What a great day of racing there is ahead of us today. I'm really looking forward to seeing Sprinter Sacre take on Sanctuaire. The reigning Arkle hero oozes class yet has never really been asked any questions, is he a bridle monkey? Sanctuaire is a transformed horse now over fences and a repeat of his performances last season will certainly give the Sprinter something to think about. I will side with Sprinter just because of his raw talent, but not bet, just will enjoy the spectacle. Same thing applies to Captain Conan v Hinterland, although I fancy Hinterland to take that one if he can settle better.
I've had a pretty good week on the TweetNaps front with 4 out my last 6 naps winning! Lets hope I can keep that up with today's selection and more. The tips are below, hope they come good for us on another great Saturday. I'm placing them as two Lucky 15's but feel free to ignore them or switch them around a bit. If you are having a wager, remember to bet within your means!
KENTFORD GREY LADY 1255 Sandown (nap) – (WON 9-2) was really progressive last year and came unstuck when trying to overcome the mighty Quevaga at the festival. Must have a real good chance of starting the season with a win here today.
SAM WINNER 1325 Sandown – (unplaced) off since injured when chasing last season, seemed to hate that and with previous hurdle form taken into account he should have enough class to beat these.
INTO WAIN 1430 Sandown (nb) – (2nd 15-2) is on a decent mark from his novice form last year and he is proven on soft ground which should really help up the Sandown finish today.
GOLAN WAY 1540 Sandown – (3rd 9-2) one win from one visit here and if he is allowed to dictate from the front may take some pegging back.
WEST END ROCKER 1410 Aintree (treble) – (PU) won this last year and then really disappointed alot of National backers with a second fence fall. The slog this will be will play to his strengths and he was stayong on well last time out in the Badger Ales
SEVEN IS LUCKY 1445 Aintree – (4th 25-1) won two on soft last year and could be a real player here off a feather weight with an apprentice taking another 7 off. Will love the ground and has the scope to take this.
NACARAT 1520 Aintree – (4th 7-1) was disappobting last time out in the Old Roan when I really fancied him. Giving him another chance as he loves it here and if he is on song is a great jumper and has bags of ability.
CELTIC ABBEY 1200 Aintree – (FELL) some decent bumper form and could be a good recruit for the Hobbs yard, hopefully he will account for Oscars Magic and win