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CAPTAIN TOM CAT: Prestbury Park hero heads for debut over fences at Aintree

Six-year-old Captain Tom Cat has a first tilt over fences at Aintree on Friday evening

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Captain Tom Cat and jockey Cillin Leonard lead over the last fence on the way to winning the squareintheair.com Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Showcase successor Captain Tom Cat has his first run over fences at Aintree this afternoon for Dr. Richard Newland.

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A Gloucestershire winner back in October, the Deva Racing representative’s pre-Halloween victory brought up a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter previously.

WATCH: CAPTAIN TOM CAT WINS AT CHELTENHAM’S SHOWCASE MEETING UNDER CILLIN LEONARD [CREDIT: ITV]

He has subsequently picked up bronze medals at Prestbury Park, sandwiching a sixth at the Merseyside track prior to Christmas.

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Aintree hosts race action on Friday night for the first time since the 2021 Grand National Festival

Sam Twiston-Davies returns to the saddle aboard the son of Dylan Thomas in the racingtv.com Handicap Chase, currently heading the betting at 9/4.

Tom Symonds’ Hollywoodien carries plenty of experience in this sphere under Aidan Coleman, while 2020 Grand Annual sixth Ballywood makes his racecourse reappearance for Alan King.

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