Bets Of The Day: Empire Of Dirt to bounce back

Today's best bet Empire Of Dirt runs at Aintree
Today's best bet Empire Of Dirt runs at Aintree

Nick Shiambouros hopes to end his current stint in the tipping chair with a couple of winners from the outstanding meeting at Aintree...


"He has some rock solid form in the book, including at second place finish to Sizing John in the Irish Gold Cup."

Back Empire Of Dirt in the 14:50 at Aintree

13:45 Aintree - Top Notch


Top Notch should go close in this high class event.

This gifted performer finished an excellent second to Yorkhill in the JLT at Cheltenham last month. He made a mistake two fences from home, but recovered to chase the winner all the way to the line. He brings the best level of form to the table, and is appropriately priced at 2.245/4 on the exchange.

Cloudy Dream is an interesting runner. He chased home Altior in the Arkle, but I do not think the winner ran up to his best on that occasion. I am not certain the longer trip will suit, and looks short enough in the market at 4.216/5.


14:50 Aintree - Empire Of Dirt


Empire Of Dirt should take all the beating in this fascinating contest.

I backed this talented performer in the Ryanair last month but he could only finish fourth behind Un De Sceaux. He became a little outpaced five from home, but kept on well without troubling the easy winner. He has some rock solid form in the book, including at second place finish to Sizing John in the Irish Gold Cup in February. The longer trip will benefit him enormously, and is well priced on the exchange at 3.55.

Cue Card is the favourite at 2.9215/8. This veteran campaigner came to grief three out in the Gold Cup last month. He looked well beaten in my opinion, and will need to bounce back to his best to trouble the selection. He did win this race last year.


Thursday's Recommended Bets

Back Top Notch in the 13:45 at Aintree
Back Empire Of Dirt in the 14:50 at Aintree


Weekly P/L -3.96


Weekly P/L -3.96

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