On the first day of the Aintree Festival we have 4 runners. MENGLI KHAN flys the flag in the first race the Grade 1 “Devenish Manifesto Novice Chase”. He ran a solid race in Cheltenham, he has come out of that fresh and well and hopefully he can be in the shake up. Jack Kennedy rides.

We have 2 runners in the Foxhunters, UCELLO CONTI who was a little disappointing in Cheltenham but if you draw a line through that it would be nice to see him bounce back to winning ways, Jamie Codd is reunited with him. KRUZHLININ appears off the back of a successfull point to point campaign, he has experience around these fences and Barry O’Neill rides.

DAYLIGHT KATIE was very impressive on her previous start, she has travelled over well and it would be fantastic to see her run a big race for her owner/rider David Dunsdon.