Grand National Festival 2022: Saturday's Maghull Novices' Chase tips: Edwardstone the class angle

Planet Sport tipsters Jonathan Doidge and Pete Farries have the The Maghull Novices' Chase covered on Grand National day at Aintree. Alan King's Edwardstone looks a rock solid pick.

The Maghull Novices' Chase is a two miles Grade 1 test and the classy Edwardstone looks to have a strong chance of picking up a sixth win in a row. Willie Mullins' Gentleman De Mee and Team Skelton's Third Time Lucki are among a group trying to make things as difficult as possible.

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Here's a rundown on Planet Sports picks for the Poundland Maghull Novices' Chase as Aintree on Saturday, April 9.


Third Time Lucki

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15.00 Aintree - Edwardstone

Jonathan is sticking with the class angle in the Poundland Maghull Novices' Chase and backing Edwardstone.

The Alan King eight-year-old won the Arkle in fine style at Cheltenham and is on a six-timer.

Here's a snippet of why Jonathan thinks Edwardstone is a rock solid pick at Aintree.

"I think once again that the Brits will come out on top in this, with Edwardstone who has carried all before him hasn't he as a two mile novice chaser this season. Well there were one or two doubters before he went into the Arkle last month at Cheltenham but he managed to show them what it's all about at this level, winning by more than four lengths from Gabynako."

"He started favourite on five of his six starts over fences this year. Had he not been brought down in the first of those, probably would have had a six from six record over the bigger obstacles. I think he can make it six from seven and win the Maghull on Saturday."

15.00 Aintree - Third Time Lucki

Pete believes that the Skelton runner Third Time Lucki provides each-way value and has a chance of turning round the Warwick Kingmaker form with Edwardstone.

Harry Skelton takes the reins and here is why Pete has his fingers crossed for Third Time Lucki.

"I'm going to take the Skelton runner Third Time Lucki each-way, thought the form has been very solid, being beaten by Edwardstone is no real shame is it? Before that some very good runs including over at Cheltenham back in November."

"Third Time Lucki offers real each-way value, yes all eyes on Edwardstone but for me each-way Third Time Lucki."

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