A quiet finish to the three days for us with two small bets.

Buywise is a horse I’ve liked all season and this might just be his day. He’s been far from overraced this season and must arrive relatively fresh. Were this contest half a mile shorter, he would be a confident selection but he’s never gone over three miles before and that must temper enthusiasm. If he stays he seems sure to go well in this Listed contest that has not attracted the strongest of line-ups.

I could write for hours on the Grand National and then see a selection fall at the first. So let’s keep it simple. Rocky Creek jumped superbly around here last year when fifth, he has an undoubted touch of class and was highly impressive when last seen. Paul Nicholls rates him an improved horse and if that’s the case, he should go close with a clear round. Do try and go with a bookmaker paying five places.


0.5 points each-way Buywise (3.25 Aintree).

0.5 points each-way Rocky Creek (Grand National)

Good luck with you own bets