It’s the start of the Aintree Grand National meeting tomorrow and we start the race meeting with some cracking horse races.
The Liverpool hurdle gets the meeting on the way with Big Buck’s heading the market and rightly so, he hasn’t been beaten since unseating in the 2008 Hennessy and this looks a straight forward task.
The 4yo Juvenile hurdle doesn’t seem to have the same feel of class as last season’s race, but it should still be an informative horse race. Last year’s ratings produced a winning select bet in this race but I will be surprised to see another in this race as good as last year’s winner.
The Betfred Bowl chase has been a good race to me in previous seasons and this year it looks very competitive. Even before I have done the ratings I do think the three Henderson horses will dominate them and I think it’s between them and Medermit who is a good benchmark horse and seems to run his races.
The Fox Hunters chase isn’t the best renewal in my eye; I actually think the hunter chase at Fairyhouse on Tuesday night was of more quality.
In the past I have always tried to avoid backing horses who have had a hard race at the Cheltenham festival, this year we have had around four weeks between the two race meetings and that should be enough for most horses to recover.