It was always going to be a day of tests for our horses today but they all performed with great credit.
Ain't My Fault stepped up well into 0-140 handicap company and I thought that his jumping became better and better through the race. His second placed to a well regarded horse is an achievement and he continues on the upgrade.
Charmix ran a blinder at Aintree on his comeback, jumping well and galloping to the line to the delight of his connections. He will likely come on for this run and we will find him a nice race on soft ground in the next month or so.
And One For Arthur, what a hero he is. Outpaced but jumping with plenty of scope he rallied strongly after the elbow to stay on into fifth, the same position that he filled last time in the Becher in 2016. We will now make a plan for him to go to the Grand National in April, we will discuss with his owners whether it is one, two or no other races between then and now, but whatever, we know that he still loves the Aintree fences. He is pictured on the way out of the stable to the parade ring.