- Vintage Clouds 2020 Aintree National prep
- Nicholls heads to Sandown with Politologue
By Andrew Atkinson
VINTAGE Clouds (1.30) heads for Aintree on Saturday in the Randox Health Handicap Chase over 3m 1f, in preparation for a tilt at the 2020 Grand National.
Trained by Sue Smith and owned by Trevor Hemmings, Vintage Clouds is selected each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.tips, with Danny Cook up.
Nine year old Vintage Clouds will carry 10st 12lb in the Group 3 race, with a winning purse of £84,000 up for grabs.
Vintage Clouds, who fell at the first fence in the 2019 National under Cook, finished sixth in the Ayr Scottish Grand National this year.
“Vintage Clouds jumped the first fence at Aintree too well – and came down steeply,” rued Cook.
“The plan is to run him in the Becher Chase, to get some experience of the fences, before another attempt at the Grand National,” said Cook.
Aintree going is good to soft (hurdles). Mildmay: good to soft, good in places.
Definitely Red, 11st 10lb, trained by Brian Ellison and ridden by Henry Brooke, a course and distance winner, is also selected each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.tips.
At SANDOWN, where the going is good to soft, soft in places, the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (C1) over 1m 1f, Paul Nicholls trained Politologue (3.00) a course and distance winner ridden by Harry Cobden, is selected each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.tips.
Wolverhampton selections fromthehorsesmouth.tips. 4.50: Gavi De Gavi. 5.20: Pike Corner Cross (ew). 5.50: Royal Vote. 6.20: Raaeb. 6.50: Landing Light (ew). 7.20: Paths Of Glory. 7.50: Last Enchantment (ew), Fayetta (ew). 8.20: Brighton Pier (ew).