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Grand National Tips


2:00 Top Novices' Hurdle (2m 110yds)

2.30 Mildmay Novices' Chase (3m 1f)

3.05 Melling Chase (2m 4f)

3.40 Topham Chase (2m 5f)

4.15 Sefton Novices' Hurdle (3m 110yds)

4.50 Daily Mirror Punters Club Handicap Hurdle (2m 4f)

5.25 Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (2m 1f)

Preview odds below correct at time of writing. See current odds below preview

Runners correct at time of writing. As runners are withdrawn from racing then tips and previews may change.

2:00 Top Novices' Hurdle (2m 110yds)

Darlan leads the betting at 6/4 after a great run at Cheltenham, finishing 2nd. Darlan is an excellent prospect and has a 67% career win rate. Darlan also has an excellent record under AP McCoy, who will be riding Darlan in this race.

Prospect Wells is 10/3. Prospect Wells was 5th at Cheltenham, and although only has a career win rate of 19%, is in form, and well respected in the betting. However, Prospect Wells, although consistent, has not won enough races to warrant odds as low as this in our opinion. Perhaps a place bet is better value on Prospect Wells.

Captain Conan is 7/1. Captain Conan has run well at this distance, however prefers the soft going, which is unlikely at Aintree this year. Oscara Dara is 8/1 and again likes the soft going. Oscara Dara has not been run much this year, winning at Sandown in March, but no races since, so is a bit of an unknown here.

Vulcanite is 10/1. Vulcanite does not have the experience that other runners have in this race, and is a little unpredictable. Best avoided in our opinion.

Right Step is 14/1 and won at Kempton Park in March. However Right Step does not have a great record at all, so any speculative punt on Right Step here should really only be for the place.

Theatre Guide is 14/1 and Agent Archie 16/1. Theatre Guide is an inexperienced and largely unkown runner but did win at Wincanton in February. Agent Archie is again inexperienced, and this race may be a step up too far this time

WinDrawWin Tips: Darlan to win. Right Step to place.

Grand National 2012
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