Who To Follow On Day Three Of The Aintree Grand National Meeting 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Aintree - April 08 2022
Aintree 14:00
Tom Cannon


J: Tom Cannon
T: Alan King
Age: 8
Weight: 11-4
OR: 161
Days: 25

The Grade One Maghull Novices' Chase over two miles sees seven runners go to post and Edwardstone looks to be one of the bets of the day.

The gelding has been exceptional since going over fences this term, having a slight hiccup on debut when being bought down at Warwick when travelling well, but next time out put things right over the same C&D when taking a decent two mile Novices' Chase.

Stepped up to Grade One company next time out he went on to improve once more to land the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown, seeing off his closes rivals War Lord and Third Time Lucki by 16 lengths.

With the second and third since franking that form line, Edwardstone went to Kempton and also boosted it by making it a hat-trick of wins when landing the Grade Two Wayward Lad Novices' Chase.

He made it four in a row next time out at Warwick in the Grade Two Kingmaker Novices' Chase when easily seeing off Third Time Lucki again.

Sent off favourite for the Arkle at the Cheltenham festival last time out he was an emphatic winner of the race under a great ride by Tom Cannon.

Edwardstone is a quickly improving horse who has done absolutely nothing wrong this season and this race looks easier.


Trainer To Follow - Colin Tizzard

Colin Tizzard could have a stellar day on the Saturday at Aintree sending a decent team of runners and also having a decent shout in the Grand National.

In the Maghull Novices' Chase he fields Amarillo Sky who is stepping up into graded company and will need to improve but could hit the frame at a double figure price.

His best chances of the day come in the Grade Three Handicap Chase with Oscar Elite and Killer Kane both in with chances, especially the latter at the weights.

In the Grand National the Tizzard's have one of their stable stars Fiddlerontheroof who has been the bridesmaid on many occasion but this time could go one better.

Tizzard heads into the Saturday sporting a strike rate of 26% having managed five winners from his last 19 runners over the last two weeks.

Jockey To Follow - Nico De Boinville

Nico De Boinville has a handful of big chances on the final day of the meeting starting in the first on board Mill Green for his retained trainer Nicky Henderson, with his third in the Pertemps last time looking like strong form.

In the first Grade One of the afternoon, the Mersey Novices' Hurdle he sits on the talented Walking On Air who could turn out to be anything.

In the final event of the afternoon he will be looking to win the bumper on Swapped who will returning to the turf after two runs on the all weather.

De Boinville has been in some serious form leading up to the festival, managing to land five winners from 16 rides over the last two weeks which sees him running at a strike rate of 31%.