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Aintree – 6th November: DOM’S NAP + NB | Saturday’s 2 Best Bets

Our team’s two best bets for the action at Aintree on Saturday afternoon



Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell celebrates winning the Crabbie's Grand National Chase on Grand National Day of the Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool Antepost
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Olly Murphy has been raking in the winners lately so perhaps his Midnight Legend gelding is the one to take out here under Aidan Coleman.

Horse Racing - Cheltenham Festival - Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Britain - March 14, 2019 Aidan Coleman celebrates winning the 3.30 Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs
Aidan Coleman partners Gunsight Ridge at Aintree on Saturday afternoon

The six-year-old enjoyed a consistent campaign over hurdles last term but given the fact he is a previous point winner, he may now improve heading over fences under rules for the first time.

Tom George’s consistent Darling Du Large had a fruitful spring and summer campaign before opening her winter spell with a win at Uttoxeter, so looks an obvious alternative to the selection.

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The form of Jonjo O’Neill’s representatives’ Midlands National success was given an almighty boost when the second won the Scottish equivalent next time out, so a 6lb rise from that Staffordshire victory could be kind.

Minella Times ridden by Rachael Blackmore clears the water during Grand National Day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday April 10, 2021.
Time To Get Up will bid to emulate fellow JP McManus-owned Minella Times, who won the Grand National back in April

He looks sure to be heading for the Aintree showpiece later this season and can get his campaign off to a flier here, despite the drop-down in trip.

Alan King’s Senior Citizen has race fitness to boot and should serve it up to Tom Scudamore’s mount on Merseyside.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.