Here are your Aintree Festival Day 2 tips

Donn McClean and Paddy Power were speaking to Off the Ball

BY Daniel Kelly 09:05 Friday 7 April 2017, 9:05 7 Apr 2017

Picture by: Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

The second day of the Aintree Grand National Festival begins on Friday afternoon.

Seven races go to post on Friday afternoon, with the first race beginning at 1.40pm. The feature race is the JLT Melling Chase at 3.25pm.

On Thursday night's Off the Ball, racing journalist Donn McClean and Paddy Power gave their tips for two of the day's big races.

Might Bite - Aintree (2.50pm) 

In a repeat of the RSA Chase from the Cheltenham Festival, Might Bite and Whisper battle it out once more.

Despite the dramatic finish, both Donn and Paddy expect a similar result on Friday afternoon, with Might Bite winning again.

"His jumping is still a bit of a worry, but he's an odds-on favourite and rightly so", McClean told Off the Ball.

"I think Might Bite really is the real deal", Paddy said, thinking the mistake that almost cost Might Bite last month wont happen this time, due to the narrowness of the Aintree home straight.

Sub Lieutenant - Aintree (3.25pm)

"His run in the Ryanair Chase, when he didn't have it all go his own way was very good", McClean told Off the Ball, where Sub Lieutenant finished second in Cheltenham. "If he's a wee bit more settled, he could make them all go."

"Sub Lieutenant is the bet of the day", Paddy added.

On Friday night's Off the Ball, you can hear Donn and Paddy's tips for Saturday's Grand National.

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