Timeform Shortlist: Aintree, Sunday October 23

The Old Roan Chase - featuring Vibrato Valtat - is the feature race at Aintree on Sunday
The Old Roan Chase - featuring Vibrato Valtat - is the feature race at Aintree on Sunday

Timeform's free Shortlist on Sunday comes from Aintree.

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1.40 Mobile Casino At 188Bet Maiden Hurdle (4) 2½m

149p 5. NO COMMENT Philip Hobbs Barry Geraghty
137 3. GHOST RIVER Peter Bowen Sean Bowen
98+ 10. YEWLANDS Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman

Analyst's Verdict: No Comment failed to make it beyond the second flight in a Grade 2 event at Chepstow 2 weeks ago, though he was heavily backed that day, so is evidently held in high regard, and he looks the one to be with down in grade. Winningtry and Robin Roe are two interesting hurdling debutants and market support for either would look significant.

2.10 Download The App At 188Bet Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (3) 3m149y

138 5. KERROW Alan King William Featherstone (6)
137 11. GLOBALISATION Rebecca Curtis Jonathan Moore
132p 10. DESERT SENSATION Dr Richard Newland Charlie Hammond (8)

Analyst's Verdict: Kerrow was still travelling well and looked the most likely winner when departing at the final flight at Wetherby in May. He rates the type to do better now handicapping this term, and earns the vote from what appears a workable opening mark. Fontwell-scorer
Desert Sensation and One Cool Scorpion are next best, whilst Scoop The Pot needs monitoring in the betting.

2.45 188Bet Handicap Chase (Leg 7) (2) 3m210y

162 10. BEARLY LEGAL Karl Thornton Donagh Meyler (3)
161 1. DOUBLE ROSS Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (3)
160 8. YOUR BUSY James A. Nash P. Townend

Analyst's Verdict: Plenty to consider but Forgotten Gold proved better than ever last season and his record fresh is encouraging, so he gets the vote. Double Ross and Shuil Royale head the dangers.

3.15 Premier League Betting At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (2) 2½m

162 10. GREAT TRY Paul Nicholls Nick Scholfield
161p 7. PERFORM Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
160 13. MASSINI'S TRAP James A. Nash P. Townend

Analyst's Verdict: Perform saw off a couple of next-time-out scorers when winning a maiden hurdle on this card 12 months ago, and though absent since, he's in top hands and his mark could be a generous one if all is well. Born Survivor and Templehills graduate from small-field novice company but are improving, while it will be interesting what the market makes of Buywise returning on a handy hurdles mark.

3.50 188Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Handicap Chase (Grade 2) (1) 2m3f200y

185§ 7. THIRD INTENTION Colin Tizzard Aidan Coleman
181+ 6. ROYAL REGATTA Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
180 3. GOD'S OWN Tom George A. P. Heskin

Analyst's Verdict: Third Intention isn't the easiest to win with, but highlighted he still has plenty to offer during a winless 2015/16, and having run a cracker when runner-up on last season's return, he gets the narrow vote. Three Musketeers is open to improvement over fences this term and feared along with God's Own, in what rates a wide-open renewal.

4.25 Molson Coors Interactive Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (3) 3m210y

139p 1. PAWN STAR Emma Lavelle Daryl Jacob
137p 4. WHAT HAPPENS NOW Donald McCain Will Kennedy
137 7. FOLLOW THE SWALLOW Graeme McPherson Kielan Woods

Analyst's Verdict: Pawn Star is on such a steep upward curve that it's not hard to envisage him defying a hefty rise and land his fourth win of the campaign, the style of his Exeter success suggesting he'll remain ahead of the handicapper. What Happens Now is another one going the right way, while ex-pointer Behind The Wire makes some appeal on chasing debut.

5.00 188Bet/British Stallion Studs EBF Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat (4) 2m209y

121p 1. ILOVEMINTS Warren Greatrex Gavin Sheehan
112+ 4. BLACK SAM Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
112 6. COSTANTE VIA Nigel Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (3)

Analyst's Verdict: Ilovemints looked potentially smart when running out a 15-length winner on debut at Bangor in March and should be up to defying a penalty for last year's winning yard. Point winner Big Robin may prove the biggest danger on Rules debut, while Black Sam looks set to do well for new connections this season.


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