Steve Ryder previews the Merseyrail Handicap Hurdle on Day 2 of the Aintree Festival. 2019 P&L +11.43pts.
1:45 Aintree- Brio Conti 13/2 (0.5pt ew)
Brio Conti looked the winner of the Coral Cup rounding the turn for home but just failed to get up the hill over 2m5f on soft ground. He faded into fourth late on that day but was only beaten a couple of lengths at the finish so this drop down to 2m4f on a flat track looks sure to suit.
Brio Conti has been raised 2lb by the handicapper for that effort which seems fair and he should run well each way with up to seven places on offer given that he finished 5th in a Grade 1 Novice Hurdle at the meeting in 2017.
1:45 Aintree- Brio Conti 13/2 (0.5pt ew) click here for best odds
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