Nicholls Could Dominate Ladies Day At Aintree
Its Liverpool’s turn to try to go back to the Premier League with tonight’s televised fixture at Southampton. Three points would see Liverpool overhaul Manchester City again and take the club a step closer to a first title in 29 years. The Saints have lost just once in six league fixtures at home and avoiding defeat tonight could be massive in the outcome of the title. Liverpool have been riding their luck and winning without playing well is not sustainable so may have to settle for a damaging DRAW against Southampton and that outcome is 15/4 with Betfair.
The most eye catching performance on the first day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree was Kemboy’s win in the Betway Bowl. The horse was always in charge of the track’s version of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and won the race with something in hand. Kemboy fell at the first fence in the Gold Cup last month and on this form would have come close to winning the race. The horse is trained by Willie Mullins who also trains the winner, Al Boum Photo. He has two leading contenders for the 2020 Gold Cup and the best bet is KEMBOY at 8/1 with Paddy Power.
There are another three Grade I races at Aintree on ladies’ day when it’s all fake tans and skimpy outfits and that’s just the men. Paul Nicholls could win two of those with Topofthegame and Politologue but there could be more value in backing ARAMON in the novices’ hurler at 2.20 at 4/1 with Betfair. The Topham Chase (4.05) over two miles and five furlongs is the second most famous race over the Grand National fences. Nicholls could also have the winner of this 30 runner handicap because SAN BENDETTO has the ratings to prevail at 16/1 with Paddy Power.