Bristol De Mai can show the benefit of a mid-season break by downing Might Bite in the Betfair Bowl at Aintree on Thursday.
This race has a history of the odd shock and while Nigel Twiston-Davies’ grey winning would not be a huge surprise, he does have plenty of ground to make up on Nicky Henderson’s Gold Cup runner-up from the King George.
With Buveur D’Air out of the way, Supasundae appears to face a pretty straightforward task in the Betway Aintree Hurdle.
Winner of the Irish Champion Hurdle and second to Penhill in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, this two-and-a-half-mile trip could be his optimum.
The Big Buck’s Celebration Manifesto Novices’ Chase can go the way of Dan Skelton’s mare Rene’s Girl.
Gary Moore’s Et Moi Alors may represent value in the Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle, while the fast pace and flat track should suit Bouvreuil perfectly in the Red Rum Handicap Chase.
Lady Prancealot appears to have been found the ideal opportunity to get off the mark in the Bet Placepot At totesport.com Fillies’ Novice Auction Stakes at Chelsmford.
Kevin Ryan’s Commander Han looked a nice prospect when bolting up last time out and can follow up over a furlong further in the Bet Quadpot At totesport.com Novice Stakes.
Duke Of Bront’es run behind Time To Study last season looks top notch form in the Bet Trifecta At totesport.com Handicap.
At Southwell, Crosse Fire should give another good account in the totetrifecta Handicap.
Aintree: 1.45 Rene’s Girl, 2.20 Et Moi Alors, 2.50 BRISTOL DE MAI (NAP), 3.25 Supasundae, 4.05 Balnaslow, 4.40 Bouvreuil, 5.15 Duhallow Gesture.
Limerick: 2.00 Tell Me Annie, 2.35 Dorydalis, 3.10 Internal Transfer, 3.45 Castiafiore Park, 4.20 Jury Duty, 4.55 Synopsis, 5.30 Harrie, 6.00 Petit Tartare.
Taunton: 2.10 Sneaking Budge, 2.40 Blu Cavalier, 3.15 Luckime, 3.55 Give Him Time, 4.30 Capitaine, 5.05 Fly West, 5.35 Mechelen.
Chelmsford: 5.45 Lady Prancealot, 6.15 Fieldsman, 6.45 Commander Han, 7.15 Duke Of Bronte, 7.45 Zac Brown, 8.15 Raffle King, 8.45 River Glades.
Southwell: 1.55 Gleaming Sun, 2.30 Raaqyah, 3.00 Hollander, 3.35 Crosse Fire, 4.15 Lady Joanna Vassa, 4.50 Sunhill Lad, 5.25 Robbian.