Aintree Grand National Festival News: Fakir D’oudairies takes consecutive Marsh wins

Joseph O'Brien was confident in the preliminaries on Fakir D’oudairies' chances in the Marsh Chase and his horse delivered back-to-back wins in the Grade 1.

Fakir D'oudairies provided another class win for the green and gold of JP McManus as he stormed to a win in the Marsh chase.

McManus had already won on Friday with Jonbon but the seven-year-old Fakir D'oudairies won more impressively, burning off Paul Nicholls' Hitman in second and Alan King's Sceau Royale in third.

10/11 favourite Fakir D'oudairies won the Marsh in 2021 and followed up here with a five a half, length win from 11/1 chance Hitman and 18/1 outsider Sceau Royale.

Gary Moore's Editeur Du Gite took up the pace in the two miles, four furlongs Grade 1 and it is testament to Fakir D'oudairies ability that brushing through a couple of the fences made next to no difference with Mark Walsh having his mount well positioned in fourth before turning on the turbos over the last at Aintree.

From the on in there was no stopping Fakir D'oudairies as he capped a nice double on the day for McManus followers after Jonbon's earlier win.

The sky is the limit for O'Brien and Fakir D'oudairies, with the young Irish trainer licking his lips as to future options with his horse avoiding being bogged down in the Marsh.

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