It’s the clam before the storm with the Aintree Grand National just around the corner. But where there’s racing there’s a winner to be found and that’s what I intend to do by looking at racing at Haydock and Kempton today. You hear me Paddy?
It’s jumps racing at Haydock, so let’s start with the 2m 4f handicap hurdle. This looks impossible, but this blog has been used to solving tricky puzzles!
I like the look of POWERSTOWN DREAMS (2.35pm) for Brian Ellison and Aidan Coleman. This is a lightly raced six-year-old who stays well and might just be fresher than a few of these. Have a few quid on each-way.
FIREBIRD FLYER (3.10pm) unseated the last time over fences. But he’ll be ridden quietly out the back and stays this 3m trip strong in the handicap chase. This is winnable with some out-of-form horses and he should give us a good run.
Finally at Haydock there’s a 2m 6f handicap chase. This is yet another horror handicap to solve on the card, but I like the look of TENOR NIVERNAIS (3.45pm) who runs for Venetia Williams and Aidan Coleman.
This horse has gradually slipped down the weights and stays well. He now lines up against horses gradually going up in the handicap and while not in as good form as some, might spring a surprise.
They’re on the Polytrack at Kempton for the 1m Listed race. The one to be on here is VICTORIA REGINA (2.50pm) who is fit from Meydan, has a good draw and stays well.
Also at Kempton is the big 1m handicap. I’m hoping MADE WITH LOVE (3.25pm) is well handicapped off 90 for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori. She has a good draw and a maiden win at the track to her name.
So good luck, and I’ll be back next week with all the Aintree action. Let’s hope we do as well there as we did at Cheltenham. Yeeehaaa!