Horse Racing Tips: Aintree Cheat Sheet for Friday’s races

All aboard for day two

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It’s day two of the Aintree 2021 meet, which means we’re just one day away from the most magical race in every punter’s book  – The Grand National at 17:15 on Saturday April 10.

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Between then and now there’s also a raft of great racing from the Merseyside course to entertain, delight – and possibly provide a few winners.

To help out with that, Paddy has searched far and wide (okay, the contacts on his phone) for the best brains in the racing business – Mick Fitzgerald, Timeform, Frank Hickey and Matt Chapman – to put together our day two cheat sheet.

And he’s even drawing on his own, err, encyclopaedic equine knowledge to throw in his own tips in as well!

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There are a whopping great FOUR Grade 1 races on Friday, all of them live on your tellybox, and if that doesn’t float your boat there’s the Topham Chase at 4:05 as well, which gives us a sneak peek of the Grand National fences a day early.

Here are some of our pundits’ favourite picks for the top races of the day:

For the day’s first race, our trader Frank Hickey says: “MONTE CRISTO ran much better than his finishing position in the Coral Cup implies.”

In the Grade 1 Steeple Chase at 3:25, Matt Chapman says: “This is the perfect rack for POLITOLOGUE who won this race a few seasons back.”

And Mick Fitzgerald had this to say on the 4:05 Handicap Chase: “PRECIOUS CARGO has had a wind operation and shaped well on his first run after it at Warwick. Makes each-way appeal at a nice price.”

So if you want to be the toast of the Whatsapp group on Friday evening, you can read up on all of Friday’s tips here.

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