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

Can Dan Skelton’s charge win a second race in a row at Aintree on Friday evening?



Proschema ridden by Harry Skelton wins The bet365 Novices Hurdle Race during day two of the Bet365 meeting at Wetherby Racecourse.
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Yesterday’s NAP landed fortuitously as Ballymoy took every advantage of Ask Dillon’s withdrawal.

Dan Skelton at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival
We’re backing Dan Skelton to land an Aintree success this Friday

But action now focuses to Aintree’s card this Friday evening where our team has selected our best bet of the day.


We’re backing Dan Skelton’s recent Cheltenham victor Proschema to make it four wins from his last five following an easy success on his first step up to this trip last time out.

Formerly with Tom Dascombe, the Declaration Of War son stayed two miles on the Flat and left the impression there was a future for him over two-and-a-half after the manner of his Prestbury Park success in April.

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He won two jumper bumper’s prior to that at Newcastle before a creditable fifth at Newbury, but this may prove to be his optimum trip.

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’s Friday evening card kickstarts at 5:20pm

The Warwickshire yard enjoyed a fine end to the last campaign, including Grade 1 wins at Aintree during the 2021 Grand National Festival, and their fortune in the north-west can continue here.

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.