Small but select field will line up for Thursday’s Aintree Bowl with the David Pipe trained Dynaste now the clear favourite at 15/8 having been installed at 9/4 to beat the other five rivals.
Last year’s winner First Lieutenant is now 3/1 from 7/2 to retain the Aintree crown, whilst Silviniaco Conti, who finished third in the race last year, is 9/4 to reverse the placings. Menorah who was second in the race last year, is priced at 10/1 to go one place better for the inform Philip Hobbs.
Argocat will be the other Irish raider and the Tom Taaffe trained horse is 14/1 to follow up his Red Mills Chase victory at Gowran Park, whilst the Venetia Williams trained Houblon Des Obeaux, who finished ninth in this year’s Gold Cup is the outsider of the sextet at 20/1.
Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “Dynaste is now the clear 15/8 favourite and has to be respected on his tremendous performance last time out to land the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.”
He added “Track conditions will suit last year’s winner First Lieutenant and no doubt he will be popular with punters but certainly punters are getting behind Dynaste already as he in now the clear favourite at 15/8 having been installed at 9/4.”
Silviniaco Conti 9/4
First Lieutenant 3/1
Houblon Des Obeaux 20/1
EW 1/4 1, 2