One of the big races of the day at Aintree over the Grand National fences sees the Grade Three Becher Handicap Chase over a staying distance.
With such a big field going to post we have two selections in the race and the first is the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Ballyoptic.
This gelding failed in his hat-trick bid in the Grade One Betfair Chase after winning in a Class 2 Handicap Chase on his seasonal debut and then landing the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase next time out.
This looks more realistic and has proven staying ability.
Our second selection at a bigger price is Mysteree for trainer Michael Scudamore who has been lightly raced over the last 10 months only racing twice which could play to his strengths with freshness a huge thing in these type of races.
He finished a narrow second on his final start of last season at Newcastle in the four mile Eider Handicap Chase and was then put away for the season.
He made his return at Kelso in October over 3 miles 2 furlongs and landed a nice Class 2 event which looks a perfect prep run for this event.