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Mine wouldn't be the only list to be top-heavy Irish!

I have gone for A Plus Tard as my Gold Cup and King George horse as he is already very good, is young and still has loads of potential. Honeysuckle meanwhile looks sure to be hard to beat wherever she goes as she builds up to a defence of the Champion Hurdle. Shishkin is sure to be on most lists and rightly so as he goes the Champion Chase route but Chacun Pour Soi will probably notch up a sequence in Ireland before they go head-to-head.

Among those that have very exciting Futures are Appreciate It, who looked a monster in the Supreme as did Bob Olinger in the Ballymore and I'd be amazed if they don't take to chasing. They'll be kept apart, surely, until absolutely necessary. They'll both score plenty of points.

Over here, I was much taken by Bravemansgame's chasing debut at Newton Abbot and, would you believe, he is the only Paul Nicholls runner on my list! Ahoy Senor, who beat him at Aintree, could have things to himself up north for Lucinda and Scu.

Finally, Allaho should mop up more big races and my Grand National horse, especially after his encouraging reappearance, is Cloth Cap. Fairytales can happen in this game!

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