It’s not really my style to go for horses at the lower end of the market, but I’ve had a good luck at this race and I can’t see anything other than Sanctuaire and Finians Rainbow winning this race. They have far better form that anything else in this competitive race, and although neither have been world beaters this season, they both have significant advantage’s going here. Finians Has had a light season and looked to be getting back to near his best at Aintree, he looks huge value. Sanctuaire has been poor enough trying to take on Sprinter Sacre on a few occasions on heavy ground and this race will be far more suitable for last year’s winner. I think the odds of either winning this is odds on and the current best price of 4/1 and 5/1 represent huge value.
3 Point win 4/1 Sanctuaire Ladbrokes
3 Points win 5/1 Finians Rainbow William Hill
McVicar looks the best treated of those who took part in the Ascot Race a couple of weeks ago. He finished that race really well having been left far too much to do, and has a nice turnaround in the weights with those ahead of him who are lower in price here like Calculated Risk. He has a decent bit of experience and looks to be on a decent mark with the stable in form. 10/1 looks a few points too big.
1 Point win 10/1 Ladbrokes Betfair Boyles
This race has me totally perplexed, as I just can’t make a case for much of the field being any value for a number of reasons. I’ve settled on Duke Of Lucca looking the best value, as he has run well in similar big handicaps this season but has dropped 4lbs in the progress. I think he is value here because he wasn’t great last time at Aintree but that race was probably a bit pacy for him and this will be more in his line. Hi 3rd in the Racing Post Chase of this mark and his 2nd behind Roberto Goldback at the beginning of the season with 4lbs more look excellent as I’m not sure this race is a strong as those. He’s only had 4 races this season which should give him an advantage over much of the field and the 20/1 with bet365 for 5 places stands out considerably.
1 Point ew 20/1 5 Places Bet365
Cross Appeal ran well in the Irish National for a lot of the race, and this race should be far more suitable. He is still 5lbs higher than his big win last year in the paddy power but he did run a good race in the galway plate last year after pulling up in the national. It’s entirely possible that he will be aimed at the plate again but he looks great value at 33/1 here. He has plenty of good form on soft ground.
1 Point EW 33/1 Ladbrokes and others
Princeton Plains has been running well in better handicaps that this one a few times this year and last. He is on a mark he can work of and has proven form on soft ground. I’m surprised he available at the price he is at as he has been backed with confidence a few times this season. The 5places and 18/1 available with bet365 stands out as decent value as he is a fairly consistent horse and very likely to place here.
1 Point EW 18/1 5 Place Bet365