Friday’s Aintree Picks

A short post today, dear reader, to tell you of my Aintree system selections for Friday.

What A Friend obliged today for us.

And opposing Cheltenham winners was good too. Although Big Buck's won at 3/10, Imperial Commander was beaten at 11/8 and Sanctuaire at 13/8.

Tomorrow, I'll be looking to the following on the systems I highlighted in Wednesday's post:

2.00 No qualifiers

2.35 Dance Island, Song Sung Blue

3.10 Forpadydeplasterer, Kalahari King, Poquelin

3.45 Pasco, Diablo

4.20 Double Expresso, Phidippides, The Minack, Wayward Prince

4.55 Baddam, Woolfall Treasure

Last time out winners system points to the following:

2.00 Captive Audience, Moonstreaker, Escort'men, La Sarrazine

4.20 Cannington Brook, Double Expresso, Hopeful Start, Kennel Hill, The Minack, Voramar Two, Western Leader

5.30 Lovey Dovey, Mizzurka, Style Of Campile, Baba O'Curragh, Big Time Billy, Rein River

(Quite a lot of selections!)

Finally today, it's time to tell us who you think will win the Grand National. Vote top right as normal, and add a comment with your National winner... and maybe a bit about why.

For me, I'm siding with my original team of Snowy Morning, Character Building, Can't Buy Time and Hello Bud. But my main hope is Snowy, advised (and nicely backed) at 40/1...

Matt

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8 replies
  1. Gary says:

    Hi Matt what a day having backed Orsippus for £5 at 99/1 on betfair just for something to watch, Gav sends me the Day2 guide for me to read and see that Silver Adonis came out with a perfect trends profile for the Topham so I told Gav it was running today in the Foxhunters and we both helped ourselves to 100+ on Betfair,I also had a £10ew at 66/1 with PP who were paying 1st 4.To add to my joy Van Ness got 4th for my £20ew.Always Waining has made the final field for Friday and my 100/1 with Bet365 looks solid to me.I have even got £5 at 999/1 on T Watson for the Masters,can’t believe my luck at the moment but i’m not complaining.Maljimar wins the National.
    cheers Gary

  2. Craig says:

    As a subscriber to Festival Trends it is somewhat galling to find Gavin backed a horse in Silver Adonis that failed TWO key trends at stage one of his field whittling for the Foxhunter’s Chase. After all, that was the race it was running in, NOT the one it fitted the trends for!! He didn’t mention that bit of 100-1 vicarious good fortune in his review of the day!

    I have ante-post money on Arbour Supreme and Niche Market at 33-1 each or thereabouts. One lightly weighted potential improver and one with proven class that hasn’t got an impossible weight to carry. It’s difficult this year with so many horses carrying 11st+ and most of the lower weighted horses lacking the class. There may be value in backing something like Ellerslie George to place at around 25-1 and Hello Bud also seems a possible winner to me, with decent value to make the frame.

    Maljimar fails the trends on any number of counts, but trends seem to be irrelevant when your money is down Gary! I don’t know how you keep mopping up these huge priced winners, but obviously listening to your brother isn’t a major part of your strategy! 😉

  3. Dave says:

    Just a thought, whilst I agree in general with your logic on Cheltenham runners at Aintree, this year’s National meeting is a weekend later than usual due to Easter filling the first weekend in April. Remember, Rough Trade won the National in a year the race was longer after Cheltenham than usual. This allows a bit more recovery time for those that can cope with the extreme differences in the tracks. Mind you, those whose training schedules have been fine tuned for the middle of March may be hard to bring to peak form again.

  4. Craig says:

    As I was saying, Gavin Priestley is a genius!! What a result with Always Waining! Festival Trends comes up trumps yet again with a big priced winner 🙂

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Haha, extremely graceful ‘volte face’ there, Craig. Nice work indeed, young man. I just spoke to him – he didn’t have a penny on it! (I did!!!)

      Gary, his brother, had backed it at 100/1 and tipped it on the blog last night. We’re going to have to get that man his own long odds tipping service!

      Matt

  5. Paul says:

    Between you and Gav I’m £150 up and have not put more than £4 on a single bet, mostly 50p’s hahaha, sod Cheltenham, Aintrees now my fave 😀

  6. Jay says:

    Even though Character Building seems to be getting tipped in a lot of places I would tend to avoid this as history states NO GREY has won this race since 1961 when Nicolaus Silver won, but trends are there to be broken I suppose.

    • Matt Bisogno says:

      Hi Jay

      I think it’s fair to say that is one of the more tenuous stats we’ve had on the Grand National this year… but it’s a fair point, and thanks for sharing it!

      Best,
      Matt

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