Easter Monday has some quality ITV action on offer such as the Irish Grand National card at Fairyhouse which includes a couple of graded races and a competitive handicap hurdle. There’s also a Listed race and some intriguing handicaps to enjoy at Kempton. Here are three outsiders whose chances outweigh their prices. Check out our free tips page for content across all British and Irish racing.
De Name Escapes Me came back to some sort of form when third in a three-mile chase at Navan last month. He’s no spring chicken anymore at the grand old age of 12 but his current hurdles mark is 7lb lower than his last win which came over 2m4f at Naas in 2018. His best hurdles form seems to be over intermediate trips so this extended 2m5f trip should suit well.
Something Enticing showed significant progression in her last couple of starts. She won a competitive handicap at York before finishing second in a Listed race at Doncaster. Her late season improvement offers significant hope that there is more to come as a four-year-old. Now that her official rating is 95 she will have to step up but there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that she can run a big race here. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how far she can go this season.
Diol Ker was given some tough assignments in novice chases this season having finished behind the likes of Bob Olinger, Farouk D’alene and Jungle Boogie. It was therefore no surprise to see him put into handicaps in his last two starts. He was a good fourth behind Longhouse Poet in the Thyestes at Gowran when keeping on at the finish. That effort was a good trial for a test such as this. The handicapper put him up 10lb for his win in the Leinster National last time and despite that hike being hefty, he’s clearly improving and if the step up in trip suits he can continue progressing.
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