They say that the Friday is something special and should not to be missed as its Ladies Day at the GrandNational meeting and is claimed to be the highlight in the North West social calendar. If you thought that Royal Ascot attracted the latest fashions, you haven't witnessed anything like Ladies Day at Aintree. The atmosphere is electric in throughout the Racecourse with an array of colour and extravagant fashion worn by one and all. We shall be looking forward to the Topham Chase this year as we have attracted a good field as we gear up for the big race tomorrow.
|2:00||Top Novices' Hurdle||Grade 2|
|2:30||Betfred Mildmay Novices' Chase||Grade 2|
|3:05||Betfred Melling Chase||Grade 1|
|3:40||Crabbies Topham Chase||Listed|
|4:15||Sefton Novices' Hurdle||Grade 1|
|4:50||Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle||Grade 3|
|5:25||Mares Open Flat Race||Listed|
An online betting tip for the Aintree Grand National festival is to consider selections which have not had to hard a season and have possibly bypassed the Cheltenham Festival. This is why a number of short priced favourites get turned over and the form from Cheltenham is not confirmed.
Day 2 kicks off with the Class B handicap chase. This is a three mile handicap for five year olds and older and can be a very difficult race to pick a winner, but if you do it will probably be at a big price and will pay the expenses for the Aintree grand National festival.
The Melling Chase is one of the features of the Aintree GrandNational Festival. It brings out the top two mile chasers of the season and is always a very competitive and informative guide to stars of the future. The Melling Chase is run over two mile and four furlongs.
The Topham is a great precursor to the Aintree GrandNational as it is full of thrills and spills over the National Fences. When considering a selection for the Topham make sure your horse jumps well as these fences will test any jumping flaws to the limit. Usually only about half the field make it round this demanding course.
This is the long distance hurdle race for four year olds and older. This race can show chase stayers for the future. The Sefton is run over three miles and half a furlong.
The Staying novice chasers get their chance to take centre stage in the Mildmay run over the three mile half a furlong distance. These are the potential long distance chasers of the future and many go on to achieve better things in the years ahead.
This is another race for the stayers which completes the card on day two of the Aintree Grand National festival. A handicap which is usually difficult to work out but if you do manage to get lucky it will set you up for the last day of the Aintree festival and Grand National Betting Odds.