13:30 Aintree Sat 9 November 2019
Triple chase winner at around 2m, including on soft at Ayr in March. 6lb higher than that here, but goes very well fresh and looks a big player under top weight.
Prolific chase winner at around 2m on good or good to soft ground. Has scored over C&D, but high enough in the handicap and genuine soft ground is a concern.
5-15 over fences at around 2m, including on soft. 4lb higher than the best of those and has a bit to prove after finishing tailed off on his Kempton reappearance.
Goes really well when fresh, as he again underlined when last seen at Carlisle (2m, heavy) in March, when a very easy 8L winner. Up just 3lb for that now back in a handicap, and has to be taken very seriously.
2m and soft ground is the ideal scenario for this four-time chase winner, who is just 1lb higher than his latest success at Ludlow in April. Won this race two years ago, when 1lb higher. Goes well fresh. Contender.
Has won twice since joining this trainer earlier in the year. Beaten 4L from this mark at Kempton (2m2f, good) last time, but can't rule him out dropped in trip. Acts on soft.
3-8 over fences, and acts on soft, although his best efforts have been on good. Probably not much scope for more from this mark, but if at his best he would be very competitive.
Six-race maiden. Has shown ability at times. There will have been bigger shock winners if he proves good enough here, but needs more than we saw from him on two runs earlier this year.
Last Year's Winner
|T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton|
The Last Day (2/1), Solar Impulse (9/2), Theflyingportrait (5/1), Charmant (6/1), Baby King (9/1), Shady Oaks (9/1), Lillington (12/1), Wishfull Dreaming (14/1)
- Baby King
- Solar Impulse
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