So Thursday’s racing brought us a very nicely priced 80/1 place, in the form of Coastal Tiep. Returned at 50/1 SP.
Let’s see if we can pick out some other nicely priced runners for Friday.
Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle
The Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle at 1.45 brings the first opportunity of the day. I’m expecting Brio Conti (6/1 Hills)to run a big race after finishing 4th in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham, and I wouldn’t put anyone off backing that one.
Paul Nicholls has a strong hand in this one with Mont Des Avaloirs (10/1) another fancied runner.
The one I’m going to side with here is Strernubin, currently 16-1 with Hills. Finished third in the same race at last years meeting, off the same mark, and finished a creditable 6th in the County Hurdle. Hills are also paying 7 places on this one.
In the 3.25 I’m siding with Waiting Patiently (NAP) at 15/8. A high quality affair, featuring Politilogue and Min amongst other, but I believe Waiting Patiently has the measure of both. Has had a light campaign and the fresher legs may win out here.
In the 4.05 I like the look of Peregrine Run. Peregrine Run can be backed at 11/1 at the time of writing with Hills and looks progressive. Had a 5 month break before a recent pipe opener over hurdles and could run a big race.
Finally in the 4.40 we’ve got a number of progressive types and potential improvers including Downtown Getaway and Walk Away. 3 horses head the market Champ, Dallas Des Pictons and the unbeaten Emitom. I’m going to swerve all three and side with Paul Nicholls unexposed Trevelyn’s Corn. Trevelyn’s Corn (14/1) was an impressive winner at Wincanton, and could upset some of the more fancied runners here.
3.25 Aintree – Waiting Patiently 15/8 (NAP)
1.45 Aintree – Sternrubin (E/W) 16-1
4.05 Aintree – Peregrine Run (E/W) 11/1
4.40 Aintree – Trevelyn’s Corn (E/W) 14/1