Horse Racing tips: 8/1 poke among Paddy Power’s best Saturday bets

Paddy likes the look of Benson at Sandown on Saturday [3.35pm]

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Paddy Power has picked out his eight best bets ahead of a cracking day of racing at Aintree and Sandown on Saturday.

Speaking on the latest episode of our twice-weekly From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, the main man himself has tipped up plenty of potential winners – including our latest Millionaire Chase qualifier set to get underway at Sandown at 2.25pm.

1.30pm, Aintree – Walk In The Mill

I’m going for a repeat of last year with WALK IN THE MILL. Last year he was pulled up in his prep race and this year he’s had much better prep, being beaten by just 29 lengths! This race has obviously been the plan for this fella, and while he is now rated 8lbs higher I thought he won it pretty easily last year. Walk In The Mill, with this his main target, will be interesting.

1.50pm, Sandown – Ga Law

I’ve gone for GA LAW. I thought he was visually really impressive when he p*ssed up last time, beating Hurricane Harvey and Grand Sancy. I don’t know if Grand Sancy underperformed or just got hammered. But I’m a little bit worried that I never considered that ALlmankind is going to be a front-runner as well, and the other thing is that the ground has been good to good-to-firm for Ga Law’s three runs.

He’s won by 40 lengths across his three runs this year and I just think he’ll be underrated compared to the others. I’m hoping that he won’t be considered as strong as the Skelton, Nicholls and Tizzard horses. I’m willing to take a chance that he will be good enough, because you’re getting rewarded with the odds.

 

Ga Law Daryl Jacob Exeter October 8, 2020

2.05pm, Aintree – Megan

I’ve got for MEGAN because I think Hiconic and Scholastic are fine but pretty far behind the top-notch juveniles we’re seen. At least Megan has a bubble yet to be burst, whereas their’s have already burst. Megan has the chance to be very good but we don’t know yet. I’m not sure if I would be getting involved at that price, so it’s a soft tip!

2.25pm, Sandown – Altior

It’s ALTIOR all the way for me. Last year, after getting beaten by Cyrname, you thought maybe that could be the end of Altior but its quite clear that that was too early in the season for the two of them to take each other on. Altior then missed Cheltenham, but apart from that he is different gravy. He’s getting on, but he’s one of the best we’ve ever seen so I think he will win here.

 

Altior

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2.40pm, Aintree – Santini

I can see Native River and Frodon both trying to get the lead, with Native River probably dominating up front and taking SANTINI out of his comfort zone. But the straight is so long at Aintree, allowing plenty of time to get going, and I can see Santini off the bridle turning into the straight and taking ages to get going but getting there late on. I think Santini will win but it will be a slog.

3.00pm, Sandown – Cloudy Glen

CLOUDY GLEN won the Southern National last time so why not the London National before the Welsh National? Cloudy Glen for me. That’s the fourth favourite in a row I’ve tipped up, so fingers crossed I get a winner this week!

 

3.15pm, Aintree – Modus

I’ve gone for MODUS, who won nicely at Aintree this time last year – although not over these fences. First time up last month he was pretty impressive and got a nice win, and I just think on his day he could be very good. At 6/1 I’m going to take a chance, and I think with the colours he’s in its not like he’s being targeted at bigger races later in the season. This race could be an early-season target for Modus, so why not?

3.35pm, Sandown – Benson

I’m going to go for BENSON to follow up after winning at Hereford last time out, when he won quite cosily. He actually won his last two but is getting plenty of weight from Mister Coffey and Solo, so I think he might still be quite well handicapped and on the up. However he needs to win because of his handicap mark. Mister Coffey and Solo are obviously much better horses on paper but Benson at 8/1 is a decent each-way shout.

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Paddy Power’s bet summary – Saturday, December 5

1.30pm, Aintree – Walk In The Mill
1.50pm, Sandown – GA Law
2.05pm, Aintree – Megan
2.25pm, Sandown – Altior
2.40pm, Aintree – Santini
3.00pm, Sandown – Cloudy Glen
3.15pm, Aintree – Modus
3.35pm, Sandown – Benson

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