12:25 Aintree

ROBIN WATERS showed considerable promise over hurdles last season from his debut effort for Dan Skelton when third in a strong contest at Newbury behind Santini. He followed that up with a third at Ascot to Clondaw Native before an easy success at Wetherby in February, which set him up for a crack at the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham. He shaped really well in that contest until getting tired and weakening into fifth behind Kilbricken Storm. He remains open to significant improvement now going chasing and can open his account over fences at the expense of Minella Awards, who was disappointing at Chepstow when a well-beaten third by Drinks Interval.
Prediction : 1st Robin Waters 2nd Minella Awards 3rd

13:00 Aintree

REDZOR got off the mark at the third time of asking in the point-to-point sphere at Ballyragget in Ireland and was subsequently sold for 80,000 pounds at the Cheltenham April sale. His dam is a half-sister to 2003 RSA Chase winner One Knight and he represents the same trainer/jockey combination who took this prize 12 months ago with Hear No Evil (runs in the 1.35). Quoi De Neuf cost 180,000 euros at the Goffs Punchestown sale having won his sole point outing at Ballysteen and is a half-brother to Cheltenham Festival winner Qualando, while One For The Team comes from a lovely National Hunt family, related to 2016 Grand National winner Rule The World, and is likely to improve from his bumper win at Wincanton.
Prediction : 1st Redzor 2nd Quoi De Neuf 3rd One For The Team

13:35 Aintree

HEAR NO EVIL won on hurdling debut here over 2m4f at this meeting 12 months ago before having a light campaign. He ended his season in January when beating EBF Final hero Sam's Gunner at Catterick and an opening mark of 135 looks more than exploitable for this upcoming season. The Organist looks the pick of the JP McManus quartet with good ground to suit her chances, while Abolitionist looks an interesting newcomer for Dr Richard Newland with his season likely to be built around a crack at the Grand National back here in April.
Prediction : 1st Hear No Evil 2nd The Organist 3rd Abolitionist

14:10 Aintree

Unowhatimeanharry won this prize last year but was unable to get his head back in front for the remainder of the campaign. His stable did have a patchy season, however, and a wind operation along with a summer break could see him return to form. Vision Des Flos returns to hurdles after unseating his rider on chase debut at Ffos Las last month and is an interesting contender having shaped here in April behind Lalor as though this distance would see him to best effect. Agrapart got the better of WHOLESTONE when the pair met in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham over 3m in January, but there is an argument to be made that the latter is better over intermediate trips. Despite the fact he finished third to Penhill in the Stayers Hurdle in March, that was a slowly-run affair which aided the speedier types and his best performance last season came when beating Agrapart in the Relkeel Hurdle over an extended 2m4f on New Year's Day.
Prediction : 1st Wholestone 2nd Unowhatimeanharry 3rd Vision Des Flos

14:40 Aintree

Hell's Kitchen has threatened to prove much better than his handicap mark for a while and his attacking nature around this speed track could just see him to best effect. That said, this is his first start for 279 days and he could prove too fresh, which would make him vulnerable late on. King's Odyssey had a consistent year, finishing third on all four outings, and remains on the same mark after his effort behind The Storyteller at the Cheltenham Festival. Romain De Senam, Warriors Tale, and War Sound all warrant respect, but the vote goes to SOME INVITATION. The son of Presenting comes with plenty of risks attached, as he was last seen disappointing in a competitive handicap at Uttoxeter in May, but he has always gone well fresh and looks fairly handicapped to strike. He is 5lb lower than his effort in a Cheltenham handicap over 3m2f in April when he just didn't get home after travelling strongly for most of the contest.
Prediction : 1st Some Invitation 2nd Kings Odyssey 3rd Romain De Senam

15:20 Aintree

BABY KING ended last season by getting the better of Mixboy at Perth in April and is only 1lb higher for that success. He won this prize 12 months ago off a 4lb lower mark and has always shown good form when returning from an absence. Positively Dylan won a handicap at Wetherby in January before falling in a Grade 2 at Haydock behind Testify and proving no match for Rather Be at Fakenham. He returns to handicap company off a 6lb higher mark and warrants respect, while Luckofthedraw's jumping improved throughout his chase debut at Carlisle and he can be competitive despite a 7lb rise.
Prediction : 1st Baby King 2nd Positively Dylan 3rd Luckofthedraw

15:55 Aintree

MISTY WHISKY looks an interesting proposition with her half-brothers Air Horse One and One For Rosie both winners on their respective debuts in bumpers, and she can take full advantage of her mare's allowance. Blazer's Mill was runner-up to Birchdale, who is in the care of Nicky Henderson, in a point-to-point at Tyrella in March and cost 160,000 pounds at the Goffs April sale here, while Raven Court must be considered with his owner, Trevor Hemmings, having a fine record at the course in recent years.
Prediction : 1st Misty Whisky 2nd Blazers Mill 3rd Raven Court

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