Aintree 4.15 ... Ballabriggs @ 25/1 Join Together @ 25/1 Oscar Time E/W @ 100/1 S.James
Ballabriggs runs off the same mark as winning this in 2011, and meets the 3 in front of him ( Sunnyhill Boy 20lb, Seabass 15lb, and Cappa Bleu 10lb) in this last season on vastly better terms when finishing around a 10 length 6th place. Going should be right up his street and Jason Maguire knows him extremelly well.
He meets Oscar Time 8lb worse than the 2011 event for a 2.25 length beating, which if running to that form on only his 2nd visit here, Oscar Time could hold every chance of turning that form around and with the 100/1 on offer worthy of some E/W interest.
Join Together's been running well in a couple of Group races when meeting trouble in running and just got beat by Hello Bud here in December on Heavy going, and with best form being on better going, if Daryl Jacob can keep him out of trouble in running i see him being right there at the finish with the step up in trip looking likely to suit on previous outings.
Oscar Time ... 4th Full Result>>
Join Together ... 12th
Ballabriggs ... P/U
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