Denman bids for Bowl glory

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Denman will face nine rivals as he bids to regain the winning thread in the totesport Bowl at Aintree tomorrow.

Last year’s Cheltenham victor made a inauspicious return after a spell on the sidelines with a heart problem when a distant second at Kempton in February, but his recent effort behind stablemate Kauto Star was much more like it.

He will be joined on Merseyside by his stablemate Star De Mohaison, who was last in the Gold Cup, while Cheltenham third Exotic Dancer and Albertas Run both line up for Jonjo O’Neill.

David Pipe also has two strings to his bow with last year’s winner Our Vic and Madison Du Berlais both set to face the starter, while Snoopy Loopy, The Listener, Mister McGoldrick and Air Force One complete the field.

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