12:40 - Lossiemouth

The first at Aintree this season sees the Class 4 Maiden Hurdle over 2 miles 4 furlongs and Tom Lacey's only runner of the day is Lossiemouth.

Last season this horse finished off his bumper career with two smart wins at Newcastle and Carlisle on good to soft and soft ground so he should have perfect conditions on Sunday.

Tom Lacey is a clever trainer with his horses coming from bumpers to Novice hurdles and with Richard Johnson in the saddle he looks an interesting character.

13:15 - No Bet


13:50 - On Tour

With no bet in the second race we move onto the Class 2 Handicap Chase and the horse we like is On Tour trained by Evan Williams.

This 11 year old gelding started the season off really nicely at Chepstow at the start of October with a smart second in a strong Handicap Chase.

That looks to be the best form on offer in this race and only going up three pounds for that run still leaves him on a feasible mark.

14:25 - Stoney Mountain

The Class 2 Handicap Hurdle looks a competitive fixture over 2 and a half miles and we fancy Stoney Mountain for trainer Henry Daly.

This six year old is a course and distance winner that at the back end of last season ran to a top standard placing in much better events than this.

If he can get back to that form he looks the one to beat but with it being his first run he might just need it to blow the cobs away but we are still confident of a big run.

15:00 - Frodon

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.

15:35 - Plan Of Attack

The final runner of the day for us at Aintree comes in the Class 3 Handicap Chase and with a field full of proven stayers we fancy Plan Of Attack for trainer Henry De Bromhead.

The Irishman only has on runner across the whole meeting which makes for interesting reading but from the way he has started the season he looks a big improver.

The six year old ran at Clonmel back in June and finished a good second on his chase debut, he then went to Wexford in July and improved to win the contest and should go well off the back of a break.

16:10 - No Bet