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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR DAY two OF THE RANDOX GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL

 

The second day of the Grand National Festival is known as ‘Ladies Day’ and is traditionally one of the most popular racedays of the year.

 

The card features 7 high class contests, including The Topham Steeple Chase at 4:05pm, a very competitive handicap over the National fences.

 

Here we share our 1-2-3 tips for each race on the card alongside our Tote Placepot picks. There is also a preview for the Topham Handicap Chase, including a number of stats which may help with picking the winner.

 

Information is correct as of 8th April 2021.

tote placepot suggestions

The Placepot is the most famous bet in horseracing. Just pick at least one horse to be placed in each of the first 6 races. Our Ladies Day picks are:

 

Race 1 – Jacamar/Wilde About Oscar
Race 2 – Ajero / Third Time Lucki
Race 3 – Chantry House
Race 4 – Dashel Dancer / Nuts Well
Race 5 – Ibelo / Senior Citizen
Race 6 – Streets of Doyen / Sizable Sam

Suggested Perm 2x2x1x2x2x2 = 32 bets @ 50p per bet = £16.00 total stake

 

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randox topham handicap chase - RACE GUIDE AND STATS

Race 5 (16:05) – 2 miles 5 furlongs 19 yards

 

1-2-3 PREDICTION

(1) Ibleo

(2) Senior Citizen

(3) Morning Vicar

 

RUNNERS TO WATCH:

  • Two For Gold (8 years old, K. Bailey) – Won the competitive Warwick Castle Handicap Chase in February and followed up with a decent third in Kelso’s Premier Chase last month. Chances.
  • Modus (11 years old, P. Nicholls) – Modus’ last 2 runs have been at Aintree, a fine third over course and distance in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase in December followed a good win round the Mildmay course in November.
  • Livelovelaugh (11 years old, W.P. Mullins) – Willie Mullins’ Irish raider ran a decent race when 11th in the 2019 Grand National and has had a consistent campaign in Ireland this season, placing in his last 3 runs. Respected.
  • Senior Citizen (8 years old, A. King) – A staying on fourth in the competitive Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Newbury last month, gives Senior Citizen a chance here. He has experience over the National fences following a seventh place finish in the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase in December.
  • Morning Vicar (8 years old, N. Henderson) – Faded into eighth in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham over 3m2f last month; the drop back to 2m5f will suit. Nicky Henderson has a fantastic recent record in the Topham with 3 winners and 3 places in recent years.

   

LAST 5 WINNERS:

2019 – Cadmium 8/1                      Age 7                    Trainer: W.P. Mullins

2018 – Ultragold 14/1                     Age 10                  Trainer: C. Tizzard

2017 – Ultragold 50/1                    Age 9                    Trainer: C. Tizzard

2016 – Eastlake 22/1                      Age 10                   Trainer: J. O’Neill

2015 – Rajdhani Express 10/1        Age 8                    Trainer: N. Henderson

 

FOLLOW THE FORM:

None of the last 10 winners had won their previous race, while 5 of the last 6 winners had run at that year’s Cheltenham Festival.


Form over fences is necessary – The last 10 winners all had previous form winning at least once over fences, with 9 of those winners having at least 3 chase wins.

 

HOT TRAINER:

Nicky Henderson– In the past 7 running’s Henderson has had 3 wins and 3 places.

 

AGE STATS:

9 to 10 year olds are best – 12 of the last 20 winners were aged 9 or 10, but don’t discount younger or older horses. Gwanako was 5 years old when winning in 2008 while Always Waining won his third Topham at the age of 11.

 

HANDICAP RATING:

Look down the field for the winner – 7 of the last 10 winners were rated 142 or lower.

 

FOLLOW THE FAVOURITE?

A terrible race for favourites – No outright favourite has won in the past 20 running’s, with just 1 joint favourite winning in this time.


Keep an eye on the outsiders – There have been 6 winners priced 22/1 or bigger since the turn of the century, including 2 priced at 50/1.

 

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