Aintree Saturday Preview - 10/11/2018

12:25 - Minella Awards

The opening race at Aintree - the Aintree Community Programme Novices' Chase, is a matchup between Robin Waters and Minella Awards, and we've sided with the latter - Minella Awards.

He was a useful handicap hurdler; with an RPR of 157, but has yet to convert that over the larger obstacles. Was a distant third to Drinks Interval at Chepstow last time, where the form was almost boosted yesterday, had Drinks Interval not fallen 3 out at Market Rasen, with the race at his mercy.

Should do better here, against a rival who has been off since March.

13:00 - Quoi De Neuf

Next up, is the EBF Stallions National Hunt Novices Hurdle, and Quoi De Neuf - try pronounce if you can, can follow up his Irish point back in April by scoring here.

Was sold for 180,000euros four days after that victory, and looks an interesting prospect for Evan Williams. Leighton Aspell rides.

13:35 - Regal Encore

The third race is the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Series Qualifier) over 3m, and Regal Encore, who won the Swinley Chase at Ascot back in February, can get Anthony Honeyball off the mark for the new season.

He was pulled up in the Gold Cup Chase at Sandown in April, proving a hard season had eventually taken its toll. He usually produces his better form when he goes fresh, including an outstanding third in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury last December at massive odds.

Looks to be the leading light for owner JP McNamus, who saddles half of the eight runner field.

14:10 - Vision des Flos

Colin Tizzard has kept Vision Des Flos over hurdles, and enters him in the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Hurdle for his seasonal reappearance.

He was a leading novice hurdler last season, finishing under ten lengths behind Samcro in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. Two close efforts here at Aintree, and at Punchestown after that and certainly capable of better.

Unseated rider on seasonal reappearance at Ffos Las, but was sent off a short price favourite. Will be well fancied here.

14:40 - Mercian Prince

Amy Murphy - who saddles Arkle favourite Kalashnikov at Warwick on Friday, will be represented by the same connections in the Rewards4Racing Handicap Chase by Mercian Prince.

Off the track since finishing fifth in a Listed race at Ayr at the back end of April, he has won five of his fifteen outings over fences. Bar one or two, he has always run respectfully, and has strong each way claims here.

15:20 - Mcgroarty

Mcgroarty - who fell 2 out in a two-runner race at Ludlow last month, can redeem his backers in the Racing UK Handicap Chase.

That contest - won by Amour De Nuit, would of completed a hat-trick of wins, but he still certainly looks a horse on the up. Dr Richard Newland is in stunning form; currently with a 33% strike rate in the last fortnight, and hopefully Mcgroarty he can put it right here.

15:55 - Sojourn

The card closes with the Becher Meeting 8th December Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race, and Sojourn, who has been absent for exactly 12 months to this day, can get off the mark at only the second time of asking.

The only 5yo in the field had his only run at Newbury, and that looked an encouraging debut. Since his time off, the form has been significantly boosted and that is sure to play a part here.

Aiden Coleman aboard.

Free Bets & Offers

🏇🏻 BET £10 AT NEWMARKET & GET A £10 FREE BET FOR FOUR RACES OF CHOICE 🏇🏻
New customers who register via mobile only, min £10/€10 stake, win only. Min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10/€10 (30 day expiry), free bet/payment method/play/country restrictions.
Claim Bonus
🏆 BET £20 AT NEWMARKET & GET YOUR STAKE BACK AS CASH IF YOU LOSE! 🏆
New customers only. Minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). If you place a multiple at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Max £20 refund. Only deposits made using Cards or Applepay qualify. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Newmarket £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 BET £10 AT NEWMARKET & GET 7 X £5 FREE BETS FOR THE REST OF THE CARD! 🌟
New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions and t&c's apply.
Claim Bonus
💥 BET £5 ON HORSE RACING & GET £30 IN FREE BETS! 💥
FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
Get up to £30 in FREE BETS! ☑️
New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Terms Apply
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5* or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £30 in Bonuses 🌟
New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x £10 Sports/Virtual Sports Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a £10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Payment Cards only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Claim Bonus
🟢 Money Back As Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Bet Loses + £10 Casino Bonus! 🟢
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.