There is surely no finer sight in racing than horses streaming over the National fences and today for one of only two days of the year we get to witness it in the Becher Chase. This has become a Grand National trial but also a great race in its own right and at 1.30 16 go to post to try their luck.
Among them is last years winner and VIEUX LION ROUGE and this bold jumper can make it 2 in a row and win it again. A best priced 8/1 with BetBright he was seen reappearing in the Charlie Hall where he turned up not exactly as fit as a flea. This was clearly a warm up for today and he ran ok before fading. He has to turn the form round with BLACKLION who beat him that day in what is not being called the battle of the Lions.
With his extra fitness and the fact he absolutely loves it round here he can turn that form round and I am having a win bet at 8/1. Tom Scu takes the ride and he rides this place as well as anybody and the softer the ground the better.
We have three other big gambles today and you can still get involved so join me at Aintree and Sandown.