Grand National Festival 2015 – 9 April 2015

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The 14:50 Betfred Bowl Chase on day one of the Grand National Festival is proving to be enticing for punters, which is why this is the focus of today’s UK horse racing speed ratings.

Ahead of this race featuring seven runners, the Racing Post has Holywell pegged as quickest with a speed rating of 166. Ma Filleule is just behind with a speed rating of 165. Trainer Nicky Henderson will be hoping for a victory after Ma Filleule finished second at Cheltenham.

Meanwhile, Silviniaco Conti has the highest overall rating (173) and highest Racing Post rating (184) despite being rated as 155 for speed. This Paul Nicholls-trained horse is fancied by many to win the highly competitive 14:50 Betfred Bowl Chase.

Of course, winning will be quite a challenge. That is because legendary jockey A P McCoy will be riding Holywell for the race.