Aintree 2.50 tips – Tea can pour it on again

Aintree 2.50 tips - Tea can pour it on again

Tea For Two

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Betting Tip: @ Tea For Two each-way @ 14/1 with bet365

There are several reasons to take on the odds-on favourite Might Bite and not least the fact he had a hard race when second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Granted, he has had 27 days to get over that, which is a whole week longer than the corresponding gap last year, but he still finished cream-crackered in the testing conditions and it’s asking him a lot to peak again for this, while he could also have done with better ground.

I wouldn’t be surprised if he hit even money before the off, but I’d still want to swerve him and would much rather have small interest on last year’s winner TEA FOR TWO. You can ignore his last two runs at Cheltenham – he was never a factor in the Gold Cup after an early mistake and wasn’t given a hard time – as he is best on flatter tracks like this, with his King George third further evidence of that. He has three lengths to find with Might Bite on that running and I’m hopeful of that for the reasons already given, with his bet365 price tag of 14/1 meaning we can back him each-way.

Double Shuffle finished just in front of the selection in the King George and is worth considering, as is the sixth horse home Bristol De Mai. Sent off a solid 3/1 second favourite, he really should have done better and at the time I was inclined to blame the right-handed track as he had done most of his winning going the other way round. But he didn’t run much better on his next outing in the Cotswold Chase, when he had his conditions, and it could be that he was struggling to breathe properly as he’s undergone wind surgery since. If that has done the trick, he will be a threat to all.

Betting Tip: @ Tea For Two each-way @ 14/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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