Aintree 4.40 tips – Bay can coast to victory

Aintree 4.40 tips - Bay can coast to victory

Croco Bay

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Betting Tip: Croco Bay @ 25/1 with bet365

They always go a good clip in this and not surprisingly the Grand Annual – also run at a helter-skelter gallop over the minimum at the Cheltenham Festival – has been a decent guide with two of the last six winners who headed to Aintree doing the double. Solar Impulse and Dandridge, first and second at Cheltenham, therefore demand plenty of respect, though respective 9lb and 5lb rises will make life tougher for the pair. One horse I can’t have is the current favourite Fayette County given his completion record (form figures FF4P2) and he made plenty of mistakes when runner-up at Ludlow last time. Minella Present would have been the selection on genuine good ground as he looks to have been laid out for this, but the forecast rain is a worry with him. Instead let’s take a punt on CROCO BAY at a massive 25/1 (bet365). He same down in the Grand Annual last time but is normally a safe jumper and showed he was suited to a fast-run 2m when finished third in the 2014 version of that race off a 2lb higher mark. His trainer Ben Case is on good form too, with five of his seven runners in the last fortnight finishing second.

Betting Tip: Croco Bay @ 25/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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