18:10 Aintree Fri 17 May 2019
Only seen twice since he had wind surgery both times at Musselburgh winning there on New Year's Day (reduced mark) before running well again there last time. 3-8 over this trip and off a mark that doesn't look too onerous.
Still to totally convince over fences and has her quirks (often makes hard work of things). First GB run over hurdles in Britain last time off a break when beaten quickly; should benefit from a return to fences but yet to triumph in handicaps.
Consistent chaser who likes to push the pace (second in this last year off 5lb lower) prior to winning at Perth (2m4f, good). Struggled a little off higher marks since then falling at the first over the Grand National fences last time; not ruled out.
Scored in today's headgear combination at Bangor in October taking advantage of a weak race off a 1lb lower mark. Form since has been rather in-and-out but this is easier than the Doncaster test he faced last time and his mark is easing.
Unreliable sort who to his credit has put together two decent starts at Ayr and Uttoxeter although there's no guarantee that will happen again here. Back on his last winning mark so not ruled out but does come with obvious baggage to his chance.
Set some stiff tasks of late (pulled up Scottish Grand National last time) after making a winning reappearance at Wetherby in October (career-best). Still looks to be racing of a tough enough mark although this grade is a little easier.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss P RobsonJ: Henry Brooke|
Value At Risk (2/1), Casablanca Mix (5/2), Knockgraffon (4/1), Indian Temple (6/1), Acdc (8/1), Dieg Man (12/1), Lofgren (14/1)
- Indian Temple
- Value At Risk
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