Grand National 2020 Ladies Day Betting & Tips with William Hill
Day 1: Grand National Thursday | Key trends | Grand National Betting
Aintree Grand National Ladies Day – the big races
There are seven races on the Aintree card on Friday 3rd April this year and it’s the four Grade 1 races that are the most valuable.
Min landed last year’s edition of the Melling Chase (15:25) ahead of 2018 winner Politologue.
The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (16:40) is the equivalent to the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and has been recently won by horses that ran promisingly in the latter contest. Santini improved on his Festival third to win at Aintree in 2018, while Champ followed up his second in the Ballymore with a victory.
Earlier in the day in the Top Novices’ Hurdle (14.20), which is a race typically contested by those who ran in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Four of the last seven winners have finished second or third in the Supreme the previous month.
Then comes the Mildmay Novices’ Chase (14:50), which corresponds in distance to the RSA Chase at the Festival. However, as with the other races on the card it’s worth remembering that Aintree is a flatter, less stamina-sapping track than Cheltenham and as such may favour speed horses that lacked staying power at the Festival.
Aintree Grand National Ladies Day – the supporting card
Elsewhere on the card is the Topham Handicap Chase (16:05) over the big Grand National fences. Keep an eye out for horses from the team of Colin Tizzard, who have won two of the last three renewals.
The action begins at 13:45 with the Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle and then closes at 17:15 with the Weatherbys Racing Bank Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.