News – UK – Exciting action on day two of the Grand National Festival in Aintree


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With Chantry House, Dashel Drasher, Politologue and Dusart in action, it promises to be a fascinating day of action. We have previewed the selection of the action with statistics and analysis

The main race of the day is the 187 pound000 Melling Chase (325 o’clock), in which Fakir D’oudairies is chasing first class success this semester The six-year-old, trained by Joseph O’Brien, was an excellent runner-up in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month and appears at it two and a half mile long event to be convinced of better ground conditions

His main competitors are led by Politologue, who is a past winner of this race and who comes here fresh after being retired before the start of the Champion Chase.He is a notable player along with Dashel Drasher who was Master Tommytucker in the last time Ascot has defeated Chase

Nuts Well is a proven winner over the course, and the distance winner is another name to watch out for along with Itchy Feet who is making a comeback to fences after finishing fifth over the hurdles last time round

Elsewhere on the map, Chantry House is offering to claim its Cheltenham Festival win with a 75 worth of Mildmay Novices chase£ 000 to solidify (2) 50pm) The seven year old bristled with a class with an easy win in this race and looks like the leading player here

Fiddlerontheroof and The Big Breakaway were second and third in the RSA newbies chase last time around, and the Colin Tizzard-trained duo are sure to get close, with The Big Breakaway being interesting for the form picking it up

Shan Blue is a first class winner this season but disappointed last time at the Cheltenham Festival when he drives too freely He is a danger on a flat track, as is the progressive Espoir De Romay who does two of his three Has won starts this season

Sporting John is another first class winner and is worth noting, although he fell on his last start at the Cheltenham Festival, while last time winners Empire Steel and Silver Hallmark complete the eight runners

The Hurdle of Betway Top First Class Newbies (220pm) has a prize fund of £ 75000 and has attracted an interesting field of 10 runners. Dusart is highly valued by Nicky Henderson and scored an excellent hit on his Newbury debut He defeated the subsequent Betfair Hurdle hero Soaring Glory

This is a big step up though, and he will face the prolific Ajero, who has won his last four starts, and Third Time Lucki, who was promisingly shaped as sixth in the County Hurdle against Belfast Banter at the Cheltenham Festival

Houx Gris, trained by Paul Nicholls, will have benefited from fourth place in Fred Winter at the Cheltenham Festival and is another third in the Supreme Novices hurdle alongside For Pleasure

The other grade 1 on the card is the Sefton Newbies Hurdle (440 p.m.) with Bravemansgame for Paul Nicholls The six year old is a solid third in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and appears to be a leading player for that event too because it should be characterized by dry soil and the flat route offered by Aintree

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News – GB – Exciting action on day two of the Grand National Festival in Aintree