Aintree 2.20 tips – Beau is value against favourites

Aintree 2.20 tips - Beau is value against favourites

Beau Gosse

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Betting Tip: @ Beau Gosse each-way @ 16/1 with bet365

If the betting can be believed, this is between the Nicky Henderson-trained pair of We Have A Dream and Apple’s Shakira, with bet365 going 15/8 and 2/1 respectively. The latter horse has won four on the spin and has the fresher legs, having missed the Cheltenham Festival due to a setback, whereas his stablemate was a disappointing fourth as favourite in the Triumph Hurdle 27 days ago. Connections blamed that defeat on her reluctance to settle and are reaching for a hood, but even so she makes little appeal at current odds. Nor am I interested in taking a skinny price on We Have A Dream, whose form has hardly been franked, and I smell an upset.

Paul Nicholls’ Malaya is next in the betting and she has to be be respected, having chased home Redicean in a Grade 2 at Kempton before going one better at Ascot last time. She seems to be improving and that is because she is now settling better and simply ran too free when beaten into second here in December, having looked all over the winner turning in before running out of puff.

She’s tempting at around 8/1 but I’m going to take a flyer instead on French raider BEAU GOSSE at bet365’s 16/1. While he could only finish third in the aforementioned Kempton race, he would have found the ground too lively as he’s done all his winning (three times in all) on a very soft surface. He’s owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, who are also represented by We Have A Dream, and I can’t believe Guillaume Macaire and James Reveley (a rare visitor to the UK these days) are just coming over to keep that one company.

Betting Tip: @ Beau Gosse each-way @ 16/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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