Grand National Festival 2022: Friday Swamp Hunting Tips – Captain Guinness is a great choice

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The Marsh Chase is a two mile, four furlong contest and Joseph O’Brien’s Fakir D’oudairies looks likely to lead the market in a field that also includes talented hunters such as Hitman and Mister Fisher.

Here’s a quick list of Planet Sport’s picks for the Marsh Chase.

Captain Guinness

Gite Editor

Watch our betting guide video or read the text (or both) to avoid getting bogged down with the Marsh Chase.

3.30pm Aintree – Captain Guinness

Jonathan Doidge is up for a pint of Captain Guinness in the Marsh Chase, a racer from crack stable Henry De Bromhead.

Rachael Blackmore does the trick and here are some reasons Captain Guinness can travel smooth.

“Captain Guinness has been largely limited to two miles so far, won a 3rd year in Ireland last time on this trip on soft ground. He doesn’t have much experience when the ground is faster, won on the good output, so he will take that as a plus.”

“I just think he’s a classy horse, whose pedigree suggests he might still get a bit better when he steps up on the road and eventually Henry De Bromhead decided to do that.”

“So Captain Guinness can find some improvement and close the gap which is only a few pounds between him and Fakir D’oudairies.”

3:30 p.m. Aintree – Gite Editor

Pete Farries remains loyal to publisher Gary Moore’s Du Gite, forgetting a fourth final time at Cheltenham given he had already won twice before jumping to HQ.

Here’s a snippet of why Pete thinks Publisher Du Gite can compete here.

“Now there’s a horse in this race who won at the festival last year, sitting 25/1 after a disappointing run at Cheltenham but plenty of wins before that.”

“I think Editeur Du Gite is a phenomenal price, 25/1 at time of recording, there’s real value in every way here, looked superb in this win in Red Rum action of the year last and yes OK finished fourth in the Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. I don’t mind, he’s a fantastic horse whose price is way too high.”

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