Grand National day one tips: Get on this 12-1 shot ridden by a top amateur who’s one of the best over the Aintree fences

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SUN Racing is back looking to find you some big price winners for a small stake.

Here, we take on the Grand National Festival at Aintree with three top picks for the opening day of action.

Longshot

DASHING PERK (4.05 Aintree)

Ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen, who may be an amateur but is one of the best jockeys around over the National fences. He can get him round and could easily run into the places.

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Each way thief

MISTER FISHER (2.50 Aintree)

He is interesting tackling a longer trip for the first time. Nicky Henderson clearly thinks he will stay and his best form would put him right in the mix.

BUVEUR D’AIR (3.25 Aintree)

She has won this race before and, while she isn’t the force of old, she has enough class to hit the frame at a big price.

Don’t forget, SunSport tipster Templegate has given a verdict on every race at Aintree on Thursday – and around the UK.

AINTREE

1.45     Hitman (nb)    

Fast improver who won easily at Newbury last time out.

2.20     Monmiral        

Already a Grade 2 winner and has much more to come.

2.50     CLAN DES OBEAUX (NAP)       

Has been placed in the race twice and can go close.

3.25     Jason The Militant      

Took another step forward when winning at Fairyhouse latest.

4.05     Billaway (treble)         

Good second at Cheltenham and looks too good for these.

4.40     On The Slopes 

Went well at Cheltenham and this flatter track should help.

5.15     Elle Est Belle    

Third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and this is easier.



SOUTHWELL

1.00     True Hero        

Won well on last run here and can strike again.

1.35     Deevious Beau            

Struck here at the weekend and big chance under penalty.

2.10     Kehailaan        

Two good runs at Newcastle and should handle this surface.

2.40     May Night       

In flying form at Kempton and champion jockey takes over today.

3.15     Thrave 

Likes this track and can handle the drop in distance.

3.50     Silver Shade    

Had lots in hand when scoring at Newcastle last time out.

4.25     Brandy Station 

Impressive winner here last time and gets on well with this rider.

TAUNTON

1.25     Castel Gandolfo          

Two good efforts over hurdles and has more to offer.

2.00     Blazing Saddles           

Dug deep when winning at Stratford last time out.

2.30     Karakoram      

Getting some help from the handicapper and this is wide open.

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3.05     Letsbe Avenue 

Has bits and pieces of form at this level and trip suits.

3.40     Calva D’Auge   

Won both his hurdle runs before a bumper outing last time.

4.15     Fleck Ivy          

Good win last time and more to offer over fences.

4.55     Minella Voucher         

Knocking on the door and this looks a good chance.

5.30     Kandoo Kid      

Two decent runs so far and doesn’t need a lot more to score.

CHELMSFORD

4.50     Cashel 

Quirky type but won nicely here last time out and can score again.

5.20     Velvet Vista     

In cracking form over this course and distance.

5.50     Headley George          

Had a fair bit in hand when scoring over C&D last time out.

6.20     Luna Wish       

Won and second on his past two visits to this track.

6.50     Arlecchino’s Arc          

Went close at Kempton last time and doesn’t need much more.

7.20     Aventuriere     

Impressive win here last time when seeing out this trip strongly.

7.50     Global Prospector       

Good win at Wolver latest despite a modest draw.

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