Saturday 8 May 2021
Copperless (10/3) Shanroe (6/1) Camprond (7/1) Ballinsker (15/2) Rowland Ward (10/1) Defining Battle (10/1) Hooper (11/1) Historic Heart (14/1) Nordic Combined (14/1) Any News (16/1) Teqany (20/1) Scarlet Dragon (20/1) Cormier (20/1) Didtheyleaveuoutto (20/1) Celestial Force (20/1) Politicise (28/1) Thistimenextyear (28/1)
A competitive renewal but CAMPROND and Copperless do rather stand out as progressive sorts. The former tanked through the race at Aintree last time only to be worn down late on by Rowland Ward and is narrowly preferred, with that experience of a big-field handicap likely to stand him in good stead. Nicky Henderson's Hooper is also on the shortlist.