32 The Long Mile Running beyond 3 miles only once in 18 starts legal and may have more to offer on stays. However, all of the best shapes have happened on soft / heavy ground; has a squeak.
33 Give me a copper Slightly raced for his age and his best form came on decent ground. Apparently, is going well fresh; Will the deviation of 70 days from his last race be enough? A lively stranger.
34 Farclas Consistent sort that has been in good shape lately. However, he has yet to run beyond 3 miles and has some stamina to prove. If he stays, he may indeed be very close.
35 times Minella In the form of his life, and has form figures from 1122 during his association with Rachael Blackmore (who again rolls here). Endurance a little request; luck all over the place though.
36 Second lieutenant It would be a fairytale story if his mother and daughter coach / jockey combination won here. However, don’t get younger at 12 and that will do well to feature.
37 Hogan height Wide margin winner of the Grand Sefton Chase in his only previous try on national fences. However, the majority of his best form has been under 3 miles; will do well to get back here.
38 Double random play Only the previous effort in this race was in the 2017 renewal. I’ve been in pretty good shape recently, but ultimately seem to be playing for minor honors at best here.
39 Friend Desbois Constant stayer who has to run here with a career record. Not getting any younger at 11 and will do very well to fill the frame for the 3rd time in a row this season.
40 Blaklion A high class hunter in his prime, finishing a good 4th at the Grand National in 2017. Has struggled to reach these heights lately and seems hard to imagine even at low weights.
Weights, owners and trainers
- Bristol de Mai (FR) 10 11 10 Mr. Simon Munir and Mr. Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies
- Chris’s Dream (IRE) 9 11 7 Robcour Henry from Bromhead
- Yala Enki (FR) 11 11 3 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls
- Ballyoptic (IRE) 11 11 1 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
- Definitely Red (IRE) 12 11 1 Phil and Julie Martin Brian Ellison
- Lake View Lad (IRE) 11 11 0 Mr. Trevor Hemmings NW Alexander
- Burrows Saint (FR) 8 10 13 Ms. S. Ricci WP Mullins
- Magic of Light (IRE) 10 10 13 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Ms. J. Harrington
- Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 11 10 12 Syndicat de Slaneyville WP Mullins
- Talkischeap (IRE) 9 10 12 Charles Dingwall Alan King
- Tout Est Permis (FR) 8 10 12 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade
- Anibale Fly (FR) 11 10 12 Mr. John P. McManus AJ Martin
- Monsieur Malarky (GB) 8 10 12 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Colin Tizzard
- Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 9 10 10 Mr. John P. McManus Tom Lacey
- Any Second Now (IRE) 9 10 9 Mr. John P. McManus TM Walsh
- Balko des Flos (FR) 10 10 9 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead
- Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 11 10 9 Gigginstown House Stud Ms. Denise Foster
- Ok Corral (IRE) 11 10 8 Mr. John P. McManus Nicky Henderson
- Taking Risks (IRE) 12 10 7 Mr. Frank Bird Nicky Richards
- Broken Love (IRE) 10 10 7 Gigginstown House Stud Ms. Denise Foster
- Jett (IRE) 10 10 7 Mr. Robert Waley-Cohen Ms. J. Harrington
- Lord du Mesnil (FR) 8 10 6 Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson
- Potters Corner (IRE) 11 10 6 All Stars Sports Racing and J Davies Christian Williams
- Classe Conti (FR) 9 10 6 Mr. Simon Munir / Mr. Isaac Souede WP Mullins
- Milan Native (IRE) 8 10 6 Gigginstown House Stud Ms. Denise Foster
- Discorama (FR) 8 10 6 Thomas Friel / Andrew Gemmell Paul Nolan
- Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 12 10 5 Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent David Pipe
- Fabric cap (IRE) 9 10 5 Mr Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill
- Cabaret Queen (GB) 9 10 5 Syndicates. Racing WP Mullins
- Minellacelebration (IRE) 11 10 5 Mr. Nick Elliott Katy Price
- Canelo (IRE) 8 10 4 Mr. John P. McManus Alan King
- The Long Mile (GB) 7 10 4 Mr. John P. McManus JPDempsey
- Give Me A Copper (IRE) 11 10 4 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls
- Farclas (FR) 7 10 3 Gigginstown House Stud Mrs Denise Foster
- Minella Times (IRE) 8 10 3 Mr. John P. McManus Henry from Bromhead
- Second Lieutenant (IRE) 12 10 3 Mrs. G. Howell Georgie Howell
- Hogan Height (IRE) 10 10 3 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan Jamie Snowden Height
- Double Shuffle (IRE) 11 10 2 Partnership with fingers crossed Tom George
- Ami Desbois (FR) 11 10 2 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson
- Blaklion (GB) 12 10 2 Darren and Annaley Yates Dan Skelton
- Some Neck (FR) 10 10 1 Some Neck Partnership John McConnell
- Secret Reprieve (IRE) 7 10 1 Mr. and Mrs. William Rucker Evan Williams
- Deise Aba (IRE) 8 9 13 Mr. Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs