2m. 4f. 6 Declared.
William Hill Aintree Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1 ) of £250,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €140,325.00 2nd - €52,775.00 3rd - €26,375.00 4th - €13,175.00 5th - €6,625.00 6th - €3,300.00 7th - €1,700.00 8th - €900.00 9th - €500.00 10th - €250.00
Formscan - No prizes for suggesting that CONSTITUTION HILL will win this as the reigning Champion Hurdler looks to cement his place as one of the best of all-time, and keep his unbeaten record under Rules intact. He was close to faultless at Cheltenham when beating State Man by nine lengths and although this is his first try at the trip, there is a school of thought that suggests he may even improve for it. Zanahiyr was behind the suggestion in third that day despite a mistake at the last and Gordon Elliott's six-year-old could be the one to follow him home, albeit at a respectful distance. Epatante won this last year and is another who could go well, but if Nigel Twiston-Davies allows I Like To Move It to settle on the pace and try to make every post a winning one, he could be the surprise package and hold on for a place at a bigger price.