The feature contest of the day at Aintree is the Grade Two Old Roan Chase and Paul Nicholls superstar of last season Frodon is our selection.
He landed this contest last season in his usual front running style that really got his rider Bryony Frost dreaming of some big runs in big contests for the season.
He then went on to race at Cheltenham four times in a row winning three of his events and finishing second in the other.After his seasonal debut at Aintree Frodon finished a decent second in the BetVictor Gold Cup behind Baron Alco, Next time out in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Prestbury Park he went one better to land the Grade Three contest in superb style.
With dreams of heading to the festival he needed one more prep run and that came in the Grade Two Cotswalds Chase where he beat some top class Grade One horses and from there it was a decision of which black type race Frodon would be entered in.
The Grade One Ryanair Chase was the preferred option over the shorter trip of two and a half miles and in a fairytale story for jockey Bryony Frost the little seven year old crossed the line first and saw history made at the Cheltenham festival with Frost being the first female rider to win a Grade One over fences at the festival.
Back now on a tough mark again in a better race is a worry but he is overly consistent and should run a huge race for connections to start his season.