Argyle v Mansfield - Pilgrim Punting
11th April 2015
A WIN for Argyle and a nice little winner at Aintree would be a perfect Saturday - so let us see if we get some cash in Grand style.Argyle entertain Mansfield Town at Home Park in a crucial Sky Bet League 2 fixture, while up in Liverpool, it is Grand National day. It is a tricky old field to pick from over the sticks, so we have tried to help you by finding some Argyle connections...
Shutthefrontdoor - 15/2. The sentimental favourite for the race, ridden by soon-to-retire champ AP McCoy. Clad in green, white and yellow - just like Argyle - it would be a very popular winner if it goes in. But while McCoy looks to Shutthefrontdoor, McCormick will look to keep the back door firmly closed, as he has done more times than anyone else in the league this season. An Argyle clean sheet against Mansfield is even money with Sky Bet.
First Lieutenant - 25/1. Captain Curtis Nelson will sit out the Mansfield game through suspension, his own trusty Lieutenant Peter Hartley will grab the armband and hopefully lead the Pilgrims to victory. Pete is 22/1 to score first - or 13/2 to notch at anytime. First Lieutenant, a classy animal owned by Michael O'Leary boss of Ryanair, will have a great chance in the big race - as long as he jumps like Peter Hartley.
Rubi Light - 80/1. Reuben Reid has lit up Home Park on plenty of occasions this season, so perhaps he can get on the scoresheet - he is 7/2 to score the first goal against Mansfield - while Rubi Light is picking up the money in National.
Ballycasey - 33/1. Another Reubs connection, as this horse is ridden by Ruby Walsh, from the yard of feared trainer Willie Mullins, who had a record haul at the Cheltenham Festival. If you are after another Reuben bet, have a look at him at 11/4 to finish as the top goalscorer in Sky Bet League 2. He is only two behind the leading goalscorer, Matt Tubbs of Portsmouth. Reubs, like Ruby, likes to bang them in at Cheltenham, too.
Lord Windermere - 50/1. The 2014 Gold Cup winner from Ireland takes his chance in the National, and is now ridden by Brian O'Connell, after original jockey Robbie McNamara suffered an injury on Friday. Argyle have their own Irishman ready to step in, but it is an O'Connor, not an O'Connell. Anthony O'Connor, if he passes muster, is likely to return to the starting line-up against Mansfield. The last time Argyle won at home, Anto smashed in the opening goal - he is 22/1 to do that against on Saturday.
(Prices correct with Sky Bet as of 11am Saturday.)
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