Several Cheltenham winners among Friday entries at Aintree

Sat 2 Apr 2022

Jonbon is among 24 entries for the Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree on Friday.

Douvan’s own brother lost his unbeaten record but nothing else by finishing second to his spectacular Nicky Henderson-trained stablemate Constitution Hill in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Henderson is also represented by First street.

Willie Mullins walked in Fabiolowho will have his second start for the Closutton manager after missing a scheduled engagement at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Fred Winter winner BrazilCounty Hurdle third Colonel Mustard and imperial cup hero Surprise Package are other possible Irish.

The busy man and Hey Señor were first and second in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase at the Festival and could renew the rivalry – and come up against bravemansgame – in the Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase for three miles and a stadium.

A total of 13 were entered, including winner Kim Muir Chambard.

Winner of last year Fakir D’oudairies is one of 12 in the Marsh Chase. Better known as Melling, the Grade One could also see Captain Guinness, Sivole tightrope walker and Gite Editor Course.

Old person and Samcro are among the 45 remaining in the Randox Topham Handicap Chase.

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