It was a good day for favourite punters, and not a bad day for us with a couple of places and the biggest bet of the day on Cue Card coming in. Cue Card ran out of his skin but was overshadowed by the immense performance of Sprinter Sacre!
Our Final Day fancies are below, but if you are looking for our Grand National selections please have a look at the blog post we did last night.
1.45 – John Smith s Mersey Novices Hurdle – Up And Go 2/1 NAP.This has clearly been the target for this horse and has impressed on last few runs, with that form looking strong. Has to prove he can handle this ground but a classy horse and a strong selection. 6th -1.5
2.15 -John Smith s Maghull Novices Chase – Sire De Grugy 8/1 EW. Should go really well tomorrow, despite being a tough ask against useful rivals he should make a bold bid and looks a decent price to do so.Decent 2nd behind Captain Conan before winning again at Lingfield in November. has been rested since and ready to strike. 4th -1
2.50 – John Smith s Liverpool Hurdle – African Gold 10/1 EW. Ran a cracking race behind At Fishers Cross at Cheltenham, and with ground drying out look a decent prospect at again a nice price. 5th -1
3.25 – John Smith s Handicap Chase – Opening batsmen 8/1 EW.Still plenty more to come from this selction who won for us on penultimate start before being very impressive last time out at Kempton. An 8lb rise is fair and if can continue progress should go close. PU -1
4.15 – John Smith s Grand National Chase – Selections on GN Blog 2nd/3rd/PU +1.75
5.10 – John Smith s Handicap Hurdle – Cockney Sparrow 9/1 EW.Very interesting from the foot of the weights, and although is the only 4 year old in the race beat a subsequent winner last time out at Doncaster. Although inexperience may be a negative he looks exciting and has the potential to be quite a bit better here. Won +5.63
We will not be having a bet on the Bumper.
Total = +2.88pts