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Aintree: DOM’S NAP | Friday’s Best Bet

Can David Pipe’s charge maintain the good form of the Swinton Hurdle at Aintree this Friday?



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Aintree: NORDIC COMBINED | 7:25pm Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle | Dom’s Pick [+£19.67 profit from £1 tips on Flat NAP’s]
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Aintree’s final meeting until October takes place ahead of the weekend and our team have selected our best bet of the day.

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.
Aintree welcomes a crowd for the first time since December 2019

With the form of the Swinton Handicap Hurdle continuing to stack up, David Pipe’s Nordic Combined could be worth sticking with off an unchanged mark from his Kelso second.


He’s got some other solid history in the book from this campaign, chasing home a subsequent winner at Cheltenham before seeing off a future Catterick winner with ease at Hexham, and the better ground can suit him once again here.

Vieux Lion Rouge ridden by Conor O'Farrell goes on to win the William Hill Becher Handicap Chase at Aintree Racecourse, Merseyside.
David Pipe enjoyed Aintree success back in December as Vieux Lion Rouge won the Becher
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The Devon yard have had their runners going well of late this looks a cracking opportunity for the Haafhd son to land a sixth career success.

Copperless ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Ray Wonnacott 80 And Not Out Handicap Hurdle at Taunton Racecourse. Picture date: Tuesday March 23, 2021.
At Aintree, Nordic Combined could be the fifth winner from the Swinton since chasing home the Olly Murphy trained Copperless (pictured)

Fiesole has a bit of a point to prove now switching from Olly Murphy to Dr. Richard Newland, so the hat-trick chasing Caddyhill probably ranks as chief threat to the selection.

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.