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Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Geronimo to Lead Home National Trial Tribe

Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Geronimo to Lead Home National Trial Tribe

3.15 Haydock Park We have a smaller than ideal field for this £100,000 Grand National Trial, but still this line-up is a terribly difficult one to separate in the conditions which is exactly how it should be. The likes of Ballyoptic and Vintage Clouds will surely draw support from some quarters, but they don’t make our compacted shortlist of six which is headed by Elegant Escape. Elegant Escape Now a standing dish in these valuable staying handicaps, Colin Tizzard’s charge…

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Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2): Venture a Prime Punt in Peter Marsh Chase

Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2): Venture a Prime Punt in Peter Marsh Chase

2.40 Haydock Things are tight this year in the £75,000 Peter Marsh Chase, there not being much between at least eight of these 10 runners on our private ratings. Brian Ellison’s Definitly Red only just misses out on our six-horse shortlist but is certainly not out of it, showing just how difficult a job it has been to separate these runners.  That said, the selection is backed with some confidence with plenty going in his favour. Here’s a synopsis of…

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Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Robinsfirth to Enhance Grand National Claims

Grand National Trial Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Robinsfirth to Enhance Grand National Claims

3.35 Haydock Given the flat track, where it sits in the calendar and even its geographical location this race really is the best trial for the Grand National right now and is therefore very well named! This year we may well see the winner of this race going right up to the head of the betting for Aintree all being well, with one horse standing out in this race despite its typically competitive look.  Here are six against the field…

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Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2): Captain Redbeard to Capsize Opposition

Peter Marsh Handicap Chase (Grade 2): Captain Redbeard to Capsize Opposition

3.15 Haydock Just as it should be, this year’s renewal has a majority of its runners very close together when handicapped with conditions in mind, several of them within 2lbs of each other by our reckoning. With former favourite Valtor a late defector the price on our selection has contracted, but nonetheless we should still be able to grab some decent value in what is a competitive heat. It’ll be interesting to see former Grand National champ One For Arthur…

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