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Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 12:20
11
NON-RUNNER

Goa Lil

J:
 
NON-RUNNER
T:
 
Nigel Twiston-Davies
Age: 4
Weight: 11-1
OR: 133
Days: 16

With us having no bet in the first race of the day we move straight onto the 12:20 Handicap Chase over 2m4f and the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Goa Lil gets the nod in this one.

The four year old has not hit his potential as the racing world thought he would having seen him over hurdles last term, but he has a lot in his favour heading into this race.

Having been sent chasing this term he has made a fair start to life over the bigger obstacles, although falling on debut has since come on for that run to finish a good fourth at Wincanton behind the smart Tamaroc Du Mathan.

The yard believe the step up in trip will help to bring him on a little bit and with Twiston-Davies having won two of the last five renewals of this race, he could be a nice bet at 9/1.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/09/22COM18Hy10-82
29/05/22FON18Gd11-83
04/05/22NAB21Gd10-42
08/04/22FON21.5Gd11-93
29/03/22FON18Gd9-101
Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 12:55
4
Richard Johnson

Hunters Call

J:
 
Richard Johnson
T:
 
Olly Murphy
Age: 10
Weight: 11-4
OR: 137
Days: 20

Another event over 2m4f sees the Handicap Hurdle with a competitive field of 11 runners heading to post and the horse that takes the eye is Hunters Call for Olly Murphy.

The yard have started to hit some form over the last week or so which is a big bonus for this horse who has ran credibly on his three starts this term after a long lay off.

He made his first appearance in July having not raced since 2017 and he went on to win at Southwell in a very similar event to this.

He went up 7lb for that win and headed to Galway for the festival and finished a strong fourth behind the likes of Aramon and Petit Mouchoir in the Galway Hurdle.

He had a little break and made his return last month at Cheltenham in the Greatwood Hurdle where he again ran a cracker to finish fourth of 14 off a 2lb higher mark and running off that rating again makes him dangerous.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/04/22AYR21.5GS11-73
05/02/22SAN16GS11-55
22/01/22HAY15.5Sft11-43
11/12/21CHL17GS11-03
10/11/21BAN19.5Sft11-81
Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 13:30
11
Kielan Woods

Le Breuil

J:
 
Kielan Woods
T:
 
Ben Pauling
Age: 8
Weight: 10-8
OR: 141
Days: 42

One of the big races on the Aintree card is the Grade Three Becher Handicap Chase over the National fences and with so many runners entered we have two selections.

Our most confident selection is the joint favourite Le Breuil for Ben Pauling who finished seventh in this event last year, jumping very nicely.

He made his seasonal debut at Kelso in October, finishing fourth of eight runners and it acted as a great prep run for this event.

He is 9lb lower than the mark he ran off in this event last term and having showed decent form in these sorts of races in the past he could be weighted to pounce.

Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 13:30
3
Charlie Deutsch

Aso

J:
 
Charlie Deutsch
T:
 
Venetia Williams
Age: 10
Weight: 11-8
OR: 155
Days: 21

At a much bigger price we like the Venetia Williams trained Aso, who at 20/1 could pick up some superb place money for how inform the yard are.

Over the last two weeks she has been a frequent handler in the winners enclosure with eight winners from 26 runners, which sees her pose a 30.77% strike rate.

Aso has been a star horse for the yard finishing a narrow second to Frodon in the 2019 Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham festival, which looks a standout bit of form.

Although he been below his best since then it has seen him drop down the weights to a mark that makes him a very attractive runner at the prices.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
13/02/22EXE24.5Sft11-123
08/01/22SAN24Hy11-12PU
01/12/21HAY25.5Hy11-92
13/11/21CHL20Gd11-1113
08/04/21AIN25GS11-75
Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 14:40
3
Jeremiah McGrath

Santini

J:
 
Jeremiah McGrath
T:
 
Nicky Henderson
Age: 8
Weight: 11-6
OR: 172
Days: 267

Santini is said to be spot on for his return at in the feature Many Clouds Chase after Henderson pulled him out of the Betfair Chase a few weeks back and his rider also believes he has come on massively for his Newbury Gallop.

The staying star for the yard always comes on a fair bit for his seasonal debut, but we think he will be bang on it this term having had a successful race gallop at Newbury.

Although winning on debut last term at Kempton, he was much better next time out after undergoing a wind op which saw him race on trials day in the Cotswolds Chase and he put in a mighty performance to beat Bristol De Mai over what was nearly the Gold Cup trip.

He then headed to the festival for the Cheltenham feature and although rallying in the final stages, had to settle for a narrow second behind dual winner Al Boum Photo.

He will again be heading for the Gold Cup this term and the Many Clouds looks a great starting point for the gelding.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/04/22AIN34.5GS11-24
18/03/22CHL26.5GS11-108
29/01/22CHL25.5Gd11-22
10/12/21CHL26GS11-124
19/03/21CHL26.5GS11-10PU
Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 15:15
7
Tom O'Brien

Springtown Lake

J:
 
Tom O'Brien
T:
 
Philip Hobbs
Age: 8
Weight: 11-2
OR: 142
Days: 28

The final event of the day is another big fielded event that sees plenty of familiar faces head to post and we like the look of two of them at each way prices.

The shortest of the duo is the Philip Hobbs trained Springtown Lake who ran to a fair standard last term and kept that good form going on his seasonal debut.

At Aintree in November the eight year old finished a very good second behind bright spark Modus for Paul Nicholls and running off the same mark in this event makes him interesting.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
21/01/22LIN20Hy11-96
04/12/21CHP23.5GS10-11PU
26/02/21WAR20Sft11-56
26/12/20WET24Sft11-55
05/12/20AIN21Sft11-25
Aintree - December 05 2020
Aintree 15:15
2
Jeremiah McGrath

Might Bite

J:
 
Jeremiah McGrath
T:
 
Nicky Henderson
Age: 11
Weight: 11-10
OR: 150
Days: 35

At a bigger price we think that the superstar Might Bite can get back to his best in the Grand Sefton Handicap and what a popular winner it would be.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup second back in 2018 has not been the same horse since that season where he rounded off his campaign off in style to land the Betway Bowl at Aintree.

The 10 year old has won four Grade One races during his esteemed career including a Cheltenham festival winner in one of the most dramatic RSA Chases since the race was established.

The son of Scorpion was seen five times last term and was poor in all his efforts, unseating his rider on debut in the Many Clouds at aintree, being pulled up at Cheltenham in a Handicap Hurdle and then finishing out the placings on his last three outings, including the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

He finished fifth over three miles on his return at Ascot last month, but is dropping back to, two miles and five furlongs in this one and Henderson and De Boinville believe it should bring the best out of him.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/12/20AIN21Sft11-10PU
31/10/20ASC24Sft11-35
11/03/20CHL30Sft11-47
08/02/20NBY23.5Gd11-03
01/01/20CHL24Sft11-12PU

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