Good morning all,
A Day of tidying up the garden and catching up on chores awaits me but before all of that a sit down with a coffee and a peruse through today’s runners and riders has thrown up a few interesting looking bets.
We have included a first 4 home in today’s Scottish Grand National.
Let me wish you all a very happy Saturday and hope you end it with a few more quid than when it started.
15:20 Ayr 22 Apr 2017
Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (Listed) (Class 1) (5YO plus)
NAP: YORKIST 1PT WIN 13/2
A good 4th behind today’s favourite earlier this month and finds himself 5lb better off today. Yard have hit form over last couple of weeks and this one should go close in a competitive looking race
15:55 Ayr 22 Apr 2017
Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) (5YO plus)
1ST – ARPEGE D ARLENE 1PT WIN 11/1 (NB)
Paul Nicholls comes here with 3 runners and for us this one is the pick. S Bowen has a great record for the yard and of the 3 this one in our opinion offers the most potential for improvement. Has been running very well including a great 4th at this years festival. Should go close
2ND – SOUTHFIELD ROYALE 10/1
3RD – ALVARADO 20/1
4TH – PORTRAIT KING 33/1
17:55 Newbury 22 Apr 2017
Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire Handicap (Class 3) (4YO plus)
UNDER ATTACK 1PT WIN 11/1
Today’s favourite certainly looks an exciting prospect having won his first two races and comes from a top yard in flying form. His mark today could however make him vulnerable to one of a few others here today. Amazing Red for Ed Dunlop had a very good start to his career but has not been seen for some time which is a slight worry and Karl Burkes runners normally come on heaps for a run which could allow Navajo War Dance to go close. Our money however goes for Roger Charlton’s runner who comes in off a break but does so for a yard who are flying at present. He is bred to take this step up in trip and the hood today could make his reappearance a winning one.
15:10 Bangor 22 Apr 2017
Weatherbys General Stud Book Online Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5YO plus)
ROCKCHASEBULLET 1PT WIN 6/1
We have already seen money come in for this one and that is no suprise to us. Fergal O Brien is a very shrewd trainer and today’s jockey knows how to steer one home. Lightly raced in recent times but will enjoy todays conditions and showed he still retains ability when a respectable 5th last time out. This represents a drop in class and we feel he should go close.
17:30 Nottingham 22 Apr 2017
PartyPoker Carl Froch Apprentice Handicap (Class 6) (4YO plus)
SHOW PALACE 1PT WIN 10/3
This one has already been smashed into in the betting. It was 5/1 across the board when we went through the cards. J Candlish has a good record here and this one can go well fresh.
18:45 Wolverhampton (A.W.) 22 Apr 2017
Contact Us On Fclgf.com Handicap (Class 5) (4YO plus)
IWAC: KIRINGA 1PT WIN 11/1
R Cowell enjoys a good time of it at our local track and is regarded as a sprint race king. Horse has won here already and should give us a good run for our money today.
0.5PT TRIXIE: NAP / ROCKCHASEBULLET / SHOW PALACE – 2PTS
TOTAL PTS ADVISED: 8PTS