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Quartet of favourites could help punters gain Aintree revenge

Having largely come off second-best at last month’s Cheltenham Festival, punters could gain a measure of revenge at Aintree tomorrow, when hot favourites Top Notch, Defi Du Seuil, Cue Card and Buveur D’Air line up in the opening four races of this year’s Grand National meeting.

“No other meeting is as big as the Cheltenham Festival, with races from the four days dominating our list of top turnover races for the year, and so when it goes in our favour there, as last month did on the whole, it’s a big blow for punters,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“Apart from the Grand National itself, the Aintree races this week won’t attract as much interest as Cheltenham, but it will still be an important couple of days, and Top Notch, Defi Du Seuil, Cue Card and Buveur D’Air will all be popular selections, and wins for all four would certainly give punters a measure of revenge,” added Stevens.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big race, One For Arthur, 12-1 (from 14-1) and More Of That, 14-1 (from 16-1), have been the subject of support with Coral today, although 11-1 second favourite Definitly Red remains 6-4 to start favourite.

**Which horse will start Grand National favourite?
6-4 Definitly Red, 4 Vieux Lion Rouge, 6 Blaklion, The Last Samuri, 8 More Of That, One For Arthur, 10 Cause Of Causes, 14 Pleasant Company

**Melling Chase
11-4 Sub Lieutenant, 3 Fox Norton, 10-3 God’s Own, 15-2 Uxizandre, 11 Josses Hill, 12 Kylemore Lough, 14 Top Gamble, 16 Traffic Fluide, 22 Royal Regatta

**Randox Health Topham Chase
8 Go Conquer, 10 Gold Present, Seefood, 12 As De Mee, Bouvreuil, Henryville, Thomas Brown, 16 Eastlake, Third Intention, 20 O O Seven, Vic De Touzaine, Vintage Vinnie, 25 Bar

**Randox Health Grand National
10 Vieux Lion Rouge, 11 Definitly Red, 12 Blaklion, One For Arthur, 14 Cause Of Causes, More Of That, The Last Samuri, 16 Pleasant Company, The Young Master, 20 Saphir Du Rheu, Ucello Conti, 25 Gallant Oscar, Highland Lodge, Rogue Angel, Tenor Nivernais, Vicente, 33 O’Faolains Boy, The Crafty Butcher, Thunder And Roses, Wonderful Charm, 40 Bar

**NH Trainers’ Championship
1-2 Nicky Henderson, 6-4 Paul Nicholls,

ENDS

Further Information Contact
David Stevens 07720 400438