IT strikes me today that it might be sensible to have a punt on the Grand National at this relatively early stage.
I'll no doubt have further selections for the race nearer the time along with my usual horse-by-horse guide to the race but CLOTH CAP runs today at Kelso in a race where he needs to improve by about 10lbs on official ratings to win. I think that is entirely possible and even if he runs close to the likes of Aso and Two For Gold today running off level weights it will demonstrate that he is ahead of the handicapper.
For that reason I am recommending an ante post bet for CLOTH CAP in the Grand National. The best price is currently 14/1 with Bet365 who are offering 5 places each way so that's the way I will play it.
I expect his price to shorten considerably if he runs well in the 2.40pm at Kelso today so try to get on before then if you can. Apologies for the short notice but it has only just dawned on me that this is a sensible bet to place today so I thought that I would share.
16:20 Kempton - Race: 2
16:25 Limerick - Race: 8
16:30 Market Rasen - Race: 3