There Could Be A Red Devil Star Today
Manchester United won the FA Cup last season and Vicente won the Scottish Grand National a year ago. Whereas United are going for back-to-back wins Vicente is trying to win Scotland’s biggest jumps race for a record-setting third time. United must overcome Tottenham in the semi-finals of the Cup and Vicente has to beat 30 rivals at Ayr. It’s a relatively short message today because I’m going to the races at Bangor and hoping to have a lovely day. United are known as the Red Devils and need a star today so we should back RED DEVIL STAR at Bangor (2.45) at 11/4 with Ladbrokes.
The FA Cup semi-finals are played at Wembley which means in effect Tottenham have a home match against United today. In the past the last four ties have been played on a neutral ground so the equivalent scenario is United playing at Old Trafford. Tottenham have lost seven FA Cup finals in succession and that run can be extended despite home advantage because MANCHESTER UNITED are the team to back to win today’s match in 90 minutes at 11/5 with William Hill.
Vicente has won the Scottish Grand National in the last two years. The race is a handicap chase over four miles and there are too many variables. An easier proposition from a betting perspective is the Greenham Stakes at Newbury (3.10). This is a trial for the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in two weeks. Despite a run that was too bad to be true in the Dewhurst Stakes last autumn EXPERT EYE is the horse to back at 5/4 with Paddy Power.