2.35: DOCKLANDS EXPRESS is an improved performer at this time of year and can repeat last year's win. Dubacilla would prefer the ground even softer and faces her toughest task yet, while Black Humour regularly disappoints when facing top-class opposition and is sometimes let down by his jumping.
3.10: Thumbs Up was still going well when unluckily brought down in the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham won by NAKIR. Many will expect him to gain revenge today in receipt of weight from Simon Christian's charge, but that winner, who is lightly raced and can be expected to improve, finished very strongly and will be difficult to pass.
3.45: In this race over the Grand National fences, TRI FOLENE has the advantage of having Richard Dunwoody in the saddle. Amateur-ridden at Cheltenham last time, this mare will benefit from the stronger handling of the champion jockey. Over The Deel disappointed at Cheltenham but is well handicapped.
4.20: MYSILV should extend her unbeaten run to seven. A typically forceful victory in the Triumph Hurdle silenced doubts about her abilities. Several rivals today were rated higher on the Flat, including Kadastrof and Dark Den. The former is best on heavy ground, so the latter, unbeaten in two hurdle runs, is the only one likely to test the favourite.Reuse content