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SNOW LEOPARDESS (2.40 Aintree, nap)
She looks ideal for this test over the Grand National fences. She is a solid stayer who was a good sixth at Grade 3 level over the Mildmay course here in April.
She is a fantastic jumper as she showed when skipping around Bangor for an impressive success last month. The spruce should hold no fears and she could well improve past a 5lb rise in the weights.
CHACUN POUR SOI (2.25 Sandown, nb)
He has too much class. He won three times at Grade 1 level last season with his only blip a surprise third in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham.
He bounced back with an easy Punchestown success and can land his first win on this side of the Irish Sea.
WHITE PEPPER (1.30 Aintree, treble)
She was an impressive winner at Galway last time, scooting in by 13 lengths. She may not have had a lot to beat but she jumped well and travelled strongly.
She was a winner on the Flat so a speed track like Aintree should be right up this Irish raider’s street.
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11.15 Richmond Lake
Good win on hurdles debut and can improve on that.
11.45 Return Fire
Went close at Kelso latest and looks on a fair weight.
Has form at a higher level and looks much too good.
12.55 Galahad Quest
Grade 2 winner at best who has more to offer over fences.
1.30 White Pepper (treble)
Easy winner at Galway and has more to come.
2.05 Imperial Aura
Going well when falling in the Betfair Chase last time out.
2.40 Snow Leopardess (NAP)
Jumped brilliantly when winning at Bangor latest.
3.15 Straw Fan Jack
Goes well here and this longer distance will suit.
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11.38 Grange Road
Just pipped last time but is 6lb better off with winner today.
12.12 Duc De Beauchene
Battled well to score over course and distance latest.
12.47 Take Your Time
Had plenty in hand winning at Ffos Las and 6lb rise fair.
1.22 St Barts
Showed lots of promise last season and still on fair mark.
1.57 Mario De Pail
Went close last time and this longer trip will be ideal.
2.32 Complete Unkown
Solid form on hurdles debut and can progress here.
3.09 Libberty Hunter
Cost a packet and can strike despite year-long break.
3.45 Captain Claude
Green on debut when fifth and will have learned plenty.
11.52 Barony Legends
Easy winner on hurdles debut and can show a lot more.
12.27 Shore Shanty
Has more to offer over fences and fit from comeback.
1.02 Bean In Trouble
Keeps running well and this looks another good chance.
1.37 Castle Robin
Lots in hand when scoring at Exeter last time out.
Up 5lb for winning last time and has can strike again.
Won well here last time and this longer trip should suit.
3.22 Bounce Back
Well bred and yard does well with newcomers in these races.
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12.05 Outlaw Peter
Two solid runs since joining Paul Nicholls and more to come.
Two good wins last season and can strike again.
Went close at Huntingdon and looks ready to win.
1.50 Third Time Lucki
Has looked a potential superstar on both chase runs so far.
2.25 Chacun Pour Soi (nb)
Multiple Grade 1 winner who should be much too good.
3.00 Highland Hunter
Went close in Midlands National and will enjoy this test.
Won this last year and can go well again.
Nicely down weights and can end his losing run.
4.30 Last Ammo
Solid fourth on Kempton debut and will improve.
Won well here last time and can score again.
5.30 Phoenix Star
Went close at Newcastle and this longer trip will help.
6.00 Alfred Boucher
Has been running in better races and makes course debut.
6.30 Screaming Petrus
Expensive buy who went close here on debut latest.
7.00 Neptune Seas
Good run at Newcastle and this longer trip will suit.
Eamonn Hames’ Irish tips…
12.00 Fantasio D’alene
12.33 Eric Bloodaxe (nb)
1.08 Burning Victory (NAP)
1.43 Riviere D’etel
2.18 Farouk D’alene
2.53 Soldier At War
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