Aintree Friday Tips: Mount Des Avaloirs makes plenty of appeal at 11/1 in opener​


Mont Des Avaloirs looks nicely treated on the pick of his form and worth siding with at 11/1 in the 1.45 at Aintree.​ ​

This Paul Nicholls trained six-year-old is 1-1 over course and distance and ran a blinder when third of nine to Global Citizen three starts back in the Listed 2m Gerry Fielden at Newbury when beaten just 1/2 a length into third behind Global Citizen off an official rating of 139.​ ​

He got put up to 142 for that and things haven’t quite gone to plan in two subsequent outings, albeit he was far from disgraced last time out when a 15 length seventh of 14 to Al Dancer in the Betfair Hurdle at Ascot.​ ​

He has subsequently been quickly dropped 3lb and is now able to race off 139 again.​ ​

It makes Mont Des Avaloirs a key player in the weights in this and he ran very well off just 2lb lower on his final start last season when a 3 1/2 length fourth of 20 to Ballymoy in a competitive class 2 affair at Sandown.​ ​

This flat track should also suit his hold up run style and he should get the strong pace he needs to aim at.​ ​

Underfoot conditions are also ideal and another plus is that the talented Lorcan Williams takes off 5lb with his claims, so everything looks in place for a huge run.​ ​

Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Mont Des Avaloirs (11/1 Betfair, Paddy Power – BOG, paying 5 places)​


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