Grand National Festival 2022: Friday's Marsh Chase tips - Captain Guinness a stout choice

Planet Sport won’t be stuck in the mud with picks for the Marsh Chase at Aintree on Friday, April 8. Captain Guinness can pour it on for Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore.

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The Marsh Chase is a two miles, four furlong contest and Joseph O'Brien's Fakir D'oudairies looks likely to head the market in a field which also includes talented chasers such as Hitman and Mister Fisher.

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

Captain Guinness

Editeur Du Gite

Have a watch of our betting guide video or read the text (or both) so you don't get bogged down with the Marsh Chase.

15.30 Aintree - Captain Guinness

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

Rachael Blackmore takes the ride and here are a couple of reasons why Captain Guinness can travel smoothly.

"Captain Guinness has been largely kept to two miles so far, won a Grade 3 in Ireland last time over that trip on soft ground. He's not got loads of experience when ground is quicker, has won on good to yielding so will take that as a plus."

"I just think he's a class horse, whose pedigree suggests should so maybe a little bit better still when he steps up in trip and finally Henry De Bromhead has decided to do that."

"So Captain Guinness can find a bit of improvement and bridge the gap which is only a couple of pounds between he and Fakir D'oudairies."

15.30 Aintree - Editeur Du Gite

Pete Farries is keeping faith with Gary Moore's Editeur Du Gite, overlooking a fourth last time at Cheltenham considering he'd already won twice before that a jumps HQ.

Here's a snippet of why Pete thinks Editeur Du Gite can compete here.

"Now there's a horse in this race who won at the festival last year, sitting at 25/1 off the back of a disappointing Cheltenham run but plenty of wins before that."

"I think Editeur Du Gite is a phenomenal price, 25/1 at the time of recording, there is real each-way value here, looked superb in that victory in the Red Rum action last year and yes OK finished fourth in the Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. I don't mind that, this is a fantastic horse whose price is way too big."

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