Friday, 09th Nov 2018
Horsebetting.com experts give their three best bets for a seven-race card at Aintree on Saturday, 10 November. Hell’s Kitchen looks ahead of his mark and rates the standout bet in the Rewards4Racing Handicap Chase. Unowhatimeanharry has a superb record first time up, so is our next best punt to land back-to-back successes in the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Hurdle. Jeannot De Nonant, meanwhile, makes plenty of each-way appeal in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle. Find out more about these horses in our our in-depth preview with Aintree betting tips for November 10.Hell’s Kitchen holds all the aces in feature handicap chase at AintreeHell’s Kitchen looks ahead of his mark, so is strongly fancied to make a winning return to action in the extended 2m 3f Rewards4racing Handicap Chase at Aintree on Saturday (14:40). This Harry Fry trained seven-year-old is a lightly-raced sort who showed what he is capable of over the larger obstacles when scoring at Kempton 11 months ago.
The JP McManus owned son of Robin Des Champs made all in the hands of Barry Geraghty and found plenty when asked to readily beat Mister Whitaker by 1 1/2 lengths off a rating of 137, with the pair pulling 19 lengths clear of the third home. It was a most authoritative and taking display, while the runner-up is unbeaten in three starts since.
Mister Whitaker enjoyed his finest hour when landing the ultra-competitive Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival off a mark of 137, then looked better than ever when landing a Listed contest at Carlisle six days ago off a revised rating of 145.
Given that Hell’s Kitchen was giving him a whopping 12lb that day, it gives the form a rock solid look and suggests his own current mark (also 145) could seriously underestimate his ability.
The gelding also remains open to further progression after just eight career starts and hails from a yard operating at a 33 per cent strike rate at the time of writing. Underfoot conditions are also ideal and Geraghty is once again in the saddle.
Hell’s Kitchen is also a brute of a horse that has always been held in the highest regard. He looks the type to come into his own this season now that he has strengthened up and filled into his frame. So, his chances are glaringly obvious in this and he looks a worthy favourite to land the spoils. Thus we had no hesitation in making Helll’s Kitchen the NAP of our Aintree betting tips for November 10.Unowhatimeanharry fancied to retain crownThe Fry, McManus and Geraghty combination also look to hold leading claims of landing the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre Hurdle earlier on the card (14:10) with Unowhatimeanharry. This 10-year-old is an ultra-consistent top class sort who has won 10 of his 25 starts over the obstacles and also been placed on 10 occasions.
He is a three-time winner at Grade 1 level and showed that he was still a force to be reckoned with when landing the spoils in this 12 months ago. After being pushed into a narrowly lead two from home, he responded well to Gearghty’s urgings on the run-in to comfortably fend off the challenge of Value at Risk by 1 1/2 lengths.
Unowhatimeanharry than ran well when runner-up to Beer Goggles in a Grade 2 at Newbury, and was far from disgraced when third to Sam Spinner in a Grade 1 at Ascot. Although then disappointing on his final start of the campaign when a well-beaten 10th of 15 to Penhill in the Grade 1 Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, this represents a return to much calmer waters.
The son of Sir Harry Lewis is also the officially highest rated in the line-uo off 159 and versatile as regard ground. Unowhatimeanharry also has a good record fresh and has won first time up in the last three seasons. That strongly suggests he will not be found wanting through lack of fitness and first time up is the best time to catch him.
Unowhatimeanharry has also undergone a wind-op, suggesting he had breathing problems in the aforementioned Stayers’ Hurdle. If that’s done the trick, he looks the one to be on in this and that’s why he is the next best bet in our Aintree betting tips for November 10.Well-weighted Jeannot De Nonant the each-way playIn the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (13:35), Jeannot De Nonant looks weighted to go well now switched back to the smaller obstacles so makes plenty of each-way appeal. This six-year-old has some fair form to his name when trained in Ireland by Gordon Elliott and was rated 138 at his peak.
He moved to join Peter Bowen at the start of last season and came good at the second time of asking for his new handler when easily beating Kansas City Chief by three lengths in an eight-runner affair at Southwell off a mark of 133. Jeannot De Nonant got put up to 139 for that victory and failed to shine on hot contests at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals.
Connections then sent him chasing and he got back on the winning trail when romping to a 14 lengths success at Catterick. The son of Full Of Gold was also not disgraced last time out and, having been given a break, reverts to hurdling off a rating of 133 – the same as when last successful.
It gives Jeannot De Nonant every chance from a handicapping perspective and he is also one from two at the trip. So, in a wide-open affair where a case can be made for many, he looks to have plenty going for him and is weighted to run a big race. Jeannot De Nonant thus features as the each-way punt in our Aintree betting tips for November 10.Your Next Bet