6.40pm Aintree Tips & Betting Preview 18/05/2018

THECLOCKISTICKING was a useful novice hurdler last season and finished second at Cheltenham last time out behind a smart Nicky Henderson recruit in Diese Des Bieffes. He seemed to appreciate the step up to two-miles four-furlongs there and now makes his handicap debut off what could be a potentially lenient opening mark. His main threat may be Eaton Hill, who was a respectable second over today’s course and distance at the Grand National meeting last month and should appreciate the better ground on offer today.

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