Grand National Festival Day 2 Tips & Predictions

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All the latest news and views from Day 2 of the Grand National Festival.

Horses racing at Ladies Day of the Grand National Festival

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Ladies Day is full of colour, style and fashion as Aintree celebrates individuality and creativity, with all designs and looks in the spotlight.

On the track the action is no less sparkling, with day two on Merseyside headlined by the Grade 1 Melling Chase and the Topham Steeple Chase – the latter run over the Grand National fences.

You can watch all the Day 2 action from Aintree via live streaming when logged into MansionBet.

Betting Tips & Predictions

Get the latest betting tips for every race on Day 2 of the Grand National Festival by clicking the race names below:

1.Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
2.Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
3.Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
4.Melling Steeple Chase (Grade 1)
5.Topham Steeple Chase (Grade 3)
6.Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
7.Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

Grand National Festival Day 2: Ladies Day Racecard April 8th 2022

Day two at Aintree is brimming with quality and ultra-competitive jumps racing fare, headlined by the Melling Chase. The full Friday programme is below.

TIMERACEDISTANCEPRIZE MONEY
13:45Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)2m4fÂŁ70,000
14:20Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)2m½f£100,000
14:50Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)3m1f£100,000
15:25Melling Steeple Chase (Grade 1)2m4fÂŁ200,000
16:05Topham Steeple Chase (Grade 3)2m5fÂŁ120,000
16:40Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)3m½f£100,000
17:15Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)2m1fÂŁ45,000

Race 1 – 13:45 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

A Grade 3 handicap hurdle over two-and-a-half miles launches day two at Aintree. Auroras Encore won this contest in 2008 and would land The National itself five years later for Sue Smith.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021TronadorJW Kennedy22/1
2019Rather BeJerimiah McGrath10/1
2018Jester JetRobbie Dunne20/1
2019Three MusketeersJack Kennedy8/1

Race 2 – 14:20 Top Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

This race became a Grade 1 event as recently as 2016 and can feature horses that have previously run in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021Belfast BanterKC Sexton9/1
2019Felix DesjyJack Kennedy8/1
2018LalorRichard Johnson20/1
2017PingshouRobbie Power10/1

Race 3 – 14:50 Mildmay Novices’ Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

Run over a three-miles-one-furlong distance, the Mildmay Novices’ Chase is a through stamina test for up-and-coming chasers. Might Bite was the most recent Cheltenham Festival winner to land this in 2017.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021Chantry HouseNico De Boinville11/8fav
2019LostintranslationRobbie Power3/1
2018TerrefortDaryl Jacob3/1fav
2017Might BiteNico de Boinville8/13fav

Race 4 – 15:25 Melling Steeple Chase (Grade 1)

The Melling Chase is named after the public road that crosses Aintree racecourse. It often attracts horses that have run in the Queen Mother Champion Chase or the Ryanair Chase at the previous month’s Cheltenham Festival and is the feature race on day two.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021Fakir D’OudairiesMark Walsh2/1fav
2019MinRuby Walsh2/1
2018PolitologueSam Twiston-Davies11/1
2017Fox NortonRobbie Power4/1

Race 5 – 16:05 Topham Steeple Chase (Grade 3)

The Topham is a tough jumping test over the National fences and it’s most successful participant was the Peter Bowen-trained Always Waining, winner in three successive years from 2010 onwards.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021LivelovelaughPW Mullins15/2
2019CadmiumPaul Townend8/1
2018UltragoldHarry Cobden14/1
2017UltragoldHarry Cobden50/1

Race 6 – 16:40 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

An out-and-out staying test for the novices, this race is run over a trip of close to three-miles and one-furlong. It is perhaps not quite as daunting as the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham but, nonetheless, requires a proper stayer to win.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021Ahoy SenorDerek Fox66/1
2019ChampMark Walsh9/4fav
2018SantiniNico de Boinville6/4fav
2017The World’s EndAdrian Heskin3/1

Race 7 – 17:15 Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race (Grade 2)

Aintree’s Champion Bumper race is more of a speedy affair than the counterpart at Cheltenham. The New One and Lalor are recent winners that returned to taste victory over jumps at this meeting.

YEARWINNERJOCKEYODDS
2021Rowland WardCharlie Hammond12/1
2019McFabulousHarry Cobden2/1fav
2018Portrush TedGavin Sheehan25/1
2017LalorRichard Johnson33/1

Betting Promos for Grand National Festival Day 2

You can watch every race from Aintree on day two of the Grand National Festival via live streaming when logged into MansionBet. We’ll have the latest odds in the lead-up to Aintree and special offers and promotions across the three days of the Festival itself; including – extra-place races, best odds guaranteed and new customer offers.

Also be sure to check out the horse racing section of our blog for daily tipping advice from our racing experts on all three days of the Grand National Festival.

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