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Flicka

a paragon of horses. [TV: “My Friend Flicka” in Terrace, II, 125]
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5.25 Aintree Sporting (50:30:20:10) 9-12 Gullinbursti, 7-9 Cape Tribulation, Our Father, Son OIf Flicka, 5-7 Veiled, Shoegazer, 4-6 Spirit River, Houblon Des Obeaux, Reindeer Dippin, 4-6 Volador, Star Of Angels, Ringaroses, 3-5 Corkage, Deireadh Re, Palace Jester, Timesawastin, 2-4 Rick, Oscar Prairie, Trustan Times, 1-3 Tenor Nivernais, Buena Vista, American Spin.
UTTOXETER: 5.50 Flicka's Witness, 6.20 Mealagh Valley, 6.55 Sonic Anthem, 7.25 Go West, 8.00 Monkhair, 8.35 Canni Thinkaar, 9.05 Coral Cove.
It looked money well spent when he defeated subsequent winner in Son Of Flicka on his hurdling debut at Kelso.
AINTREE PREDICTIONS: 5.30pm Romping Home 6pm Alam 6.30pm Sendani 7.05pm Moon Star 7.40pm Holy Joe 8.15pm Wizards Dust 8.45pm Son Of Flicka.
Preliminary 16 Restricted: 1 Lamia Kuwaiti (Shakhoora Chamlan); 2 Gabriella Scopes (Flicka); 3 Feras Ahmedi (Zari).
HORSES TO FOLLOW Alaivan, Alfie Sherrin, Annacotty, Ballyalton, Balzaccio, Beat That, Blakemount, Blue Fashion, Cantlow, Chac Du Cadran, Changing Times, Chocola, Coyaba, Dodging Bullets, El Massivo, Flicka Williams, If In Doubt, Ifyouletmefinish, Josses Hill, Mister Dillon, Module, Montefeltro, Mrs Palermo Dan, No Buts, Raya Star, Ready Token, Royale Knight, Ruben Cotter, Samingarry, Simply Ned, Solidago, Sweet Deal, Swincombe Rock, Tabhachtach, Upsilon Bleu, Werenearlyoutofit, West Wizard.
5.25 Aintree Silver Cross Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) 3m1/2f RUK Card page 59 A FIERCELY competitive finale with two Cheltenham winners, Cape Tribulation (Pertemps Final) and Son Of Flicka (Coral Cup) among a 22-strong field.
CHEEKPIECES: 3.20 Solway Dornal, 3.50 Rhymers Stone, 4.20 Frankie's Promise(*), 4.50 Clondaw Flicka.
TAUNTON: 1.40 Posh Emily, 2.10 Toubab, 2.40 Son Of Flicka, 3.10 Serious Choice, 3.40 Valentine Vic, 4.10 Babe Heffron, 4.40 Pere Blanc.
AINTREE: 5.30 Lily Tara, 6.00 Briery Fox, 6.30 Little Lu, 7.05 Modicum, 7.40 Harlov, 8.15 Wizards Dust, 8.45 Son Of Flicka.
Maguire, third in the last two title races, has enjoyed considerable quality this season with two of his strikes coming at the Cheltenham Festival aboard Cinders And Ashes and Son Of Flicka. Success in the biggest race of all could once again be his next month when Maguire seeks a second consecutive Grand National triumph on Ballabriggs.
A smart performer on the Flat on his day, Alfie Flits bounced back to his very best over timber with a decisive victory over Son Of Flicka at Haydock, but he has since had a tough race when fourth to Trenchant at Kempton last weekend - and there is always a danger that it might have left its mark with the Kelso contest coming up so soon.