Our focus for Sunday's action centres on Aintree and the Old Roan Chase
Our focus for Sunday's action centres on Aintree and the Old Roan Chase

It is Old Roan Chase Day at Aintree on Sunday afternoon, and the feature race, which has attracted a strong field, takes place at 3pm.

The action begins at 1.50pm in what will be the first of seven races from the Merseyside venue. 

LiveScore Five To Follow at Aintree on Sunday. 

1.50pm - Jewson Click And Collect Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (3m½f)

ASSERTED made a winning start to his career when he prevailed at Kilbeggan (2m2½f) in a maiden contest back in June. He won going away from his rivals in a performance which suggested he could be a smart hurdler. 

Unfortunately for his connections, he has been unable to add to his tally in two outings since. The six-year-old recently moved from Joseph O'Brien to Christian Williams' yard. 

He makes his handicap debut here off a mark of 121. This seems fair for him to begin with and it gives him a great chance of prevailing on his first start in the UK. 

LiveScore Selection: Asserted 

2.25pm - Jewson Tool Hire Veterans' Handicap Chase (3m1f)

One of the joint-highest rated runners in this veterans' handicap chase is POTTERS CORNER. He was last seen when he was pulled up in the Grand National at Aintree. Christian Williams' runner found it tough at the back end of last season. 

The 11-year-old will have appreciated a break over the summer. He is more than good enough to win a race of this magnitude against rivals who are of a similar age to him. 

LiveScore Selection: Potters Corner 

3pm - Jewson Monet's Garden Old Roan Limited Handicap Chase (2m4f)

Grade One winning chaser ALLMANKIND is back in action over fences. He made his seasonal reappearance over hurdles at Chepstow (2m) earlier this month where he finished third of nine. He will be much fitter for this assignment. 

Dan Skelton's runner has won four of his five races over fences in his novice campaign, including the Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. He remains open to improvement so this could be the first of several big wins over timber in the 2021/22 campaign. 

Allmankind looking to build on is five wins over fences in his novice campaign
Allmankind looking to build on is five wins over fences in his novice campaign

LiveScore Selection: Allmankind 

3.35pm - Jewson Birkenhead, Price Street Maiden Hurdle (2m4f)

Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls is set for another big season as he has some talented novices in his yard. One of them may be GELINO BELLO

This horse won a bumper at Plumpton last season and then hit the frame in a Listed contest at Newbury. The five-year-old will appreciate this stiffer distance as he is a son of Saint Des Saints. 

There are some unexposed rivals in this field but it is the Ditcheat runner who stands out the most. 

LiveScore Selection: Gelino Bello 

4.10pm - Jewson Wallasey Handicap Hurdle (2m4f)

MACKELDUFF had just three races in his novice hurdle campaign last season. He got off the mark at the third attempt at Southwell (2m4½f). 

Olly Murphy's runner stepped up in distance in that last assignment and he was much better. The five-year-old looks to have been handed a lenient handicap mark. With improvement likely in his second season over hurdles, he may be able to take advantage of this low weight. 

LiveScore Selection: Mackelduff

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