14:50 Aintree – Silviniaco Conti (BEST ODDS 9/1 with Bet Victor)
Cue Card won this race after falling in the Gold Cup last year but I can’t be having him at 7/4. He was going nowhere near as well in this year’s Gold Cup when he fell at the same fence. I love him at a horse but I can’t back him at that price. Empire of Dirt is an obvious danger but my preference is for Silviniaco Conti. He was disappointing at Cheltenham Trials Day but skipped the festival and could be fresher than most of these. He’s down three pounds and is a course and distance winner. He’s won this race twice before and at the prices I’d take the chance that he’ll do well here.
A £20 total stake returns £200 with Bet Victor.
All prices correct at the time of posting.