AP McCoy only has a few weeks left in the saddle, but the 19-times champion jockey is set to try and end his career on a major high and he's likely to partner the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Shutthefrontdoor in the Grand National at Aintree on April 11, who is aiming to add this crown to his Irish National win.
A host of classy performers will line up in the world's greatest steeplechase and last year's winner Pineau De Re is set to come back for another crack at the 4m 3f 110y contest, whilst the likes of Balthazar King, who was a gallant runner-up last season, and Cheltenham Festival winners The Druids Nephew and Cause Of Causes add great depth to the race.
There is set to be some stunning races over the three-day Merseyside meeting and Silviniaco Conti will aim to bounce back from a disappointing showing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup by landing the Betfred Bowl, whilst the elite hurdlers will be doing battle in what is sure to be a star-studded Aintree Hurdle.
We will be aiming to continue our winning ways after some decent winners over the last couple of months.
AP McCoy will have his fine ride in the Grand National on April 11 and the champion jockey is set to pilot Shutthefrontdoor in the Aintree marathon, but he will face a whole host of classy stayers with the likes of Rocky Creek and last year's Pineau De Re a brace of notable runners in the Merseyside showpiece.
Silviniaco Conti was unable to land a blow in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but Paul Nicholls' charge is expected to try and bounce back to form at Aintree's s Grand National meeting and he is set to take his place in the Betfred Bowl, which is one of the feature events of the three days.
A host of classy staying chasers will take their chance in the event, which has seen a host of class acts reign in the spring contest that is usuall full of runners that have done battle in the Gold Cup a month previous.
Shutthefrontdoor will be aiming to land the Grand National prize for AP McCoy as the champion jockey has his final ride in the Aintree marathon, but the April 11 showpiece will have a whole host of classy performers doing battle for the crown.
Pineau De Re was a fine winner of the race 12 months ago and he will aim to retain his crown, whilst the likes of Paul Nicholls's Rocky Creek and Philip Hobbs's Balthazar King will add terrific depth to the contest.
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