Many Clouds wins the Lotto
Many Clouds put in an exhibition round of jumping as he made a superb seasonal reappearance in the Betfred Lotto '£100K Cash Giveaway' Chase at Aintree.
Many Clouds: Aintree winner, again
The 2015 Grand National hero was last seen being well-beaten in this year's renewal but showed he still retains his ability as he continued his love affair with the Merseyside venue.
Runner-up in this race 12 months ago, Oliver Sherwood's nine-year-old enjoyed himself from flagfall as he and jockey Leighton Aspell continued their successful association.
Le Mercurey kept him company, but it was Minella Rocco who was the big danger when he took a heavy fall at the final fence, before rising to his feet.
Many Clouds (3-1) did not look finished and maintained the gallop to comfortably hold Le Mercurey by three and a half lengths. Irish Cavalier was third.
Sky Bet left Many Clouds unchanged at 25s for the Grand National.