Returns to Aintree to defend his National title but not in the same form as he was last year. Below-par in prep-run at Cheltenham.
Racecourse: National Hunt
Features: Right-handed, undulating, with fences of above average difficulty.
Top Trainers: Jeremy Scott has a 20% strike rate with 12 winners from 59 runners; showing a profit of £4.53 over the last five seasons.
Top Jockeys: Nick Scholfield has a 14% strike rate, with 12 wins from 83 rides; showing a profit of £3.28 on all his rides over the last five seasons.