Simonsig winning impressively at the Cheltenham Festival last monthPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Neptune hero Simonsig the star name in Mersey
HUGELY impressive Cheltenham Festival winner Simonsig on Monday featured among 24 entries for Saturday's Grade 2 John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
Successful in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle, the exciting six-year-old could be joined by his Nicky Henderson-trained stablemate Molotof and Prospect Wells, fifth in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Henderson is likely to send a strong team to Aintree on Saturday, but the Maghull Novices' Chase (in which he is set to run Racing Post Arkle winner Sprinter Sacre) and the Aintree Hurdle (Oscar Whisky) have both been reopened until Tuesday morning.