The Aintree Grand National Meeting gets underway on Thursday the 7th April with the totesport Bowl Chase worth £150,000.00 being the centre piece. The race is run over 3 miles 1 furlong . Denman is a warm favourite for this but he has had only three weeks to get over his exertions from the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He has disappointed here before and it might be worth giving Nacarat (pictured), who comes here a fresh horse, another chance on ground that should suit him.
The opening race on Thursday is a rematch between Big Bucks and Grand Crus in the BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle worth £100,000.00 and run over 3 miles. Big Bucks looked invincible at Cheltenham and should win again.