Around 30,000 took up the free racing at Aintree initiative yesterday and what a great day it was. Bitterly cold in the morning followed by the low sun in the afternoon- a day of stark contrasts.
The Becher Chase itself is becoming a veterans benevolent race on recent trends. Old favourites that don’t quite make it in the Grand National making one last almighty stand and sending their legions of fans home happy. Long may it continue, it’s great to witness.
Bincombe (T J O’Brien, 4/1) & Sam Winner (Nick Scholfield, 3/1) had Mull It Over readers running to the payout kiosks yesterday.
Today’s Huntingdon fancies:
12.35 Hunt- Thoresby & Yasir (e/w).
1.05 Hunt- Mickie (win).
1.35 Hunt- Cloonacool (e/w).
2.05 Hunt- Wishfull Thinking (e/w).
2.35 Hunt- Aqalim (e/w).
3.05 Hunt- Out Of The Mist (e/w).
3.35 Hunt- Ballybough Andy (e/w).
Crisis? What Crisis?