Saturday Racing Tips: Three to consider away from Aintree

 | 13th April | 

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One of the great days in the British sporting calendar arrives on Saturday as Aintree hosts the 2024 Grand National. The big race is due off at 16:00 on another splendid afternoon of action from Merseyside, with three Grade 1 prizes on the card.

It's not just Aintree, however, with jumps cards also at Chepstow and Newcastle alongside Flat racing on the turf at Yarmouth and a trio of all-weather meetings from Chelmsford, Dundalk and Wolverhampton on a day with 51 races across the UK and Ireland. We've got a trio to look out for away from the glare of Aintree, including Wise Guy for trainer Stuart Edmunds, fresh from big-race success at Aintree on Friday.

Saturday Racing tips

  • 13:40 Chepstow - Wise Guy @ 9/4
  • 15:25 Newcastle - Glory Hights @ 5/1
  • 18:50 Dundalk - Bride Tree @ 4/1

13:40 Chepstow - Wise Guy @ 9/4

Away from Aintree, jumps fare is also taking place at Chepstow and WISE GUY could be set to continue a brilliant spell for trainer Stuart Edmunds.

The Buckinghamshire-based handler took out the Topham at Aintree on Friday with Arizona Cardinal, ensuring the stable has now enjoyed winners with a stunning four of their last seven runners.

Wise Guy started that run at Carlisle a fortnight ago, winning a Conditionals event under Harry Atkins by a handsome eight-lengths.

That was Wise Guy's second win in three starts and it might have been a hat-trick had he not bumped into a revitalised Totterdown at Huntingdon on St Patrick's Day.

He is 8lb higher now but is fancied to continue the superb stable form with Atkins staying on board.

15:25 Newcastle - Glory Hights @ 5/1

This 2m4f trip is likely to prove on the sharp side for Atomic Angel and that can pave the way for GLORY HIGHTS to shed the maiden tag for Chris Grant in the Acorn Catering Equipment Handicap Hurdle.

The Fame And Glory gelding has been knocking on the door in three starts here since January, over this trip and further, all on testing ground.

He was beaten just a head last time over 2m7½f by Clovis Boy having made most of the running, and third home Rivers Corner has run well again since.

With recent winner Call Me Jack up 7lb, Glory Hights is taken to get off the mark at the seventh time of asking.

18:50 Dundalk - Bride Tree @ 4/1

A hastily convened card scheduled after the Curragh was abandoned last weekend means that rarest of treats, Saturday evening racing from the golden highway at Dundalk.

The Co Louth venue is much better known for racing under the Friday Night Lights.

BRIDE TREE was last spotted here on just such an evening in December. The Garswood filly, an ex-Ado McGuinness inmate, was having only her second all-weather start that evening and she travelled impressively before quickening to score by the best part of two-lengths in a race that has since thrown up a fair amount of subsequent winners.

Bride Tree was coming off a short break that evening so her absence since is no source of worry with regards to her chance now.

She was taking advantage of a reduced mark in this sphere, too, but this revised perch of 59 may not prevent further Dundalk success and, with this being a Betfred Extra Place Race (four places), she is expected to be in the mix for Sarah Dawson and claiming rider Jack Cleary.

Horse Racing tips from Betfred Insights.


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