Aintree Festival Day 1 Tips

The Cheltenham Festival is over and Aintree Festival has arrived.

The world-famous Aintree Grand National Festival is here and we have our top tips for Day 1 of the meeting.

The Randox opening day of the Grand National Festival takes place on Thursday the 13th of April 2023.

The main races on the card include The Betway Bowl, Aintree Hurdle and Foxhunters Chase over the Grand National fences.

Our best horse racing tipsters have to look at each of the races to choose their selections.

Check out the Aintree Day 1 Tips on the 13th of April 2023:

First Day Racing at Aintree Festival

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Aintree 1.45 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 13:45 Betting Odds show the race to be a really open affair.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 1.45 race is Millers Bank.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 1.45 race is The Widdow Maker.

The Manifesto Novices’ Chase is a Grade 1 event for horses aged five and above. It is the first race of the day, starting at 1.45 with a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs.

Aintree 2.20 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 14:20 Betting Odds show the race in the betting market to be a two-horse race between Cheltenham fancies Pied Piper and Brazil.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 2.20 race is Pied Piper.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 2.20 race is Knight Salute.

The 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle for horses aged four years and up. It is run at 2.20 on day 1 of the festival with a distance of 2 miles and 1 furlong.

Aintree 2.55 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 14:55 Betting Odds show the race in the betting market to be wide open with several big chances.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 2.55 race is Conflated.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 2.55 race is Clan Des Obeaux.

The Aintree Bowl race is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase for horses aged five and above. It has a distance of 3 miles and 1 furlong and is run at 2.55 on the 1st day of the festival.

Aintree 3.30 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 15:30 Betting Odds has the Cheltenham Cheltenham Hurdle runners of Epatante and Zanahiyr to be battling it out.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 3.30 race is Epatante.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 3.30 race is Monmiral.

The Aintree Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle competition for horses aged four and higher. It is raced at 3.30 0n the first day of the Aintree festival over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs.

Aintree 4.05 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 16:05 Betting Odds show the race to be the most open race of the day with some bookmakers paying top six places for each-way bets.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 4.05 race is Latenightpass.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 4.05 race is Le Breuil.

The Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase is a National Hunt steeplechase available to horses aged six and up. It is raced over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs on day 1 at 4.05.

Aintree 4.40 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 16:40 Betting Odds show many horses to have EW chances and online bookies are paying top five places in the betting market.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 4.40 race is The Last Day.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 4.40 race is Dancing On My Own.

The Red Rum Handicap Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt steeplechase for horses aged five and up. It is run over a distance of around 2 miles at 4.40 on day 1 of the festival.

Aintree 5.15 Tips – Day One Aintree Festival

The Aintree 17:15 Betting Odds show the race to have Willie Mullins at the head of the betting market, which is no surprise in flat national hunt races.

  • Our NAP selection for the Aintree 5.15 race is Ashroe Diamond.
  • Our dark horse selection for the Aintree 5.15 race is Naughtinesse.

The Mares’ NH Flat Race is a Grade 2 National Hunt flat race for fillies and mares aged four to six years old. It has a distance of approximately 2 miles and 1 furlong and is the last race on day 1 at 5.15.

Popular Questions

Who is the NAP selections for Aintree Festival Day One Racing?

The best NAP selections for Aintree Festival Day One Racing are:

  • Aintree 13:45 NAP Pick – Millers Bank
  • Aintree 14:20 NAP Pick – Pied Piper
  • Aintree 14:55 NAP Pick – Conflated
  • Aintree 15:30 NAP Pick – Epatante
  • Aintree 16:05 NAP Pick – Latenightpass
  • Aintree 16:40 NAP Pick – The Last Day
  • Aintree 17:15 NAP Pick – Ashroe Diamond

Best outsider tips for Aintree Festival Day One Racing?

The best outsider tips for Aintree Festival Day One Racing are:

  • Aintree 13:45 Tips for Outsider – The Widdow Maker
  • Aintree 14:20 Tips for Outsider – Knight Salute
  • Aintree 14:55 Tips for Outsider – Clan Dex Obeaux
  • Aintree 15:30 Tips for Outsider – Monmiral
  • Aintree 16:05 Tips for Outsider – Le Breuil
  • Aintree 16:40 Tips for Outsider – Dancing On My Own
  • Aintree 17:15 Tips for Outsider – Naughtinesse

Aintree Festival Day 1 Double

Our Double picks for Aintree Festival Day 1 Races are:

  • Epatante
  • Ashroe Diamond

Aintree Festival Day 1 Lucky 15

Our Lucky 15 Tips for Aintree Festival Day 1 Races are:

  • Pied Piper
  • Epatante
  • The Last Day
  • Ashroe Diamond

With many of the races on the opening day of the Aintree Festival being very open in the betting markets, we recommend backing the lucky 15 bets as an each-way bet type.

Given the prices of the horses, we have tipped you will only need one winner to make a decent return.

Summary of Aintree Day One Tips

The first day of horse racing at the Aintree Festival has so many amazing racehorses competing at the highest level.

Horse Racing on Thursday is a great start to the three-day event and many punters will be researching how the course is riding in terms of ground conditions for the huge races over the weekend like the Grand National 2022 main event.

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