On Saturday all eyes will be focused on Aintree and the National but today we have the riddle of Irish prelude at Fairyhouse to decipher. Alfie Sherrin bounced back to form at the Festival back in March and may still be ahead of the handicapper to take the big prize. With excellent prices on offer for the National and the quality supporting card it is worth concentrating on the Irish punts today.

Crockford’s Dead Cert – Oscars Well (Fairyhouse 2.40)
Is yet to have the opportunity this year to show his true promise of last season Oscars Well will look a big price at about 2/1 when he fulfils it this afternoon.

Crockford’s Whisper – Alfie Sherrin (Fairyhouse 4.50)
He stormed up the Cheltenham hill at the Festival and should with the handicapper on his side creep into at least a place this afternoon at attractive odds of around 14/1


Crockford’s other Bank Holiday gambles from around the courses:

Chepstow – Back Bob Back (2.50) and Pantxoa (4.35)
Huntingdon – Plein Pouvoir (4.40)
Warwick – Ingleby Spirit (5.05)
Fairyhouse – Oscars Well (2.40), Bat Masterson (3.10), Steps to Freedom (3.40) and Alfie Sherrin (4.50)