After a thrilling Cheltenham Festival, Saturday’s racing is surely going to be a quieter day, however the Midlands Grand National is sure to be a great watch whilst representing good value.
Both Kempton and Uttoxeter have decent cards and there is also racing at Fontwell, Limerick, Newcastle and then Wolverhampton in the evening.
Midlands Grand National Betting Tips
The Midlands Grand National is easily the most exciting race of the day, with a number of decent entries all bidding to battle round the four mile course to become champion. Harry Topper is a classy horse that stays well and represents good value at 8/1 with Ladbrokes. Goulanes is 7/1 with most firms and should run a big race if finding some form, with the tongue-tie expected to help. Both Pipe and Scudamore were in good form at Cheltenham and can run a big race.
WYCK HILL represents good value at 9/1 with Bet365, whilst Emperor’s Choice is another with value. The two long shots that appeal most are Junior and Firebird Flyer.
Uttoxeter Betting Tips
Irish Buccaneer looks one of the best bets in the 3.15 at Uttoxeter for me. He represents good value at 6/1 for Philip Hobbs and it will be interesting to watch the market on Saturday morning with regards to him.
Kempton Betting Tips
The Kempton Park Betdaq Silver Bowl is a wide open Class 2 contest which will be tricky for punters. The Romford Pele leads the betting at 4/1 with Bet365, however this will not be easy and should test his jumping ability.
Al Alfa was dropped to 2m last time and rode a decent race, whilst Lost Legend is another that represents decent value for a horse on a good mark now. He is 12/1 with Paddy Power at the moment and Royal Guardsman is 8/1 with Tom Scudamore booked.
The Kempton Park Betdaq Silver Plate is probably the most exciting race on the card, with Legacy Gold leading the betting for an in-form David Pipe. Tom Scudamore, who won three races throughout the Cheltenham Festival, will ride the favourite, who has won six from seven coming into this.
Imperial Leader has attracted support, being backed into 7/1 from 12/1 and has a chance judging on recent performances. Jonjo O’Neill is another trainer in good form and he saddles Another Hero who will be ridden by A P McCoy. He has won five from seven and may be the best bet in this one.
Arkaim is a good bet in the first race of the day. He has won three of his last five and has strong claims of adding another victory to the tally. First Mohican and Oscar Hoof are both market leaders for the 4:05. The former was let down by his jumping in a Grade 2 contest last time and the latter warrants respect on the back of two decent runs.
Andy Kelly is worth a bet in the 4.40, whilst Badgers Cove and Venetian Lad symbolise good value. The final race on the card is the National Hunt flat race and both McCoy and Geraghty will face each other again. The latter is the unraced Laurium, whilst McCoy rides Official Ban who has one win to his name. Nicky Henderson has won this race with a newcomer for the last two years, which slightly leans the betting towards him here.
BET OF THE DAY: WYCK HILL E/W @ 9/1 with Bet365
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