Empire Of Dirt can Bowl over rivals

Empire Of Dirt looks to have plenty going for him in the Bowl Chase at Aintree today (2.50) and rates a solid bet at 5/2.

Gordon Elliott’s charge found things happening to quickly last time out in the 2m 5f Rayanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when a keeping on never nearer 9 length fourth to the Un De Sceaux.

Prior to that Empire Of Dirt had looked a chaser on the up, landing the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival and the valuable Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan on seasonal reappearance.

The gelding also ran an absolute stormer when runner-up to Sizing John in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown, being denied room at a vital stage before staying on to be beaten just 3/4 of a length.

Empire Of Dirt was arguably and unlucky loser and Sizing John has subsequently gone on to land the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

It gives the form a solid look and a repeat of that effort will make Empire Of Dirt tough to beat.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Empire Of Dirt (5/2 generally available – use BOG firms)

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