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My Bobby Dazzler
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We’re backing Mel Rowley’s charge to follow up on his win over course and distance last month. Pitched in novice company for his first two starts under rules, he benefited to the step up to 2m4f, dictating things from the front in a small four-runner field. He won’t have things all his own way here, with Falberto and Cousin Oscar both likely to be ridden handily. 114 looks like a workable opening mark and while this winning pointer is likely to enjoy greater successes over fences, this looks well within his compass.


Koi Dodville
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Koi Dodville was a winner over 1m2f in France and made an encouraging start to life under David Pipe at Hexham. Tracking the leaders down to the third last, he didn’t require too much encouragement to go and score by five lengths. There were a couple of iffy jumps towards the end of the race, but that’s to be expected on his hurdles bow and he’ll surely improve for the experience. Only one other runner in here has been over the timber previously, Saramenha, who must be better than what we saw when finishing 50 lengths behind this one last time.


The Tourard Man
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He might be old enough to do his GCSEs, but The Tourard Man ran well on his reappearance after over a year off the track and, if building on that, could cause a surprise here. A good two-length third at Southwell recently, he just couldn’t go with the leading pair, but if that run has served as a pipe-opener, he’s entitled to come on here. A very useful hurdler in his prime - twiced placed in the Pertemps Final and rated as high as 145, he arguably looks well treated off a mark of 122 and could be a decent each-way bet here.


Roar
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This one did it well last time out at Fakenham and that Nico De Boinville travels all the way to Merseryside for just this ride is a nod of confidence. Good ground is key to this one, which he’ll get here, and a bit of a break over the spring seems to have done him some good. This is Ed De Giles first ever runner at Aintree and hopefully he can get a winner at the first time of asking. Caddyhill hacked up in a four-runner contest at Bangor last time, but unlike Roar, would possibly prefer a bit more juice in the ground. Nevertheless, he looks like the Exacta play in a race which isn’t the deepest.


About Aintree Racecourse

About Aintree racecourse

Aintree is the home of the world’s most famous horse racing, the Grand National. There are two distinct tracks at Aintree, the Mildmay course and the National course itself, which is a triangular, left-handed course at around two and a quarter miles in length. The inside Mildmay track is used more often for regular races and is an altogether more easy track to negotiate.

Completely flat with fairly sharp turns, it is a fair platform for the best jumping talents around to showcase their ability on the big stage.


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