speedier types get involved, we do have pretty soft underfoot conditions just as we did last year and so some ability to see the race out is also needed. With all known evidence taken into consideration we’ve narrowed this field down to six quality contenders, all of whom have different qualities and there are a couple of potentially smart…

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Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Mill To Grind Them Down In Becher

Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Mill To Grind Them Down In Becher

1.30 Aintree We could uncover some possible Grand National clues on Saturday as we welcome back the Becher Chase to Aintree. A quality field has been assembled for the 27th running of this race with last year’s winner Blaklion once again popular among punters in the run-up to the race and it’s easy to see why.  There may just be a very good one against him though, especially for each-way purposes. We’ve narrowed the field down to six we think…

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Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase: Angel To Fly As Aintree Kicks Off New Season

Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase: Angel To Fly As Aintree Kicks Off New Season

3.00 Aintree Almost as if to replicate the spring festivals, Aintree comes hot on the heels of Cheltenham as we kick of the jumps season in earnest and after two great days of competitive racing at Prestbury Park we have our first proper handicap chase of the term. The Old Roan is at 3 o’clock at Liverpool and is an early chance for trainers to grab some valuable prize money as well as seeing where their chasers are.  We have…

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Grand National: Four Against The Field For Grand National Cracker

Grand National: Four Against The Field For Grand National Cracker

Let’s make no bones about it; the world’s most famous race has the feel somewhat of a lottery when the weather is like it is now and quite literally all 40 horses have some sort of chance on the book.  A mention then to ten of them here with a few each-way selections provided which at the prices can hopefully offer us a chance of some decent profit on the National. Alpha Des Obeaux Ireland’s National Hunt crop overall are…

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Topham Handicap Chase: No Horror At Our Theatre On Friday 13th

Topham Handicap Chase: No Horror At Our Theatre On Friday 13th

Day two at Aintree brings us another four Grade 1’s as we build up to the big day on Saturday, however we have a cracking chance of adding some dough to the Grand National betting bank by playing on the Topham Chase.  Here are the main contenders: Ballyalton Ran a cracker at Cheltenham last time but then he so often does; his consistency being a great weapon but also a scourge given that the handicapper knows exactly where he’s at…

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Red Rum Handicap Chase: Take The Overtown Express To Betting Glory At Liverpool

Red Rum Handicap Chase: Take The Overtown Express To Betting Glory At Liverpool

The Grand National festival gets underway on Thursday and alongside a staggering four Grade One races opening up the meeting we have a competitive and valuable two-mile handicap chase to get stuck into.  Here are the key runners and a hint at their respective chances: Bun Doran Just a seven-year-old and one who can get better over fences yet, Tom George’s hope skipped the Cheltenham festival but did run at Kempton last month where he was third in the Silver…

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