The dust has now settled on the first big meeting of 2017, Cheltenham. Next up is Aintree. We’d like to look back on Cheltenham and see what we can expect from Aintree.
There were a lot of successes and disappointments at Cheltenham. Sizing John the horse which won The Gold Cup grabbed all the headlines. However we feel the performance of the week goes to Un De Sceaux who won the Thursday’s Ryanair Chase, he certainly ran all his rivals into the ground.
Sizing John winning The Gold Cup
So if we’ve mentioned 2 success stories what was our biggest disappointment? We’re going to have to say the 2-9 favourite Douvan who came 7th place in the Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase.
So we are preparing ourselves fully for the next; Aintree. The tag line for Aintree itself says “Because Nothing Comes Close”. The three day meeting culminates on Saturday, with, of course, the race that stops the nation – The Grand National.
The course over which the race is run features much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these, particularly Becher’s Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn, have become famous in their own right and, combined with the distance of the event, create what has been called “the ultimate test of horse and rider”
So, what do we think we can expect at Aintree? Well as all betting folk know, no race is guaranteed. And we can especially say that about The Grand National. For over 200 years, it has been ‘anyone’s race’.
We would like to mention Definitely Red, he is half the price of most his opponents but he is a clear pick from the weights. As the conditions for Aintree this week are looking very Spring like we would like to mention, Saphir Du Rheu and More Of That stand strong chances. Vicente, is another strong contender after his win in the Scottish National last season.
All of our pubs (and obviously punters) love the racing so when the big meetings, such as this, arrive we have to make sure we celebrate them in an extra special way.
All of our pubs are offering a sweepstake throughout the whole festival, from Thursday 6th April – Saturday 8th April. We are, of course, showing every race live.
Our sweepstake offers customers a ticket for every drink purchased. Those tickets are then placed into a sweepstake to win free drinks.
We strive to offer our customers the best atmosphere to enjoy momentous occasions such as The Gold Cup, and goes without saying, The Grand National. So, search for your nearest pub and come and join us to win free drinks.