Newbury and Ayr both boast excellent cards this weekend, with the Coral Scottish National of course the stand-out renewal of the day. Racing guru Angus Loughran is on hand as ever with all of his best bets of the day…
2.00 – Newbury - The ground could well be the key here and HARRIS TWEED will adore it. He is preferred to Arctic Cosmos.
BET NOW – HARRIS TWEED
2.35 – Newbury - Some unexposed fillies in this field but as it stands BEST TERMS has the best form in the book - I disagree with Paul and think she will stay and stay well.
BET NOW – BEST TERMS
3.10 – Newbury - I expect the two lighter raced colts here will be too strong and I know that Roger Charlton has a high view of his once raced colt TOP OFFER.
BET NOW – TOP OFFER
3.45 – Newbury - A really open renewal of the Spring Cup in which Mull of Killough should go well but the value lies with THE TICHBORNE.
BET NOW – THE TICHBORNE
4.20 – Newbury - Minimise Risk is the best of these with experience but newcomer ZANOTTI is well fancied first time up.
BET NOW – ZANOTTI
2.15 – Ayr - Some good young chasers on show here but we have yet to see the best of the athletic LIDAR.
BET NOW - LIDAR
2.50 – AYR - I know RED MERLIN has been saved for a spring campaign and with the ground drying out he has sound claims of keeping his winning run going.
BET NOW – RED MERLIN
3.25 – Ayr - I think JUNIOR has sound claims off top weight after parting early in the Aintree version and he gets a narrow vote over former winner Merigo.
BET NOW - JUNIOR