I’m about to start checking form for the TV tips for tomorrow. I’d intended tipping Silsol in the Welsh National but did not expect him to be this price. With Paddy Power you can back him each way at 40/1 to 1/5th odds five places. If you have a Betfair account and are happy to bet win only (or have a separate place only bet) you can, at the time of writing, get on at 70 (69/1). There’s only about £15 available at that price so you’ll need to be quick. In most cases, I’d say take SP on Betfair these days, but I think Nicholls will fancy his chances with this, and Bryony Frost rides, which will help attract punters tomorrow.
Silsol caught my eye one day at Carlisle when beating Maximiser and Seeyouatmidnight; he looked just the type to pick up a decent long distance handicap in heavy ground and that’s what he gets tomorrow. He was off more than a year after beating Native River over hurdles but returned a month ago at Haydock over hurdles and ran a typical prep-type race being prominent for a long time behind all the way winner Sam Spinner.
Silsol’s chasing experience is limited but the upside of that is he is rated 8lbs lower over fences than over hurdles. And the talented Bryony Frost takes off 5lbs. On breeding, he’s the only offspring of his sire and dam to try this trip and he is the one in the family who has won over farthest – 3m2f. You can never say something will stay until it stays but there is no evidence that Silsol will not stay and at the price I’m more than willing to take the chance.
My other TV tips will be online in the next couple of hours.
Enjoy the race and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose with a smile.