Follow The Money at Aintree: Back Arctic Fire to burn up rivals at Aintree

Holywell, pictured at last year's Grand National Meeting, is today's lay of the day
Holywell, pictured at last year's Grand National Meeting, is today's lay of the day

It's an Aintree special for Follow The Money today with two backs and a lay from the Grand National meeting...

Recommended Bets
Back Clarcam @ 7.413/2 in the 13:40 at Aintree

Lay Holywell @ 3.3512/5 in the 14:50 at Aintree

Back Arctic Fire @ 2.9015/8 in the 15:25 at Aintree

Kicking off with the opener, the 13:40 2m4f Novice Chase, where Clarcam has been backed in from 8.415/2 to 7.413/2 with punters hoping for big things with Ruby Walsh riding the five-year-old for the first time. Despite a poor showing in the Arkle at Cheltenham last time out, he did win a Grade 1 at Leopardstown on Boxing Day and, if repeating that sort of form, he is sure to go close.

Next up is our lay of the day in the 14:50 3m1f Grade 1 Chase, where AP McCoy's mount Holywell has been on the drift this morning from 2.8415/8 out to 3.3512/5. Support has come for Silviniaco Conti, with punters expecting the Paul Nicholls-trained runner to bounce back from his Cheltenham disappointment here at Aintree for the second year in a row. If Conti can reproduce his King George effort then he will give Holywell plenty to think about.

Our second back of the day comes in the 15:25 2m4f Grade 1 Hurdle, where Arctic Fire, ridden again by Ruby Walsh, is the only real positive in the race, moving in to 2.915/8 from 3.052/1. A decent second to Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, the extra two furlongs today is likely to suit and, with both market rivals Jezki and Rock On Ruby on the drift, we think Arctic Fire can get the job done for Willie Mullins.

Recommended Bets
Back Clarcam @ 7.413/2 in the 13:40 at Aintree
Lay Holywell @ 3.3512/5 in the 14:50 at Aintree
Back Arctic Fire @ 2.9015/8 in the 15:25 at Aintree

Follow The Money 2015 P/L

Staked: 269pts
Returned: 310.86pts
P/L: + 41.86pts

Based on prices at time of publication, calculated before commission. Correct to end of March.

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