5:00 Fairyhouse – Irish Grand National
This looks a typically competitive renewal, but there is one horse in this that I have been thinking could be perfect for the race, so I have got to go for it and that is TOUCH THE EDEN. He looks a real stayer and enters the race in top form, having won his last two starts. The ground has come in his favour also and on his only start at Fairyhouse, he ran a blinder on his chase debut to finish under a length behind Foxrock (subsequent winner of two Grade Two chases) over an inadequate trip. He looks to be improving and could be well handicapped for a challenge that could be perfect for him. He is a novice, so jumping is an obvious concern, but he has looked solid so far, and his low handicap mark is the return we get for him not having too much chasing experience.