14:40 Aintree

After chasing home L’homme Presse at Exeter GUNSIGHT RIDGE was a really impressive winner at Sandown staying on strongly to beat Bun Doran. That looked a strong race at the time and I marked him down as a young chaser to follow. Sadly things didn’t go to plan next time out when third to Dolos and then he was pulled up here in the Red Rum Handicap Chase back in April. He never really travelled that day so in hindsight it probably wasn’t his true running.

With a summer on his back he returned with a real likeable win here last month and he is still armed with a fair bit of potential. He still made a few mistakes the last day and even pecked at the last so I still think he is learning his trade. After all he has only had six runs over fences and has won two of them. He is up 4lb but can improve and looks good value to beat this field at around 7/1 at the time of writing.

Gunsight Ridge - 1pt