Totesport bet: 7 Amberleigh House, 8 Ardent Scout, Tipsy Mouse, 9 Silver Birch, 10 Jungle Jinks, Takagi, 11 Double Honour, Native Sessions, 12 Fasgo
, Forest Gunner, Native Emperor, 16 Swansea Bay, Cassia Heights, 20 bar.
One we like, who certainly fits the bill in terms of the weight on his back, is FASGO
, who comes here fresh having banged a leg when pulling up at Newcastle in February.
Paul Nicholls, successful with Ad Hoc in 2001 and last year, is double-handed with Fasgo
and Royal Auclair.
Well-backed favourite Fasgo
was pulled up after losing his action with a circuit to go, while Tipsy Mouse, another fancy, came down at the third, bringing down Luzcadou in the process.
A bold jumper and good stayer, he ran on well to deny Fasgo
and Southern Star over 4m1f at Cheltenham on New Year's day.
His latest success at Prestbury Park came over four miles and one furlong on New Year's Day, when he got the better of Fasgo
by two lengths.
The seven-year-old ran well on his seasonal reappearance at Newton Abbot in December when a five-length second to Fasgo
over an extended 26 furlongs.
King, whose stable is taking all before it at present, has a potential National horse in Bear On Board, whose jumping was flawless as he galloped to a two-length success over Fasgo
in the Miles Gosling Handicap Chase.
ran a nice race at Cheltenham last time and we thought Aintree might suit him.
He won over course and distance back in December beating both Fasgo
and Bounce Back.
Paul Nicholls will be well represented in the race, with both Royal Auclair and Fasgo
taking their chance, while Henry Daly runs Haut Cercy.
Paul Nicholls sends up Fasgo
, a stayer who has been creeping up the weights since scoring on his reappearance at Newton Abbot in early November.