Aintree Day One
One of the most anticipated National Hunt races of the year will be upon us in two days times, however until then Aintree still has two fantastic days of racing to offer, the first of them being Liverpool Day on Thursday.
Can Rock on Ruby Fly for Fry?
The Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle is the highlight of the opening day at the Aintree Festival and has been won by horses such as Oscar Whisky, Zarkandarand more recently The New One. With a strong field this year, Harry Fry will be hoping to make his mark thanks with Rock on Ruby. Having missed the Cheltenham Festival due to injury, Rock on Ruby is a strong contender for the race. This plucky horses has won his last two outings, beating race rivals Vaniteux and Volnay de Thaixin the process.
Priced at 7/2Rock on Ruby is our best bet for the race.
Vibrato Valtat to Get Back to Winning Ways
The One Magnificent City Manifesto Novices’ Chase is the opening race of the Aintree Festival run over 2m 4f. Previous winners included Captain Conan and Uxizandrewho both went on to greater success. Paul Nichols will therefore be hoping the race can re hand Vibrato Valtatthe winning touch. Failing to make an impact on his last outing at Cheltenham, the six-year-old went into the race with a hatrick of impressive wins behind him following an emphatic 2014- 2015 jump season. Ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, Vibrator Valtat is priced at 8/5
Today’s Bet Of The Day
Aintree 2:50 Silviniaco Conti
The Betfred Bowl is run over three miles at Aintree and trainer Paul Nichols will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s race, with time with Silviniaco Conti. The nine-year-old failed to deliver at Cheltenham after a promising build up that saw him take the King George at Kempton, but with a higher rating than his challengers he looks the one to beat at Aintree
Ridden by Noel Fehily he great value at5/2