Showcase successor Captain Tom Cat has his first run over fences at Aintree this afternoon for Dr. Richard Newland.
A Gloucestershire winner back in October, the Deva Racing representative’s pre-Halloween victory brought up a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter previously.
He has subsequently picked up bronze medals at Prestbury Park, sandwiching a sixth at the Merseyside track prior to Christmas.
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.