bet365 and Paddy Power set the pace on Tipping League day one
Imperial Aura and Shiskin spare the blushes on an opening day with imposing wins.
It was bet365 which got off to a flying start on Shiskin with 5pts to win the Supreme ante-post. Betfair was the only other trading team to have an opener play with both ante-post and day backed by Fiddleronthero, but unfortunately, Robbie Power was unable to light up his fuse.
Despite a wide variety of horses covered, there was no luck in the Arkle for Betway, bet365, Betfair, Sky Bet or Coral, and the story would have been the same in the Ultima if it were not for Big River to secure a 20/1 place for the 2017 champions.
Sharjah was today’s only success story for reigning Betway champions as Cepage fell out of the places late on in the Ultima. Still, Imperial Aura’s victory in the Northern Trust was the day’s most significant overall victory for overnight Paddy Power leaders.
The final race of the day marked one of the several exciting punts when William Hill tipped an ante-post of Lord Du Mesnil at 33/1. The ride from Waley-Cohen went off 11/2 and came in second in a smashing race.
We’re all set for a sparkling second day on the track with some big pricey tips.