Bristol De Mai Runs In The Bowl Not National
The framing of the weights for the Grand National to attract the best horses has worked well this year because the runner-up in the Gold Cup will be the top weight next Saturday. Anibale Fly was only beaten by Al Boum Photo at Cheltenham two weeks ago and in the absence of Bristol De Mai carries most weight at Aintree.
The National weights will rise by 4 pounds which means that Anibale Fly will have a burden of 11st 10lbs as the horse tries to improve on the fourth place finish behind Tiger Roll last year. BRISTOL DE MAI now runs in the Betway Bowl and on Gold Cup form is the best horse in the race. Currently there is no ante post betting.
The highlight of the three day Grand National meeting could be the Melling Chase next Friday if all the intended runners hold their ground. Altior will be trying to break the record for successive wins while Cyranne is the highest rated chaser in Britain and Ireland. The form of the Champion Chase suggests Sceau Royal and Politologue have place prospects but the horse to take Altior on with is WAITING PAITENTLY who is 7/1 with Betfair to win the Melling Chase a week today.
There are no meaningful football matches in Britain tonight so the best betting action is a Super League fixture between the home team in Leeds and Castleford. Leeds were the champions in 2015 and 2017 but are currently bottom of the table with just two points from eight matches. The relative point’s difference between the two sides suggests CASTLEFORD -6 is the best bet at Evens with bet365.
In today’s racing the richest race is the handicap chase over three miles at Warwick. (3.45). None of the five runners can be dismissed and on ratings there is only a five pounds range over the field. Coup De Pinceau has some decent form at a higher grade and could be a good thing at the weights. However, a more reliable proposition is KING OF REALMS at 2/1 with Betfair.