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Hunt vs. Poste | Grand National Festival 2021 Best Bets: Day One

John Hunt and Charlie Poste make their predictions for the first day of the Grand National Festival



Hunt V Poste (Grand National)

It’s back! John Hunt and Charlie Poste collide once again for the Grand National Festival in another battle of the broadcasters.

Charlie took the Cheltenham Festival spoils 40-20 ahead of John, in what proved to be another hugely hard-to-call week in Gloucestershire.

And now, there’s only the smaller matter of four Grade 1’s on the opening day at Aintree on Thursday afternoon as National Hunt heads north to Liverpool for the first National fixture since 2019.

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.
The Grand National Festival kickstarts on Thursday afternoon at 1:45pm

The aim of the game is simple: one correct prediction is worth 5 points, with 10 awarded for winning NAPs.

Who will take an early lead in Hunt vs. Poste II?

Here’s their picks.


1:45pm – The Shunter

2:20pm – Adagio

2:50pm – Clan Des Obeaux

3:25pm – Abacadbras (NAP)

4:05pm – Latenightpass

4:40pm – Frero Banbou

5:15pm – Eileendover

Tom Scudamore riding Adagio clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse. Picture date: Saturday December 12, 2020. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use
John Hunt sides with Triumph second Adagio to see off hot-favourite Monmiral in Liverpool

1:45pm – Hitman

2:20pm – Monmiral (NAP)

2:50pm – Waiting Patiently

3:25pm – Brewin’upastorm

4:05pm – Some Man

4:40pm – Getaway Trump

5:15pm – Tweed Skirt

Charlie Poste hopes the Olly Murphy and Aidan Coleman partnership can work the oracle for Brewin’upastorm in the Aintree Hurdle

Listen to former two-time Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell discuss his Aintree heroics on the Paddock Picks Podcast.

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.