Timeform pick out their three best bets from Aintree on Saturday…
“…a BHA mark of 145 could underestimate him in a race that trainer Harry Fry won with Thomas Brown in 2016…”
Timeform on Hell’s Kitchen
ABOLITIONIST showed himself to be a smart chaser for Ellmarie Holden on his day, winning the Leinster National at Naas in March 2017 and shaping better than the bare result when third from 8 lb higher in the following month’s Irish Grand National, where he paid the price late on for trying to keep up with the top-class winner Our Duke. Very lightly raced in the intervening period, he reportedly joined Dr Richard Newland in January and has to be respected from his much lower hurdles rating here, with his new trainer having done so well with similar recruits in the past.
Stayers’ Hurdle third WHOLESTONE was campaigned mainly on testing ground last year, but he’s displayed his effectiveness on a sound surface in the past, including round here, so he’s worth backing to make a winning return at the expense of last year’s winner Unowhatimeanharry, with Agrapart another classy sort to consider for all that he’d prefer it softer.
HELL’S KITCHEN hasn’t been seen since a poor effort at Leopardstown (possibly amiss) in February, but he was impressive when making all at Kempton (strong form) on Boxing Day and, still unexposed, a BHA mark of 145 could underestimate him in a race that trainer Harry Fry won with Thomas Brown in 2016. Martiloo has taken her form to a new level this season and is another to consider returned to a more suitable trip, while Romain de Senam shaped well on comeback and has dipped below his last winning mark.
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