Charbel to outclass rivals and land Maghull success at Aintree

Punters are treated to a cracking undercard on Grand National day, and one of the premier races on Saturday afternoon will take place at 3:00pm and it's Kim Bailey's Charbel, who will be a red-hot favourite for the Maghull Novices' Chase, as he aims to bounce back from a late fall in the Arkle Challenge Trophy at last month's Cheltenham Festival.

  • Charbel fell in Arkle when challenging Altior
  • Politologue was 10 lengths behind Yorkhill in JLT
  • Forest Bihan was 23 lengths behind Altior in Arkle

Saturday 8th April - 3.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
Maghull Novices' Chase    
Tips Charbel to win    Best Bet @ 4 / 5  

Charbel To Bound To Maghull Success

Charbel put a bold front-running bid in the Arkle last month, and at one point he had looked like he could give Altior fans some worrying moments, as he turned for home in front, but a fall at the second last fence saw his Grade 1 dreams vanish, and he will be hoping to bounce back with aplomb on Saturday, and he has been installed as the 4/5 favourite with Betfair Sportsbook for this race.

Kim Bailey will be hoping to get a winner on the board on Saturday before he unleashes The Last Samuri in the Grand National at 5:15pm, and providing that tumble at Cheltenham last month hasn't left a mark then if Charbel can produce his best form then it's hard to not see him not landing this coveted prize.

He is sure to be sent to the front at the flag fall by David Bass, and with a high cruising speed on what could be fairly quick ground come the race then he may be able to take his rivals out of their comfort zones and land this contest, which is always a race that throws up a top-notch chaser for the future.

Politologue And Forest Bihan The Main Dangers

Politologue was beaten ten lengths by Yorkhill in the JLT Novices' Chase last month, but the Paul Nicholls-trained raider could enjoy a drop back in trip on Saturday, and providing he can get into a decent rhythm over his fences in the early stages then he could well be the biggest danger to the favourite at 5/1 with Betfair, but may just lack that tactical speed needed in this contest.

Brian Ellison's Forest Bihan was unable to land any sort of blow in the Arkle, as he was beaten 23 lengths by Altior, and at 5/1 with Sky Bet makes no appeal against the jolly, as he would've finished a long way behind Charbel in that race, and it's hard to see him landing a blow in this Grade 1 for the trainer, who will saddle Definitly Red in the Grand National later on in the afternoon.

San Benedeto And Colla Pier Complete Quintet

San Benedeto will be the second shot fired from the Nicholls gun, and he has been in fine form of late, stringing together a trio of wins, with the last one coming six days ago at Ascot, but the 10/1 shot with BetVictor will find this a whole lot tougher, and while he could land some valuable prize for Nicholls in the race for the trainers' title he will struggle at this level.

Colla Pier is the 50/1 outsider with most firms, and the mare is yet to taste victory over fences, and is surely making the numbers up in a contest that can go the way of the market leader.

2017 Maghull Novices' Chase Odds

Posted: Friday, 7th April 2017
Author: Steve Chambo

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