L'Homme Presse to gain from the rain as Cheltenham hero heads to Aintree

Venetia Williams' L'Homme Presse loves a bit of cut in the ground, as he showed at Cheltenham and showers on Merseyside could mean a run in the Aintree Grand National Festival on Friday, March 8.

Venetia Williams' Brown Advisory hero L'Homme Presse may go for a Cheltenham-Aintree double with rain forecaset on Merseyside this week.

Co-owner Andy Edwards has always been relaxed about the Diamond Boy gelding, who beat Ahoy Senor in the Cheltenham Grade 1, heading to Aintree for the Mildmay Novices' Chase so long as there is give in the ground.

With rain in the forecast at Aintree on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the Mildmay Novices' Chase looks likely on Friday, April 8.

"With the forecast rain coming and assurances from Aintree that it will be very safe ground, we are very much leaning towards running him in the three-mile-one-furlong novice chase on Friday," Edwards said.

"He wants to run and is ready to run and we would love him to be there." said Edwards.

Seven-year-old L'Homme Presse is on a five race winning streak which dates back to December of last year, taking in two Cheltenham wins in the Dipper and the Brown Advisory with a Sandown victory in the Scilly Isles Novices' Chase sandwiched in between.

Charlie Deutsch has been on board each time as the jockey and veteran trainer Williams continue their a strong partnership going into the upcoming Aintree Grand National meeting.

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