Social Element has stamped himself as a talented jumper, and he can win the Crisp Steeplechase at Sandown later this morning.
Social Element finished fourth, beaten four lengths by Grand Promenade on the flat at Flemington when resuming and simply hasn’t looked back, winning each of his four subsequent starts, all three over the jumps.
He shouldn’t run into too much bother in this small field, and he’ll take a power of beating once more.
Mawaany Machine has well and truly found his home going over the jumps and he too can record another win at Sandown today.
He was a credible performer on the flat prior to his current prep, but there’s no doubt that he has gone to a new level since transferring to the care of Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace, and he was last seen romping home to win at Pakenham.
A similar effort would see him into the finish again.
Saunter Boy shapes as the runner to beat in the Grand National.
Another from the Maher & Eustace yard, Saunter Boy has been a strong and consistent performer this prep, winning the Australian Hurdle here and another at The ‘Bool early last month.
He’s rock-hard fit and needs only even luck to be in the finish again.
Tanker certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype that surrounded his early two-year-old campaign, but I think that he can make a winning return in something like this.
The Pride Of Dubai gelding failed to fire in two starts last time and was sent back to the paddock, but he did race fairly through spring last year, and typically contested better races than this one.
He is a previous first-up winner and I’m happy to have something on today.