Grand National Tips

Aintree Day Two Tips: Rhys Williams fancies Mullins novice in without market

Aintree Racecourse
Our racing expert has one selection on Friday from Aintree

Our resident tipster Rhys Williams has analysed day two of the Aintree Grand National Festival and has a sole selection for Friday's racing...

Rachael Blackmore Superboost

Day one of Aintree saw Betfair's Superboost land as Rachael Blackmore and Bob Olinger finished in the top two on Thursday, and today we are boosting her once again onboard Envoi Allen!

You can back Rachael and Envoi Allen for a Top Three finish in the 15:30 today at Aintree at the Superboost price of 6/42.50! (was 4/51.80).

Back Envoi Allen to finish in the Top Three in the 15:30 at Aintree @ 6/42.50

Bet here

Aintree - 14:55 - Back Mistergif w/o the fav

Mystical Power is the odds-on favourite for this Grade 1 following his second in the Supreme and he will be tough to beat with this track likely being more suitable for him. Rather than take him on, I think there's an appealing bet in the without the favourite market.

Mistergif finished behind Mystical Power and Firefox in the Supreme but he ran better than his finishing position suggests. The rush to the first hurdle seemed to immediately take him out of his comfort zone as he had to be shaken along and that pressure likely caused the mistake at the first hurdle. He then raced towards the back of the field before making headway to be in a challenging position turning the final bend and jumped the last close up in third but faded up the hill and finished fifth.

While the race didn't pan out ideally for Firefox too and he finished ahead of Mistergif, I thought that was due to his lack of tactical speed and that may be the case once again today even though it seems they will be looking to make more use of him. I expect the experience of the Supreme will have brought Mistergif on mentally quite a bit too and he should travel smoother in the very early stages of the race as a result. Hopefully he won't have as much ground to make up as was the case at Cheltenham.

I would have ideally liked to see the hood taken off Mistergif as this race should be strongly enough run so that he would settle fine without it but I think he should be closer to Firefox in the market and any 5/23.50 or bigger appeals in the without the favourite market.

Back Mistergif in the 14:55 at Cheltenham 1pt win w/o the favourite at 3/14.00

Bet here

Now read Mark Milligan's tips for day two of the Aintree Festival here.

Listen To Racing Only Bettor Day Two Aintree...

Recommended bets


Staked: 73.50pts

Returned: 59.50pts

P/L: -14.00pts


New customers only. Bet £10 on the Betfair Sportsbook at odds of min EVS (2.0) and receive £40 in FREE Bet Builders, Accumulators or Multiples to use on any sport. T&Cs apply.

Prices quoted in copy are correct at time of publication but liable to change.