How Best To Spend £20 On Day Two Of The Grand National Meeting

Aintree - April 08 2021
Aintree 15:05
Daryl Jacob

Caribean Boy

Daryl Jacob
Nicky Henderson
Age: 7
Weight: 11-7
OR: 152
Days: 22

In the fifth race of the day we believe that Caribean Boy is over priced in the market and with that in mind we are recommending a £5 each way stake to be placed him in the Topham Handicap.

The Nicky Henderson trained Caribean Boy for owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede and he could just be the class angle in the event.

The seven year old has been very lightly raced over the years, only having three starts for the and performing to a high standard in all of them, with one place and two wins.He made his chase debut in January of this year and finished a good third behind some nice types and then backed that up a month later when getting off the mark at Haydock.

He was first seen again in November, shrewdly being put into a novices chase by his trainer and going on to beat Fiddlerontheroof to land the Grade Two event.

He dropped out of that company after that run at Ascot and was a poor third of three runners, with the heavy ground going against him.

The gelding then went to Sandown, again on heavy ground and struggled in a decent Handicap Chase, but the key to this horse is quick ground.

The son of Myboycharlie got better ground last time out in the Paddy Power Plate at Cheltenham and finished a fair seventh behind The Shunter.

Getting his ground and having had an away day over the fences, should see him go close and at 12/1 he looks an extremely nice each way price.

If placing a £5 each way bet on the gelding, with some bookies offering extra places in the race, it could see you take home £82 at odds of 12/1, if going on to win.

Aintree - April 08 2021
Aintree 15:40
James Bowen

Bothwell Bridge

James Bowen
Nicky Henderson
Age: 6
Weight: 11-4
OR: 131
Days: 40

Our final bet with the £20 sees us place a £5 each way single on the smart youngster Bothwell Bridge in the Grade One Sefton Novices' Hurdle, who at odds of 20/1 can finish in the frame.

The six year old made two bumper appearances last season but was unfortunate to bump into a couple of smart sorts, coming second to Third Time Lucki and then was second again to the impressive Boothill on his next start.

Put away until this season he came back as a hurdler. Moved up in trip he immediately shed his maiden tag and scored a win at Warwick at short odds.

Looking to follow up with his penalty he ran at Newbury in a hot contest featuring Es Perfecto and eventual Challow Hurdle winner Bravemansgame, only managing third.

Given another small break he returned in late February. Moved up to 3 miles and 1.5 furlongs suited him more and he cantered home a runaway winner.

He has some smart form in the books, he looks very unexposed, was Impressive on debut, beaten by a smart horse over 2m4f on his second start. He has a lot going in his favour.

If placing a £5 each way bet on Bothwell Bridge, with some bookies offering extra places in the race, it could see you take home £135 at odds of 20/1, if going on to win.