The Crabbies Grand National – Day 2 Preview

April 10, 2015

silviniaco contiOur Day 1 Nap goes in and shows good profits


We made a seven unit profit yesterday on our advised tips on line and a small profit if we had been betting in every race with our preview. Most of that was down to our nap Silviniaco Conti going in and he continues to pay dividends if you pick the right races. So on to day two. Never easy when so many good horse line up but for that reason you get some good prices.

Here is today’s selections

1.40 As competitive as it gets as you would expect from a top grade handicap. Records show that light weighted horses have had the edge and we think we have found a lurker here. Snakes Eyes was impressive two back when winning a good race and travelled supremely well when looking like the winner in Ireland only to be done for a turn of foot over 2 miles. An extra 4 furlongs could be the answer and the price of 16-1 is attractive.

Snake Eyes – 1 units e/w @ 16/1 with Sportingbet



Glingerburn – what price for the Champion Hurdle in 2016 after today?

2.15 We always look for value in our selections and that isn’t always a big priced horse. In this case if you can get 15/8 with Sportingbet about Glingerburn then you simply have to lump on. I think he is an even money chance in this race when you consider he is unbeaten and in his last race he gave a thrashing to Bristol De Mai who was third yesterday in a better race than this. Go on be brave.

Glingerburn – 5 units win @ 15/8 with Sportingbet   Our Nap today


2.50 Its possible that Saphir Du Rheu could be a class above these but my fear is how quickly the fences come on you on the back side and I just don’t have the confidence to take a short price about a successful transition to this code. I would rather be with his stable mate at a longer price, who I think needs this longer journey and jumps well, that being Irish Saint. Who knows, we may see a superstar today if the favourite wins but I think we wont be far away in a place at worst.

Irish Saint 1 unit e/w @ 6/1 with Skybet


cue card

Cue Card – the best jumper in the field

3.25 What a difficult race. Reasons to say why the first 6 in the betting should win and afterwards they could all look huge prices. This race will be won by the horse who jumps best because that’s all that lets them down. The extra four furlongs may see them go a little slower, which will help but the quicker ground might well cancel that out. I am torn between four, Sire De Grugy, last years Queen Mother winner and Balder Success. Both are capable of beating Champagne Fever, who could also have a going day and if jockeys let Ruby get in to rhythm in front without a chalenge then he will win. Surely they wont let him steal this race as well!!! My final selection is Cue Card – who may just be better than all of them if he is right after his break. He goes well fresh and has pace. I am going to take a chance with Colin Tizzards mount as there is something about the jumping of the other three that doesnt stack up and that doesnt apply to our selection

Cue Card – 2 units e/w @ 7/1 with Sportingbet


4.05 A really tough handicap with again luck massively coming in to play. It wasn’t on the side of our selection when he ran last time over these fences, being brought down at the Canal Turn but lets hope for better today.

Standing Ovation 1 unit e/w @ 14/1 with Bet Victor


4.40 I nearly put this horse up as a nap. He ran a blinder in a better race than this at Cheltenham and may well have won but for a howler two out. He still ran on to take third and I think this trip will be ideal.

Vyta Du Roc – 2 units e/w @ 4/1 with Skybet


5.15 Hard to be dogmatic about any of these in the bumper but Persian Delight looks very useful and being related to a festival bumper winner both the good ground and the trip should be ideal

1 unit e/w @ 4/1 with Boylesports