Grand National Festival 2022: Saturday's Liverpool Hurdle tips: Flooring Porter to sweep up

Planet Sport aren't letting up with the tips in the build up to the Grand National on Saturday, April 9. Jonathan Doidge and Pete Farries assess the RL Group Liverpool Hurdle.

Planet Sport's Live Race Centre is a one stop shop for all your racing information needs from Aintree on Saturday, April 9.

The JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle is a Grade 1 contest for stayers over three miles and half a furlong.

Gavin Cromwell's Flooring Porter looks a hot ticket after his Cheltenham win but there are plenty of others ready to plug on past him and Planet Sport have the rundown on the best in the race.

Here's a list of Planet Sport's picks from the Liverpool Hurdle

Flooring Porter

Thyme Hill

Watch the video or have a gander at the text and you'll be clued up on the Liverpool Hurdle to set you up for the Grand National.

Aintree 15.35 - Flooring Porter

Jonathan is a big admirer of Gavin Cromwelll's Flooring Porter in the JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle and just can't see anyone turning over the Cheltenham Stayers' Hurdle winner.

Danny Mullins keeps the ride and here is why Jonathan think this Porter can wipe the floor with the rest here.

"Flooring Porter is my idea of the winner, had a pretty tough race at Cheltenham but beat Thyme Hill on that occasion who re-opposes here and he had just as hard a race in second, seems to be forever the bridesmaid in these sort of contests."

"Champ another major player in the race, as well as possibly Ashdale Bob to run into the frame but Flooring Porter has all the form on the board, unless he runs flat after his exertions at Cheltenham, I expect him to win."

Aintree 15.35 - Thyme Hill

Never one to shy away from a shock result (see his tip for Ahoy Senor on Friday), Pete is backing Thyme Hill to reverse the form with Flooring Porter.

A stout stayer, Tom O'Brien gets the leg up for Philip Hobbs and here are a couple of reasons why Pete fancies Thyme Hill to provide a bit of spice.

"Thyme Hill Im going to take to take revenge on Flooring Porter. Now Flooring Porter obviously took the Stayers' Hurdle and was absolutely phenomenal, in second was Thyme Hill, the horse didn't give too much of a challenge to Flooring Porter that day but was still very much in the mix."

"Don't forget did win on Saturday at Aintree last year, taking the Liverpool Hurdle and doing it yes narrowly by a neck but still running with an awful lot of guts and gumption."

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