Tomorrow's EXTRA bet in the Grand National....

Friday, 12th April 2024

Tomorrow’s EXTRA bet in the Grand National….

It’s the big one tomorrow at Aintree – the Grand National (4.00)….

The maximum field size is reduced to 34 runners – in a bid to improve safety….

…. and who could argue with that?

The upside for ‘pub’ punters is that just five e/w bets might provide sufficient diversification this year….

…. instead of the usual six!

Myself, I make do with two selections….

I have a proper go at picking out the winner….

…. and I like to have one at bigger odds….

…. one that can run into a place and produce a payout that would be as good as a winner any other week….

MAHLER MISSION is my idea of the winner – and the general 12s is good enough….

He was last seen finishing a good runner-up in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury in December….

…. where he travelled strongly – looking the winner at one point – before conceding the race on the landing side of the final fence….

He lost both front shoes during the race….

…. which wouldn’t have helped….

…. and I hope the special shoes connections fit to this flat-footed 8yo stay on tomorrow….

His fitness has to be taken on merit….

…. but he’s been kept under wraps for this very target since the Newbury run….

…. he’s had a couple of racecourse runs….

…. he’s been popping the National fences at the Curragh….

…. he’s missed no work at home….

…. and he’s reported to have had a better prep for this assignment than he did for Newbury….

You never know until you know, of course….

…. and going into a Grand National fresh is a concern….

…. but I’m going to trust shrewd trainer John McConnell to have him just right….

This horse is a good jumper….

…. he stays well….

…. he won’t mind the soft ground….

…. and he’s got the right kind of ‘look’ for this race….

There’s a lot to like….

Read on to get my second Grand National selection….

The EXTRA bet….

To recap on my bet for tomorrow….

In the 4.00 @ Aintree….

  • Extra bet – MAHLER MISSION (12s generally)

e/w terms = e/w terms = Betfred, Betway & Livescore are 1/5 the first 7. It’s 1/5 the first 6 generally….

Advised prices are correct at the point of publication – but prices are subject to fluctuation. Consult Oddschecker – you may find better quotes and terms than advised….

  • More bets for tomorrow – AND today….

I’m backing another horse in tomorrow’s Grand National….

…. he’s up at a MASSIVE price….

…. and I think he can hit the frame – with bookies paying out on up to seven places….

To get hold of that selection….

…. PLUS my pick in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle (1.30) – a ‘live’ contender at a big double-figure price….

…. PLUS my pick in the William Hill Handicap Chase (2.30) – where I’m taking on the fancied horses with an underestimated runner flying under the market radar….

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Better still….

…. if you act QUICKLY….

…. and I mean BEFORE the off in the 2.20 at Aintree THIS AFTERNOON….

I’ll ALSO send you my selections on this afternoon’s card….

I’m backing two today….

…. a BIG one in the Topham….

…. and a serious player at a price in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle….

Get TODAY’S selections + ALL of tomorrow’s picks….

To recap ---

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That’s all for today….

Back next time….

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…. and remember – win, lose, or draw – enjoy the racing….

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Nick Pullen

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