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Definitly Red more than likely heading to Aintree next

Definitly Red: has come out of his race well

Definitly Red remains in great form following his third place finish in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby 10 days ago and the Grade 2, 188bet.co.uk Many Clouds Steeple Chase at Aintree next month looks likely to be his next race, all being well.

Phil Martin’s eight-year-old was beaten a fair way into third on his seasonal reappearance but Danny was not hard on him on that ground when third was clearly the best he was going to achieve. He would have appreciated better ground and Brian is hoping he will get that at Aintree next month, although with the English weather you wouldn’t know at this stage.

Red currently holds an entry in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury a week earlier but Aintree is being favoured on December 9th, 2017.

Brian said: “Red has come out of the race just fine. He doesn’t handle that tacky ground, it’s as simple as that. He's a good-moving horse and the two horses that beat him - Bristol De Mai and Blaklion - like that sort of ground.

"We're happy with him and we'll probably take him to Aintree in December for the Many Clouds race next."