Two races for us today at Aintree. The going is Good and a dry day with light cloud is forecast.
As with all the big meetings it is worth searching through the special offers. For example some are going quarter odds on the Melling Chase if you fancy one of the longer odds runners.
3.25 Aintree 2m4f (2m3f200y) (Mildmay) JLT Melling Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) (5yo+)
Sub Lieutenant stayed on well in the Ryanair, however I do have doubts concerning that form.
A few of these finished behind Fox Norton in the Queen Mother and although he has to prove he stays, I do expect Fox Norton to confirm that form.
My provisional tissue:
Fox Norton 7/2
God’s Own 5/1
Sub Lieutenant 5/1
4.40 Aintree 3m½f (3m149y) Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1) (4yo+)
A back to form West Approach would set the standard.
He weakened quickly from two out in the Stayers Hurdle after travelling well. A tongue tie is fitted today.
The Worlds End held every chance when taking a heavy fall two out in the Albert Bartlett.
Constantine Bay was hampered by that fall and can improve.
I price the front of market as follows:
The World End 3/1
West Approach 11/2
Constantine Bay 8/1
Back tomorrow morning for National day.