Nick Shiambouros returns to the tipping chair with two selections from the outstanding Aintree meeting...
"I thought that was a super effort and should get back to winning ways today"
14:15 Aintree - Buveur D'Air
Buveur D'Air should go close for the home team in this fascinating contest.
This talented gelding finished an excellent third to stablemate Altior in the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham last month. He kept on really well in the closing stages, but never had a realistic chance of catching the smart winner.
I thought that was a super effort and should get back to winning ways today. He is trading at 3.65 on the exchange which is more than fair in my opinion.
The obvious danger to the selection is Limini from the Willie Mullins stable. This mare kept her unbeaten hurdles record intact when thrashing Dusky Legend in the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. She swept to the front approaching the final flight and pulled clear to win impressively.
I had a decent bet on her but this task is far more difficult. She takes on the boys today and I am prepared to take her on.
14:50 Aintree - Native River
Native River should run well at a decent price in this intriguing event. This gifted performer finished second to Minella Rocco in the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. He found a second wind in the closing stages and was gaining on the winner close home.
This was his best effort since beating Un Temps Pour Tout at Newbury last November. I think he is sitting on a big effort and is attractively priced at 9.28/1 on the exchange.
Un Temps Pour Tout was impressive when winning a handicap chase at the Festival and is the current favourite at 3.185/40. This is tougher and is no value.
Blaklion got the better of Shaneshill in the RSA at Cheltenham, but had a pretty hard race in the process.
Friday's Recommended Bets
Back Buveur D'Air in the 14:15 at Aintree
Back Native River in the 14:50 at Aintree
Weekly P/L + 1.80
*For P/L purposes, all Exchange recommended bets will be settled at BSP if successful.