WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Punchestown on Tuesday 24th May.
Date of Tips: 24/10/2021
Disclaimer The odds for these selections were correct at the time of publishing (09:14 24/10/2021) but may have changed since. Please check the latest price before placing your bet.
Old Roan Chase day at Aintree closes what has been a weekend packed full of varied and exciting action on the track, and the big race itself at 3.00 looks as competitive a renewal as I can recall, with all 8 runners having some sort of chance.
In terms of a bet in the big race, I was rather hoping Huntsman Son was going to be a double figure price, as I felt he could sneak in under the radar, but not to be – he is a best priced 9/1, and that is under threat.
It really is a race that is too close to call, and if there was a bet on the card at Aintree, it could be Lucinda Russell’s fledgling chaser Corach Rambler in the novice handicap chase at 4.45, but he is current tissue favourite at 7/2, and with only 7 runners going to post, the race is an unappealing betting medium currently. Plus, he may have preferred the ground a little softer.
In terms of trying to find a winner to cap the weekend, which has been sprinkled with big-priced horses hitting the frame, but no jackpot sadly, it is to Wincanton that I trudge to in the deep south west.
Yesterday we saw a landmark moment in the life and career of Victoria Malzard, as she rode her first ever winner under rules in England, and I’m hoping that today could also be a milestone day for Claire Harris.
If the lightly raced Getalead wins the Fitzdares Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle at 3.20, then it would be Claire Harris’ first winner as a licence holder. At 7/1 with Bet365 and BetVictor, he is worth supporting each-way to grab a piece of the feel-good factor that will hopefully be colouring the Somerset air later this afternoon.
Having caught the eye with some creditable efforts in hot novice hurdles last season behind the likes of the supremely talented Bear Ghylls and Bravemansgame, Getalead made his handicap debut over the sharp 2m of Ludlow’s tight track.
Slightly outpaced in the mid-section of the race, Getalead ran on strongly to grab second, behind the course record-setting See The Sea, who went on to lower the track record again at Wincanton next time out.
Stepping up to an extended 2m5f will bring about a huge chunk of improvement for Getalead, and he is nicely priced at 7/1 each-way with Bet365 and BetVictor to make this Sunday afternoon a memorable one for all involved.