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Grand Nationwide Competition: Jamie Codd provides his picks for day two together with returning champion Fakir D’Oudairies | Racing Information

Grand Nationwide Competition-winning rider Jamie Codd previews day two at Aintree, that includes returning Marsh Chase champion Fakir D’Oudairies.

20 Years Collectively, Alder Hey & Aintree Handicap Hurdle (1.45)

Cobblers Dream is the horse that units the usual right here. He ran a implausible race behind Banbridge within the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham and had beforehand received at Kempton and Doncaster, so he’s clearly a progressive horse.

However I’m going to choose a horse down the underside of the weights. Speech Bubble is a mare educated by Noel Williams and was second at Sandown behind Love Envoi. She missed Cheltenham, whereas Love Envoi went on to win on the Competition.

Speech Bubble has a stunning weight of 10st 8lb and I feel she will run rather well.

Choice: Speech Bubble (7/1 – Sky Wager*)

Betway Prime Novices’ Hurdle (2.20)

This can be a very aggressive race however I feel Jonbon holds all of the aces. He clearly ran very nicely behind Structure Hill, albeit he was nicely crushed. He nonetheless completed forward of the likes of Kilcruit and others. I feel he units the usual and I might be disenchanted if he did not win.

There are just a few unknowns similar to Gordon Elliott’s Vina Ardanza. Shock Bundle ran nicely at Cheltenham behind State Man within the County Hurdle, however Jonbon’s class ought to shine by means of.

Choice: Jonbon (11/10 – Sky Wager)

Jonbon on his way to victory on hurdles debut at Newbury
Jonbon on his technique to victory on hurdles debut at Newbury

Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase (2.55)

There are solely 4 runners however this appears to be like like a cracking race. Bravemansgame needed to miss Cheltenham however I assumed Ahoy Senor ran a very good race behind L’Homme Presse. He missed the third final however stayed on rather well to the road.

I have been impressed by Bravemansgame all 12 months so I’m going to stay with him. I feel his leaping could be very slick and I feel he could make that depend.

Choice: Bravemansgame (11/8 – Sky Wager)

Bravemansgame jumps the last at Kempton clear of Ahoy Senor
Bravemansgame jumps the final at Kempton away from Ahoy Senor

Marsh Chase (3.30)

That is Fakir D’Oudairies’ race to lose. He put up a really spectacular efficiency at Ascot and missed Cheltenham to come back again right here and attempt to win this for the second 12 months. I feel he’ll. Joseph O’Brien could have him spot on and he ought to beat these.

Saint Calvados was fourth in Ascot but when he got here again to somewhat little bit of kind he and Funambule Sivola may give him most to do.

Choice: Fakir D’Oudairies (6/4 – Sky Wager)

Fakir D'oudairies
Fakir D’Oudairies on his technique to profitable the Marsh Chase final 12 months

Randox Topham Handicap Chase (4.05)

There will probably be loads of pace on right here over two-miles-and-five-furlongs on the Grand Nationwide course and it ought to be a cracking race.

I feel Sizing Pottsie may give Robbie Energy a superb journey and he’s the one I’m going for right here, however I wish to pick just a few others.

Mister Coffey is barely a novice but when his leaping holds up he can go nicely after his run at Cheltenham within the Kim Muir earlier than which he was second to L’Homme Presse.

The one I like at a giant value is Ted Walsh’s Batcio. He is a good jumper and I feel he will probably be bang there to the second final, it is whether or not he stays the journey. Adam Wedge ought to get a terrific spin off him.

Choice: Sizing Pottsie (16/1 – Sky Wager)

Sizing Pottsie and Robbie Power win the Webster Cup at Navan
Sizing Pottsie and Robbie Energy win the Webster Cup at Navan

Cavani Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (4.40)

I feel Banbridge units the usual. I used to be very impressed with him at Cheltenham and I feel the bottom will go well with him. He’s going to take a little bit of beating.

Choice: Banbridge (3/1 – Sky Wager)

Cobblers Dream (far side) battles with Banbridge over the last in the Martin Pipe at the Cheltenham Festival
Banbridge (close to aspect) battles with Cobblers Dream over the past within the Martin Pipe on the Cheltenham Competition

Park Palace Ponies Handicap Hurdle (5.15)

I feel Olly Murphy goes to have Aintree and his runner Washington is the one I like right here. He’s a Westerner out of a Presenting mare who I feel is a progressive horse. He received fairly nicely at Southwell the final day and this step up ought to actually go well with him.

Richard Newland’s Whizz Child would possibly run nicely too. He’s a Teofilo horse who ought to be suited by the bottom.

Choice: Washington (11/2 – Sky Wager)

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