Sprinter Sacre: faces three rivals in Saturday's Maghull Novices' ChasePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Sprinter faces three in quest for second Grade 1
AWESOME Racing Post Arkle Chase winner Sprinter Sacre will face just three rivals in Saturday's JohnSmith's Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.
Caroline Mould's brilliant six-year-old scorched to his first Grade 1 success at Cheltenham last month and he will take on Australia Day, Kudu Country and the Paul Nicholls-trained Toubab in the 2m contest.
Simonsig, trained by Nicky Henderson, will bid to follow up his impressive victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham in the Grade 2 John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle.
He will face nine rivals, including the unbeaten Aland Islands and stablemate Molotof. Colour Squadron and useful mare Baby Shine also feature in the line-up.