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    Important Questions About The Aintree Grand National On Saturday Have Been Answered
Important Questions About The Aintree Grand National On Saturday Have Been Answered
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Important Questions About The Aintree Grand National On Saturday Have Been Answered

Who should you watch in the Turners Meysey Novices' Hurdle, the first of three Grade 1s on Saturday?

The debut of Caldwell Potter under the tutelage of Paul Nicholls, following his record €740,000 purchase, is a moment of high anticipation. This horse, with its untapped potential, could be a game-changer. Another horse to watch is Asian Master, a Cheltenham runner who might show his mettle if he's up for a longer trip. Despite finishing fourth in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at a wide distance, a more robust challenge might suit him. His pedigree, which includes stamina and pointing, adds to his appeal.

One horse with a unique advantage this week is Jimmy Du Seuil. Unlike his competitors, he doesn't have any other obligations. He ran a good race, as predicted by Willie Mullins, chasing Ballyburn home at Cheltenham. He's well-regarded, and his performance has shown significant improvement. His trainer is solely focused on his trip this week, which could be a game-changer.

Name another top-class player on Saturday...

Owners Teahupoo, Irish Point, and Hiddenvalley Lake are Robcour's best bets, and while the latter is off form, he shouldn't be ignored. He won a three-mile Grade 3 novice hurdle on tricky footing last season, so stepping up in trip should be easy.

Do you support or oppose Corach Rambler, the 2023 hero?

Corach Rambler was impressive in last year's Grand National and ran a career-best third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, proving his efficacy on tricky footing. He's the one to beat, but at double the price, I'd rather be on Meetingofthewaters with 12 lb, considering his fast upward trajectory and how beautifully he formed when third in the Ultima at Cheltenham last month.

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