Meetings:

THE Grand National Festival gets under way today and Alan has a pick for all seven races of the Aintree showpiece.

Aintree 1.45

LA BAGUE AU ROI can get favourite backers off to a flyer at Aintree. Warren Greatrex’s eight-year-old receives an invaluable 7lb mares’ allowance against some very smart 2m 4f novice chasers. 

 La Bague Au Roi was last seen winning over there miles at Leopardstown in early February and had earlier beaten off Topofthegame and Santini in the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. This shorter trip is a slight concern but she should have the measure of Mengli Khan, third to Defi Du Seuil in the JLT Novices’ Chase and two early Cheltenham casualties, Glen Forsa and Kalashnikov.  

In an intriguing contest, Bags Groove cannot be ignored after giving weight and a beating to Castafiore in the Pendil Novices’ Chase, while Spiritofthegames threw in an excellent effort at the Festival when chasing home Siruh Du Lac and Janika. 

2.20

BAND OF OUTLAWS landed a sizeable gamble in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham and looked a bit special after being sandwiched running down to the last flight. He is preferred over Joseph O’Brien’s other entrant Fakir D’Oudairies, a slightly disappointing fourth to Klassical Dream in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. That may have been a stronger contest, however, and he isn’t passed over lightly. 

Christopher Wood has mopped up two less competitive races with ease for Paul Nicholls and could be anything, while Nicky Henderson’s Pentland Hills sprung a surprise in the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Henderson also saddles Adjali but he hasn’t lived up to earlier expectations. 

2.50

CLAN DES OBEAUX didn’t quite get home in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup but he was quite brilliant in the King George at Kempton. Aintree’s flat track should play to his strengths and Paul Nicholls is hopeful Clan Des Obeaux has recovered from his Cheltenham exertions. 

Bristol De Mai is looking to make it third time lucky in this 3m 1f Grade 1 contest. He finished runner-up to Might Bite last year, with Clan Des Obeaux held in third, following a below-par fifth in 2017. He also had a hard race behind Al Boum Photo at Cheltenham but looks sure to go close if recovering in time. 

Kemboy was the most fancied of Willie Mullins’ Gold Cup quartet but unseated his rider at the first fence. That means he arrives on Merseyside a fresh horse and Ruby Walsh has been bullish about his chance after thumping Monalee and Road To Respect at Leopardstown’s Christmas fixture. 

3.25

BUVEUR A’AIR is out to atone for his Cheltenham mishap and the dual Champion Hurdler should land short odds in the 2m 4f Betway Aintree Hurdle. He missed this race last year but edged out My Tent Or Yours in 2017. Buveur D’Air also won at Aintree the previous season, just getting the better of Petit Mouchoir in a Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle. 

Faugheen is another previous Champion Hurdle winner and ran third to Paisley Park in the Stayers’ Hurdle. This intermediate trip may be more suitable but stablemate Melon, twice runner-up in the Champion Hurdle, should appreciate this step up in trip and rates the danger. 

4.05

UCELLO CONTI has plenty of Grand National back-form and should go well in the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase. He was fancied to land the Cheltenham equivalent last month but found himself too far back to land a blow behind Hazel Hill, staying on in fifth. Gordon Elliott’s veteran needs to reverse places with Shantou Flyer, Top Wood and Road To Rome but this track represents a very different test. 

4.40

EAMON AN CNOIC ran a stormer in finishing fourth to Siruh Du Lac at Cheltenham and should play a prominent role in the 18-runner Close Brothers Red Rum Chase. David Pipe’s gelding had earlier scored at Chepstow over a longer distance. 

Sandy Orr’s Theinval is one to note when rolling up at Ayr next week but often runs well in this event, finishing second for the past two years. He also scored here in a handicap hurdle in 2015 and is a real spring horse. 

5.15

THE GLANCING QUEEN is back racing against her own sex after a fine fifth to Envoi Allen in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. 

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32 Comments
  1. postman 6 months ago

    Good Morning. Well Done to those with yesterdays winners.

    My Bets Today:
    1:45 Aintree – Glen Forsa (NAP) @ 4/1
    2:30 Southwell – Nine Elms (each way) @ 33/1
    7:00 Chelmsford – Swiss Storm (NB) @ 10/3

    Good Luck with your own bets today.

  2. 6 months ago

    What day is hibeess next tip any one?

    Cheers 🐎🥇

    • 6 months ago

      He threw his toys out of his pram because he didnt get his own way :p The site is doing much better without him and his little trolling gang he wont be missed :D

    • Mr Fixit 6 months ago

      I’m not saying it’s better because it’s all about tips and his tips were good.
      But it’s certainly calmer and if it had continued the way it was admin would have disabled comments on racing.

  3. 6 months ago

    Are you joking?? 🤔

    His tip from the county hurdle at chelenham ch’tbello runs today at big odds i was hopibg to see what he thoought?

  4. uncle pom 6 months ago

    April -10pts

    Aintree
    13:45 La Bague Au Roi 13/8 3pt win
    14:50 kemboy 5/2 2pt win
    16:40 Brelan da’s 8/1 1pt win

  5. double carpet 6 months ago

    1.45 Glen Forza 4/1
    2.20 Band of Outlaws 7/4 NAP
    2.50 Kemboy 15/8
    3.25 BDA evs (Verdana Blue 12/1 ew)
    4.05 Sir Jack Yeats 16/1 ew 5 places
    4.40 Revelyn Pleasure 18/1 ew 5 places
    5.15 Misty Whisky 7/1 ew 4 places

    BOL

  6. garfo 6 months ago

    All on 1.45 aintree LA BAGUE AU ROI..GET ON IT WHILE ITS STILL ODDS AGAINST…CERT!

  7. ew thief 6 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    1.45 bags grove 8-1
    2.20 fanfan du seuil 28-1
    2.50 road to respect 5-1
    3.25 supasundae 10-1
    4.05 kruzhlinen 10-1
    4.40 thenvial 11-1
    5.15 mrs Hyde 25-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️Gl all

  8. amateurhour 6 months ago

    La Bague Au Roi 13/8
    Buveur D’Air 10/11
    Kemboy 5/2

    Scat Daddy 5/2 2.30 Southwell NAP

    • amateurhour 6 months ago

      Nb Capac 5.35 Taunton 1/1

      Yankee and accum on Bague, Buveur, Scat and Capac

    • amateurhour 6 months ago

      Seconditus D:

  9. database 6 months ago

    was pleasing to see 12/1 shot thecornishbarron only going down by a head yesterday, a good shout just advised in risky multiples, at least our horses are running, we just need to hop in the saddle.

    630cfc – ABLE JACK is back in the hands of top man Sean Levey, he is 4lbs lower than a CD success and a class lower. 0.5pts win @ 13/2, 0.5pts @ 2/1 place (only 2 places).

    I will be sticking with Alan on Tom Scu’s only ride in Eamon An Cnoic 5/1 in such an open race, we might as well go for it in a treble, we can’t aBANDon The Outlaw after plug gave us him for Cheltenham and will give Kemboy another chance, 0.5pts @ 55.06/1 treble.

    Finally, I will take a chance on 310t Muthabir 4/1 w/o Eur Gone West, one of my preferred riders Ben Curtis has 1 ride for Karl Burke in Sylviacliffs,a risky proposition as he is facing a horse which has beat him twice in Dolly Dupree, 2 starts back over CD, DD was 12lbs better off for a 2l win, next time he did it on more similar terms to today but it was over an extra furlong and we had an apprentice on board. 0.25pts each selection.

    3pts staked

    • database 6 months ago

      6/1 winner and we aren’t sitting in profit suggests the staking plan is wrong :D nice to pick him out all the same as he hosed up. muthabir was always more speculative and perhaps we should have just gone with the easy winner EUR GONE WEST for guaranteed profit. hoping Jack can place at worst to get back into winning ways.

      well done all with kemboy, probably the easiest winner of the day.

  10. busstop.2018 6 months ago

    Morning All. Well done yesterdays winners.

    AINTREE

    14.20. .Band Of Outlaws. .15/8

    14.50. .Clan Des Obeaux. .11/4

    17.15. .The Glancing Queen . . 13/2 . E/W tipped this one on here back in November when it won at 25/1 in its

    bumper so owes us nothing and a good E/W chance.

    TAUNTON

    15.50. .At Its Own Expense. .3/1

    16.25. .Come On Charlie. .5/1

    GL ALL
    .

    • busstop.2018 6 months ago

      The Glancing Queen saves the day again

      gl all

  11. neosam 6 months ago

    Aintree
    1.45
    La bague au roi

    2.50
    Kemboy

    3.25
    Melon ew

    4.05
    Road to rome

  12. theplug 6 months ago

    Hi everyone haven’t been on for a while
    Today I’m going for
    Band of outlaws 15/8 this was my banker for cheltenham and and I can’t desert him now . But my nap for aintree today is burning ambition in the Foxhunters. I can’t have La Bague au Roi in the first it is not a great race for the favs I’m going for glen forsa gl

  13. maverick 6 months ago

    Winning NAP/NB yest hoping to follow up again today however my fancies are no different from others on the site so will just put up my treble no need for NAP/NB

    1.45 Aint – La bague au roi 13/8
    2.20 Aint – Band of Outlaws 15/8
    3.25 Aint – Buveur D’Air 10/11

    £20 treble pays £276

    GL everyone 🤞

  14. azzthewigan 6 months ago

    fakir d oudaries 2.20 clan des obeaux 2.50 melon 3.25 sir Jack yeats 4.05 whatswrongwithyou 4.40 well done all winners yesterday

  15. maverick 6 months ago

    Well that didnt go to plan 🤦‍♂️

  16. elvis parsley 6 months ago

    At its own expense 3-50 Taunton NAP 3-1.

    And Buveur dair evens for 7-1 double

  17. 6 months ago

    Ach i thought ch’tbello was gonna get up there had £25 ew at 25-1 😤

  18. maverick 6 months ago

    BDA would have won that there if it didnt get hampered by Melon 🤬

    • recoba 6 months ago

      Yip! Just my luck today.
      Nice Nap Amateurhour I hope your Nb lands.

    • recoba 6 months ago

      Excellent tipping Amateurhour! 👍

    • amateurhour 6 months ago

      Thank you Recoba saved my bacon haha

  19. 6 months ago

    I am usually just a silent follower on places like this but Mr Fixit you really missed a trick not keeping hibee1 on here.
    He should have been wrapped in cotton wool for the sake of YOUR site- his tipping is sorely missed on here, there has hardly been any comments all week and maybe a handfull of winners.
    It’s a real shame.

    • Mr Fixit 6 months ago

      I don’t think you have any idea what was going.

    • database 6 months ago

      hibbee tipped less than 20 times, this thread has been open more than 5 years…. he was an excellent insider to have helping us out but those unknowns who couldn’t help but berate others are not missed at all, blame them if you are looking to point fingers.

  20. uncle pom 6 months ago

    April -9pts

    Charles town
    00:32 new afleet 11/8 2pt win
    01:02 gin n spice 11/8 3pt win

    1pt double

    • amateurhour 6 months ago

      On Pom cheers

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