Jumps racing returns to Aintree on Saturday with Grand Sefton Chase the main attraction | The Sun

THE Jumps racing season steps up a notch this weekend with the Grand Sefton Chase the big race from Aintree on Saturday.

Last season's runner-up Gesskille looks poised to have another go this year, having gone down by just a nose to Al Dancer last year.

He's the current antepost favourite, with 16 entries in the current line-up so far.

Nicky Henderson saddles Fantastic Lady in the race, last seen finishing third to Hewick in the Oaksey Chase at Sandown.

It looks set to be a wide-open betting race and another exciting chase to set up a busy few months for the sport.

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How to play

  1. Head to the Tote Fantasy site and simply pick your stable for the day with a budget of 10,000 mythical Guineas.
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