Grand National Meeting – Aintree 2015 – Day One

Having delivered a profit on each of the four days of the Cheltenham Festival, it’s tempting to go storming into the opening day of Aintree 2015. We will not be doing so however. The betting shape of the class races on the card is far from ideal and the trio of large-field contests which end the card make little appeal. 

Therefore the sole bet of the day will be SILVINIACO CONTI in the Betfred Bowl at 2-50. He was immensely disappointing in the Gold Cup but the level of his previous form this term is most appealing. A return to that level is to be hoped for. The bet is offered in the full knowledge that Holywell finished ahead of the Nicholls inmate at Cheltenham and has always been viewed as a spring horse. However, that understanding if factored into the recommendation at the available prices.

Selection
Silviniaco Conti
1.5 points to win at top-priced 3/1 (more generally 11/4).

Staking range
1-5 points