3m2f (Grand National) Boylesports Becher Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap) (GBB Race) (Class 1) (6yo+)
There is definitely an argument to say that The Big Breakaway could be tailor-made for this race with bottomless ground in his favour. He’s also been heloed by a drop of 4lbs from his National mark in April. But he’s burned me before and I don’t think it’s a great tactic to back fallers in previous tries over these fences (even if he was unlucky in the National).
I fully anticipate Coko Beach running an absolute blinder from the front, but carrying twelve-stone is going to make this a tall order.
The one that catches my eye is MORODER for Seamus Mullins. Moroder has a couple of very nice pieces of form from last season with a win in a decent handicap at Doncaster getting the better of Undersupervision. Moroder then put in a career best to finish second to Kitty’s Light in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandwon in April.
Moroder remains unexposed at these trips which he seems to relish and he has some back-form on heavy ground. He’s a tidy jumper and whilst he was pulled-up on his reappearance run this season isn’t easy on the eyes, he has a tendency to need a run to be seen at his best. A mark of 140 may still underestimate him and I fancy him to get the trip for at least a place, if he can’t pull out the win.
1pt each-way Moroder @25/1, 14:05 Aintree, SaturdayLeave a comment