An Aintree NAP, Next Best and Each Way from Timeform
Aintree Nap - 14:10 - Back Master Chewy
Master Chewy was unable to get his head in front over hurdles last season, but he did cost £300,000 after winning a point, and he proved a totally different proposition when making a winning start over fences over this course and distance two weeks ago.
He wasn't fazed by a drop to two miles, always travelling strongly and jumping fine, taking over at four out and impressively putting the race to bed between the last two. A subsequent 10 lb rise looks very lenient and he is strongly fancied to follow up.
Aintree Next Best - 15:20 - Back Millers Bank
Millers Bank finishied third in the Aintree Hurdle over this course and distance on his final start in this sphere and he developed into a very smart novice chaser afterwards.
He won the Grade 1 Manifesto Chase at this course in April 2022 and, though he didn't quite progress as expected last season, he was handed some stiff tasks. Only three runners in this but Millers Bank looks overpriced on the pick of his form and could be the one to side with (has gone well fresh).
Aintree Each Way - 14:45 - Back Percussion
Percussion took very well to these fences last season, finishing third to Al Dancer and Gesskille in this race last year from 8 lb out of the handicap, and he filled the same position in the Becher on his next start.
Percussion is now lower in the weights, able to race off his correct mark, and handles testing conditions well, so he looks a rock-solid each-way bet.