While the Jumps season is slowly drawing to a close, there are still a few weekends of National Hunt action to look forward to with cards at Kelso and Stratford on offer to punters on Saturday.
The aintree.co.uk team has taken a look through the contests across the weekend, in hope of picking out some value across the schedule.
Here are the three value picks to consider for Saturday’s racing.
SHOUGHALL’S BOY – 1:35 KELSO (16/1)
Hailing from Harriet Graham and Gary Rutherford’s yard, Shoughall’s Boy could be an undetected threat in the 2m5f Handicap Hurdle.
The gelding has made gradual improvement over fences for his connections this season, rising 14lbs in the ratings since November.
While the quicker ground is not his preference here, he could go well at a low weight here and looks each-way value for bookmakers offering five places for this contest.
POTTERMAN – 2:45 KELSO (4/1)
The winner of last season’s bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown, Potterman returns to action at Kelso in a 3m2f Handicap Chase on Saturday.
The gelding has struggled to be competitive on his last two outings, being pulled up on both occasions for Alan King.
However, following wind surgery and a three-month break, Potterman could well bounce back to his best in this four-runner field and deliver at a decent price of 4/1.
BETTY BALOO – 3:15 KELSO (6/1)
Under the guidance of Tim Easterby, Betty Baloo could show further progress in the two-mile mares’ novices’ handicap hurdle.
The six-year-old is a dual bumper winner and while she does have some extra to find on some of the field, she has proven to be consistent over hurdles this term.
The quicker ground shouldn’t be an issue for the mare here and she’s worth taking a chance on at 6/1.