Ray Flanagan with Aintree selections
Aintree 3.25-Diakali (W/O Supasundae)
Diakali was formerly very useful for Willie Mullins in Ireland and was only narrowly denied in this event previously albeit that is four years ago now. Interesting on first start though for Gary Moore given a decent record fresh and could be the one to rattle up the jolly.
Decent handicap chaser under rules in previous seasons. Following period on the sidelines he returned as a hunter chaser this term for Fergal O Brien. Positive debut win before poor effort latest. This race has been the aim however and could have prospects.
Aintree 4.40-Bentelimar and Kings Socks
Bentalimar is an Irish recruit who has a patchy profile overall. Two miles on a flat track in a strongly run race may bring out the best in him and first time for a long time that he encounters those conditions. Pricewise and Paul Kealy have ruined the price but still worth a play.
Kings Socks looks certainly well handicapped and has a chance if improving for dropping in trip today. Displayed promise on UK debut behind Modus and encouraging run at Cheltenham when failing for stamina in the Byrne Plate.
Aintree 5.15-Gateaway Katie Mae
Interesting runner for John Queally who has successful raids here previously with Al Eile. Ballinrobe bumper winner who ran a fine race behind Relegate at Leopardstown. Looks the form pick.
1 pt win-Diakali-3.25 Aintree- W/O Supasundae-14-1 bet 365
1 pt win-Barrakilla-4.00 Aintree-12-1 General
1.5 pts win-Kings Socks-4.40 Aintree-4-1 General
1 pt win-Bentelimar-4.40 Aintree-11-1 General
1 pt win-Bentelimar-4.40 Aintree-W/O Kings Socks-17-2 Corals
2.5 pts win-Getaway Katie Mae-5.15 Aintree-5-2 General