5:00 Irish Grand National
Folsom Blue has had a very light season this year which will be a nice advantage over a lot of this field. He has been 5th in this race of around this mark 2 years ago and his 3rd in the paddy power earler this year is top class form. Im hoping today has been the plan all long and 28/1 with 5 places seems decent value.
Baie De Iles certainly has a couple of pounds in hand here but is only a 5yo. She ran a great race last time againt a very tough field and only for a very big mistake 4 out she would have been closer and a lot shorter here. She also failed by 6 lengths to give Bonny Kate 3 lbs before that. Given there is a 6lbs turnaround here she really shouldnt be that far away from her and she is the favourite here at only 6/1. 25/1 looks a nice bit of value
1 Point EW 28/1 5 places Folsom Blue Generally
1 Point EW 25/1 5 places Baie Des Iles sky/boyles/sporting/paddy
Western Boy is a horse I fully expect to win a decent race this year. I’m not sure if today will be the day but i cant risk not having a small win bet at the 20/1 available, just in case he is backed and wins this. In my view he is at least a stone well in if trying and ill be backing him until the inevitable win comes. His flat form took off last year after some strange looking runs over hurdles. I had expected him to run in the Galway Hurdle but he didn’t get in and they haven’t done anything over hurdles since then . 20/1 is worth the risk just in case he starts to try today.
1 Point win 20/1 lads/boyles etc.