The start to the Aintree Festival today.
Three days to the greatest race in the world.
The whole world's attention is focussed on Aintree.
And what do the BHA do - they ban a trainer for four years two days before the festival starts- why on earth could they not make the announcement in a couple of weeks time!
Ireland too have a major scandal with Barry Geraghty and Tony Martin banned/ fined under the non trier rule- about time in the latter's case.
Back to the racing - Don Poli looks a cast iron each way bet in the Betfred Bowl and Sizing John can benefit from the step up in trip in the opener.