2018 Betway Many Clouds Chase Runner Guide

Betway Many Clouds Chase

This runner by runner guide will display all four runners for the Many Clouds Chase which will take place at 2:05 on December 8 at Aintree. The race is a grade two steeplechase over the three-mile one-furlong trip. The horses will have to negotiate 19 fences along the way. Last year’s winner, Definitly Red is currently 4/5f.

Number 1 – DEFINITLY RED – 6/4f

Trainer – Brian Ellison

Jockey – Danny Cook

Grade 1s – None

This nine-year-old gelding has been ultra-consistent in grade two and listed contests for a good couple of years now. The Brian Ellison trained horse hasn’t quite been able to cut it up in grade to grade 1 but will love Aintree on Saturday in a lesser contest. The gelding was impressive in seeing off Black Corton last time at Wetherby at the start of November and won this last year. Leading claims.

Number 2 – ACDC – 33/1

Trainer – Chris Grant

Jockey – Liam Quinlan

Grade 1s – None

This 8-year-old looks up against it if he is to land a glove on the competition here. The Irish raider would prefer the ground to be good, although has won on heavy in a lowly contest in the past. With the amount of rain that has fallen on Merseyside this week, it is unlikely this gelding will win, but he is sure to run his race.

Number 3 – DOUBLE SHUFFLE – 3/1

Trainer – Tom George

Jockey – Jonathan Burke

Grade 1s – None

Double Shuffle has been a credit to his trainer, Tom George, for a fair period of time now. This 8-year-old has tended to be outclassed in grade 1 company, despite a mighty run on Boxing Day last year finishing runner up to Might Bite in the King George. Although his record at Aintree isn’t good (pulled up and 7/8) he will enjoy the soft ground and could give Definitely Red something to think about. Fell on latest outing in the race that Definitely Red won at Wetherby.

Number 4 – ONE FOR ARTHUR – 10/1

Trainer – Lucinda Russell

Jockey – Tom Scudamore

Grade 1s -None

First appearance since winning the Grand National in 2017. Stepping up in grade since that day, but nothing to suggest he won’t be up to this grade if he replicates that form. This 9-year-old will enjoy the ground and track, so if the long absence isn’t a problem, then this gelding has solid claims.