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GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL | Best Antepost Selections for Day 2

The team have picked out three selections that could strike on the second day of the Grand National Festival

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Fakir D'oudairies runs at Aintree in 2019

With only two days to go until the Grand National Festival gets underway, the team are ripping apart the entries in hope of finding some winners early on.

The second day gets underway on Friday, with the likes of the Marsh Chase and the Top Novices’ Hurdle featuring on Ladies’ Day.

Here are the team’s best antepost bets for day two of the Grand National Festival.

L’HOMME PRESSE – MILDMAY NOVICES’ CHASE (11/8)

Following his Cheltenham Festival success, L’Homme Presse could go for more glory in the Mildmay Novices’ Chase for Venetia Williams.

The gelding is unbeaten over fences this season, which includes two Grade 1 victories, and he could well get the better of Bravemansgame in this contest.

His participation is weather-dependant as he will need some rain, but if he could well be worth backing if he runs here.

ALLMANKIND – MARSH CHASE (9/1)

It has not been the most memorable of campaigns so far for Allmankind, but he could well reverse his poor form in the Marsh Chase.

Allmankind and Harry Skelton jump the last at Warwick Racecourse
Allmankind will be aiming for Grand National Festival success in the Marsh Chase

The gelding was poor in the Peterborough Chase at Huntington in December before being tamely pulled up in the Game Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell five weeks ago.

The six-year-old returns to fences here and he does carry C&D form, after striking in the Old Roan Chase back in October for Dan Skelton.

A return to a winning circuit could well revive him here, with his price of 9/1 holding some each-way value at this stage.

BANBRIDGE – SEFTON NOVICES’ HURDLE (5/1)

Hailing from Joseph O’Brien’s yard, Banbridge could strike in Grade 1 company in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle on Friday.

The gelding claimed success in the final race of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, landing the Martin Pipe by a length and a half.

Joseph O'Brien Aintree
Banbridge could be one to watch in the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at the Grand National Festival

The six-year-old is given his chance in Graded company here and while he is unexposed at the three-mile trip, his pedigree suggests he should be able to compete over this trip.

His 5/1 price tag holds some decent value here and he could well be worth backing for this contest.

Odds are courtesy of bet365 and correct at the time of writing

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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